A while a go now I was shopping in Leeds and was drooling over all of the different Benefit makeup sets, I spent a fair amount dithering but finally settled on the Pump Up The Party Makeup Set and I’m really glad I did. I’ve been trialling this over the past week or so and although I will be reviewing the different parts of it individually I thought it would be fun to share with you this gorgeous set…
The Benefit Pump Up The Party Set consists of this funky lime green tin that houses deluxe minis of some of Benefit’s best selling products. In this set we have a mini highlight and cheek and lip tint, a blusher, a mascara, a primer, four eyeshadows and then a double ended eyeshadow brush and a kabuki brush to boot. This was on special offer when I purchased it so for £29.50 I could try lots of different Benefit products which I think is a pretty great deal.
Alongside the variety of different products there’s also a little booklet with instructions of how to use the products to create lots of different looks, but let’s take a closer look at the products inside the set.
(Eyeshadows L-R: Milk It, It’s Complicated, Nude Swings, Kiss Me I’m Tipsy.)
The eyeshadows are all neutral shades making them perfect for daywear. I’m yet to try the brush as I have a lot of eyeshadow brushes anyway but I will be giving this a full try as well. The shadows themselves are not as buttery as Urban Decay but are nicely pigmented and can be built up to whatever intensity you like, the shades are also universally flattering and are easy to blend with minimal fallout. The shades themselves are as follows:
Milk It: A pale white with pearlescent shimmer.
It’s Complicated: A pale peach shimmer.
Nude Swings: A pale beige toned peach with shimmer.
Kiss Me I’m Tipsy: A rich chocolate with rose gold micro glitter.
For the two liquid products we have Benetint and High Beam. Benetint is a rosy red lip and cheek tint, I’ll be reviewing this in full next week but I particularly like this on the cheeks as you can blend it out for a sheer wash of rosy colour. High Beam is a liquid highlighter, it leads towards a pale pink pearlescent finish and is more glowy than shimmery. I like to wear this underneath a thin layer of foundation for the most beautiful subtle yet sculpting highlight.
Alongside one of the softest Kabuki brushes I’ve ever tried we also have the Rockateur Blusher which is one of Benefit’s most popular blushers. I was always put off by this shade thinking that it would be way too dark for my pale skin but actually it’s not as dark as it looks it’s a lovely rose gold shade that’s most matte with the tiniest amount of shimmer. The full size looks a lot more glittery but apparently looks like this underneath and I can see why it’s so popular as it’s a natural shade to brighten up the face.
I’m yet to try the RollerLash Mascara but this was my main reason for choosing this set as I really wanted to give it a go. It has a brush that hooks into the lashes to add plenty of length and curl which sounds right up my street so I’m excited to try this. I have tried Benefit’s Porefessional Primer before and I really love it. It has a silicone feeling to it but it’s amazing at blurring the skin and prepping it for your base. I’m happy to have this back in my possession and it’s one of my top primers.
Overall, I’m so glad that I picked up this set it’s an absolute bargain and I’m excited to try all of the different products in it. I don’t think this is available anymore but Benefit are constantly bringing out different sets so I’ll leave a link below to all of their current sets that they do.
I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button, let me know in the comments if you own any Benefit Makeup Kits, I also own the Real Cheeky Party which I’ll also be reviewing at some point.