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A Beauty Review: Benefit’s Fine-One-One

Benefit’s new Fine-One-One is a sheer brightening product for cheeks and lips – and I’m currently in love with it.  You could say it was love at first swipe. And that’s not just because of the super cute name and pretty packaging – although that does tend to help.  Fine-One-One is a multi-tasking powerhouse, tiny enough to fit in any makeup bag, but big enough to fill in for your blush, bronzer, and lip gloss in a pinch.  If you’re not yet convinced, read on for more reasons why it’s our latest beauty must-have.


Fine-One-One contains three pretty shades – pink champagne, sheer watermelon, and soft coral – all in one simple stick.  Starting at the apple of your cheek, all you have to do is glide the stick (pink champagne-side up) towards your temple, and blend with your fingers.  Just like that, you’ve got color from the sheer watermelon, contour from the soft coral, and a highlight from the pink champagne.  In the image to the right, you can see  Fine-One-One unblended (above) and how seamlessly it blends (below).

These three lovely hues also work well on your lips.  Select one shade, or blend the three of them together.  My favorite for my lips is the soft coral – I don’t have any true coral lip colors, so this is perfect!

You might not want Fine-One-One to totally replace your blushes, bronzers, and highlighters, but it really is the perfect little helper if you’re short on time or looking for something easy and natural.  It’s become my go-to when I’m running late for work in the morning.  The beauty that I’ve found with Fine-One-One is that it’s super versatile.  Build up the color by layering Fine-One-One on top of your favorite blush or bronzer.  Get a custom lip color by layering it with your own lipstick or gloss.  How you use it is really up to you.

Birchbox met up with Benefit’s Global Beauty Authority, Maggie Ford Danielson, to give you this exclusive video – it really showcases all the ways that you can use Fine-One-One! Check it out here:

Disclosure: I received Fine-One-One from Benefit Cosmetics for the purpose of reviewing. The opinions stated in this post are my own.

About Kathleen Tower

Kathleen is the style editor for The Collabor-eight. She's a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova, she turned her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she's not at work, she's browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own "Manicure Monday" inspiration. She believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges and nearly steals!

One comment on “A Beauty Review: Benefit’s Fine-One-One

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