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Running low on Benefit "That Gal” primer, and preferring Benefit’s tube packaging to the dispenser of the full-sized product, I recently purchased the Benefit Goodtime Gals set to review:
Posietint Lip and Cheek Stain deluxe mini 2.5 mL, 0.08 US fl. oz
Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl for the Face deluxe mini 7.5 mL, 0.25 US fl. oz
and“That Gal” Brightening Primer deluxe mini 7.5 mL, 0.25 US fl. oz.
|Here you can see how small the box is. (Photo: Randi Reed / Cosme-Haul.)|
|The Goodtime Gals, left to right: Benefit Posietint, Girl Meets Pearl, and "That Gal," with a quarter for size comparison. (Photo: Randi Reed / Cosme-Haul.)|
Texture-wise, Girl Meets Pearl feels lightweight, and it’s somewhere between a lotion and a cream, which feels nice on the skin but makes it extremely easy to over-do. I recommend an abundance of caution when applying, unless you want to look like a florescent moon-man.
As a final negative, the packaging looks similar enough to “That Gal” that being new to the products plus being in a hurry could equal trouble. If you use both, I recommend storing “Girl Meets Pearl” in a separate location, perhaps with your special occasion makeup.
Score: 4 out of 10.
If, however, you want to try something new without buying a full-sized product, or if you need travel sizes of a favorite or two that won’t put a dent in your TSA 3-1-1 liquids and gels limit, this may be for you.
Score for Goodtime Gals set: 6 out of 10.
|For size comparison, the 2013 Sephora Beauty Insider birthday freebie next to the Goodtime Gals set. |
(Photo: Randi Reed / Cosme-Haul.)
|Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday freebie minis of Benefit They're Real! and Watt's Up next to the Goodtime Gals, which were $17 for the set of three. (Photo: Randi Reed / Cosme-Haul.)|
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