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Guest Post: Finding Mr Bright by Jacky B

Hey everybody!
My name is Jacky and I live in Germany. I have a blog now for about half a year. When Amy asked if somebody wanted to write a guest post on her blog, I thought, why not?! Thanks Amy for letting me post on Paperback & Postcards!
So let’s get started. Today I want to introduce you to the first Benefit products I ever owned. As most of you probably know Benefit has some great sets where they put miniature products together and you basically get to try several of their products for approximately the price of one full size product.
The set I bought is this one:
It is called Finding Mr. Bright – Your brightening makeup MANual. The box is bright pink with neon-orange details. The dimensions are 13 x 8 cm. Not too big… I bought this set online at douglas.de and it was €29,95. I also checked the prices on the Benefit website for the US and UK. They are $36 and £28.50.
These are the products you get:
The inside of the set:
As I had never seen one of the Benefit sets in store, I could not imagine how big or small the products were going to be. So I thought it might help some of you to see their actual size. I took pictures of the individual products with a ruler by their side.
Let’s start with girl meets pearl:
This is basically a golden pink shimmer cream. You can use it as a highlight, over your foundation or just alone. I wouldn’t recommend the latter as this will add more shine than you would want. On special occasions I have used girl meets pearl basically as a primer. Putting foundation on top of it takes away most of the shine but leaves you with a nice glow.
Here’s a swatch:
The pictures were taken in different lightings so you can see the effect.
Next is posietint:
This is the product I was most excited for and the most disappointed. Posietint is a pink lip and cheek stain.
However, the colour does not appear on my cheeks. After many tries I gave up. I also used it on my lips but you have to use at least three layers to see it at all and it doesn’t colour the lips evenly but patchy. Take a look below at the swatch in the flash light and you’ll know what I mean.
As already said this was a huge disappointment. Although it looked not really nice I left it on my lips to see how long it would last. (I was at home, wouldn’t go out like that) I put it on in the morning and it lasted me through lunch until mid-afternoon. So staying power is great.
The last two products I use nearly every time I leave the house.
The first one is high beam:
High beam is a highlighter for your face. It comes with the same kind of brush as posietint, so it is really easy to apply. You basically put a swipe on your cheek bones, under your eye brows, or the bridge of your nose. Then blend it with your fingers and it gives you an instant glow. Don’t use too much or you will shine rather than glow! J
Here’s a swatch:
The last product in this set is the erase paste:
The original product comes in three different colours. In this set you get No.2 Medium. The erase paste is a concealer. It’s creamy and easy to apply. I only use it under my eyes and use my fingers to put it on.
This was my review of the Finding Mr. Bright set. Hope you liked it! If you want to, take a look at my blog, it is http://jacky-b-jacky.blogspot.com/ .You’ll find reviews, nails of the day and many more things.
See you around and take care!
Jacky B. ;-)


  1. nice guest post!


    p.s paperbacks and postcards if your still interested in me doing a guest post please email me! thanks :)

  2. This set looks so cute. I love Benefits packaging :) x

  3. great guest post :)
    i have high beam and posietint but really want to try girl meets pearl x

  4. Thanks everybody for the nice comments! Glad you liked my post! :-)

  5. Great review, I adore Posie Tint :)

    Lucy x

  6. I have been reading your blog for the last thirty minutes! Such great posts. Please check out my blog when you get a chance!

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