I say 2003 ISH because these have proved impossible to date via Google research. I’ve looked at many, many images of cupcakes, icing and the benefits of icing (on cakes) that I gave up on about page a million. But, the set is so similar in style to Frostings that I posted about last week that they must be closely linked in time – a year either side or so I imagine.
They’re very much in a similar vein to Frostings content wise, too. Two lip cremes and two eye sparkles. Each pot is decorated with a different ‘icing’ design and the posts are held within paper cupcake cases to make them more like bon-bons.
The top ingredient for the lip cremes is polyisobutylene which is something that you rarely see on make up ingredient lists these days (or at least, I don’t recall having seen it any time recently).
Shade names are: Cherry Velvet (lip creme), Cocoa Lace (lip creme), Sparkles ‘n’ Spice (eye sparkle) and Sugar On Top (eye sparkle) – in the order that you see them above. I think I’ve got one more retro Benefit product to come – the Glamourette palette from 2004 – anyone remember that? I just have to find it…. 🙂
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Absolutely loving this series Jane, thanks so much. Am an icu nurse working daft hours and every day I read this and it’s a tonic! Looking forward to new stuff too. Thanks again xxx
Well, thank YOU so much for the work that you’re doing and I’m so glad you’re enjoying it.
These are these are the ones I had Jane. I loved them. I think the brand felt much more ‘boutique’ then. What was that ingredient you mention and why is it not used anymore out of interest?
As far as I understand it, it’s a petroleum derivative used as a thickener – I imagine things in the labs just got more sophisticated and there was far better availability of alternatives.
I had a set of these, never wanted to use them as I didn’t want to mess up the packaging! Really, really loving these beauty archive posts. Many thanks!
So glad you like them x
Lovely posts! Nostalgia at its best!