Review: Benefit Puff Off! Instant Eye Gel, Instantly Brightens and Irons The Fine Lines Off

I could be quite picky on eye creams but I couldn’t help it to try Benefit Puff Off! Instant Eye Gel. What attracted me the most is the ‘iron’ tip applicator. Let’s find out more!

Benefit Puff Off

‘Why we love it!

Iron on…puff off! Puffies & creases look “satiny smooth” with our innovative undereye gel. The custom “ironing” tip instantly helps smooth the look of  undereye puffies & fine lines. Iron away for a smoother day!

94% said eye area looks smoothed*
*Consumer panel survey on 31 women after 7 days

custom “ironing” tip
instant PUFFormance!
smooth-o-matic glide
cools on contact

How to apply

Squeeze once and dot under each eye…then go back and glide on with “ironing” tip.

*Beauty tip

Puff off! works on bare skin or over makeup. When applying on top of makeup, gently pat with fingertips to blend.’

Benefit Puff Off Front Back

The eye gel comes in a slim squeeze tube which may look ordinary and at the base of the tube where the lid is has a little badge of ‘smooth o-matic’.

Benefit Puff Off Applicator

The custom ‘iron’ tip definitely looks like it and cools on contact. This is one of the function that excites me and I’m curious how it feels to use this applicator. My doubts are if it will tug around my eye area. Squeeze the tube and the eye gel dispenses in the middle of the applicator.

Benefit Puff Off Swatch

Though it is claimed that it is an eye gel, the texture looks like a light-weight cream of soft peach color. Once it is fully absorbed, my skin feels really soft and brighter.

Benefit Puff Off Ingredients

This eye gel does contain alcohol and fragrance which I wouldn’t suggest for those who has sensitive skin.

Benefit Puff Off How To

I normally would use it before makeup which is my comfort level in terms of hygienic reasons. This is how I use it by squeezing the tube to dispense the cream, dot on the under eye as well as eye lid, spread the gel using the ‘iron’ tip using dabbing motion and massage the gel from inside out in 1 way to avoid unnecessary tugging. After the application, it leave a cool minty feeling around my eye area.

Benefit Puff Off Right After

On an immediate effect, it brightens the eye area and as you could see my camera did manage to catch the brightness. What’s best is the brightness effect doesn’t leave any patches, satin finish and not tacky.

Benefit Puff Off Before & After

This is the result of after using it for a week. To be honest, I could hardly see much difference other than the brightening effect.

Above all…

I’d like to say this is more of a quick fix and preps your eye for makeup because I did notice that I did not experience any creasing since I applied this. Now, this eye gel sounds like a primer.

I did some read up and came across that it is said this eye gel is considered as a makeup not skincare. Since it is known as eye gel, it may create confusion to some customers thinking to include this as part of their skincare regime. There is a need to remove this eye gel with a remover at the end of the day. Eventually I would still use makeup remover to remove my eye makeup at the end of the day and it is not an issue for me.

I like how it gives that instant brightness and reduces the appearance of fine lines. However on reducing eye puffiness effect is very minimal. It doesn’t leave my skin tacky and it absorbs pretty quickly.

Price: MYR115

Weight: 10 mL / 0.34 fl. oz.

Availability: Benefit boutiques/counters, Sephora stores nationwide

PROs:

  • Quick fix and preps eye for makeup
  • Does not crease
  • Instant brightness and reduces appearance of fine lines
  • Does not leave any patches, satin finish, does not feel tacky

CONs:

  • Reducing eye puffiness effect is minimal
  • May create confusion for this eye gel as a skincare or makeup
  • Pricey

My Rating: 3.8/4

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, No Lash Curler Needed and Gives You Sky High Curled Lashes

Remember how rollers are used to hold/create curls for our hair? This mascara is all about that retro concept and to have our lashes curled as how rollers would do for our hair. Sharing with you in this post would be Benefit Roller Lash Mascara.

Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara

‘Why we love it!

It’s a roller for lashes! The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll™ brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls…while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours.

Curl Power!

97% said it visibly lifts lashes*

87% said it gives long-lasting curl*

94% said eyes look more wide open*

*consumer panel survey on 31 women after 4 weeks

Who else loves it? 

“The mascara literally lifts up my eyelashes to give me bigger, more open eyes.” — The Raeviewer

“Even just with one coat it gives lashes that lift and curl without needing a lash curler or false lashes.” —Kayleigh Noelle

“The roller lash does an amazing job lifting and curling – you can literally say bye-bye to your eyelash curler.” —Jackie Perdue

“It does a really good job separating and curling my lashes – I’m obsessed with this mascara!” —Sona Gasparian

Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara Wand

The brush bristles are fairly short of two types; one with bigger gap and on the other side would be shorter bristles with close gaps. If you observe carefully, you could see that the brush head is slightly curved.

Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara Ingredients

Here is the ingredients listing from the back of the box.  Just wanted to highlight where this mascara does contain silica.

Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara How To

Generally, to use this mascara is to wiggle the wand from the base of the lashes towards the tip and repeat the steps to the desired results. How I use it is,

  1. Apply the mascara with the larger gap bristles on my upper lashes.
  2. Use the tip of the brush to reach out my corner lashes.
  3. Use the small gap bristles over my lower lashes.
  4. Use the tip of the brush to capture every of my lower lashes.

Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara Before & After

This is how it turns out for my lashes and they are sky high rocket after the application. It looks as though I am wearing natural falsies. It is also recommended to coat another layer Benefit They’re Real Lengthening mascara.

Above all…

I definitely love the results from the mascara as my lashes are so much more curled up without using lash curler at all. It does take some time during the application to work on the product over my lashes. It gives a very natural look to the lashes and this would be great for those who wants to get her lashes done quickly yet still looking fabulous.

Over the time, I do notice my lashes weighs down by half and that was approximately after I wore it for 12 hours. I could say that the curls may hold less than 10 hours maybe. It doesn’t leave any smudges after the long hours of wearing it. Great element about this mascara is that it can be removed easily without leaving any traces, so no panda eyes at all!

Price: MYR95.00

Weight: 8.5 g / 0.3 oz.

Availability: Benefit store/counter, Sephora nationwide

PROs:

  • Sky high rocket curled lashes
  • Natural looking lashes that has falsies effect
  • No lash curler needed
  • Easy removal without traces
  • No smudge after long hours of wearing

CONs:

  • Application took some time
  • Weighs down lashes after 12 hours

My Rating: 4.5/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Giving You Great Lash Separation and Smudge-Proof Up To 12 Hours

I’m always a mascara junkie and never miss it. This time I will be trying on Benefit They’re Real! Mascara and I believe they are also known as Beyond Mascara too. Mascara is the best to flatter my lashes as I do have quite long lashes, thanks to the inexpensive lash serum that I have been loyal for many years.

Benefit Beyond Mascara

‘They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!
What else you need to know:
94%
saw dramatic length & volume*

90% saw base-to-tip curl*
94% saw visible lift*
100% saw long-wearing results*
*Results observed in a consumer panel survey’

Benefit Beyond Mascara 2

This mascara comes in a handy shiny dark grey tube which gives a very classic and luxury. The designation is modern, slightly different with the vintage packaging that Benefit would normally come out with. Benefit Beyond Mascara Brush

Here is a show of the mascara brush that has evidently pointy bristles which promotes great lash separation during application. It has custom-domed tip which able to reach the lashes at the narrow corners as well as bottom lash line.

Recommended application from Benefit: Position wand horizontally & wiggle brush from side to side, base to tip, to achieve maximum volume, length & lift. Hold wand vertically & stroke upward to curl & separate. Layer generously as desired.

Benefit Beyond Mascara Ingredients

This mascara is free from paraben and alcohol, thumbs up for it. Also, this mascara is made in France with the life span of 6 months upon opening.

Benefit Beyond Mascara Application

I have always love to layer my mascara to achieve the best result from it. I enjoyed layering with this mascara as it didn’t clump as I went on with 3 layers. In fact, I did notice that my lashes were lifted even higher and darker.

Above all…

This mascara is one of my current favorite as it didn’t clump when I use it with a few layering and yet it doesn’t feel heavy on my lashes. As a result, it gives quite a good lash separation and I believe the mascara brush has contributed to achieve this effect. For as long as I wore it up to 12 hours, I have not face any problem on smudges though it is not mentioned that it is smudge-proof or waterproof. With this effect, I would recommend for those who wants to achieve great lash separation, definition and lengthy lashes. It didn’t give much volume on my lashes for the amount of layers I have applied. Even though I have layered quite a bit of the mascara, I didn’t find much trouble to remove it with my makeup remover sheets.

Price: MYR90

Weight: 8.5 g/ 0.3 oz.

