BEAUTY | Benefit Puff Off – Worth The Hype?

Benefit Puff Off

Benefit Puff Off

Hello lovelies! 

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! 

Benefit Puff Off

Benefit Puff Off

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)

Benefit Puff Off

Without product. The eye on the left also naturally looks more defined.

Benefit Puff Off

1 eye has product… but which one? 

Benefit Puff Off

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? 

Kayleigh xoxo


  1. February 5, 2015 / 10:53 pm

    I'm so gutted you didn't like it, I was going to give it a go myself but don't think it'll be worth it now! I agree with you about Roller lash it is amazing 🙂

    Great post!

    Sarah at

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:22 pm

      It is a shame isn't it 🙁 🙁 But can't wait to get roller lash! Although I find the bigger one dries out more, so I quite like the smaller ones anyway! Maybe a few more elle purchases are needed? hahaha xxx

  2. February 5, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    I reckon number 2. The under eye looks brighter and smoothe! X

  3. February 5, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    Thanks for a really useful review! I'm in the market for a new eye cream and my ears perked up when I heard about this one, however I already have the Simple Kind To Eyes Revitalising Eye Gel that I use purely for the cool feeling of the ball applicator. You've saved me wasting my money 🙂
    P.S. The Simple one is lovely 🙂
    Loves! Kirstie
    Kimamely Beauty

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you for your recommendation. I just picked up the simple one on Friday after you said this, purely because it was save a third, I can't complain about something that is £3! Giving it a go this week at work! xxx

  4. February 5, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    I honestly think that you should be able to return it and ask for a refund. It's so much money for a disappointing product 🙁 Why don't you try and contact Benefit and see what they say?

    Chloe x

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      I could try! I am a bit of a wimp of returning things that I have used (in comparison to clothes that just didn't fit) hahah xxx

  5. February 5, 2015 / 11:57 pm

    To be fair, I don't think there are any eye creams that get rid of dark circles, that's what concealers do! I've never found one that does what it claims, sadly 🙁 I think the only 'honest' review I read of this is from lilypebbles who basically said yes it's nice, but it's no different to any eye cream out there that are half the price.

    The designer in me is completely and utterly in love with the iron tip, though. Benefit's amazing packaging design strikes again! And I totally agree on the Roller Lash front, I adore it and will most definitely be picking up the full size!

    Always appreciate honest reviews so thanks for this, Kayleigh!

    Rhianna | robowecop

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:26 pm

      I do love the design very muchly! Defo with you on that one 🙂 🙂 I think I may just pick up a few more elles! hahah I hate the wasteful feeling of the magazine waste, but I like the smaller mini ones rather than the big tube because I find they dry out more! I am glad lily pebbles has a similar opinion to me, I think I just expected more with the price! You win some, You lose some 🙂 xoxo

  6. February 6, 2015 / 1:31 am

    I haven't tried it yet and honestly, I don't know if I will. I've read a range of reviews so I'm not sure what to believe! Thanks for the honest review! 🙂

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:27 pm

      I have only read positive reviews! I think it may get better over the days, because I am seeing slight improvement, but not that amazing for £22 I don't think! xx

  7. February 6, 2015 / 4:52 am

    It's a shame you didn't like it! I'd been tempted to give it a go but I think i'll hold off on buying it for now.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:28 pm

      I am glad to have potentially saved you some money 🙂 Can't bear other people being disappointed by it too! I feel it is slightly improving each day, but perhaps not worth the price 🙂 xxx

  8. February 6, 2015 / 7:08 am

    I was looking forward to your review and I'm so glad you were honest about it. It worries me to think that influential bloggers may review a product in a better light just because it was free, kind of goes against just about every blogger's disclaimer page which I always read! I consider all my readers friends and wouldn't dream of encouraging them to spend money on something that I don't personally think is great. Oh well, as you say maybe with repeated use it will start to Have an effect?!

