Benefit GALifornia Love Holiday Value Set ($29) is a new, limited edition Holiday 2017 Gift Set that comes with one of my favorite blushes at the moment, Galifornia. Seriously, have you tried Galifornia? If not you have to! It’s thee perfect shade of golden pink ever. I have a lot of Benefit Box o’ Powder loves but I have to say Galifornia is definitely on the very top of my list of must haves.
But I digress, I want to tell you how this set turned me on to Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel. I know, I know! I totally know what you’re thinking right now. You’re thinking, “But wait, you don’t fill your brows!” Too true! I never fill my brows. They are hairy beasts with a life all their own. I just never felt the need to fill my brows. Hell, I don’t even know how to fill my brows. It’s not something I’ve ever had to worry about in my little beauty world. I hate my brows since they are very full and quick to grow. If I let them go, within a week I’d probably be wandering around the streets of Manhattan with a nice uni-brow. It’s a lot of maintenance work when you have strong, prominent brows. I’ve always wanted to be that girl who has to fill her brows. It seemed much easier than heading to the nearest salon to have them threaded or waxed every two weeks or so.
Recently, I shaved off a little piece of my brow in a weird accident (I’m not going to even get into that story!) and suddenly, I was faced with the dilemma of filling in the area that I shaved off. I realized quickly I had no freaking idea what I was doing since I had never had to do this before. I was also running around Ulta trying to figure out what I should be buying to fill that little area in. I wish I knew about Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel at the time because it would have saved me hours of learning how to fill in my brows. Seriously, this stuff is awesome and it showed me that actually I have a few spares “empty” areas around my brows that can in fact use filling. It comes in three shade selections, you get Shade 3 with the GALifornia Love Holiday Set. Shade 3 was a good fit for me even though at first I was all like, “Mmmm this looks like a weird gray shade!” It has a tiny spoolie on one end and you can just sweep it across your brows gently. It instantly fills in the sparse areas. And since I’m actually still waiting for that little piece of brow to grow in that got shaved off, don’t worry it’s sort of already grown back, I just swept it across that area and my little mistake disappears!
I was concerned I’d look like this after using it:
But in fact, it was very natural and it filled in the sparse areas without looking unnatural or weird! So, yeah, now I’m suddenly using this stuff everyday. Can you believe that?
Anywho! If you’re a fond fan of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara this gift set comes with a full-size version which typically is $24 so for an extra $5 bucks you get a mini Galifornia Blush (0.08 oz) as well as a full-size Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel (0.1 oz). I can’t praise Galifornia enough (I’m wearing it below) and this is a nice way to try it out plus get some other goodies.
The set comes housed in a crystal ball-like packaging which did have me doing my best Madame Leota impersonation. “Wizards and witches, wherever you dwell, give us a hint, by ringing a bell!” It’ll make a cute gift if that’s your plan. The bottom portion acts to hold the Benefit makeup goodies in a stand up position for easy access should you wish to pop it on your vanity or makeup table.
All in all, Benefit GALifornia Love Holiday Set is a cute little set for gifting or getting for yourself. Heck, maybe it’ll help you discover the fine art of filling your brows too. I know I didn’t think that would happen going into this post.
Benefit GALifornia Love Holiday Set is available at Ulta and Ulta.com for a limited time this Holiday season!
Are you planning on hauling any of Benefit’s Holiday 2017 Collection this year?