I popped into Benefit Covent Garden for a brow wax with Mr Darren Seale, waxing expert and in the process roped in Mr C (he was lucky, it could’ve been a sack and crack). I’ve never been into the Benefit boutique before and it’s kinda cute, and the brow bar is well equipped with the necessary tools; wax, dye, steriliser! The boutique:
Mod Squad is an uber nude retro shade, a pale pale pink: I have to admit I am a sucker for this kind of shade even though it’s a difficult colour to wear. I love it though! What do you think? Too nude?
Wanna? from Benefit’s Full Finish lipstick range looks like a hot pink in the tube: On me, it because a soft purple pink! Quite unusual but pretty nevertheless: I just don’t wear dramatic lip shades that much though. What do you think?
I Think I Love You from Benefit is a brown-plum-shimmery shade: It doesn’t look that hot in the tube but it actually looks quite nice on my lips (I think!) sort of a muted brown plum. Goes to show it’s worth trying a colour on your lips. What do you think?
Benefit full finish lipstick in Pinking of You is a nude, shimmer free pale colour. It works out to be quite a creamy nude pink on me, quite wearable although you need a few coats to get even coverage: I imagine on a fairer girl the pink would be richer toned. What do you think of this shade?
Pinking Of You wouldn’t be my first choice of the Benefit pink – it’s sort of a sorbet pink, the kind of shade I imagine would look gorgeous on blondes but fade into nothing on me. Actually it’s not bad, and more pigmented than I expected – I wouldn’t call it full finish though, whilst it’s creamy it’s not opaque like say, YSL Rouge Volupte which is very full finish… It’s sort of an orange […]
Flirt Alert is indeed a flirty shade, an extremely hot orange red: I think this is lovely on the lips with high coverage but not too creamy and gooey, thus less prone to smudging: What do you think?
Praise the lord, it’s Friday! I just had to get that out. Benefit recently launched 7 new ultra shine lip glosses; 4 new shades and 3 returning colours! The line up: I have a soft spot of lip gloss, ANY lip gloss! The first four shades are right up my alley, as they are nude, beige, soft brown type shades. They are Nookie Nookie (opal glaze) Nudie-tude (goldspun twist) Patootie (oyster pink) So frisk me […]
Hi Ladies! It’s been a while so since I’ve done a giveaway (Christmas Giveaway winners have been contacted and prizes are on their way) and now I have a really fabulous one up for you! Thanks to the guys at Benefit, THREE readers will win a Bella Bamba Night Out Kit: You will get all of the prizes above and the winner will be announced on the Benefit UK Facebook Page on the 29th January. […]
So I have been testing out loads of stuff from Benefit lately – I guess it’s been nice rediscovering things I’ve heard of from other people (both positive and negative). Next up is Hello Flawless – oh yes, I love my base products! They say: This silky powder cover-up glides on naturally sheer and layers beautifully for customized coverage with SPF protection. Complete with brush and sponge and dual application lesson. This product is supposed […]
You know there are some beauty products that I hear other people talk about a lot but never get round to trying. One of those products is Benefit Erase Paste – I love the name ‘Erase Paste’ but wasn’t too sure about the ‘Paste’. Anyway I finally got a chance to try it out…ummm hello!? Why did no one frog march me to a Benefit counter to buy this?! Here is the concealer – it […]
Benefit Prrrowl or Prrrowl (I can’t figure out if it’s 3 R’s or 4 R’s because it varies from different pictures that I see!) is a rather interesting concoction of a iridescent mascara top coat and a shimmering pink lip gloss. I know what you’re thinking…why would you want a top coat and a lip gloss in the same place? I don’t know, but I guess this is one of those fun products Benefit is […]
Launching in January 2011 (Happy New Year!) is Benefit’s Bella Bamba Boxed Powder, a warm medium pink blusher with a shimmer gold touch to it. It comes in this funky looking box and it is reallyyyy pretty. They say: Amplify cheekbones and create the illusion of sculpted features with this 3D watermelon blush. Laced with shimmering gold undertones, bella bamba is taking eye popping pretty to the third dimension…you’ll never use traditional blush again! Bella […]
I got sucked into the Glamour magazine freebie thing and sauntered into my local newsagent, picking up three copies of Glamour at £2 each with little hassle, and in the process bagging myself a full size Benefit Eye Bright, Bad Gal Eyeliner and It Stick concealer. I also bought Red magazine which I have never read before for a free Jemma Kidd lip gloss, then later on an Elle magazine for a free leopard print […]
Want free Benefit make up? Well… I bought this months Glamour magazine and noticed that they have a rather tempting freebie with next months issue (on sale June 10th). With the purchase of the magazine you will get one of these free: Benefit Eye Bright! What does it do? Its a pink pencil to wake up your tired eyes, helps conceal and brighten pesky shadows Benefit Bad Gal! What does it do? This black kohl […]
Primers are my one of favourite things to try so I was very happy to try this Benefit Stay Don’t Stray product: They say: You put it underneath your concealer and eyeshadow, and it’s packed full of antioxidants and vitamins E & C to protect the skin. The primer then keeps your concealer and eyeshadow in place and stops pesky creasing. So this product is:
Lips of the day is the perfect shimmery pink-orange-coral lip gloss for the summer! Benefit’s Lip Gloss in Freshly Squeezed: Smells of oranges, which is appropriate considering the name! Its definitely shimmery but its quite nice and if you can’t wear shimmer in the summer, then when else can ya?! Its quite a thick gloss I have to say. On the lips:
I’m a bit slow with this product but still…Benefit’s Powderflage Powder Concealer – or should I say light reflecting powder caught my eye ages ago but by the time I was ready to buy, I couldn’t find it on counter anywhere! The gal on Benefit told me she had “never heard of it before” – eh?! Luckily I found it on ASOS. Apparently Powderflage is being discontinued but you will still find it on odd […]
Needless to say, when I spotted this giveaway whilst doing my weekly shop, I didn’t need to be asked twice. Between 01st March and 25th April 2010 you’ll have the chance to win one of one hundred luxury Benefit lipsticks or lip glosses every day when you buy a standard single Flake. Just enter the last four digits of the barcode at flake.co.uk (you’ll register during your first visit). If you’re a winner you will […]
Dear Readers, It has come to my attention recently, whilst browsing eBay that there appears to be an influx of Benefit Cosmetics – fakes to be exact, cluttering up my screen. eBay has cleaned up a lot, in regards to fakes over the years. When I first joined, it was easy peasy to buy a Bucci Handbag or Abbibas trainers. These days, due to eBay’s strict Vero policies, obvious fakes do not last too long. […]