Monday 11 May 2015

Benefit My Life

When you think of the make-up giants, Benefit is up there, 'Bene-Babes across the country are rejoicing in their witchcraft..

I have pores (well, duh..) but I mean visible without magnification, bane of my make-up covered life sized pores
 For the first time in my life, using The Porefessional, I'm encouraging people to get that close to my face to see if they can see them, and unless you whip out the X2 magnification you're having to struggle!
Its a matte, oil free cream that's so lightweight it just glides over the skin. You can wear it over, under or without make-up and you don't feel like you've just used a trowel to apply anything!

I can't lie, I'm not convinced. Don't get me wrong, I want to love this so badly, but when I use Watt's Up it seems to change the consistency of my foundation to something I am not loving. I am yet to try this with a different foundation so I can't point the finger just yet and I must say the colour is a gorgeously delicate champagne, and with a pearlescent sheen I want to be covering my face in this for days. I'm not loosing hope and as soon as I swap foundations this will be whipped straight back out and given another go!!

Love. Love. LOVE.
I don't want to blow my own trumpet but I am extremely proud of my eyebrows, what they lack in colour (they're nearly blonde) they make up for in shape and all round fabness. I won't just use any old thing on them and it originally took some convincing to mix something else in with my old faithful mac eye shadows but my gosh Brow-Zings has well and truly knocked the competition out the park.
I hadn't used a wax before but it helps define the shape and paired with the powder to set the colour it has staying power both on my face and in my heart!

Another absolute fave. I can't believe I went so long without They're Real Mascara in my life. One coat creates a good base cover for your lashes if you're wanting a more subtle look for the day, but apply another coat or two and you're off to the dance floor within seconds. With staying power that lasts all day, if you want to do anything for your make-up bag this month, then check this out!

I'm a bit confused by the They're Real Push-Up Liner, I understand its meant to be a gel and I love the lash hugging approach but after watching the feature video on the Benefit Page mine just doesn't seem to be like that, its more of a solid consistency than theirs appear to be and if I go back along the line I've originally drawn it rubs itself off..
I'm persevering to see whether the consistency changes after a few more uses but has anyone else found this with theirs?!

Seriously, how cute is this packaging?!

I can't and won't choose a favourite.
Hoola being the only bronzer in the palette gets dished out every day but its the perfect build-able colour, especially for some one like me who tends to be on the whiter end of the spectrum..
I see the blushes like personalities, who you wake up as that day will depend on what one you wear, Bellabamba for a pinch me cheek or Dandelion if you want more of a spring flush.

I have issues with my lips, it doesn't matter how much I moisturise or exfoliate, my lips are always rough, sore and cracking so I don't enjoy lipsticks as I am never happy with the finished look. Lollitint is the first lip stain I've ever tried and I must say, I'm converted. The product works with your lips not against them, giving an even cover, not accentuating the ugly and if I need an extra layer of lipsalve on top, it doesn't budge!
I must note that it is not as vibrant as it appears in the bottle, but as with anything, the more you apply the more vibrant it gets!

It's safe to say I now class myself as a 'Bene-Babe',
I feel like I should be sitting here doing a 'Bene (brownie) honour'.


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