Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Review: Benefit + Matthew Williamson The Rich is Back

Today I have a review for you girls on a box kit that has made its way into my heart. A few weeks ago I purchased the Benefit Cosmetics + Matthew Williamson The Rich is Back boxed kit and have been reaching for it ever since. The kit features adorable packaging, a huge mirror, 4 eye shadows, mascara, lip gloss, and blush/highlight. Its on sale at Sephora right now for $24.00 (original price: $34.00).

Click the read more to see my full review!

I'm going to start off first by mentioning the They're Real mascara. I've owned two full sized ones before, and purchased this kit mainly because I wanted a new one but also wanted a little something extra. This mascara is highly talked about in the beauty community right now, and receives more positive reviews than negative. This mascara is one of my favorites, if not my all time favorite. As far as whether is lengthening or volumizing, I'd say it defines and lengthens but doesn't add too much thickness. I've never had a problem with clumping, or flaking when it comes to this mascara. The packaging, and the wand design are great. The top of the wand features a little ball that has bristles all around, making it easy for you to coat any area of your lashes effortlessly. The full sized mascara costs $23.00, so if you're looking to try it but also get a little more bang for your buck pay and extra dollar and purchase this kit.

Next, lets talk about the eye shadows. I've never been crazy about Benefit's eye shadow palettes because I've always thought their pigmentation when in large quantities falls apart. I was pleasantly surprised with this kit. The kit features four colors: Solid Gold (which surprise! is in fact a gold color), Get Down Brown (which is a beautiful warm brown), Disco Dust (which is a light creamy vanilla shade) and Feel So Teal (which is also true to its name, and is a pretty teal). 

Disco Dust is my least favorite of them all. I feel like the texture is different from the other four. Its more chalky, and less pigmented. Get Down Brown and Solid Gold are amazing, and look fantastic on the eyes. Feel So Teal is a little less vibrant than I thought it would be, but its still pigmented and a beautiful shade. I love wearing it on my bottom lash line for a pop of color.

(top to bottom: Feel So Teal, Get Down Brown, Solid Gold, Disco Dust)

Besides the mascara, my favorite thing in the kit was their Inferno lip gloss. I'm definitely not a lip products fanatic, but I haven't been able to leave my house without a quick application of this gloss. The shade is a gorgeous pinky-red, with subtle tiny shimmer. The texture feels great on the lips, and isn't sticky in the slightest. My go-to combo has been MAC's Hue, with the Inferno on top.

To be completely honest, I've never been a sparkly blush/highlight person. Having dry skin has led me to never want to put glitter on my cheeks because I'd rather draw attention away from the problem. So the Gimme Fever cheek powder isn't my cup of tea, however I think the quality and color are great just like all of Benefit's other powders. I completely fail swatched the product, please forgive me! I left the kit at my boyfriends house, but once I grab it again I'll take a new swatch picture and add it in here.

All in all I give this kit and 8.5 out of 10. I highly recommend that you check it out online, or go and look at it in store. Leave a comment below on what you think of the kit if you own it, or what you're most interested in that comes in the kit if you don't. Feedback is appreciated as always.

Thanks for reading ♥
~ Maya


  1. great post! you've got a beautiful blog! would you love to follow each other?
    let me know on my blog :)

  2. These boxes are just amazing and super shades too :O). Xx


  3. Love the solid gold color! Great review!(:

  4. Oh wow want this kit. I love Benefit :) x


  5. Great review! This made me really curious to want to try this kit! And thanks for following my blog; you've got a new follower here! :)

    Maggie D. xx


  6. Thank you for this great review! I was eyeing this palette when I was shopping on the Sephora site but stopped myself and went with some other palettes instead. Now I kinda wish I had gotten this palette because I love Benefit and their packaging is so cute! lol! xx

    1. I definitely recommend looking into it one more time while its still on sale. It comes with so many things that I really think its worth the money!

    2. Thanks for the tip hun! Omg, along with this there's so much more that I want too! A girl can never have enough! lol!

      Btw, I tagged you for a beauty tag post! =)



  7. i love that inferno lipgloss! the colour looks so gorgeous :)

  8. This looks perfect! Everything in this pack looks amazing. Benefit is one of my favourite brands x


  9. I love the mascara :) That looks like an amazing palette!!!

    *steph x http://beautyetlavie.blogspot.co.uk

  10. I love that mascara too! I've heard so many good reviews on this set, I love benefit either way but this looks a gooden. I see what you mean with the last shadow, the others so seem more pigmented!

