Review: Benefit Fine One One


Here's a review on Benefit Fine One One

Price: P1,700.00
Bought From: Free
Other Locations: Available in: Benefit Greenbelt 5; Benefit Rustan's Glorietta 2; Benefit Rustan's, Shangri-La Mall

THE VERDICT:

So Benefit has launched yet another nifty product called Fine One One, your beauty rescue when your face needs some contouring, highlighting, and lifting--these are the things it promises to do: Lift, Shape, and Pop!

BENEFIT FINE ONE ONE IN DETAIL

Fine One One is a multitasking cream- type makeup in stick form and housed in a gorgeous metallic Rose Gold packaging. It's very slim, which makes it very handy, and it can be used to color cheeks and lips. Indeed, it's something that you can count on when you need an instant lift!

L-R: Soft Coral, Watermelon Pink, Pink Champagne

1. Pink Champagne Highlighter- A sheer, pink-gold highlighter
2. Watermelon Pink Blush- A warm, tropical pink with hints of silver glimmer, reminiscent of Bella Bamba
3. Soft Coral Contouring Product/Blush- A warm, subtle coral shade

COMPLETE INGREDIENTS LIST


Shade: Pink Champagne/Highlighter
INGREDIENTS: TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, POLYETHYLENE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, OCTYLDODECANOL, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, POLYMETHYLMETHACRYLATE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, SQUALANE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BENZOIC ACID, CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE), BHT, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL.

Shade: Sheer Watermelon:
INGREDIENTS: TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, POLYETHYLENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, NYLON-12, DIMETHICONE, SILICA, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, SQUALANE, CI 15850 (RED 6 LAKE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, BENZOIC ACID, CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), BHT.

Shade: Soft Coral:
INGREDIENTS: TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, POLYETHYLENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, NYLON-12, DIMETHICONE, SILICA, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, SQUALANE, CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 15850 (RED 6 LAKE), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TIN OXIDE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, BENZOIC ACID, BHT.

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Consistency is very creamy and blendable, and texture is a lil' slippery, thus it is not the best option for oily skin. Coverage is light yet buildable--actually, methinks its maximum coverage is medium only, and it has a tendency to feel thick if it's layered on. It is fragrance- free as well. Staying power is okay: It fades after a good 3 hours of wear.

The three colors when blended together- It imparts a soft pinky coral color.

BENEFIT FINE ONE ONE IN ACTION

On my cheeks, Fine One One yields a very light pinky glow-Take note that I've layered the product here thrice. It takes a lil' effort to use because I find that it has a tendency to disappear underneath powders, most especially tinted ones, and it also has a habit of removing makeup products underneath it. So girls with post- acne marks and acne on the cheeks, this is not your best bet. :p

I've found two ways to work Fine One One effectively and without compromising the other makeups on your skin:

WORK IT WITH LIQUID BASES: After applying liquid makeup, swipe Fine One One on your fingers, dab it onto your cheeks lightly, and then seal with translucent powder using a light, dabbing motion. I prefer using translucent powder on it because it prevents the product from vanishing underneath.

WORK IT WITH POWDER BASES: After moisturizing your skin, swipe Fine One One on your fingers, and dab it onto your cheeks lightly. Apply powder base all over your face as usual, but use a fluffier powder brush when it's time to seal the product. Using a fluffy powder brush and your preferred powder base, gently dab on your cheeks to set the product.

Meanwhile, here's the product on my lips:

Soft Coral

Soft Coral+Watermelon Pink

On my lips, it looks very, very light-it acts like a soft, nude pink lipstick. However, it has a tendency to settle into and emphasize fine lines. I like combining Soft Coral and Watermelon Pink on my lips because I get better color payoff than using them individually.

Here are ways two ways to utilize Fine One One:

AS A CONTOURING PRODUCT

STEP 1: Lay Fine One One flat on the lowest point of your cheeks (This area is adjacent to the outermost tip of your eyes) and swipe upwards all the way to your temples.

STEP 2: Blend Soft Coral and Watermelon Pink together seamlessly to get rid of obvious demarcations.

STEP 3: Using a clean finger, blur out the highlighter in a gentle, circular motion.

This is what it will look like.

If used as a contouring product, it doesn't really provide you with sharp, structured contours, but rather a soft, shadowy effect on your features. I think it's best for those who like non- obvious contours, and people with oblong- shaped faces who want a little more emphasis on their facial structure.

AS A REGULAR BLUSH

STEP 1: Apply Fine One One on your apples in a gentle, circular motion.

STEP 2: Using two of your deftest fingers, blend the colors together using a dabbing motion, and dab all the way to the temples for a natural effect.