Availability: Benefit counters, Sephora

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PROs:

  • Great lash separation
  • Lengthy lashes
  • No clumping after layers
  • Easy removal
  • Smudge-proof and waterproof up to 12 hours

CONs:

  • Not much of volume

My Rating: 4.8/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Faking That Undetectable Flaw Didn’t Work For Me With Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer

As much as I remember using stick concealer, they could be drying or cakey. I can’t deny that they are easy to use as you could just glide on wherever you want to conceal, blend, set and you’re ready to go. At most time, stick concealers are not recommended to be applied around the eye area since there is a chance on drying up the skin on the area and users are unlikely to risk their skin for so. Normally, it is recommended to use liquid concealer as they are much versatile for the delicate  area such as under-eye. There is one concealer to beat all that risk which is Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer.

Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer

‘Cover-up goes incognito! This hydrating crease-control concealer – with Vitamin E & apple seed extract – hides dark circles & diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look. Available in three shades, it’s proven to keep skin hydrated for 6 hours!* *Instrumental test
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Results too good to conceal!

  • 100% said fakeup hydrates skin*
  • 100% said fakeup feels comfortable on skin*
  • 100% said the texture feels silky*
  • 94% said the effect is long-lasting*
  • 94% said fakeup doesn’t run*
  • 97% said the formula is lightweight*
  • 91% said fakeup conceals dark circles*
  • 91% saw a natural appearance*
  • 97% said the packaging makes it easy to use*

*Results observed in a consumer panel survey.’ – Benefit

Their ad is very interesting, it is a must watch and it’s not like your typical makeup ads. They come in three shades and the shade that I have is the lightest shade of all which is ‘fair’ and I’m a little worried that it may turn out to be too fair for my skin tone.

Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer - Info

This was the manual that was included with the concealer, sharing where are the beneficial ingredients are contained and tips on where we could use it. It never came across my mind that it can be used on eye area and it seems like a promising concealer especially when it claims to control on creasing of this concealer. We will look upon it on my lasting test.

Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer - Swatch

The concealer comes in a twist up metal case, embossed with the word ‘fake up’ with twirl patterns. It looks really similar to a lipstick packaging. Identical to the structure of the concealer and hydrator, you could see the layer of hydrator that goes along at the sides of the concealer seems like balm texture in the swatch. It blends easily as the texture feels creamy, along with that now I’m worried if the texture could be too rich.

Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer - How To Use

Here is a mini tutorial on how I use the concealer. It glides on easily and I went on a trigger-happy mode concealing all around my face.

Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer - Before and After

I was right about the shade of concealer, it was too fair for me. When I use it for the first time, I only conceal on my under-eye and it was very contrasting between my cheek area. Therefore, I had to use it all around my face to keep everything well balanced and even.  The coverage is sheer to medium as the redness on my under-eye and other part of my face is still seeping through. It was tricky to conceal breakouts even though I have tried to double conceal.

Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer - Lasting After 9 Hours

Here comes the lasting test of the day. I have had the concealer for more than 9 hours and what I like about it is that it didn’t oxidize as much. However, the concealer doesn’t have any oil controlling property and loses its coverage as you may compare the obvious redness at the sides of my nose.

Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer - Eyes

Particularly, this concealer claims that it controls creasing, I was very skeptical if it does especially with the tropical weather in Malaysia.  Both may look almost the same but I do have fine lines on my under eye and if you look carefully, there is some creasing happening on those fine lines. If this doesn’t convince you, let’s have a look on the next photo.

Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer - Eye Lid

Could you see the evident line on my eyelid at 6:50PM? The line proofs that this concealer is not as crease-control as it claims. I would say this concealer may not be suitable for you if you have oily eye lid like I do.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polyethylene, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Ethyhexyl Palmite, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Nylon-12, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Strearate, Hexydecanol, Butylene Glycol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Brasicca Campesteris (Rapeseed) Steroils, BHT, Tocopheerol. [+/-: CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77007, (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

Above all…

I think this is more suitable for normal to dry skin types as it provides good hydration. As for me, I have combination skin which is not as suitable as this concealer doesn’t come with any oil controlling property. Even so, I like how it glide smoothly without tugging. Personally, I would prefer greater coverage and this coverage goes on more natural, it doesn’t build although I tried to double up the application. Do bare in mind that this concealer also contains silica, I personally do not have any problem with this ingredient.

Price: MYR90.00

Weight: 3.5g/0.12oz

Availability: Benefit counters or Benefitcosmetics.com

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PROs:

  • Hydrating
  • Easy gliding smooth application
  • Natural coverage

CONs:

  • Creases on fine line and double eyelid crease
  • Loses its coverage after 9 hours
  • Non-buildable coverage

My Rating: 4/5

 

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This concealer was one of the prize for Vanity Trove Malaysia Horrific Halloween, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh