Benefit Cosmetics Bathina ‘Take a Picture it Lasts Longer…’ Body Balm

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Benefit is famous for its funky, old-fashioned and great products: Bathina body balm is a good example of that.

Bathina ‘Take a Picture it Lasts Longer…’ is a glimmering body balm. It’s pricey — $30. However, the case is pretty big, so it doesn’t feel like a total ripoff. The case is very cute: 50s style tin box filled with pink balm and Bathina’s velvety puff. When I hold this thing in my hands, I feel like a flirty girl from the fifties’ movie. To me, just that feeling is worth 30 bucks. 🙂

The purpose of this balm is to add a light, golden-pink sheen to your legs and body. I bought Bathina right before a trip to Mexico and used it every day over there. The balm gave my skin a subtle and seductive sheen that looked like a combination of natural glow and transparent glimmer. With this balm, my skin doesn’t look and feel oily (that’s why I avoid body oils like NARS Monoi Oil) or sticky. Also, this balm doesn’t stain your clothes. I would usually wear it to the beach and in the evenings. Under certain light (like direct sun and evening lights), Bathina-treated skin will look particularly sexy and healthy. Bathina balm is not particularly moisturizing (and it’s not supposed to be) but it does give my skin a soft, velvety feel.

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