A couple weeks ago, I put together a gift guide of all of my favorite holiday sets, and it was all I could do not to create a list solely made up of Benefit products. After all, they're kind of the end all be all in giftable cosmetics — I mean, the packaging is so adorable you barely even need to wrap it (the whimsy levels are seriously off-the-charts), plus, the quality of all the products is just plain good. There's really no going wrong.
So, with that in mind, I've put together a quick list of all of my must-haves from the brand — so if you have a makeup-loving friend that you still haven't gotten a present for (no judgment; I haven't done any of my Christmas shopping yet, either), this might just the list for you.
Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Lollibop
The prettiest lip gloss that ever lip glossed. Seriously, though: this color is gorgeous, and it is, as its moniker would suggest, “ultra plush.” The line is made up of lovely and adorable shades, but Lollibop is a real standout to me — it’s a very chic, cool pink.
Rockateur Box o' Powder
It was legitimately hard to choose a single powder blush for this gift guide (they’re all kind of perfect!), but in the end, I had to go with Rockateur — it is what I wear on a nearly daily basis, after all. It’s so buildable that it can be anything from an ultra-natural slight flush, to a well, quite rock ‘n roll contour. I like that the ever-so-slightly brown undertones keep things from swinging too orange or babydoll pink.
They're Real! Push-Up Gel Liner
Lollibalm Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm
I’m a huge fan of this whole line of tinted lip balms — they’re truly moisturizing, and the slight mango flavor that the mango butter gives it is literally (not to be confused with figuratively in this context) delicious. All the shades are quite sheer, and I like Lollibalm for its cutesy doll-like quality.
Watt's Up Soft Focus Highlighter
Benefit has a lot of popular highlighters, most popular of which is likely the infamous High Beam. Personally, I like both, but Watt’s Up is a little more subtle, plus there’s the fact that it’s easier to travel with, and the fact that it might have the best packaging of the entire Benefit oeuvre (and that’s saying a lot).
Big Beautiful Eyes Eye Contour Kit
Complete with all the shades you need to subtly contour your eyes, plus mini brushes and a generously-sized concealer. If you’re a fan of this one, you might also want to check out the other two palettes in Benefit’s permanent line; Peek-A-Bright Eyes and Smokin’ Eyes.