    Love your blog, new follower :)
    elissex.blogspot.com xx

  11. Those colors look delicious!

    Wanna follow each other?

    Sophisticated Lace

  12. it has really nice packaging too which is a bonus! the mascaras sound real good!


  13. Very cool! Also seemingly very chic as well. Stylish! Just came across your blog & I'm happy that I did. Can't wait to see more

    x leah symonne x


  14. So lucky!
    Sephora didn't released those palette in my country ;__;
    I'll try to get sugarlicous kit/palette for my birthday since I can't get this one.
    Please Take Care! Have a nice day!!*


  15. This looks so great, I so want it, will definitely be checking it out when Im out shopping over the weekend.

    BTW, Im a new follower on Bloglovin!

  16. Great kit! I love make up reviews so much. Thanks for your comment earlier dear and have a good night! xx Pip

    Easy Outfits by Pip

  17. Lovely review! The eyeshadows from this palette look amazing! I have to agree with you that my favorite thing that I have seen is the lip product, it looks absolutely gorgeous! I have a ton of lip products already but I can see myself buying this one! Thanks for the review!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

  18. Awesome post!!!



  19. I love benefit there lip stain is the coolest! Great post!

  20. Sounds like a perfect all-in-one! The eyeshadows are absolutely gorgeous. Lovely post :)

    Debra Bros Blog

  21. Wonderful!Your blog is lovely!!!! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin' ? xxx
    Gleaming Spire // Bloglovin'

  22. Just found your blog and I love it! New follower here, I can't wait to read more of your posts xx

    Check out my MAC giveaway: http://tinyurl.com/nwstlnc

  23. I couldn't decide on this set! Maybe now that it's on sale!

  24. I love boxes like this, gives you a chance to try out the products in a sample size! Great review :) xx


  25. Wonderful post! I love little boxed sets like this, you get to sample some great products, and find out whether or not you love it! :)

    Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

  26. lovely post and nice review! and as always, everything is just so chic. Can't wait for the next post.

    Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

  27. I love the eyeshadows, they look like really good quality! I wanna try the They're Real mascara, but I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on it and it's quite a lot of money for a mascara... Maybe one day! Thanks for the swatches, your pics are really good quality. I'm loving your blog, just started following!


  28. I've been wanting to try this for ages! But unfortunately it's not available in SA anymore :(
    Thank you for sharing about it! Hopefully I can get my hands on it soon!
    I've followed you with GFC, please could you follow back?

  29. This set is so pretty! I just got one of those They're Real minis from Sephora and I really like the mascara so far.

    xo, alison*elle

  30. nice beauty box http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

  31. Thanks for checking out my blog! I love the haul products you picked out in a previous post!


  32. Wow, great review, I love its design and colors available!

    Have a great week,
    Mary x

  33. This kit looks so fab, love They're Real!

    New Follower ♥

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup

  34. What a fabulous box filled with treats. Loved this post xx

    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

  35. This looks so good, I'll have to try it out!


  36. That looks like a splendid goodie box! I am so jealous, I would love to try those products too! :)


  37. The packaging looks tempting and $24 is not a bad deal. Good Review, like it. And you have a nice and chic blog.
    Following you now, hope you will follow us back.

  38. Wow beautiful colours! Great review!


  39. I love the packaging, it looks so cute!

  40. Oooh I want to try this!
    Still need to try they're real mascara! Eyeshadows look pretty colours too :)
    alicekatex ♥

  41. Just found your blog and loving it.
    btw thank you for the great review post sweetie.
    Now I'm hoping that my Sephora sells this palette cause you made me want to own it in a good way. :)

    Mind to visit my blog and support me by following me back.
    I will appreciate it a lot.

    Have a great day ahead.
    Sincerely Renny. :)

  42. What a pretty box!! Those eye shadows look absolutely stunning :)
    Lots of love Emily xxxx


  43. I've been lusting after this since it was released! Looks so gorgeous, thanks for the swatches- I loveeee the eyeshadows!

    Rosie x

  44. Thank you for following my blog, I have just followed you too and am loving your blog and the photos!

    This kit looks absolutely lovely!!! Loving the colours!! :)

    Layla xx


  45. Great post I've been wanting to purchase this for a while but I wasn't sure it was worth the money x