Benefit’s Some Kind-a-Gorgeous Review

Hi my pretties,

As promised ages ago, today I’m reviewing a little-talked-about product: Some Kind-a-Gorgeous by Benefit. I purchased this a while back when I was still in my anti-liquid foundation phase (see post on my first experience!). I’ve seen virtually nothing mentioned online about this product, so I basically bought it on a whim. The lady at Sephora told me this would give me just a enough coverage to even out my skin tone without the cakiness I was afraid of. It basically goes on like a cream but dries instantly.


As you can see below, I’ve made a decent dent in this product! This was my go-to easy complexion “faker” for several months, but I stopped using it when I saw the light and bought my Bare Minerals Get Started Kit (see review).

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I did notice more evenness to my skin with this, and I liked the easy application. This was quick to apply- I just used the makeup sponge this came with and it was really easy to blend. Also, it dries instantly so your face isn’t left feeling moist like you need to set it.


I found that the texture this left on my skin was so-so. It always left a visible-makeup look that I didn’t like. Also, they only offer this in three shades- Lite, Medium and Dark. I have warmer toned skin and this was too pink-toned for me. I found it didn’t help with redness at all because of this!


This was an okay product for giving me more even skin, but I never felt great wearing it. Isn’t that why we want to put on makeup? I think I only made a dent in it because I wanted to make it work and I wanted to like it! Also, even though it looks like it would be more warm-toned, it actually wears with a pinkish-beige tone. This doesn’t really cover any flaws at all, and is basically just a $36 tinted cream-to-powder product. Meh.

xo J



  1. April 7, 2015 / 10:13 am

    I’ve used this before and totally agree with you! there is definitely a lot better products out there for the same price or cheaper! Louise xx

    • April 8, 2015 / 7:40 am

      Nice to see someone else had the same experience! Benefit is an expensive brand in general but this product shouldn’t pass the $20 range realistically! Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. April 11, 2015 / 9:41 am

    I think this was one of the first foundations I ever used! I remember liking it then as I hadn’t used anything else but I don’t think I would now. I like the packaging though! xx

    • April 11, 2015 / 8:44 pm

      Yea it was a decent introductory one! Thanks for reading 🙂

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