In an alternate universe, designer Chris Benz and I are best buds. We sit around drinking coffee while talking about how underrated 764-HERO was, and whenever I look schlubby, he loans me a beautiful piece from his next collection.
Sadly, we do not live in that universe. Fortunately, the one we do live in is filled with Benz-y beauty goodness. Last month saw the launch of Chris & Tell, his lipstick collaboration with Lancome; the creamy coral shade sold out nationwide in a flash. Now, he's teamed up with Beauty.com to create a wee travel kit (it's free with a $100 purchase). The turquoise "suitcase" comes with luggage labels, so you can customize it to your heart's content. Inside, there's $130 worth of full-sized products and samples from brands such as Origins, Skyn Iceland, Murad, and Phyto. So until that alternate universe switches into reality, beauty goodies will have to fulfill my Chris Benz dreams.