Sunday, 8 March 2015

Cabana Glama

I am aware that this palette is quite an old one from benefit, but it certainly is one to still impress. For an overview, the palette comes with four makeup products and two brushes, one for eyes and one for cheeks. On the lid, there is a large mirror which is big enough to do your makeup in if you are on the go. 
Some Kind-a Gorgeous Foundation Faker
I still cannot believe that this is a foundation, on my skin it literally feels like I'm wearing nothing, which is good since I can't stand the feeling of product on my face. Yet, in the little box it comes in, the product was ever so oily, so I was thankful to find out that this is a cream to powder foundation and it mattifies extremely quickly. The shade which comes with the palette is medium, arguably a tad too dark for my relatively pale skin, but once I have touched up with a lighter concealer everything matches. However, I doubt I will ever purchase the full pot of this considering there are many alternatives/ dupes from the drugstore which are half the price of this. 
Posietint Cheek and Lip Stain
This acting blush/lippy really is quite spectacular, I prefer it a lot more than my benetint and I feel like the lighter pink colour is a better match for my skin tone. The sample size is disappointingly quite small, but the colour pay off for this product makes up for this fact.
Hoola Bronzer
One of my favourite things in here is this bronzer, pretty much a beauty must have for any makeup-savvy. Everything from the colour to how easily it is applied, makes this bronzer my all time favourite. It is completely matte with no shimmer, and the colour intensity is not too hard which is very relevant when applying to your cheeks if you don't want harsh lines. I happen to have another Hoola bronzer sample, but when both run out I will be looking to splurge and purchase the full size.
Eye-shadow Trio
The three colours within this palette are:
 Cocoa Pizzazz- a dark, chocolate brown colour with a hint of shimmer, which I tend to blend into my outer corner and crease
Bronze Buzz- a lighter, shimmery brown which I apply all over my lid
Peach Fizz- a highlighting pink toned shadow which I also apply all over my lid

All three of these shadows have an amazing colour pay off and are very easily blended. These tones definitely create more of a natural, summery look compared to a harsh, smoky eye.
Final Thoughts
Overall, I am impressed with this palette and is one I will ensure is with me when on the move or on holiday etc. On a daily basis, I use the eye-shadows and bronzer, not so much the foundation or cheek and lip tint but they are nice add-ons to the palette. I think this set can be purchased at around the £20 mark, which isn't bad for four benefit products plus two brushes.


  1. Such a great little palette! Benefit is the best, I have a similar old one called Her Name is Glowla, it's lasted me absolutely ages but is so perfect to take away for the weekend when you don't want to take a full makeup bag! Lovely pictures :)
    Carrie xx

  2. I really need to try the Hoola bronzer! :)

  3. The eye shadow shades are so gorgeous! Benefit really has the most adorable packaging for make up :)

  4. Such a pretty palette! I really love Benefit's sets like this, they're ideal for travel xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  5. It looks like a great set - I haven't tried many sets from Benefit x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  6. This sounds amazing, love the swatches! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  7. love th swatches

    thanks for sharing :)

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  8. These look incredible ! Love the quality of your photos too

    With love from London,
    Hayley ♥

  9. Those eye shadow colours are so pretty! They make me really excited for spring/summer makeup vibes :) xo

    ♡Kudzai || NEWKIDBLOGS

  10. This is lovely, dear!!

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  12. this is really nice swthrt, happy women s day.

  13. I love Benefits sets like this, and the golden tones are gorgeous!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  14. What a cute little set. I've never ever bought a set from Benefit but they always look so cute :) x

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  15. How have I not seen this set before?! The eyeshadow trio are lovely shades and I'm a big fan of Posietint!

    Style Sunrise ☀


  16. I never tend to buy Benefit but these looks like great products.

    Jenn from

  17. I really don't have anywhere near enough Benefit products in my opinion and a palette/set like this would be perfect to try out more. Must send this post to fiance as the world's biggest hint ;)


  18. lovely pictures these look like beautiful products!

  19. I just bought this palette the other day, it was a great deal and I agree, it is definitely an impressive palette, just what you need for an everyday look. Plus, the eyeshadows are super pigmented and stunning! xx

  20. This looks like a fab little set! The foundation sounds good, I hate anything too heavy x

    Josie’s Journal

  21. This looks amazing! It's actually a great price for a big set. I'm a huge Benefit fan and will have to check this out! Love your blog :)


  22. Amazing makeup kit! Those shades look pretty! =)


  23. Lovely photos, the box is so nice! The eyeshadows really look like a perfect colour. x

    Mimicryer x UK fashion & beauty

  24. Hi! amazing photos and I love this one from Benefit too btw! :) I recently started my own beauty related blog, I would love for you to check it out, x Josune, Your Beauty Script

  25. I LOVE that peachy eyeshadow colour, that is just so so pretty!

    Bree xx

  26. This set looks so cute. I really want to try Posietint it looks amazing. The eyeshadows shades are beautiful too.

    Roxie ♥

  27. I love my Cabana set! It is so cute, and has lots of goodies to use. Really great for travelling! Such a good post, on a nearly forgotten item! :)

  28. The posietint cheek and lip stain is actually really nice,i just love it!

    xoxo The Lifer Blog

  29. I love these little box kits from benefit. I got one for christmas ans have been using it almost every day.

    Great blog too, love the design! xx

  30. What a great little palette, loving the shades - very subtle and feminine :)

    xo Mel || Sketch & Scribbles

  31. Aww this palette is so cute! Products look really great :)

  32. gorgeous makeup palette :)

  33. I got a palette from Benefit recently and I wasn't hugely impressed with the eyeshadow pigmentation. The ones in this palette, however, look much better. I really like that it comes with Hoola Bronzer too. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  34. I haven't come across this one before! The shimmery shades look lovely in the swatches :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  35. I could not live without Hoola, it's my all time favourite contouring bronzer! I love the little kits Benefit do - they're such a good way of trying out new products! xx


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