Topbox | July 2014 “They’re Real” Benefit Cosmetics Edition | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

Topbox | July 2014 “They’re Real” Benefit Cosmetics Edition

In my excitement over the release of Benefit’s new They’re Real Push-Up Liner, I forgot that I had signed up for the Topbox Prive box and promptly went out and bought the full size of the liner AND the makeup remover! Nonetheless, I was still VERY excited to receive this Topbox the next day and share what was inside with all of you!

Topbox Benefit Cosmetics They're Real
*NEW* They’re Real Push Up Liner

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Push Up Liner

The easy to use, twist-up lash-hugging gel liner pen with custom Accu-Flex tip. Matte black, smudge-proof and long wearing.

Thoughts: This is the latest product in Benefit’s They’re Real line that had EVERYONE buzzing! I didn’t realize that the flex tip is rubber and that the liner comes out of a tiny slit (has an orange plug in the picture). This sample size is incredibly difficult to use because the liner is so short that every time I try to line my eyes the flex tip bends from side to side. The liner coming out is also a bit patchy, but I think that’s mainly because this is a sample size.

Full size: 0.04oz/$29.00

I received: 0.003oz/$2.18

They’re Real Mascara

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara

Our #1 mascara lifts, curls and lengthens for lashes beyond belief! Jet black, glossy and long wearing.

Thoughts: I have a love/hate relationship with this mascara as the wand both terrifies and excites me. I have poked my eye a few times with it and while it does give me longer lashes, I find that I really have to focus when using this mascara.

Full size: 0.3oz/$29.00

I received: 0.1oz/$9.67

Stay Don’t Stray

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Stay Don't Stray

The stay-put primer for eye makeup that lasts! Crease proof and hydrating creamy formula in two shades: light and medium.

Thoughts: I actually don’t think this is a primer that is THAT amazing. I find the formula to be on the wet side and even though it does try quickly, the initial feeling of cold-wetness on my eyelids is one that I don’t look forward to. This doesn’t work any better than anything else I have used and I was grateful to have finished my last sample of this.

Full size: 10mL/$30.00

I received: 2.5mL/$7.50

*NEW* They’re Real Remover

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Makeup Remover

Thoughts: This makeup remover just MELTS your eye makeup away. I actually quite like it and it’s wonderful for waterproof eye makeup or for removing a heavier eye makeup look.

Full size: 50mL/$29.00

I received: 7.5mL/$4.35

Total value of Benefit Topbox: $23.70

This is a great Prive box as the timing of it and the release of the new Benefit products was perfect. I was truly excited when I saw it arrive in my mailbox and really felt like I was getting a preview into something new. I am hoping that the liner fares better in the full sized version as I have heard mixed reviews about it due to the learning curve of application. Overall, awesome box!

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