Monday, 18 January 2010

Shopping: Benefit

over the weekend i stopped by a Benefit counter and picked up a few things. i've been wanting to try the Bo-ing concealer for ages, especially after reading loads of rave reviews on it, so i decided to get it. The MA matched me with shade 03 which is the darkest shade they do. Even though it's a good match for my skin tone, it's one of the few things that annoy me about the brand. i think their colour selection is rubbish! i do have tanned skin, but at the same time it's in a fairer catagory so people with a darker skintone than me may not be able to use this product... i don't know, i just think it's a bit unfair for such a well known brand not to accommodate for all skin tones and provide a wider colour selection.

that point aside, i have managed to use this a couple of times and i really like it. it cover up and blemishes and my dark circles under my eyes really well. so i would recommend it, if your skintone fit's into the colour selection avaliable!
what the website says:
This industrial-strength concealer camouflages dark circles, shadows and discoloration for a seamless, natural-looking finish without creasing or fading. You name it, boi-ing helps hide it!

the next thing i pick up was the 'Big Beautiful Eye' palette. i was playing around with this yesterday and i really like it, especially the dark brown shade on the right. this also comes with a small size of the bo-ing concealer but in shade 2 which i could use under my eyes to brighten the area.i liked the idea of having a kit purely designed to making your eye's look bigger and more defined, so so far i'm pretty pleased with this purchase too.

what the website says:
This little kit is all you need to line, define and contour your eyes like a pro.

  • Kit contains:
  • boi-ing 02, industrial-strength concealer 1.8g Net wt. 0.06 oz.
  • alabaster pink base shadow 0.8g Net wt 0.03 oz.
  • cocoa shimmer contour shadow 0.8g Net wt 0.03 oz.
  • rich chocolate brown liner shadow 0.8g Net wt 0.03 oz.
  • two brushes for easy application
  • an illustrated, step-by-step professional makeup lesson

i also got a silky finish lipstick in 'Hug It Out' i really like the quality of Benefit lipsticks. i think there really moisturising and leave a lovely satin/silky finsh on the lips. this particular shade is a lovely pinky peach, perfect for Spring/Summer. i've never been a lipstick fan, but i'm slowly growing my collection. i've learnt that adding a bit of lipstick can just help to finish and bring a look together.

what the website says:
Our flattering silky-finish lipsticks are sheer and buildable, so you can customize your look: a light wash of color for au natural gals or an amped-up POP of color for the drama queen in you!

and finally i got this brush set... it was free! there was an offer on, which was basically if you buy any product you get a free brush set. i don't know why, but i absolutely love collection brushes, in my opinion you can never have enough!

whats your favourite product by Benefit?


  1. great stuff!

    love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3

  2. Thats so good that you got a brush set free! Crazy that the shade you have is the darkest they go, like you say- a well known brand would surely have a wider range of shades availiable!

  3. i LOVE you blog, i'm following :D
    the pictures you have are all amazing! where do you find them!?
    :) much love x

  4. @Audrey Allure and eluciaa - Thank you :)

    @thedicegirl- i think they really need to sort it out!


  5. Such a beautiful lipstick!! And the consistency of Benefit is indeed amazing, I have the "label lover", which is a gorgeous pink too. Love it. XOXO from Brazil :)

  6. @CHERRIES IN SYRUP - i'll have to check out 'label lover'

    @LipGlossGossip - ME TOO!

  7. Hey hun!! You have won my giveaway!! :)

    Please mail me your address so I can send you your prize -

    Just started following your blog, I love it!


  8. @Chloe - oh wow thank you so much! that's just made my day! :)...i've just sent my details :)

  9. I love your blog(:
    And you picked up some really cute stuff
    xoxo S

  10. Hi doll, I nominated you for an award on my blog :) x

  11. @Stella - thank you! i'll do a post on it soon!

  12. I really want to try the concealer but like you said 3 shades, it sucks. I doubt I'll find a match. Is it good anyways? xx

  13. @Monika - yeh it is good, i really like it! there's no harm in going down and asking the MA to test it on your skin. you never no, it might be a perfect match.

    from your picture it looks like we might have a pretty similar skin tone... go check it out :)



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