Benefit - Some Kinda gorgeous (deep) Review

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! Thank you for all the lovely birthday messages on twitter! :)

Anyway, back to the good stuff!

I have purchased this product twice, I am almost out of it and only have a few uses left and thought I would share my opinion. These photos were taken from my Haul in mid October which is why the compact is full.


The 'Some kinda Gorgeous' is marketed as a foundation faker meaning that it's supposed to look like skin and not foundation. I would have to agree as it contains no shimmer, illuminating properties or anything that wouldn't naturally be on the skin. I would say it's similar to a 'cream to powder' formulation without it actually turning to powder, and what I mean by that is that there is no cakeyness or powdery residue and instead you are left with a matte velvet finish.

However, saying that I mainly used this for contouring and bronzing with a small fluffy brush. It's a bit too dark to use all over my face without a tan. I would compare this to the Chanel bronze universal but a more natural version of it.

Overall I love the product, but don't think I will be repurchasing as I'm determined to use up my other bronzers!

Packaging: I don't like it, it looks cheap - who likes white plastic? Not me.
What I use it for: Contouring / Bronzing
Coverage: Light - Medium
Price: £20.50


ellamarie84 said…
That's a good idea to use it like chanel bronze universal! It is definitely a less expensive version than the chanel, too :)
Jae said…
Ou, I got this as a gift last Christmas. It definitely didn't blend in with my skin or match my skin tone but that was expected. And I agree with the packaging! I'm not a fan of Benefit's design but it's different from the "black" packaging that 234243 other make-up brands have, I suppose.
LeFe said…
I got this for Christmas, its perfect for my skintone and its not too heavy, I agree with you on the packaging though, Benefit usually get it spot on with their packaging, I have been thinking of getting chanel bronze universal, but I can't justify that price tag!!x
tahitian88 said…
Happy belated birthday! Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010! Thanks for all the great reviews!
Yelena said…
It is so great to see you do a review on this because I just bought it! So far so good...I also use it for contouring.
Marisa said…
I always wanted to try that foundation... but now with all this acne problems I know I can't \:
Now I want to try the Chanel Bronze Universal - I'd never heard about it before.

I like some of Benefit's products - but their skin shades don't suit me - right now I'm using up their concealer stick as an eyeshadow base - it is SO far from my skin colour LOL!

Do you have Coralista by Benefit - I'd love to try that - but I'm worried it might be too sparkly.
Imo said…
Des this come in any other colours suitable fo black skin? I love natural products like this
Muhsine Emin said…
@imo it only comes in 2 shades, the normal one and 'deep' which is the one I have.
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