It’s A Winter WonderGLAM | Benefit Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection | Full Overview

It's A Winter WonderGLAM | Benefit Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection | Full Overview |

Hey Beauties! 

Every year, when the holidays come around I get so positively full of anticipation to see what my favourite brands will release to celebrate the season. There is just something so pleasing to not only my makeup loving heart but also to my slight obsession with the packaging that brands come up with. Brands like Benefit Cosmetics always seem to knock it out of the park with their creative visions and thoroughly themed holiday collections. 

This year is definitely no different with Benefit Cosmetics going back to their roots and celebrating the city that started it all – San Francisco. 

Benefit was founded by two sisters in San Francisco in 1976, right smack dab in the middle of the Love revolution which saw San Francisco brought into the spotlight. The energy and atmosphere that filled the city had a major impact on the creation of the brand’s identity and it has carried through in all of their work. 

Now 50 years later, Benefit is celebrating their legacy with a holiday collection of snow globes that each depict iconic San Francisco scenes like the Golden Gate Bridge, the Painted Ladies, Lombard St and even the cable cars!

It's A Winter WonderGLAM | Benefit Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection | Full Overview |

There are 8 snow globes in total with exclusives at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Ulta. Each globe is filled with some of Benefit’s cult-favourites and best selling products in a mixture of full sized products and deluxe samples. They all range from between $25 to  $65 CAD with the higher priced globes holding the most full size products. 

Exclusive to Sephora

Head Over Hills ($65 CAD – $120 value) – features a Hoola Bronzing Powder, a POREfessional Primer, a They’re Real Mascara, and a deluxe sized Gimme Brow. 

Hello, SanFrancisGLOW ($35 CAD – $55 value)features a Dandelion Twinkle Highlighting Powder, a Watts Up Cream Highlighter, a Shy Beam Matte Highlighter, and a High Beam Liquid Highlighter. 

I Left My Heart in TanFrancisco ($59 CAD – $121 value) – features a POREfessional Primer, a Hoola Bronzing Powder, a Rollerlash Mascara, a Gimme Brow and a Browvo Brow Priming Serum. 

Exclusive to SDM & Ulta

Beauty and the Bay ($49 CAD – $115 value)features a full sized Hoola Bronzing Powder, a full size They’re Real Mascara, a full size High Brow Highlighting Pencil, and a deluxe sized High Beam Liquid Highlighter. 

Golden Gate Glam ($50 CAD – $81 value) – features a They’re Real Mascara, a They’re Real Duo Lipstick, a Gimme Brow, a deluxe sized Rockateur Boxed Blush, and an Eyeshadow Duo. 

Galifornia Love ($39 CAD – 83 value) – features a deluxe sized Galifornia Boxed Blush, a full size Rollerlash Mascara, and a full size Gimme Brow. 

Cable Car Cuties ($29 CAD – 45 value) – features a Rockateur Boxed Blush, a deluxe sized POREfessional Primer, and a deluxe sized Gimme Brow. 

B.right by the Bay ($55 CAD) – features a full size Browvo Conditioning Primer, a full size Total Moisture Face Cream, a deluxe sized It’s Potent Eye Cream, and a deluxe sized Instant Comeback Facial Serum. 

To go right along with the San Francisco theme, Benefit also released the City Lights Party Nights Gift Set ($42 CAD – $84 value). It’s a gorgeous collectible makeup bag that you could totally use as a clutch and inside are all of Benefit’s favs for a night out on the town.

 Achieve defined brows, long lashes, full looking lips and a soft glow with a full size Precisely My Brow (in shade 3), a deluxe sized Dandelion Twinkle Highlighting Powder, a deluxe sized They’re Real Mascara, and a deluxe sized They’re Real Double The Lip Lipstick in the shade Nude Scandal. 

It's A Winter WonderGLAM | Benefit Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection | Full Overview |

To cap off the collection, Benefit released their best-selling cult classic They’re Real Mascara ($31 CAD) in special edition holiday packaging! 

This limited edition treat takes the beautiful gun metal tube and tops it off with a cut crystal inspired cap! Just like last year, it has already sold out on Sephora but you can find it at Ulta and SDM

It's A Winter WonderGLAM | Benefit Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection | Full Overview |

Benefit Cosmetics never fails to come up with the most ingenious themes and the most adorable packaging for every release but the holidays take it one step further. This year’s range is absolutely gorgeous and one of my favourites yet. Which gift set is on your wish list?

