Blogmas Day 7: Benefit Tan About Town

7 December 2013

Stocking filler alert. If you're short on little 'top up gifts' for a beauty fan, or just after a pre-Christmas pick me up for yourself (as in my case) then get yourself down to Boots. I'm always drawn in by these till point miniatures, and couldn't resist purchasing the Benefit Tan About Town gift set. A miniature mascara, bronzer and cream-to-powder foundation for less than £10 - what's not to love?

I've dabbled with Benefit products over the years, but never made them regular fixtures in my make up bag. However, after trying this little set, I'm very impressed. Bad Gal Lash is my new favourite mascara. It's a super black mascara with a really full natural bristle wand (my favourite kind). I'd never tried Hoola before, but it's actually a really nice bronzer. I've only used it a couple of times, but it could definitely rival NARS Laguna in the fact that it translates on to the skin as a flat matte brown which isn't at all muddy or orange, and doesn't feel powdery in the slightest. The third and final product is billed as a cream to powder foundation, but they don't tend to work out for me, so I prefer to use Some Kind-a Gorgeous as an under eye concealer. It has a beautiful, creamy formulation, is nice and light, doesn't crease and also sets really nicely.

All in all, my first grown up go with Benefit was a very positive experience. These products will definitely be creeping in to my daily routine (a full size of Bad Gal will definitely be purchased), plus priced at £9.50, Tan About Town is a great way to spend your Boots points. Go on, treat yourself.

This is day 7 of Blogmas 2013. To view all of my other Blogmas posts, click here.


  1. Sounds like a great way of trialling that coveted mascara! xxx


  2. Ohh I always look at these when I go to the checkouts! They're sooo tempting haha :-) xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

  3. I like getting little items for stocking stuffers.

  4. Ooooh this could definitely feature in my flat secret santa!
    alicekatex ♥

  5. I love these little sets, because you can have a little trial of products you're not too sure about! I dunno whether to give the Bad Gal mascara a go because I don't like big brushes, so this would be ideal for me!

    Sharlotte xxx

  6. I've seen so much from them and would die to have a kit from them! I've seen their christmas countdown set and want to get that if I can! I'd love to try their mascara and blushes! The kit is such value for money!

  7. I haven't tried Benefit in a while, but I do love their tints and a bunch of my friends consider Bad Gal Lash to be their holy grail mascara :)

    jess | Quaintrelle

  8. This looks really intersting and I've been wanting to try the bronzer for a while, migth give this a go! :)

    Abby x |

  9. I've heard such great things about Hoola and I've been wanting to try it for a while!


  10. Love this! I recently did a couple beauty gift ideas for under $10, $20 and $30. I was able to include the Benefit brand in them which I am a big fan of. I'm so glad other people can try it out as well for much less.


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