Monday, 24 September 2012

My Latest Finds at Benefit Cosmetics!

Benefit Cosmetics San Francisco

I myself have never been too interested in the products from Benefit. This was mainly due to their pricing yet I always knew it'd be worth it for the quality of the makeup. Getting older and gaining a job meant having more £££'s to spend on things I wanted to on such as make up products. Here are a few of my latest purchases:

'Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow' Brightening Foundation
Price: £24.50

hello flawless oxygen wow!
I have spent a long time trying to find the right foundation for my skin. Having very oily patches around my T zone and chin area, I find that heavy/oil foundations seem to flood my skin and sink in too much causing quite large breakouts. This foundation however claimed to be 'Oil Free' and contain SPF 25 so I decided to give it a try (after deliberation of course, it was pricey compared to what I'd usually pay!). After using it for a few weeks now I am very happy with the quality. The liquid itself is not thick at all, which I love, and the colour seems to be a perfect match and not too orange! I will say because of how thin the liquid is (almost watered down) it does get used quite quickly. I would definitely recommend this foundation to someone with oily skin as it doesn't add layers upon layers on top of what is probably already damaged skin. It also removes very well showing that it does not sink into the skin too much.

'Instant Brow Pencil' 

instant brow pencil
I have never properly tried a brow pencil so when browsing through benefits collection in store, I thought I'd give it a go :) The pencil itself get used very fast. It is however high quality yet needs to be sharpened ALOT. The shaping brush end is really the same as any standard eyebrow shaper so isn't anything special. I think £14 is the right price for this product as it is very high quality for the price your paying yet will be used up very quickly.

'They're Real!' Mascara
Price: £18.50

they're real! mascara

Having heard about this mascara for a long time, I knew I wanted to purchase it. Just before my birthday earlier this month I heard about Benefit's latest offer of 'They're Real! Anniversary Set' (shown below):

they're real! anniversary set
Where you get a full size and travel size mascara for the normal price of one! So I asked and received it as a gift for my birthday. I highly recommend this mascara as it is the best I have tried in a long while. It gives great length as well as volume and the travel size is great to pop into your travel makeup bag for a day out!

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Let me know what you have purchased at benefit!



  1. Ooh i really want to try the they're real mascara! You should try high beam its a really nice liquid highlighter and also dandelion boxed powder is lovely :) XO

  2. Your posts so far on your blog are great! I'm following :)

  3. i've been wanting to try out the they're real mascara for so long.. hmm maybe i'll bring myself to buy it;)

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  4. I'd definitely buy all their products if I had the money! xx

  5. I've been wanting to try They're Real for the longest time~! Benefit is definitely one of my favourite makeup brands! Your blog is awesome and I can't wait to read more!! :) Thanks so much for visiting mine!