STEP 3: Using a clean finger, swipe it on the highlighter, and dab it on the tips of your apples for a highlighting effect.

Fine One One acts as a dewy, cream blush! I use it on normal days, like when I'm just going to bring my dog to the grooming salon, picking up a few groceries, depositing money in the bank, or grabbing coffee at my neighborhood Starbucks. I like the fact that it's a handy all-in-one product, and it enables me to retouch my highlighter, blush, and contour in one go.

 It's a cool product, but I think it can still be improved by a huge lot, most especially its texture and pigmentation. As it is, I find it too sheer and moist for my liking. I've seen a swatch of this product on beauty bloggers with fairer skin tones and I must say, it looks better on them than on someone who has warm, tanned complexion like me. Its creamy, moisturizing consistency will work better on people with dry and normal skin, and its overall sheerness makes it a great choice for teenage girls. Also, if you're looking for a compact, discreet cream blush to use on a daily basis, you might wanna try this.

BENEFIT FINE ONE ONE RATING


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14 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Wat i love about ur blog is ur honest take on products even though theyre sent to you for free. Nice to have pero not a must have for me. Bagay to siguro s mga super kinis. Actually nichido has a cream stick that triples as an ayeshadow lipsticks and blush on. I think iys more pigmented pa

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  2. Thanks for sharing Ms. M. I don't think I'll be getting one of these anytime soon. I'm a powder girl so I prefer powder blush and highlighter.

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  3. Thanks for sharing! This is what I loved from Bloggers like you! Honest opinions/reviews is what the readers really needs! Di ko alam na may ganitong product. But you said, its a sheer blusher, which is I don't like XD. And I have a normal skin, so definitely this product won't work with me. I'm much better with powder. More power to your blog. :)

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  4. Thanks for your honest opinion about Fine One One, Ms. M. I love dewy-finish blush, since it gives me a youthful glow. It would definitely love this product because I often soft-contour my face daily due to my rounded face. I was expecting too much from this product, honestly. Too bad its pigmentation and quality is not as great as I thought.

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  5. Thanks for this Ms. Martha. I wanted this sana but thanks to your review, I am enlightened. I think its not for me since my skin is on the oily side. I have a hard time applying cream blushes too. Its either too pigmented or leaves a streak on my face... :( But with your tips here, I think I'll get it with practice :)

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  6. Hi Martha, you are such a lucky girl! You get to try this one incredible product. I knew about this from Nikki of Askmewhats, do you also conduct beauty workshop using this product?

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  7. I agree Martha, fine one one seems to compliment cool or fairer skin tones based on the swatch

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  8. great reviews, super okay sana yun color, but upon your reviews, seems it won't get hook me.:)

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  9. This is a 3n1 product for me which makes my makeup pouch not that bulky at all. I love this product because of its natural looking sheen on my cheeks.

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  10. Eloise: Awww...You're welcome! :D Yes, this product is for those who have celebrity- like skin indeed. :)

    Marielle: Hi there and welcome to TBJ! Thanks for sharing. :) Hope I could love this product too as much as you do but it's not a match with my oily skin. :p

    Jaja: Yeah, I think it will suit your skin tone more 'cuz you look a lil fair to me. :)

    Ohms: Thanks for your honest opinion. :)

    May: Hi May and welcome to tbj! (that rhymed! lol!) Yes, I'm conducting one this Saturday for Shiseido. I'm holding a contest for it so please check it out here on my blog. :)

    Iza: Yup! You can use the techniques here to apply any type of cream blush. :D

    Deann: Hi there and welcome to TBJ! :D Integrity is my priority above anything else. :) Glad you liked this review. :)

    Kris: Hi Kris and welcome to TBJ! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

    Desire: We have the same face shape. I say, you're better off with regular contouring powder. This one does not provide any significant contouring at all. :)

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  11. This is a very honest review that makes us readers see the real catch on a product. I'm attracted with the shades but I think I won't be trying this one out... But thanks for your tips on how to apply blushes I got something to practice on coz I admit I'm a dumber when it comes to that...hahaha! Thanks!

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  12. emergency makeup tool ito =) lalo na sa mga impromptu events.. or biglaang change ng lakad =) its a must in every girls purse =) sad that it fits to those who have fair skin and to those non-oily type..

    i love this review.. thanks ms martha =)

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  13. Martha, soft coral lipstick looks very nice on you! Very teen lang, try ko nga din yan! Nakaka bata pala..

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  14. I love reading your blog! I just have a hard time appreciating some beauty products fully as your full-face photos are a bit on the warm side. Medyo yellow-orange tone but I still love your posts :)

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