REVIEW: Benefit Cosmetics Puff Off and Licence To Blot


Hi beauties!

Today I will be sharing my thoughts on two of the new comers from Benefit in Australia. In late January, I attended the Glamour Affair bloggers event. Boy oh boy, we were spoiled rotten! We received a big bag full of goodies from many different brands. There were also a few guest speakers on the day. Two lovely Benebabes generously gifted us with a cute goody bag which includes a cute, super girly calender, a full size of the Porefessional Primer, and the newbies Puff Off!* and License To Blot* - both were also full size. Thank you, Benefit!! I have been trialing these products since I got my hands on them, so it's time to share my opinion on these newbies..

 BENEFIT PUFF OFF! $44AUD

Let's start with the packaging. It's cute, just like all of the other Benefit's products. God dammit! I'm a huge sucker for cute things. So naturally, I was very excited to use it. The iron shaped metal tip applicator is a metaphor to "iron" out the fine lines under the eyes and decrease puffiness. You can apply this either on bare skin or over your makeup. I preferably like to use it on bare skin. If you do want to apply it over your makeup, it's recommended to squeeze a little product on a finger and pat it under the eyes. 
To be completely honest, I like this product but I don't love it. It just didn't wow me. Maybe I was the wrong target as I don't have major fine lines or puffies under my eyes (pheww). It does reduce puffiness, but I can achieve that at home by freezing two teaspoons in the freezer overnight. It's free and it does the job. 

 The eye gel itself isn't too bad. It does make my eye are feel hydrated and smother. It absorbs easily into the skin. What I like the most, is the iridescent finish that it gives. It brightens up the eye area. That's about all I like about it. Note to not damage the iron tip, close the lid with the shield side on top of the face of the iron.

 BENEFIT LICENSE TO BLOT | $31AUD

I used this right away when I got it at the event, and I was quite impressed with the results. It made me looked less like a grease ball. Supposedly, this was designed to make blotting in public less embarrassing. I personally don't blot in public, but in the bathroom/toilet. I think blotting with something that look like a glue stick is going to get a few stares. I do like the triangle shape design, which helps to reach areas of the nose easily. 
 This product promises to mattify the skin for about six hours without disturbing the make-up. Nahh, I don't agree with that claim. As you can see from the image below, it does remove a bit off my makeup (it looked even dirtier before, I wiped the top off to not gross you guys out). I preferably like using this when I'm not wearing makeup, but my skin still get a little shiny.  

Again for the price of this, it's not amazing. I much prefer to buy blotting sheets from the drugstore, that's a lot less expensive but works like a treat. If it works, why change things? You with me? 

My verdict of these two products is that I won't be repurchasing either of them when I run out of the product. Benefit have lots of great gems that I adore, but these two just didn't do it for me.

Have you used either of these products before? If so, what are your thoughts on them?

*I'm lucky enough to have the opportunity to try out these products and review them, gifted by Benefit. Thoughts and views expressed are always 100% honest! Honesty is the best policy after all.



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  1. Am I the only one who feels like a lot of the new Benefit products have been a dud lately? License to blot, puff off, push up liner, agent zero shine .. to name a few. They seem to be falling off the wagon with some of these terrible products. Lots of cute packaging, but mediocre stuff. I used to love Benefit but I feel like now they have so much competition out there, that they need to step up their game! Great review!

    xo Melissa
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    1. I agree that they do need to step up their game. However, I'm intrigue to try out their new Roller Lash mascara. Again, sucker for cute packaging haha. Thanks for reading! :)
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  2. I was thinking about getting these, but I think that I'll pass... The porefessional one really does look like a glue stick and it seems a bit clunky to carry around especially in a clutch or small purse! Great review, Natalie!
    -Sisi
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    1. Yeah, it's a bit clunky to carry around. It's a cute idea but blotting sheets FTW haha. Thanks girl! :)
      ♥Natalie

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  3. Thanks for your honest review! I've only tried a couple of samples from Benefit so I don't know much about the brand but I don't feel the need to go out and try these products.
    xx Kat @ Katness

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    1. I think these two products are a hit or miss kind of thing. I do really love their Professional primer though! :)
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  4. Great review Natalie, I admire your honesty something we don't normally see from bloggers especially when products are gifted to them or sponsored. Thank you.

