Friends with Benefit

I confess, I’m in love with Benefit. It started a few years ago with a make-up bag that came free with a magazine. Other magazine freebies followed – a small Benetint here, a dandelion lip gloss there…

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My Benefit stash

Before I knew it, I was shyly hovering around the Benefit counter – now I can barely get through a month without buying something! Which brings me to my list of things I adore about Benefit…

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The packaging – quirky, unusual, and cute, all of which of course makes it irresistible to an eclectic-natured girl like me. Allow me to present Exhibit A…CORALista

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The smell – If smello-vision existed you would know what I meant, but try to imagine the smell of a hint of moisturiser, baby powder and your favourite perfume mixed in and you’ll get the idea.

benefit_bettyThe Porefessional – pore minimising primer. How does it work? Is it magic? It’s so smooth, so easy to apply, it makes your skin feel so soft, it hides flaws – I could go on…

the POREfessional

benefit_bettyOK then I will. The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine – the sophisticated sibling of the primer. This product is not afraid to take full responsibility for removing shiny face syndrome.

the POREfessional: agent zero shine > Benefit Cosmetics

benefit_lanaThe way that they always have exactly what you desperately need in your life, and can’t do without, but maybe didn’t even know it.

benefit_bettyMajorette – it’s a wondrous peach-coloured, awesome smelling cream-to-powder blusher. Easy to apply, suits all skin tones, and the first time I ever wore it a friend told me how healthy I was looking. Result!

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benefit_bettyBathina – I actually would bath in this if I could. It’s a silky balm (and now available as a scented body mist and oil mist too) which comes in a cute tin with a little sponge, and just smells so good. Actually, I might have to go and put some on right now…hold on, I’ll be back…

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OK. back and smelling good. BADgal liner waterproof  It’s the easiest eyeliner I’ve ever applied, even for a clumsy-clops like me. Forgiving of smudges, long lasting, and at the same time easy to remove (and FYI it’s the UK’s No.1 bestselling eye pencil). Eyebright – I apply this pale pink eyeliner to my lower waterline every morning before work and it instantly brightens up my eyes, making me look more healthy and awake (when I could really do with an extra hour of zzz’s).

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benefit_bettyThe Benefit beauty counter – I’ve never met a Benefit staff member I didn’t love. They just seem to genuinely like the products – and not just because they’re getting paid! Always willing to make sure you find exactly the right product for you, have a gossip, share makeup tips – love them!

Next on my Benefit wish list is Dallas – an outdoor glow for an indoor gal (when’s payday?)

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And finally, don’t forget…

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9 thoughts on “Friends with Benefit”

  1. Hi Jo, Love this Post! I’m a fellow Benefit lover, its my payday splurge and you are right, the Benefit girls make you feel so lovely. My latest addition is ‘That Pearl Girl’, I went in to re-stock on ‘High beam’ which has been a makeup bag staple of mine for years and bought this instead, this is even nicer with a slightly golden glow…perfect for a bit of a lift in winter. This post makes me want to shop right now! Do you mind if I reblog a some point? x

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    1. Hello! Great to hear from you! That Pearl Girl sounds nice! I bought some Hoola for the first time a couple of weeks ago, it makes you look less winter deathly pallor and more healthy glow! I can’t imagine how I’ve done without up till now! Jo x

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      1. ….ah Jo I’ve had a blonde moment, it’s actually called ‘Girl meets Pearl’ whoops. Will need to check out Hoola, how do us girls manage without these cheats during winter.

        Roll on summer! X

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      2. Haha! if that’s your blonde moment then you’ve got nothing to worry about – my blonde moment a couple of days ago was more like a senior citizen moment (made worse by the fact that I think I have my first wrinkle – gaaa) and involved me being about 1 millisecond from putting Benetint in my eye instead of eye drops!!!! In my defence I am knackered from lack of sleep (stress + shoulder op recovery pain = insomnia, who knew!) and they were EyeDew blue sparkly eyedrops to make me look less tired (would Alanis Morissette call that Ironic?) xx

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  2. Benefit was the first beauty brand I fell in love with 🙂 I simply love their packaging design.

    Dallas is also my favorite blush by benefit so far but I must confess I haven’t tried the newer ones 🙂

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