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:35 pm

      Very true about the product being free scenario! But I guess anything you are given for free, you are just thankful to have been given it, I know I am like this! (often even without realising) Just something to keep in mind when making a purchase in the future! 🙂 It is starting to look slightly better, but not worth the price I don't think, especially for a teeeny 10ml product! xxx

  9. February 6, 2015 / 7:09 am

    I was looking forward to your review and I'm so glad you were honest about it. It worries me to think that influential bloggers may review a product in a better light just because it was free, kind of goes against just about every blogger's disclaimer page which I always read! I consider all my readers friends and wouldn't dream of encouraging them to spend money on something that I don't personally think is great. Oh well, as you say maybe with repeated use it will start to Have an effect?!

  10. February 6, 2015 / 10:26 am

    I reckon you put it on Eye Number 2? (the right one in the pic)

    It definitely looks brighter and lighter, but maybe that's not the one with the product?!

    £22 is a big stretch for a product you're not even sure works properly. Such a shame! 🙁 xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:34 pm

      It is number 2, but that eye seemed lighter anyway but I don't know! It also looks so much different in real life, but that's photography for you! I am beginning to see a slight slight improvement, but not worth the price for me I am afraid! Worth the try 🙂 xxx

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:33 pm

      Glad you have found it useful! Perhaps give it a little time when the hype dies down a little and see other peoples comments and then make your decision! xxx

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:32 pm

      I reckon lots of people will have purchased this for it's gorgeous design and concept! Totally don't blame them, haha us designers and marketers are important! Maybe give it time to hear other peoples comments and then make your decision! we are all different after all 🙂 <3 xxx

  11. February 6, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    It's the same as Benefits Potent Eye Cream it seems like. I brought it for a lot of money after seeing all the positive hype about it and was £20+ down the drain. Did nothing to my dark circles, what a disappointment.
    Thanks for your review, won't be buying this either! Xx

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:30 pm

      I have the potent one, but I got it in a porefessional set, I didn't see too much with it! glad to have potentially saved you a bad purchase! xxx

  12. February 6, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Aww no I'm sad this didn't work out for you, and I still haven't bought it yet but I do want to give it a try even after reading your experience

    Leanne |

  13. February 7, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Such a shame after you were so excited about it! Grr! I can't wait to try the Roller Lash, and although so many people have been reviewing it it's so difficult to know how many are honest. I've got a free one coming from the Debenhams VIP Beauty Panel, but my blog review will definitely be honest!

    Sophie | Follow Your Arrow

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:29 pm

      I know I was SO excited 🙁 hahaha, the mascara is ace, it gives the effect of using eye lash curlers, without actually using them. lucky you! xxx

  14. February 8, 2015 / 3:16 pm

    This is such a shame but it might be more of a build up? I can't say that I'm tempted though.

    Sammy xo.

    • February 8, 2015 / 8:28 pm

      I find it is slightly improving each day! But perhaps not worth the cost, especially only at 10ml! xx

  15. February 11, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    Im so gutted for you! I literally can't tell which eye its on! Its so annoying that products get so much hype, like yours is the only bad review I've seen. I think It's true that people can be sucked into giving a great review if they haven't spent their own money on it. Hopefully it is something that you'll see improvement over time with.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

  16. February 11, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Oh nooo that's such a shame! So glad I read this though, as I was tempted to try it just to see but now I know it's not worth the price tag I won't be bothering :/ agree about Roller Lash though- I love it 🙂 xx


  17. February 19, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    As negative as it may be I'm glad for this honest review! I was excited about this product but it definitely doesn't seem worth the money. Thanks for the heads up 🙂

  18. March 24, 2015 / 10:05 am

    I appreciate your honest review! Though it can be portrayed as negative i prefer to call it honest and fair and very useful! i personally like reading a mixture of good and bad reviews as it helps me make a unanimous decision then! Great Post!

    Anisha –

  19. July 30, 2015 / 12:13 am

    Gutted that this product is a bit of a shambles! I really wanted to give it a go:( lovely review and so honest either way!

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