Benefit Puff Off
Worth the hype? Quite simply, no.
Writing today’s post saddens me deeply. My little place on the web isn’t normally for any negative thoughts, I like to call it my happy bubble. But I also like to be completely honest to my readers, to help them make their own decision on whether or not they want to splurge on a product, this is why this post is here.
When I first read about this product, Puff Off, by Benefit I was absolutely ecstatic. I was just so so excited to get my little mitts on it. It all sounded so perfect, the packaging is absolutely stunning(as usual), they had a clever little marketing concept, and even better – there were lots and lots of amazing reviews about how amazing this product was! It sounded too amazing to be true…. but I HAD to know for myself. I am a little night owl, my under eyes are absolutely terrible, so I pounced at the opportunity to purchase this on Saturday whilst at my first bloggers meet up in London.
It turns out this product really didn’t live up to my expectations! (They were very high, mind) I haven’t actually seen a bad review about this product yet, partly because a lot of them had this product gifted to them. If you are gifted something you often find it hard to think of anything negative about the product. I perfectly accept this, IT’S JUST HOW THE HUMAN BRAIN WORKS! My boyfriend has always said that ‘food tastes even better when it is free’ and he is very right there, the same thing applies to make up. Just as, the same would happen if my best friend gave me a lipstick for my birthday, and asked me what I thought of it – I would naturally want to tell her I love it, even if I didn’t 🙁 It is just human nature and psychology that we don’t want to hurt someones feelings especially to go against their generosity. This is just something I am going to keep in mind next time with reviews before I fork out £22.50!
Packaged beautifully, with the cute little iron applicator, to iron ‘those puffies away’ – the concept is extremely clever. I applaud them.
Okay, so the first time I used this product I was like oh… I literally didn’t see anything different. I then used it again, and hoped for the best. The sensation of the ‘gel’ felt kind of nice on my tired under eyes, but not nice enough for £22. This time I noticed the SLIGHT difference, but the kind of difference that I only I would notice after starring at my eyes for so long. (so small that other people just wouldn’t notice) I then popped it in the fridge for the next day – because I heard that this was good. Once again I hardly noticed anything at all. I am trying to feel optimistic that it is one of these products that once I stop using it, that I will begin to notice it’s amazing effects. But only time will tell. I would definitely not class this an essential product, more a luxury but if you have some money spare you may want to try it, after all, we all react to products differently!!!
I will let you be the judge…. (this was really hard to photograph at 10pm / to sit in the same position to get the same lighting on the face… LIFE)
Without product. The eye on the left also naturally looks more defined.
1 eye has product… but which one?
Both eyes with concealer on.
Even if there is a slight difference in these photos, I used A LOT of the product, when it literally says you only need a small dot. If I could, I would probably return it and exchange it for the new Roller Lash mascara, because that is just WOW. Or investing in a really good concealer would do the trick…
For the price, I just expected a little bit more.
Have you tried this product? Do you think it’s worth the price tag?