Saturday, March 8, 2014

Unboxing: BDJ Box March 2014 (Secrets of Spy Gal)

At this point, you probably know I did a couple of workshops with Benefit Cosmetics Philippines and think I have all the Benefit Products I need --- WRONG! 

Even way before Benefit Cosmetics arrived our shores, I've always been a fan of the brand, the packaging and the quality of their products.  I've bought a couple during my trips abroad and even have my dear friend Gracie sent me some all the way from UK!  But there can never be enough Benefit products for makeup lovers like me!  Yes, I played with their products so many times during workshops and shoots, I probably know 3/4 of their products (or more) by heart!   But upon receiving BDJ Box March Edition, I made a loud squeak!  Yes, I can't get enough of their products!  Call me greedy, but I want them as I use them both on myself and clients!

Secrets of Spy Gal An Exclusive Benefit x BDJ Box

This box is the lightest subscription box I received to date but mind you, the contents are Benefit's heavyweight champions! :)

Can you spot your favorite Benefit product?

Stay Flawless Sample
Full size price: Php1,900.00
This is the instant Pro-long primer from Benefit, I actually do not own this and plan to invest on this!  I have a hard time NOT picking on Benefit's Porefessional Balm on my makeup gigs!  I guess I'll have to test this out myself and see if it's worth going to my traincase! :)


Porefessional PRO Balm
Full size price: Php1,600.00
Okay, who can say no to this wonderful balm that helps minimize the appearance of large pores almost immediately?  Please read my in-depth review here and I tell you, I have 2 backups of this product on my makeup kit!  I use this mostly on the t-zone of my clients who have normal or oily skin.


The sample size is good enough for a week's usage if you apply only on key areas.  You will use this up in around 3-4 days if you apply all over face!


Agent Zero Shine
Full Size Price: Php1,600.00
 One of the newest product from Benefit!  I've given away 2 Agent Zero Shine to 2 lucky AMW readers and I hope to get a feedback on how much they love the product on comment section below! :) 

As for me, I am already using this as a touch-up powder on clients who likes to instantly minimize shine without messing up with the makeup! 

What's so cute with this sample is the inclusion of a small brush!  It may not be the world's best brush but hey, it is just a sample and when do you get a brush inclusive on a sample? :D

Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in Ivory
Full Size Price:Php1,900.00
 This is one of the best liquid foundation sample I've seen!  I mean, you get a good amount of product sample that lasts you almost 2 weeks (depending how much you use) and the product comes in a nice pump packaging (which I love!).  The shade Ivory is not my color but I am excited to mix this with my existing shade: Champagne which is turning a bit dark on my "haven't seen the sun for months" skin.

Feel free to read my review on Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow HERE.

Sample size is big enough to test if the product works for you!

Under My Spell Noelle Fragrance
Full Size Costs: Php2000.00
 A lot may not know but Benefit Cosmetics carry a good number of fragrances and what do I do with sample sizes?  I bring them on travel!  I am actually leaving tomorrow so this will go straight to my kikay kit! :)

Sample size against my hand


Stay Don't Stray
Full Size Price: Php1,400.00
I've reviewed Stay Don't Stray 2 years ago when it was housed in an old packaging.  I don't mind the pump packaging but I did mentioned the amount of product dispensed is a bit hard to control with the said packaging! 


Thankfully, Benefit Cosmetics listened and they made their packaging better!  Just like the old Urban Decay doe-foot applicator (which I prefer for eyelid primer), I find it easier to dispense the amount of product needed.

If you noticed, this sample size has a shade called Light/Medium because Stay Don't Stray finally comes in 2 shades!  I think the Light/Medium one is perfect for fair to medium skin tone.

And of course, as always, take the BDJ Box 7 Day Challenge if you got yourself the March box.  Use any one or multiple products from the March BDJ Box for 7 days and take photos of actual use and share your experience and feedback on the products and post at least one blog entry.   Make sure to include the following tags on your blog post #BDJBox #BDJBox7day and the website and get the chance to win The Bronze Champions Kit from Benefit which is perfect for summer!

**BDJ Box costs Php580.00 for 1 month, Php1,700 for 3 months and Php3,300 for 6 months.
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(Product sent by company/PR  for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. i regret not getting this box... i really wanted to try benefit products... heard a lot of good things... and i really adore the packaging...

  2. eep! I was one of those winners, and yes, I super love it! It was like magic, really. I have super oily skin that I lost hope finding a good powder to keep my oilies at bay especially during parties. But this powder? It's magic, seriously. I only have to retouch once during my 9 hour shift. Ganon sya ka-powerful na hindi lumabas ang oiliness ko! :)

    1. Nice to know! Good for yoU! so happy you finally found the best product for your oiliness!

  3. OMG! I'm excited to get my May box (my first). After reading your post, I regretted not subscribing sooner! xoxo

    1. So how do you like your May Box? I got mine too!

  4. I wanted to join but the June boxes are already sold out... The open subscription are for July already...

    1. aww wsayang! So were you able to subscribe July Box?

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