The long awaited 2015 Party Poppers Advent Calendar is finally here with the most coveted products from Benefit Cosmetics. This limited edition set includes everything to prep, correct define and polish your look for holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a gift or simply want to try something new, this all inclusive set is sure to impress. I look forward to picking up a set of my own this time of year since they’re great for stocking stuffers for friends and clientele alike. Can we also just talk about the undeniably 80s-tastic packaging? If you want to take a sneak peak inside this kit keep on reading!
Price: $54 CAD , $45 USD.
Waterproof: No. While most Benefit products are long wearing none of the products featured in this kit are waterproof.
Cruelty Free: No. Benefit sells their products within China which requires 3rd party animal testing by law.
This limited edition advent calendar includes –
- The Porefessional – 7.5 ml
- BadGal Lash – 4.0 grams
- Lollitint – 2.5 ml
- Ooh La Lift – 2.5 grams
- They’re Real! Mascara – 3.0 grams
- High Beam – 2.5 ml
- Total Moisture Facial Cream – 8.9 grams
- Ultra Plush Gloss in Hoola – 6.5 ml
- Ultra Plush Gloss in Sugarbomb – 6.5ml
- Watt’s Up – 2.5 grams
- They’re Real! Remover – 7.5 ml
- Rockateur – 3.0 grams
What I Like:
Variety – Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro there is likely to be a product that interests you in this limited edition kit. Instead of focusing on one prominent feature I like that this set includes a little bit of everything. All of the deluxe sample sizes are great for traveling or at least to experiment with before deciding on what to invest in.
Value – The actual worth in comparison to the product included insid is $125. The set retails for $54 Canadian which is an absolute steal. I love collecting these mini’s to stock in my kit to save space or to give to clients as gifts on their special day. It’s always worth having back up of your favorite products as well just in case you unexpectedly run out of the full size!
Packaging – Perhaps I’m just a child of the 80s but I enjoyed the bright packaging and festive element in this kit. When you open the box the 12 Days of Christmas starts playing but with a playful, Benefit twist. It brought a little joy to my heart as it reminded me of the chocolate calendars that one would normally receive for Christmas. Each section is numbered and pops open to reveal a different product. If you have any sort of will power you could open one flap each morning until Christmas to add a little whimsy to your day.
What I Don’t Like:
Limited Edition – I had a difficult time attempting to think of something negative to say about this kit and I was nearly stumped. The only suggestion I would make is to have this kit available year round for those whom might be interested in the line but aren’t sure where to begin. I think it would prove highly successful as I know the advent calendars seem to sell out so quickly every year.
Where to Buy: This is a limited edition advent calendar feature the best of Benefit which is exclusive to Sephora. You can find it on their web store or at your local Sephora location.
Final Verdict: I think this is a wonderful introductory kit for anyone who isn’t familiar with Benefit. It has a little bit of everything from complexion, lip products and even moisturizer. I think this will be a big hit around the holidays for gifting to friends and family because there are likely products to suit everyone no matter their taste. I also really enjoy the pop up flaps that make it feel like twelve gifts in one. It’s a nice element of surprise no matter if you’re opening it yourself or giving it away for a gift.
Will you be checkout out the advent calendar this year? Have you tried any exclusive holiday kits from Benefit in the past? Let me know your thoughts on this and what you’ll be looking out for in Sephora this holiday season. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to catch up with you again soon!