Benefit That Gal - My Thoughts

I'm a media's dream and so easily swayed by adverts, so when I saw "That Gal" in a million different bridal magazines telling me I could have "dull to darling" brightened skin in one application I bought it.

After a mix up where paypal thought I was a cheeky fraudster ordering from Spain and blocking my account, I finally got my inpatient hands on it. For 21.50 you get 11ml of gunk product which comes in a sort of prittstick like container and spurts from the top a little like a playdough factory. It's a bit of a gimmick but I like it.


The product is sold as a bightener/primer but according to Benefit's website you can wear it on it's lonesome to brighten all skin tones. As a primer I find it ok, the dewy/tacky consistancy seems to hold my concealer and foundation fine and it has a nice bubblegum-ey smell which I really like. However as a brightener it really doesn't do much for me, it could be my freckly inconsistent skin tone playing it's part in the process but to get a small result I have to slop so much product on my face which then seems to bring out my pinky tones even more.

I bought the product with the wishful thinking that on a rushed morning I could oh-so-glamourously swish some of this onto my cheeks and instantly look fresh and revived. Instead for the same results I use this, concealer, foundation, powder foundation, and finish off with High Beam (which I actually love). And to be honest I could probably cut That Gal out of this routine and should have used the money to buy more highbeam.

Who knows though, it could just be my rubbish skin refusing to play nice. Anyone else tried this? Thoughs?
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20 comments

  1. I loved this when I bought it.. but wouldn't buy it again as like you said you have to use a fair bit of it resulting in it not lasting long at all!!

    http://lowri-armsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

    x

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  2. Oh it's a shame it wasn't as good as you hoped, I hate it when products do that! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  3. i tried this and thought it was shit. did nothing a highlighter/primer should do, so now i'm ususing Elf's much cheaper primer which is brillllliant!

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  4. I've got it and definately not impressed - bit of a waste of money for me really! x

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  5. that happened to me recently with the Tressemme dry shampoo :( doesn't worked at all!! thanks for sharing your thoughts about this product!

    xx
    http://www.trend-ish.com

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  6. I almost bought this! I am also another one who falls right in to the marketing ploys! x

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  7. Ooh Benefit always tempts me with their adorable packaging! Good to know that this product was a bit of a waste.. My skin typically acts up from anything new, so you've saved me!

    Happy Sunday! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  8. I liked this when I had it but I could never have just put it on and gone, it definitely needed something else, as an illuminator though it worked on me :)

    Maria xxx

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  9. Weirdly, I was just talking about the playdough factory last week - I really loved those little hairdresser sets where all the playdough squeezed through the little holes like hair... brilliant...

    How annoying that it doesn't really work very well :( Bloody Benefit with their interesting packaging and taglines...

    Also, a blog shop! How exciting! I'll be sure to check it out xxx

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  10. I tried this too, as part of a heap of samples a sales associate gave me after accidentally poking me in the eye with a mascara wand, and I thought it was a bit rubbish. It didn't brighten and didn't mix well with my foundation at all!

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  11. wonderful blog post, definitely helpful! <3

    www.loretta-blog.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for the review :) It sucks that this didn't live up to your expectations :( I'm easily swayed by adverts too, even when they have the most unrealistic claims! xx

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  13. i bought That Gal spontaneously and regretted it so much... not only is it way overpriced it is... pretty useless.

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  14. i'm one of those people where i just hate to have anything on my face (foundation is a no no for me), so is this a very light product? it's a shame it didn't lie up to your expectations, but not everything can!

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  15. Thats a pity that you didn't like it as much as you thought. You have a funny way with words though lol you blog gave me a bit of a laugh
    "After a mix up where paypal thought I was a cheeky fraudster ordering from Spain and blocking my account, I finally got my inpatient hands on it" + "I bought the product with the wishful thinking that on a rushed morning I could oh-so-glamourously swish some of this onto my cheeks and instantly look fresh and revived" I like it. Im following you now :)
    x
    Saoirse

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  16. I really wanted this when it first came out but I just don't see a real point to it :/ it's a bloody rip-off too D: xx

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  17. thanks for the tip about new looks skinnies! :)

    i really wanted to try this, so thanks for sharing your review, might think twice about it now. but like you i really love highbeam and moonbeam too! :)

    tasha x
    www.silhouette-skies.blogspot.com

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  18. I've tried this before, and it's okay. Doesn't do all that much :) I do also love high beam though!

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  19. I prefer high beam too. I had a mini-kit thing and this came with it, I like it but I wouldn't re-buy. x hivenn

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