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?