* I have linked as many sets as possible, quite a few are either sold out or have been pulled from shelves due to the recall on Gimme Brow. If you would like to learn more about this recall or how to manage it – check out this link.* 



  1. Rachel Gault
    November 17, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    I hear about this brand all the time but I've never actually tried them! Definitely need to soon!

  2. Amanda
    November 17, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    I love the San Fran theme! It's great!

  3. Meaghan Dawson
    November 17, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    What a great post! I love BeneFit cosmetics! Rollerball mascara is one of my faves!

  4. aclassyfashionista
    November 17, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    These are all such cute sets! I love benefit!

  5. Miss Crumbs A Lot
    November 17, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I love Benefit products. Their packaging is so fun too!

  6. Olivia Muller
    November 17, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Benefit is my fav makeup brands! I love Dandelion too!!!

  7. Shooting Stars Mag
    November 17, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Oh, I'm loving the look of the snow globes and how they all come with different items. Holiday packaging is too cute

  8. Breakfast at Lillys
    November 17, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    I love Benefit! Their packaging is always killer.

  9. Summer @ Coffee With Summer
    November 18, 2017 / 2:56 am

    I've been wanting to try that mascara – I'm a sucker for trying new mascaras!

  10. Azanique Rawl
    November 18, 2017 / 4:06 am

    I would love to try their mascara! I have heard so many great things about it.-xo, Azanique |

  11. Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
    November 18, 2017 / 4:11 am

    So many cute gifties to choose from and all from what looks like a good product. Thanks for sharing.

  12. sandsunandmessybuns
    November 18, 2017 / 6:05 am

    Benefit is one of our favorite brands, too! The always knock it out of the park with their holiday gift sets. We saw them in ULTA the other day and wanted all of them πŸ™‚

  13. MonicaLeeBlog
    November 18, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    So happy I came across this post! I have been on the hunt for some new "must have" beauty products!!

  14. Carmen Edelson
    November 18, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Benefit is one of my favorite high end beauty brands. I can't wait to check out their holiday collection. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  15. Cameron
    November 19, 2017 / 1:48 am

    I love Benefit and they nailed their packaging this year! Def adding a few to the gift list!

  16. Jessica McAlexander
    November 19, 2017 / 2:43 am

    Holiday collections are the BEST! I need to head to Sephora and Ulta asap!

  17. Kyla Matton Osborne
    November 19, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I love the snow globe presentation! What a cute idea πŸ™‚

  18. Sarah Fleming
    November 19, 2017 / 11:21 pm

    I love Benefit mascara. It is a miracle worker!

  19. Deborah
    November 20, 2017 / 12:10 am

    Benefit is one of my favorite brands! All of their mascaras are amazing!xo DeborahCoffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  20. Whitney H
    November 20, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    The Rollerlash mascara is my holy grail mascara – it's sooo good! I think my SIL would love these gift packs!

  21. Christina @ Hugs and Lattes
    November 20, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Oooh I want to try the My Brow!

  22. Tina Hogan Grant
    November 20, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Some great gift ideas Here. Will keep them in mind.. Thanks

  23. Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries
    November 20, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    All of these products look incredible but I totally checking out the brow items. I lve your photos too you have an excellent eye:)

  24. Blair Villanueva
    November 21, 2017 / 1:49 am

    Time to visit Benefit shops and grab one of these new Christmas collection. Perfect as gifts. My friends will love them.

  25. tdunlap
    November 21, 2017 / 2:28 am

    These are look so lovely! I need to get me some more make-up hahaTori || Victori Media

  26. Sondra Barker
    November 21, 2017 / 3:03 am

    Super cute stuff! I need to go makeup shopping this winter!Sondra

  27. Amanda Mizell
    November 21, 2017 / 3:29 am

    Dear Santa, get me all the Benefit goodies!

  28. salwa kisswani
    November 21, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    OMG those makeup kits are so pretty,, and they look really good

  29. Paige Ladisic
    November 27, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Honestly I don't even wear that much makeup but during the holidays I wish I did – all of the gift sets and palettes and collections are so cute! Thanks for this roundup!

  30. Thena Franssen
    December 1, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Such a great post. I'm always looking for the new beauty finds!

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