Benefit Cosmetics recently released a Snow White and the Huntsmen inspired set, to celebrate the film’s US release on June 1. I genuinely did not intend to buy this, but I can rarely resist a good collaboration, particularly one that promises the perfect visage of Snow White all housed in the lovliest of packaging.
All of the products contained in the kit are part of Benefit‘s permanent range of makeup, however, exclusive to the kit is a beautiful makeup case with a baroque silver and lavender print. This soft train case feels substantial and luxurious – and products or no, I would have shelled out for the case alone. I can imagine myself now pulling it out at airport security and feeling like the fairest of them all – that is to say, it is perfect (and perfectly girly) for travelling in style this summer.
Inside are found two full sized items and two deluxe samples. The full sized items include the POREfessional primer, a silicone based primer that promises a poreless and perfect canvas for foundation (.75oz) and a BADgal Lash Mascara (.3oz), a deep black mascara with an oversized brush for false eyelash results. The smaller sized items are an adorably petite Benetint, a rose red lip and cheek tint (.13oz) as well as High Beam, a shimmering pink liquid highlighter (.08oz). If you’re not familiar with these items, they are amongst Benefit‘s best sellers, and while I would have hoped for a larger size of the Benetint (a cult product, with reason), the kit sells for about the price of the primer and the mascara alone. While the products are not enough to create a full look on their own, they are excellent basics (the primer is fantastic, and though the mascara is not my favorite, it’s certainly a fair one to have in my arsenal.) The Rare Beauty Set also includes a small tutorial book like many included in Benefit‘s cosmetic sets, as well as a card allowing a sneak peek at the film.
If you already own either the primer or the mascara, this kit may not be worth your time. However, it is a lovely case filled with incredibly useful products. I would have hoped for a more exotic collaboration for Snow White (an eyeshadow palette? a unique Snow White red lipstick?), though if you’re jonesing for a fabulously original collaboration from Benefit, check out their collaboration with Coca Light:
Benefit designed three new cans in collaboration with Diet Coke Belgium, and to celebrate their release, created a kit with a multitude of their best products. The Benefit x Coca Light collaboration is available exclusively through Colette, the aforementioned Parisian mecca of hypitude .
Benefit x Snow White and the Huntsmen Rare Beauty Kit is available at Sephora, for $45 USD.