I have to admit I went off Benefit makeup for a while as none of their new launches particularly grabbed me, but now it seems like their smashing out new product after new product and suddenly my ears are pricking up again as they all look pretty exciting!
I have a slight love hate relationship with Benefit's new launches. Some of their classic products like the blusher boxes are my all-time favourites but others such as Fine One One were a bit hit and miss with me.
The most recent one to catch my eye is the They're Real Duo Shadow Blender. I don't think there is anything on the market like it at the moment, they are little eyeshadow duos in a case with a sponge applicator to do all the hard work of blending for you. There are eight different sets available with complimentary shades - one lighter and one darker.
For someone like me who doesn't wear eyeshadow, and doesn't have the faintest clue where to start with it, it seems like a pretty nifty invention. You have to swipe the blender across a few times to pick up the product then just apply it to your eyes the same you would with a regular eyeshadow brush or sponge. The fact you have everything you need (including a built in mirror) in an easy, portable case takes all the faff out of applying makeup! They aren't the most pigmented of eyeshadows but for an easy way of creating a soft look I'd recommend giving them a go.
So are they worth the money? You can buy the eyeshadow duos individually for £19.50, which is a fairly standard Benefit price, or a kit with three smaller versions in for £28.50. The kit is a better value way of trying it out if you want to try the different shades. You can buy the blender sponges alone for £7.50, which is a little steep!