    Jo | Say Cheesy Cake
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    1. Aw thanks!! I was a little worried about not posting a positive review but I only feel right being completely honest with my readers. :)
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  5. Love that eye gel, but definitely not a fan of the blotting stick! I feel like it's an unnecessary product launch as I can buy blotting sheets cheaper or I have been known to use a bit of toilet roll if I'm stuck in a pickle! I do love the finish of the eye gel though!

    Lovely review!

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    Anjelique

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    1. Exactly right! Hehe I've been there too, using toilet paper to blot. :P
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  6. Such a shame about the blotting product- it would have been a genius product if it worked well :)
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    1. Yeah, it would've been but oh well. Maybe they will come out with something amazing in the near future. :)
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  7. The license to blot is a good idea but it does seem like a grosser and more expensive version of blotting paper aha!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Hate to say it, but it kinda is. >.<
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  8. I've heard so many good things about the new benefit eye cream - it looks so cute x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. Hope it will work for you more than it did for me. :)
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  9. Too bad these didn't work to great for you!! I always get disappointed when I expect things like these to work well and they don't! I've been curious about the puff off though, but I think ill pass on it! Great review Natalie, and we all appreciate your honesty!

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    1. Products like these are either a hit or miss and sadly, they're a miss for moi. Thanks girl! :)
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  10. Must try!

    The Cutielicious
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    Federica

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    1. Give them a go and I hope they work well for you! :)
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  11. As an avid Benefit customer, I was disappointed by Puff Off !...I bought it and it didn't do much for me either, actually it sort of enlightens my fine lines around the eyes, so I look better without it :( Kisses

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    1. Ahhh, I'm glad I'm not the only one that didn't like Puff Off! (thought there's something seriously something wrong with me haha).
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  12. I was curious about the puff off but I heard some not so good reviews about it on Sephora...I have puffy eyes and dark circles from lack of sleep and stress (I'm in my last semester of university), and I had the Boing concealer but I didn't really like it that much...

    by the way I nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award! Check it out here for more info and feel free to tag 15 others: http://floraful.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-versatile-blog-award.html

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    1. It might work for you as you mentioned you have puffy eyes. Good luck with your last semester of uni, you got this! Thanks for the nomination, but I have done the Versatile Bloggers Award before. :)
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  13. Da provare. Grazie per i tuoi consigli.

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  14. Da provare. Grazie per i tuoi consigli.

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  16. I really want to try these producs out, I have heard nothing but amazing things about them. I really enjoyed this post, it was a great reading! xx

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    1. Hope these products will work better for you than they did for me. :)
      ♥Natalie
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  17. Great review , I would love to try them both,

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  18. Thx for this great review, Nat, I haven't tried any of the above. I guess I don't need puff as I don't have puffy eyes. I prefer blotting paper, tho. Happy start into the new week, girl.
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    Lenya
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    1. Thank you lovely!! Blotting paper does a great job for oiliness. :)
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  19. Great Review! thanks for sharing,.

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  20. This is a great review and while I like the sound of the eye gel, the other product do seems like a gimmick, not a fan.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yeah, I do think License to Blot is a bit of a gimmick as well. Thanks for reading! :)
      ♥Natalie
      Yours Truly, NY

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  21. Oh my, what an amazing sounding goodie bag! It's a shame you weren't more 'wowed' by these products, but it's great that you got to try them out and experiment with them :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. Yeah, i'm still pretty happy that I got to try them out. :)
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  22. This product looks interesting,
    thanks for the review
    xo
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  23. Nice review!!! :D

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! :)
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  24. Aw man, that's kind of disappointing both products were kind of ineffective- they sounded so promising! Though I definitely think that using a blotting sheet in public would be less embarrassing than a deodorant stick looking thing haha. And I'm walking away from this post with a new tip- to use frozen spoons to get rid of puffiness! I never knew that- i'll definitely be trying it.

    xo marlen
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  25. It's good you got to give them a try, even if they weren't working as well for you as you hoped. I do kinda like that iron applicator though - that is a really cute touch! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  26. Great review. They sound like cool products but not really that worth it if they're not fantastic at that price. Though I do want some kind of miracle product that erases my dark circles under my eyes.
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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