Monday, July 13, 2009

Benefit One Hot Minute for a Soft Glow

Benefit Beauty is a brand known for its fun, retro-styled packaging, and cult favorite beauty items (Benetint and Dandelion are two examples). While I have not had too much experience with the brand, that doesn't mean I am not open to learning for myself what all the hubbub is about. I am about to embark on a journey into the land of Benefit, and of course you are all invited to come along for the ride. Up first for review is the brand's newest launch, One Hot Minute Face powder.

Touted as the sexy in seconds powder, One Hot Minute is a rose gold tinted loose powder designed to impart a soft-lit, warm glow to the skin wherever it is applied. The powder can be used all over the face and body, and offers up a very subtle effect. It is a highlighter, and both the color and the shimmer are very soft. It isn't pigmented enough to act as a blush alone, but it looks great over blush or to add a warm shimmer to the arms, decollete, and body.

Here is a swatch, notice the soft rosy gold tint:

All in all, I really did end up liking this powder. I like that it is subtle enough to be used in an everyday environment without looking too obvious. I find myself reaching for these on my low maintenance days when I just want to add a very soft glow to my very tired looking skin. It instantly adds luminescence, and I really love that. I am starting to catch on to why Benefit is so popular.

Wearing a light sweep of One Hot Minute:

My one gripe with the product was the packaging. I love how cute and sturdy the tin is, but I found the holes in the sifter to be too small to adequately get the powder out. Also, the brush that came with it doesn't do a very good job at picking up the powder. The brush isn't dense enough. Both of these are pretty minor flaws, considering how much I liked this product overall. Benefit One Hot Minute is currently available on the Sephora website, and also in all Benefit boutiques. This will launch on the Benefit website in September!


Anonymous said...

I like what you are wearing. Is it a dress?

Krasey Beauty said...

Niki, thanks! Its actually a long sweater from bebe. :)

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