Benefit Show offs Shimmer Powder Review

I am a big fan of Benefit and their Show offs Shimmer Powders are no let down. These finely milled shimmer powders can be worn in a variety of ways; as an eye shadow, highlighter, blush or even lip colour. I currently own four of them, my favourite being Ruby-doo.

Miss Moon, Powder Puff
Ruby-doo, Mint Julep

You can use them as a blush, mix them with other blushes to add some shimmer, mix with lip gloss to wear on your lips and finally they can be used as a highlighter.

As you can see in the photo I still have the majority of the products left and this is simply because you do not need to use a huge amount, I usually use the powder in the lid and that is more than enough. Personally I love the packaging, although I know some people do not agree, especially those who are more accident prone. However I am very accident prone and have avoided spilling any product, I am just careful when using them.

These can be worn wet or dry depending on the intensity you would like to achieve. I tend to only wear them wet when on the eyes, because as you can see they achieve a more dramatic effect and also tend to last much longer.

Miss moon is a white shimmer with pearly gold undertones that is great as a highlighter on the brow and check bones. Powder puff is a lovely pinky peach colour with a slight gold tint, perfect for on the cheeks.

Ruby-doo is a beautiful lilacy mauve colour which is the most versatile of the bunch. It is great for creating a soft smoky eye, pretty on the lips and a nice shimmer on the cheeks. As I said, this is my favourite and I am always getting compliments whenever I wear this! Lastly, Mint julep is a very pretty teal colour with a golden shimmer. I have only ever worn this on my eyes, but it creates a lovely two tone metallic effect which really makes your eyes pop.

I would highly recommend these and although they are now discontinued they are still available to buy online, primarily on E-bay, at a much cheaper price. They used to be priced at £12.50, but you can now get them for just £6.00 for 1g of product. They are very easy to blend, long lasting and do not fade or crease.

XOXO Carissa


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  2. WOW! I never thought to try the dusts when they're wet! Such a difference! Thank you for the lovely post! May have to have a little experiment with my collection now! :) ♥

  3. love these colors!!

  4. I love your blog!

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  5. I think these have actually been discontinued which is a shame. I love Lola which is a pinky purple with blue shimmer, I wore it last night! x

  6. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments, they really mean so much to me :)
    They are definitely much better wet, I love the intensity <3
    @Emily - Lola looks lovely too, it is a shame they are discontinued, luckily you can still pick some up online!

  7. wow thats a great investment, thanks for the review! I may buy something similar next time i buy make up!
    eye shadow, lipgloss, and blus all in one!

  8. Oo I got these for christmas and wasn't sure how to use them other than as a shadow!
    thanks :)


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