So I heard, there were only 60 Benefit Advent Calendar available in Malaysia! Now I feel a little more exclusive. If you can find this anywhere, don't think twice. Buy it, if you love it! You'll love it even more when you pop the little window to reveal the Benefit products.
Here are the stuff that I've got from my Benefit Advent Calendar in sequence:
1. Coralista blusher
2. Stay Don't Stray eye primer
3. It's Potent Eye Cream
4. Ultra Plush Dandelion Lip Gloss
5. Benetint red tint
6. Bow Barrette
7. Ultra Plush Life On The A-List Lip Gloss
8. High Beam highlighter
9. "That Gal" face primer
10. The Porefessional face primer
11. Badgal Liner Waterproof eye liner
12. Total Moisture Face Cream
13. Horse Shoe Charm Bracelet
14. Badgal Lash Mascara
15. Posietint pink tint
16. Hoola bronzer
17. Ultra Plush Sugarbomb Lip Gloss
18. Sunbeam highlighter
19. Girl Meets Pearl face primer
20. Ooh La Lift highlighter
21. Ultra Plush Coralista Lip Gloss
22. Star Charm Necklace
23. Chachatint orange tint
Blusher & Bronzer
Mascara & Eyeliner
To be honest, I have tried 13 out of 21 products. Some I love them, some I had bad relationship with, particularly the eye cream and moisturizer. I think Benefit is better at making cosmetics rather than skincare. And I have never enjoy Benefit tints (in any color) although so many people love it.
On the other hand, I can't wait to try out Hoola (bronzer), Dandelion (blusher), Ooh La Lift (highlight) and Coralista (lipgloss). These are the products that I've been wanting to try for a long time, particularly Hoola, but I just didn't want to jump into purchasing the full size. I really appreciate these deluxe size samples.
From a typical makeup addict point of view, I do suggest you to get this advent calendar. Not only it is fun to surprise yourself each day with a different beauty product, you also get to try so many different Benefit products before you purchase a full size. The sample size is adequate for you to determine if you really like it or not. If you are getting it as a gift for someone, I think it is a great gift. Any girl would be really excited to receive this as a Christmas present.
And if you are throwing a Christmas party, you can make this advent calendar into a lucky draw. Put in little cards from number 1 to 24 and then ask your girlfriends to draw the number. Reveal their prizes by popping the little window of the calendar. It will be a great highlight for your party. You can even retrieve all the products and make it into stocking stuffer for your friends.
But from a reasonable perspective, I would advise you to put your money somewhere you know you'll get the real benefit from. Technically there are only 21 products if you remove the accessories from the list. And these products are in deluxe size which are given free most of the time for trial. You are actually paying for the packaging instead of the real products.
I would appreciate it even more if they remove the three accessories and include more variety of products in it. I was looking forward for their concealer Erase Paste and They're Real mascara. Those are the products that I really want to try. Perhaps more blusher instead of lipglosses too.
Now, it's your turn to tell me what you think of the Benefit Advent Calendar. Will you get it? Will you skip it? Do you think it is worth it?
Available at Sephora & Benefit counters for RM260. Very limited stock.