product review : Benefit’s Fine One One

When I saw Benefit release this product, Fine One One, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It seemed like the perfect blush/highlight/depth product and it looked really easy to use. I’ve shared my method for contouring here, and while you’ll get more “detail” if you contour that way, using Fine One One is a quick, simple, and multi-purpose product that delivers what it promises.

I’m fairly skeptical of cream blushes. I tend to “over-blend”, for fear of leaving blush marks, and end up rubbing most of the product off. This was not the case with Fine One One. I like that there is a proper way to apply it, instead of guessing how to rub cream blush on.

The watermelon color in the center is the most pigmented. You get the “pink” from that shade. The coral adds the perfect amount of depth to the bottom, and the pink champagne color is a perfect highlighter. 

To use it, you simply swipe following the natural curve of your cheek.

If you are apprehensive about contouring, I’d recommend trying Fine One One. It takes the guess work out. Or, head over to Sephora and test it out before you buy it!

You can also use this product as a lip color, just swipe horizontally across your lips and rub together (I’m not wearing it on my lips). And to brighten up tired eyes at the end of the day, I wouldn’t be opposed to dabbing my ring finger on the highlight color and tapping it near the inner corners of my eyes.

The options are endless. Just don’t use it as eyeshadow.

Not cute.

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Comments (37)

  1. Lili says
    Posted January 3, 2013

    Can’t wait to try this!!!

  2. Posted January 3, 2013

    Wow! Great time saver too. Not seen this one yet.

  3. Posted January 3, 2013

    What a neat product! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sarah says
    Posted January 3, 2013

    Sweet! I’ll have to try this one!! πŸ™‚

  5. Posted January 3, 2013

    It looks gorgeous on you as a cream blush, but I’m just not sure if I’d find it purposeful! It helps to be able to use it as a lip color. I guess I’m just a fan of good ol’ blush and bronzer πŸ™‚ Love the review though!

  6. Alissa says
    Posted January 3, 2013

    Anything by them I find to be just absolutely easy to use and super good!

  7. Maria says
    Posted January 3, 2013

    This is so awesome. It looks really great on you, and it looks like it’s super easy to use. xo, Maria

  8. Posted January 3, 2013

    awesome! would love to try that!

    – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

  9. Posted January 3, 2013

    So cool! I want it! xD

  10. Lex LB says
    Posted January 3, 2013

    It looks really pretty but i’m not sure about the actual packaging of the product.. i feel like the product isnt nearly long enough….

    • Kate says
      Posted January 3, 2013

      do you mean it won’t last long enough, or the actual width of the stick won’t cover your entire cheek area?

  11. Jill says
    Posted January 3, 2013

    I love the look of this! It would save some time from applying multiple products for sure! I have somewhat oily/combo skin though…interested to know how it “stays” on and whether it seems to add oil. You don’t look to have oily skin, but just your opinion? πŸ™‚

    • Kate says
      Posted January 3, 2013

      it stayed all day. And itsn’t oily at all!

  12. Posted January 3, 2013

    How cool! Thanks for testing the product out for us!


  13. Posted January 3, 2013

    Fine one one = nine one one (911)
    As in “use in case of beauty emergency”

    • Kate says
      Posted January 3, 2013


  14. Posted January 3, 2013

    Wow that actually looks great! The product itself seemed kind of gimicky, but it really turned out beautifully on your skin.
    You’re beautiful btw!

    Kailan Marie

    • Kate says
      Posted January 3, 2013

      Yeah, thats why I wanted to try it–I was pretty skeptical. But it’s really great!

  15. Posted January 3, 2013

    That looks really pretty!!

  16. Posted January 3, 2013

    Oooh i love this! Thanks for the tip!

  17. Posted January 3, 2013

    Looks Fantastic! Would this go on top of face powder?

    • Kate says
      Posted January 3, 2013


  18. Latoya says
    Posted January 3, 2013

    Looks great! What colors are you wearing on your lid? I love that dark color.

    • Kate says
      Posted January 3, 2013

      coming soon πŸ˜‰

  19. ....... says
    Posted January 3, 2013

    I need to try this. I love how it looks on you. this will really make contouring easy for everyone! thanks for the great review! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  20. Emily says
    Posted January 3, 2013

    I’ve been DYING to try this–I love all things Benefit–so THANK YOU for reviewing it!!! I definitely might make a Sephora pit stop on my way to lifetime tonight. oxo

  21. Posted January 4, 2013

    I absolutely love this! I stumbled upon the video of how to use it on the Birchbox website and had to try it. I’ve had it for a few weeks now and can’t get enough. I’m not so much into makeup but I thought this will add just the right amount of color. I LOVE it. It is so easy to use also! Can’t beat that!

  22. pokes96 says
    Posted January 4, 2013

    Looks portable & easy for travel. Do you put your finishing powder over it?

    • Kate says
      Posted January 4, 2013

      under it!

  23. Posted January 4, 2013

    That is the easiest contouring product out there!! I will have to try it out!! Thanks for the demo/information πŸ™‚

  24. Posted January 4, 2013

    love the look of this and it looks like it will make the conturing process so much easier πŸ˜€ thanks for the review πŸ˜€

  25. SH says
    Posted January 4, 2013

    I’ve never tried anything like this before! Thanks for the review.

  26. Posted January 4, 2013

    Thanks for the product review! Love all of your post!


  27. Posted January 7, 2013

    Great post in Awesome Blog!
    This is a really nice blog post and the post is inspired me to start Blogging like you after visiting and reading you post.
    Yüz Germe

  28. Posted January 8, 2013

    You look so lovely! Are you going to spill what’s on your lids and lips? That lip colour is gorgeous! xx

  29. Posted March 19, 2013

    Love your blogs, Kate! Lots of great info and thanks for sharing.

    you can get the make up primer and foundation that Kate is using at or email me for samples at [email protected] I’m a Arbonne Consultant and Would be glad to help in any way!

  30. Posted June 28, 2013

    This product is awesome! I love the concept and it looks stunning!