Monday, 1 April 2013

Get the Benefit!

The one thing you might realise about me fellow bloggers is that I have a few obsessions in life - Lush, Soap and Glory and BeneFit, that is not to say I love everything they do, far from it, they are more like a security blanket for me and when I need something and am not sure what or where to go, those three are probably more often than not my fall back plan. I do love trying new brands and discovering new products as well though.

This post is about my love affair with BeneFit.  I am not a huge make-up fan nor am I the worlds most made up girl in the world.  It is true to say that I never leave the house without a bit of foundation (usually a powder), mascara, bronzer or blusher and lip balm.  Aside from that I tend not to experiment as much as I should because I am never sure what colours suit me and applying eyeliner is just something I cannot get the hang of, I can sit in front of a mirror for hours and not once get it right, I find it stressful, so just don't do it -  a fear I need to overcome.

So starting with my favourite Benefit travel set which is called 'The Big 10' and it looks like this:

This was given to me by a friend as a birthday gift and I absolutely love it, it has everything in there that you might want to try out or take on your travels with you because it is a travel set essentially.   Naturally it is called 'The Big 10' because it contains ten different products which are:
  1. Erase Paste which in this set is No.2 medium and it is a 3.2g tub
  2. Stay Don't stray which is a primer for your concealer or eyeshadow and it is lovely 2.5ml tube
  3. Benetint which is a rose-tinted lip and cheek stain and again it is a 2.5ml tube
  4. Posietint which is a poppy pink lip and cheek stain and again a 2.5ml tube
  5. High Beam which is a luminescent complexion enhancer and a 2.5ml tube
  6. Ooh La Lift another 2.5ml tube and it is an instant under-eye brightening boost
  7. 'That Gal' is a brightening face primer and in a 7.5ml tube
  8. Dandelion a 3g pot and it is a brightening face powder
  9. Coralista another 3g pot and it is a face powder
  10. Porefessional is a balm to minimise the pores and is in a 7.5ml tube
So all of these lovely products in one package and I do take them with me when I travel, that is why some look a little more battered than others.

Then... we move to my favourite products from BeneFit, the ones that are always in my make-up bag and my go to products when I feel the need and of course one new addition to my collection!!

Starting with She's so jetset which I got for Christmas from a friend of mine, this kit which I adore because it is so cute contains:

 a 7.5ml POREfessional (primer and pore minimiser), 0.14oz they're real mascara, 5.2ml Life on the A list Lipgloss, 0.1oz First-class face powder with brush and 0.25 eye shadow palette (with Champagne please (golden colour), Gold card (slightly lighter gold), Pretty in mink (mink of course?) and Elegant Espresso (a brown)

Then you can see Hoola which is my absolute favourite bronzer ever... it gives such good coverage, is easy to use and apply and I have had this box for about 2 years and I use it more or less everyday and I am almost at the end of it, by that I mean it will need replacing in the next 6 months and I intend to replace it.

BeneFit Fine One one which has become my latest addition thanks to a competition win has been used once since I got it and I love it, the colours look really orange when you see them on the stick, but once applied, they are really lovely.

Finally the top right hand side photo which contains the rest of my BeneFit kit.  Starting with Dr Feelgood, a face balm which I did a post about HERE then there is a very old version of Lemonaid which is an eyeshadow primer and it works really well even though it is a few years old.  Next comes They're Real which is my current favourite Mascara, I love everything about it and it makes my lashes look lovely and long. Hello Flawless is one of my favourite foundations and this was matched to me in Debenhams not long after it hit the shelves and I love it.  As well as the face powder you get a mirror, a brush and a sponge, it glides on wonderfully.  Finally there is Moon Beam that is described as being an iridescent complexion enhancer and you add it around your cheeks and brow bones to a warm shimmer.  I use this quite a lot because I like the look it gives to me and again this bottle is just over a year old and there is more than half the bottle left, such good value for money.

Now I just need to get my hands on Fake Up and I will be well and truly happy...

So there you have it, my BeneFit make-up collection which features a lot of my favourite products! 

      Which BeneFit products do you like and use the most?


  1. I would love to get my hands on Hoola! But unfortunately Benefit isnt sold in my country and so to get my hands on it I have to pay astronomical shipping costs...booo!

  2. I really want Jet Set Go and The Big 10 (And How to Look The Best at...) Sadly the only kits I have are Concealaholic and Primpcess :( My fave Benefit product? Porefessional. Followed by Hello Flawless powder.
    My Beauty Junction

  3. Youve got some great stuff there! x

  4. The big ten looks like a fab gift! I adore my Brow Zings and I used to have Bella Bamba which I also loved, may have to buy some more for the summer!



    Em’s Mixed Bag

  5. I just got coralicious and I love it! :D Great post! :D xx

  6. Lovely collection!
    I only have a tiny bit of Benefit but I look forward to getting some more - I love the packaging!

  7. I can't choose what I like most!! Never tried benefit before, only had a lipstick. You're a lucky girl! Everything looks beautiful!!

  8. I love Benefit products! I wish I had the money to buy more of their stuff haha! Great items(:


  9. I love Benefit! This set looks great :)


  10. Really don't have many Benefit things but I wish I did!

    I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! x

  11. So lovely

  12. I've heard great things about Benefit and the one product I've tried by them ( The Mascara They're Real) I love and am currently using.

  13. Found you through Monday Beauties! Following now :)

    Great post! Makes me want to go shopping for Benefit, lol. I have honestly never tried ANY Benefit products...this makes me want to at least try one of the ones you posted. Maybe the They're Real mascara.

  14. OH MY GOSH! Isn't fine-one-one amazing?! Fine-one-one and Coralista are my favorite blushes, probably ever!



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