Benefit Cosmetics is just one of those brands who really have their stuff together. Their branding is so on point, you immediately know if a product is Benefit just from its packaging and most importantly, I love their makeup and skincare.
For years I have raved about their products (particularly the Roller Lash mascara) so I’m over the moon to have the opportunity to try out a load more which I was so kindly gifted by Debenhams. It was definitely the most exciting #bloggermail I’ve ever had the pleasure to open!
They’re Real Mascara*
I’ll be honest in saying I didn’t use to be the biggest fan of this mascara but I’ve grown to like it more and more. It has a plastic wand which kind of seals the deal for me as I’m not a huge fan of bristle wands and it works like a dream. My lashes are instantly more full and even though I didn’t used to like the really full on clumpy look, I really love it now! I’m chuffed to have got a mini version too which will be perfect to pop in my bag for travelling!
I had never even heard of this before it came through my letterbox but I’m so glad I’ve discovered it now. I don’t know how it works but it just really boosts my lashes! After a couple of coats of this and then the mascara, my lashes look much longer and I feel like they hold their position a bit more. I’ve also been using this on those ‘no makeup days’ when I just want a couple of swipes of mascara and a touch of concealer and it works really well for that because it looks so natural on its own.
I tried out a little tester of this product when it originally came out a few years ago and I didn’t get on with it very well. After giving it another go, I still don’t get on with it. It’s just too much fiddly for me and I find it really hard to apply. Unfortunately this is a huge thumbs down from me but I’d love to know how other people got on with it! The longevity is impressive though! It’s pretty smudge proof and didn’t transfer at all when I wore it but I just really don’t have the patience to apply it. Also, fast drying eyeliner leaves no room for mistake – I found out the hard way!
I’ll start by saying my Mum and her friends think this product is genius and if this goes walkabouts in a few days then I’ll know exactly where it’s gone! I receive the ‘Naughty Neutral’ shade and the colours are gorgeous. I just know I’m going to get so much use out of these shades for both day and evening looks! The idea is you use the sponge applicator to swipe the shadow along your lid and even though I really didn’t think it was going to work, it really did! The colours blend really well together and despite thinking I’d need to blend some more with a brush, I didn’t have to!
I was least excited to try this lip liner/lipstick duo and it’s been the biggest surprise! I thought this was going to be a bit of a gimmick but it’s actually really bloody good! It’s so easy to apply, long lasting, moisturising, pigmented and doesn’t smell overpowering (my pet hate with lipsticks). It’s an absolute hit and I’ve already got my eye on a couple other colours, really can’t recommend this enough!
Please stay tuned for more in-depth, individual reviews which will be coming over the next few months! And a huge thank you once again to Debenhams for sending me all of this, it’s definitely going down as one of my proudest blogger moments!
What are your favourite Benefit products? I’d love to know!