So in my quest to find a Benefit product I actually like I bought this Smokin’ Eyes ‘sexy eye & brow makeover kit’ off ebay. I feel this quest is going to end very soon, not because this is a miracle product but because it is shit. I need to stop wasting my money on this brand. They are a mega case of their ‘attitude is their latitude’ as I really WANT to like Benefit products but once again I found this overpriced and poor quality.
The initial thing that puts me off is the word ‘sexy’. ‘Sexy’ is not a cool word. It’s cringeworthy. But that’s a non entity if the product is good…. But it’s not. The packaging feels and looks cheap. And the contents I would liken to kids make up. Especially the eye liner pencil. Non of the shadows are very pigmentated, not even the charcoal one. They’re so wishy washy when applied. The eye brow gel stuff is about the best thing in the kit but even that lacks in quality. It glides on as a very light brown but leaves the brows with a kind of greyish hue. The only thing it does well is keep the eyebrow hairs in place, I have found myself going over with a powder eyebrow colour from a cheapo marks and spencers brow kit with was a third of the price and ten times the quality.
Now before you ask, I know it’s an ebay purchase and it could have been fake. OH how I WISH it was fake!! Honestly I scoured the internet looking for a discrepancy which indicated it was a cheap fake. But no it’s 100% real. I honestly can’t believe this kit retails at £28.50!!! I luckily only paid £6.99. For a nearly 30quid product though I would at least expect the packaging lid to stay closed too, but they didn’t even succeed in that.
Sorry Benefit, I give up.