So, I am a fan of makeup just like the rest of you girlies out there and one of the first top end brands I ever purchased was Benefit. They offer such a range of products it’s hard to know which ones are worth the money, as some of them cost quite a lot of £££. Here are my top 5 products, what I love about them and who they are ideal for!
5. Big and Easy BB Cream
This product is the only skin products I have bought from Benefit, so I don’t have much to compare it to, however I wasn’t too pleased with how it performed. I bought it in summer so it is slightly darker than I would usually use, but because it’s a BB cream it doesn’t make too much difference. What drew me in was the SPF factor of 35 and it’s Liquid ~ Powder. The SPF factor gave me confidence to go out in the summer without sun screen on my face, as it is often too greasy and brings my face out in break outs. Unfortunately, because it was designed to look alike a powder foundation, it looked very cakey and just stuck to the dry patches on my face. This was a real shame as I had high hopes for this product, but it let me down. I would recommend anybody with oily skin to use this, as you need the moisture in your skin to balance the dryness. Or as an alternative, you could moisturise before applying the cream if you already don’t.
4. Roller Lash Mascara
This mascara was a bit of a last minute buy, as I was at the airport on the way to Spain and needed a mascara and I had looking at this one for a long time after the success of Benefit’s They’re Real. I was pleased with the curl that this mascara gave my lashes, however I feel this would suit somebody with longer lashes than me. Because I have quite average length lashes, the curl was there, but there wasn’t enough lash to create a curl that would stay for the whole day. By the end of the day, my lashes would’ve dropped down to look like I wasn’t wearing any mascara at all! But this is definitely something to invest in if you have long lashes! Good Luck!
3. Gimme Brow
I received this as a gift for my birthday and I asked for it because I love the Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel. I had heard brilliant things about this and was determined to give it a try. The only problem I have with this gel is it is one shade too light. The gel is available in Light/Medium & Medium/Deep. I have it in the lighter colour and at the moment I have to use a darker pencil and then gel over the top as a setting technique. When I repurchase this, I will get the darker colour and I am positive that this will become my favourite brow product.
2. High Beam Highlighter
I was given this as a sample for Christmas and am so pleased with the results it has given. I had only ever used a powder highlighter before this so I love the way this went on my skin and contrasted with my bronzer. As this is only a little bottle, I am excited about finishing it and buying a larger bottle, however for the time being I am happy with this and will continue to use it everyday as my go-to highlighter. It blends easily, with either your fingers, brush or beauty blender and offers just the right amount of shimmer to make sure I don’t look like I have wiped the sun on my face! I absolutely love this product and would recommend it as a liquid highlighter and hope to invest in the Mac Mineralize highlighter soon.
1. Hoola Bronzer
This is my number one product from Benefit and on top of that, it has to be my favourite bronzer that I use for contouring. This is a tiny sample that I borrowed from my friend and I fell in love with it, so she let me keep it! It gives off the perfect bronze colour for my skin tone and blends so naturally and easily into my foundation. It is highly pigmented so you need hardly any to achieve amazing results! I have never bought a full sized version of this but I love the mini pot I own and can’t wait to continue using this as a powder over their new product which I am intrigued to try, Dew the Hoola. I look forward to the results and will let you know how it goes!
I hope this has been useful and you girls have found my top 5 products handy for new Benefit purchase you may be thinking of making! Happy shopping!