Thursday, 28 March 2013

How to spot a fake Benefit Powda Wowza blusher

There are a lot of fake Benefit products on ebay and I have been stung a few times now. Firstly with the Smokin Eyes kit and now with the Powda Wowza so to warn others I have kept the fake one here to compare with the genuine one bought from Benefit.

The first thing to look for is the genuine quality of the packaging and product as Benefit is always very good quality. Especially on ebay be wary if it says no box, no brush or damaged box. Sometimes they say they are seconds which is probably untrue it's just a way of disguising the shabby quality of the product. This Powda Wowza seems like a good fake but if you know what to look out for you can easily spot a fake. Luckily I got a refund for this product.

Differences between the genuine and fake:

Box - on the fake the ink isn't printed very good and is smudged. The big give away is where it says 'peel me' in the corner to reveal the product info as on the genuine it is a sticker and peels back easily to reveal the ingredients underneath. On the fake it doesn't peel and rips off untidily.

Lid - inside the lid of the real box the pattern follows through onto the inside lip where as on the fake there is no pattern. 

Brush - The fake brush bristles are terrible quality and look very messy. They are all different lengths. The real brush is a bit smaller but good quality with neat bristles. Also the real one comes in a plastic packet inside the box the fake does not.

 Smell -This is the biggest difference as the real blushers smell very fragrant and fruity smelling where as the fake smells a bit chemically. The powders look very similar in colour and they are all shimmerey.
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