Whoa, boy! Benefit are on a winning streak - these days they're turning out all sorts of amazing products at a rate of knots. I've been so impressed by their latest offerings - check out the World Famous Neutrals kits that launched last month, the gorgeous new Colour range they're releasing in May, or the new concealer, Fake Up (which should be on counter any day now).
Their new All Star Kits are another case in point: they're chock full of generous sized mini products that will let you try out a huge array of goodies. You can decide at your leisure which ones you want to invest in at full size (and full pricepoint!).
Benefit are the kings of the minis - I've picked up a couple of the deluxe sample sets they were offering on ASOS, and found them invaluable for holidays, festivals and the like. This one includes everything you need for a subtle bronzed look: you get a longwear powder shadow in Thanks A Latte, creaseless cream shadow in Bikini Tini, Hoola bronzing powder, Watt’s Up highlighter, They’re Real mascara and an Ultra Plush lip gloss in Hoola.
You also get a mini brush for the bronzer, which is the only dud - I'd prefer if they replaced it with, say, Coralista - that would be the perfect partner to all this shimmery bronze deliciousness. My other tiny gripe is that the powder products - Hoola and Thanks A Latte eyeshadow - can't be removed from the box and transported around like the other bits and bobs.
Those slight reservations aside, I really love this kit. The mini products are not only adorably cute but so handy, convenient and portable - plus, they work together so well and create a really lovely, healthy and summery effect. The shades included are a mixture of warm golden/champagney hues, like Watt's Up - my favourite Benefit highlighter, as it happens - and the cream shadow, Bikini Tini, along with the matte bronze of Hoola and the golden bronze of Thanks A Latte and the Hoola gloss. Nothing too orangey, sparkly or metallic here, which is where other bronzing products fall down - just lots of wearable, natural looking loveliness.
Wearing everything from The Bronze Of Champions, over some BB Cream
The Bronze of Champions launches on May 18th priced at €37. Two additional All Star kits will be landing at the same time, and we'll be giving you a look at those soon. In the meantime, tell me, are you liking what you see here? Could you be tempted?