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Be Glamourous Day & Night with Benefit Cosmetics + Matthews Williamson The Rich Is Back! Makeup Kit | Review, Swatches & GIVEAWAY!

May 23, 2013
Benefit The Rich Is Back! Makeup Kit Cover Art
In celebration of Sephora's 15th Anniversity, Benefit Cosmetics teamed up with British Fashion Designer Matthew Williamson to create limited edition The Rich Is Back Makeup Kit* (CA $40 / US $34) that is exclusive to Sephora.  Being a master of colour and glamour, Matthew Williamson featured some of his "favourite iconic prints" with kaleidoscopic colours on the design of the palette.  I absolutely love the cover art, inside and out.  It is just so much fun and colourful.

Tips & Tricks leaflet is included
What you get inside...
The makeup kit comes with 4 eyeshadows: Solid Gold, Get Down Brown, Disco Dust, and Feel So Teal.  Each of these eyeshadow are soft and blend out nicely.  While these are not the most pigmented eyeshadows, you can definitely layer the shadows and it won't look chalky.  The look still maintains its smooth texture when it's builded up.  I experience a little bit of fallouts with Solid Gold, which is expected because of the glitter.  The wear of these shadows is quite decent, they last through an 8 hour work day with a primer until I notice some fading towards the end of the day.

The Gimme Fever Cheek Powder is warm blush pink colour with a little bit of shimmer.  I quite enjoy using this blush over Cha Cha Tint or Posie Tint, but this colour on its own gives a nice rosy flush to your cheek, which is perfect for summer.  It might look quite light, but it actually shows up really well your skin.  I think it could be similar to Hervana where it still show up as a natural flush on deeper skin tone.

As for the Inferno Lip Gloss, it is a berry red with gold shimmer.  I love the silky smooth feeling of this gloss, and it's not the sticky type of lip gloss.  It has just the right amount of pigmentation that I usually look for in gloss.  Kind of transparent and has a tint of colour in it.  It can also be built up to a more intense red gloss, but I like to apply lightly for a berry red tint.  It has the same cherry candy scent that is present in other benefit lip gloss which lingers for a minute of so.

This kit also comes with They're Real Mascara, which will be a whole separate review.  It also comes with a tips & tricks leaflet for those of you who need some help or just some inspiration to get the look.

Eyeshadows L to R, T to B: Get Down Brown, Feel So Teal, Solid Gold, Disco Dust
Brush and Gimme Fever Cheek Powder
They're Real Mascara
Inferno Lip Gloss
Swatches - Top Row L to R: Gimme Fever (blended, heavy swatch),
Feel So Teal, Disco Dust, Get Down Brown, Solid Gold
Bottom Row: Inferno (blended, heavy swatch), They're Real
The selection of shades takes you from day to night: you can use Solid GoldGet Down Brown, and Disco Dust for a day look, and add some Feel So Teal if you're going out at night.  Whereas the blush, lip gloss and mascara, they can be easily incorporated in both day or night looks.  Benefit Makeup Master Jose Rivera suggested to use the Feel So Teal on the outer corner by following the natural curve of your lower lash line (extending it to find the right shape).  For gals with deep set eyes like mine, he suggested to try using it on our lower lash line to add that pop of colour.

I feel that this is a great kit for Summer.  For me, I would like a matte shade, because I'm a matte eyeshadow kinda girl (if Get Down Brown is matte, it will make me a very happy girl).  But that doesn't take away the quality of the palette.  While the eyeshadows are not the most pigmented, it can be built up.  I especially like the blush and the lip gloss because the blush gives a natural flush, while the gloss gives just bitten lips.  They're Real mascara is also a nice bonus, because it's just a great mascara.  Not to mention this kit has one of the most beautiful packaging I have ever seen.  I wish they make a poster or a wallpaper in that print.

Ratings

Value:8/10
Quality:8.5/10
Longevity:8/10
Practicality:9.5/10
Packaging:9/10
Overall:
8.5/10

We're not done yet!  If you missed out on the Flash Sale that happened 2 weeks ago, don't worry, I got you covered.  The Office Chic is holding a Giveaway on The Rich is Back! Makeup Kit to celebrate its launch!  See below gadget for details of the giveaway!

Shot during sunset... The left one is mine, and the right one could potentially be yours!
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Until next time,


x Rica

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*Disclaimer: Products mentioned in this post were provided to The Office Chic for review consideration (noted with asterisk).  As always, all the opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way influenced by any advertiser, affiliate, public relations firm or brands.

42 comments

  1. such an awesome giveaway & a great way to sample a few things from benefit :)

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  2. I would love to see more of your pictures when you attend events

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  3. Even though you do a lot of these, I just love your reviews. =)

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  4. OOPS, just read it was Canada only. =(

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  5. I'd like to read posts on your product wishlist

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  6. Not to be greedy - but more giveaways! And reviews. Def reviews. xo

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  7. Stumbled upon ur blog while checking for reviews on benefit hervana.love the quality of your photos!

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  8. id like to see even more reviews! if possible

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  9. I'd love to see more on skin care tips for the best make-up application! Also, product reviews are always great!

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  10. make up and hair tutorials and reviews :))

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  11. i'd like to see any tips and any reviews for beauty products

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  12. Great review! Keep them coming!

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  13. More giveaways would be great!! Reviews, stuff only for Canadians!

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  14. I love your battle of the brands post because i love to find cheaper alternatives, etc! And I know this isn't blog related but i also love your instagram pics!

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  15. I would love to see more product comparisons.

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  16. I'm new to your blog, but just more reviews I think! I love reading people's opinions of products that I might like to try

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  17. This is also a super awesome giveaway, thank you! In addition to your news posts I appreciate your reviews. I especially like your Real Techniques brush post!

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  18. Would love to see tutorials!

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  19. Great review! I would love to see more reviews and summer tutorials :)

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  20. Awesome review! Might be picking up one of these bad boys!

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  21. I would love to see more reviews on new products :)

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  22. I'd love to see more reviews!

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  23. more haul posts!

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  24. I love Benefit's packaging. It's always so eye-catching.

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  25. I would love to see more hair ideas and tutorials.

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  26. Anything to do with hairstyles and products/accessories!

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  27. I would love to see more tutorials!

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  28. Love hauls and more beauty product review.


    Awesome giveaway!

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  29. lovely packaging, benefit do cute makeup. Too bad about country restrictions though!! I see them all over shopping websites but I cannot buy them because I does live in the US and stuff. So bummed out about that.

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  30. I like reviews and hauls :)

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  31. I found your blog because of a review so I like those. Tutorials are also nice.

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  32. I would love to see more eye make-up tutorials and beauty product reviews. Great giveaway!

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  33. I'd love to see more BB cream reviews!

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  34. disqus_PBY84VuMcpJune 11, 2013 at 3:59 AM

    I love reading product recommendations, especially with summer approaching! Thanks for the blog and the giveaway!

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  35. I'd like see more BB and CC cream reviews

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  36. I would enjoy seeing a drugstore brand review. That would be fun.
    A BB cream review too.

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  37. would love to see more foundation reviews plz :)

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  38. I would love to win this giveaway.. Benefit is amazing.. But a bit on the pricey side

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  39. A swatch gets me going :)
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ http://www.kallony.com.ph/brand/benefit

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