Thursday, June 19, 2014

BDJ Box - Benefit Exclusive Box - June 2014

We've all had our fair share of the humid heat the past few weeks, and this month marks the beginning of the transition from sunny days to rainy days. But don't worry, because with this Benefit cosmetics exclusive BDJ Box, they have selected the best-performing products that will allow our beauty to be weather-proof!

Every box of the Belle De Jour Box is always to-die-for. But the June 2014 has got to be one of my favorites! I used to be so skeptical when opening light boxes when I get them from the mail...but due to my 2-year BDJ box subscription, I've come to learn that the weight of the box doesn't always define it's content. 

Here's what inside the June 2014 Belle De Jour Beauty Box!

I fell in love! The box didn't come with any full-sized bottle, though. But that's totally fine! For the price of just Php 580, you get to try 7 amazing Benefit products. Each bottle/item will last about 2 weeks to 1 month use, so it's still a great deal!

1. Benefit Porefessional Pro Balm ,  22ml (Php 1,600)

This lightweight balm contains a Vitamin E derivative to help achieve translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Suitable for all skin tones and can be used under or over make-up. This oil-free primer will smoothen any open pores to make it glowing and absolutely flawless. 

Here's a photo of my skin showing the before and after. The product really did create a "filter" effect on my skin as it blurred out pore and also made skin smoother and appear fresher. Oiliness was somehow reduced, too.

2. Benefit Fake Up Concealer , 3.5g (Php 1,600)

This crease-control concealer -with Vitamin E and apple seed extract - hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look. You can also use it to touch up throughout the day. It won't cake, crease or settle, so no more worries for your eye area!

My under-eye is never a big issue for me. But I noticed that this product did clear some visible lines under my eye. It also made my under-eye area brighter hence made me appear less-tired and sleepy. The product was also very easy to apply and doesn't cake.

3. Benefit Big Easy BB Cream , 35 ml (Php 2,000)

Two reasons why this is bigger than ordinary BB's. First, it balances moisture and controls oil; second, the cushiony liquid-to-powder formula melts in like a cream, yet finishes lightweight and velvety like a powder. This multi-balancing complexion perfector self-adjusts to your shade to even out skin tone and conceal imperfections.

My skin appears yellowish but that must be due to the lighting in my room. Anyway, I'm impressed with this product. My urge for BB and CC creams have already died since I came to realize that those types of oily creams really are not for me. But I fancy this one! It's so velvety and finishes like a powder. It also covers blemishes and imperfections without being cakey. It also leaves skin feeling fresh and matte! I love this! I might get this in full-size soon!

4. Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow, 30 ml (Php 1,900)

Out of all the products in the box, this is the one I'm less impressed with. I'm over and done with foundations that feel sticky and heavy. My skin is flawed so cakey products just make it look worse. So I always try to avoid those. I liked it the moment I applied it! It melts on your skin and acts like a vacuum, sucking the imperfections and leaving skin looking smoother. It was so easy to apply since it glides on the skin and fills the pores. I thought I was going to be impressed. But at the middle of the day, my face became oily and and felt a bit heavy. It does brighten the skin, though. For me, this product works like the usual BB creams in the market. So, I'm gonna have to pass.

5. Benefit They're Real Mascara, 8.5 ml (Php 1,300)

This power mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates. It contains a jet black, long-wearing formula that wont smudge or dry out, perfect for a quick and easy, daylight to nigh time look. Its specially designed brush made with precision bristles reveals lashes you never knew you had!

I've been hearing a lot of hype about this product and I'm so glad I finally tried it! It does everything it says in the description, aside from volumizing. It does separate the lashes and make them lengthy, and the effect is minimal thus making the lashes look natural and real. None of that spider-legs appearance.  

6. Benefit Lollitint , 12.5 ml (Php 1,700)

7. Benefit Benetint , 12.5 ml (Php 1,700)

I'm pretty sure you've heard a lot about these lip tints anymore so I won't be writing the description. I've also been wanting to buy the full-size bottle of the Benetint but the price always knocks me off. I'm glad the June BDJ box has it! 

Here's what they look on my lips.
The color of the lip tints are pigmented yet look natural. I also love the brushes that don't tickle my lips. I hate ticklish brush applicators that feel like a nail polish brush! hehe. However, the quality of the tints are watery so building the color could be a bit difficult, but you'd be able to master it in no time!

So you get all those amazing Benefit products in deluxe sizes for only Php 580!!

I always, always tell you to subscribe to BDJ box because the boxes are always worth the money! There are months when the box is overflowing and there are months when the box contain small treasures like these Benefit cosmetics.
If you want to know more about BDJ Belle De Jour Beauty Box, please click here.