June 22, 2010

BENEFIT - ONE HOT MINUTE - A REVIEW



3 words made me buy this:

1. Natural Glow
2. Rose Gold
3. Radiant skin


Now, who doesn’t wants a sexy glow!! Personally for me, I find MAC MSFs way to shimmery for my taste, though I wished they worked for me.
When I saw this product a few months back, I instantly fell in love with the name, the packaging and of course the claims it made.



I read mixed reviews for this product, but finally decided to give it a try. I picked this one in March and since then I have used it pretty consistently.



A sexy-in-seconds face powder. This loose, rose-gold finishing powder is the
final touch for a "gaze at me" glow. It contains a sheer tint that works on all
skintones—anytime, anywhere. Get radiant skin in one hot minute!



I am totally in love with this product as it provides just the exact amount of luminosity, without being OTT shimmery or glittery. The end result is NOT Dewy. I am not in my twenties, so obviously my definition of glowing skin might be different than theirs.



This powder is finely milled, in fact very very fine. The color has this tint to it. It is a rose gold color. Its neither very white like Vanilla pigment or NARS Albatross, nor it has too much pink in it. It is also not overly orange or brown. The color is lovely!!
Once applied, it leaves in a fresh, glowing, radiant skin without accentuating any pores. As it has this needed warmth to it, it DOES NOT LEAVES A WHITE or ASHY cast, which is something that no warm/olive toned person would want. There is a mild scent to the product, which is not annoying.



The Application

I use a fan brush, to pick the color and apply it on the temples, on my cheek bones, on the bridge of nose and cupids bow. The fan brush that comes with it is not so great and is too flimsy, but it still can be useful for applying the product on the bridge of the nose. I can see this working on many persons with various skin tones. The color hardly shows up when blended. This is like the last finishing touch to my face make-up.

For using it exclusively as Cheek Highlighter, I use MAC 165 Brush, which helps to pick more product and gives a more precise, controlled application.

I also use it with 116 brush over a matte Blush like MAC Gingerly. It transforms a flat matte cheek to a Glowy cheek.

I prefer to use it as Highlighter during daytime, but I like to use it lightly with a Fan Brush all over face during night. Using a Powder Brush or a huge fluffy brush will make you look like a Disco Ball...Fan Brush is a must in this case.



The Packaging:

The packaging is very Vintage looking and the box is made of metal, which is nice, because the boxed powders tend to look ugly in longer run and the cap of the box becomes loose. Its not the most practical packaging though.
This is a loose powder product, so it can be difficult to travel with, but I use the tape technique (securing few holes with a clean tape)to make it easier to carry. Only needed amount comes out of the tiny holes. Either ways, every powder make-up is messy.

I personally find this to be an amazing product and if you are someone who likes glowy skin, without looking oily or greasy, this might be worth giving a try.
This is something that gives a flawless, polished finish, without actually being to loud. A little powder goes a long way. Its working for me and my skin tone and I am happy.

10 comments :

  1. thanks for this great review! i am not in my twenties either so this might be great for me too! :o) no, honestly, it sounds great, why don't i go the the benefit counter and swatch it!

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  2. Great review!!! I have large pores, so I have to be very careful with "radiant" "glowy" products

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  3. thanks for the review...i live in a humid country where i seriously dont want dewy skin as that happns naturally but a nice glow..il check this product now! also what foundation do u use? and do u use fix +? thanks for ur time :)

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  4. @Blusherine: Yeah, have a look and if possible ask for a sample.

    @Happy1234: It really is good product, a bit messy though.

    @Janine: I think using a fan brush might help in lighter application.

    @Anon: I stay away from foundations usually. I use Mineralize skinfinish Natural or MAC Studio Fix Powder. If I ever use foundation its Revlon, Loreal or MAC. Stila Stick foundation and sometimes Rimmel Matte.
    Fix Plus makes my face sticky, like really the face you get in humid climate. I do use Evian Spray in summers.

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  5. woww if u have skin tht doesnt need foundation ur the luckiest girl in the world :D how is msf natural? i have dry skin but gets sticky cuz of the weather...does it make ur skin matte or dewy? sorry for the million questions and thanks again.,...OH also once u showed eyeshadow on ur eyes..i loved tht u shud do more posts showing products on urself!! thanks much!

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  6. Very nice post!
    So, would it be safe to assume that this would be in the "beauty powder/highlighting cos of the sheen" range? I 've seen ppl use this as a bronzer or blusher (well judging from your post it would make a nice blush for paler skintones), so I 've been forever confused about this...!

    xxx

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  7. @Anon: Sorry for later reply...I just had a hectic weekend (doing nothing..lol)
    I wish I had a great skin, but I feel very heavy n cakey wth foundation, so i reserve its use for special occassion. MSF natural is nice, it didnt break me out and comes in good range of colors. If it gets too powdery, u can spray plain water or fix plus.

    Thanks for kind comments...I have hard tym photographing myself....

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  8. @tina_mbc: This product has hardly any color. It looks colored, but when sheered its pretty Highlight kinds. I dont think it can be used as brozer, coz if you try to layer, it will end up being shimmery. I don't think it wud work as blush too...It wud look nice over a matte blush..I wore it over Gingerly and it looked nice..

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  9. the packaging is adorable!!! I need this for summer!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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