Friday, December 7, 2012

AMW Reviews: Benefit Bathina Take a Picture...It lasts

The first fashion show that I witnessed was in college when we purchased a ticket to support our dear friend.  Once my friend walked down the runway, I had my mouth wide open as his skin (yes, he's a dude!) and so were the rest of the models were glowing in an unexplainable way!  From then on, when I got into makeup artistry, the image was always on top of my head as I want to recreate the same effect for my clients.  What must it be?

When it comes to "body" makeup, I have my own stash of "shimmer" powders that works for the body with just a sweep of my huge powder brush!  But my "stash" won't ever match the "image" I had in mind!  It haunted me for years!

When Benefit Cosmetics arrived in the Philippines, one product that I haven't taken notice of is called Bathina.  ME? I already have gorgeous legs to start with, why would I need it?  (just joking!)  The truth is, I'm low maintenance when it comes to my body (that explains my extreme skin dryness) but when I had my Brow Bar experience, I had enough time on hand to reach out for Benefit Bathina and tried on their tester.  VOILA!  I went home with it!  (not the tester of course! LOL)

Benefit says ---
This sheer, glimmering body balm adds a seductive golden-pink sheen to legs and body. It's pure body luxury! Comes complete with Bathina's velvet puff for a smooth application.

42.5g  Net wt. 1.5 oz.

AMW says ---
  • Super cute "tin can" packaging.
  • Doesn't feel heavy on skin. Works even for our weather.
  • Smells really good!
  • Gives a nice, shiny glow but not fake!
  • Works on all skin tones.
  • Can be used all over the body.
  • Gives an unexplainable glow in photos or in person.
  • Long-lasting.
  • Easy to bring even on travel.
  • Can minimize the appearance of scars.
  • Price.
  • May take a bit of practice for the right effect.  
This body balm is long lasting, smells great and can be used all over arms, legs and décolletage.  Gives a golden pink glow without the sparkles or obvious shimmers.

from Benefit
  • For glimmering results, apply evenly with velvet puff. 
  • To accentuate the glow, buff in a circular motion.
from AMW
  • It would be great if you have your legs shaved (if needed) as this may enhance the leg hairs. 
  • I prefer using the puff for personal use and for clients, I use a wedge sponge to apply on arms and legs (if necessary).
  • Apply at least 2-3 layers for photography makeup.  The effect isn't obvious in person but it gives a nice "unexplainable glow" on photos.
  • Since this is still considered "makeup", wash them off at night before going to bed.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Brides-to-be, models who are always on photos and of course, regular "Janes" like you and me who wants healthy-looking, glowing skin!

Where to purchase and how much?
At local Benefit counters for Php1,600.00 (approx $40.00). LIKE Benefit Cosmetics Philippines on Facebook to get updated on Sales and events.  At Benefit international website for $28.00 (without tax)


Manufactured date printed on box

Benefit Bathina is housed in a slimmer tin can which makes it easy for travel.
Includes the body balm and a sponge for application.

Closer look on pan.
Golden pink shade without obvious sparkles.

The sponge comes with a nice ribbon holder for ease of application.

I used the Benefit Bathina on American Ring Girl Model Arianny Celeste for a Print shoot.  I applied the body balm all  over her arms and legs including her décolletage.

Would you give Benefit Bathina Take a Picture...It lasts a try?
I actually enjoy using this product on clients and would use this on myself only on special occasions.

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  1. :O she's hot! i always see this on benefit website but never thought of how to use it. personally, this is definitely not something that i would buy and use for myself considering that i am covered most of the time. LOL.

    1. hahahah when you're covered most of the time, then this is not really a must buy! But this works so well when you wear shorts! :D

  2. i'd like to try! i want glowing skin! pero ang OA ko naman ata, hehehe ... and besides, it would be put to waste since I don't have many special occasions to attend , lol....

    1. hahaha Hi Issa, I used to think OA din until I gave it a try myself! hahahah hindi OA! Maganda ang effect talaga! tamad lang ako minsan mag apply but I'm so happy it works for my clients!

  3. Low maintenance din ako pagdating sa katawan. Thats why I suffer from dry skin.I guess my face is the only part that is very well moisturized pero still, dry pa rin face at body ko.

    This product gives an instant glow effect.
    But a moisturized skin will naturally give you one :) Great review!

    1. I agree with you moisturized skin will give you a naturally glowing skin, but I tell you, this effect IS different! :D

  4. Hi Nikki! Do you remember how Mika Lagdameo's skin looked during the Pond's Unbeaten event? Do you think they used something like this? Because the price would totally be worth it if it can recreate that look. Hihi.

    1. Naku sis, I remember her gorgeous skin, yan ang sinasabi ko sa mga models na nakikita ko that walks down the runway! This one gives a "more natural" effect but close to that!!!!

  5. ur model looks familiar. xa ba un nasa concorde?

    1. Hi Eloisa, yup, this photoshoot was done for Concorde nga! :)

  6. This sounds great! And the packaging is beautiful too.

    1. I agree Gio!!! I really love this product..can't believe I almost missed this!

  7. New word added in my vocab, décolletage. :p I already have shimmering lotion and I love the effect it gives, I should get this next time. :)

    xx, Kim
    Kimpossibly Gorgeous

  8. Amazing collection about beauty and skin.I impressed by this one and want share similar things.


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