Hey guys! I thought I'd do a post about my collection of Benefit products. Just to clarify, this isn't a haul, some of these products are a good few years old. I wouldn't say I'm a Benefit addict or anything, but I do think some of their products are essential.
Here's my collection, don't they look like a happy little family of Benefit products? I'm pretty positive that all of the products are still available in Boots and other shops.
I'll begin with my favourite products and work my way down to my least favourite. Oh and just to clarify I wasn't sent any of this stuff, I bough it all myself (well, my dad bought me some) and just because I don't like a product doesn't mean you won't!
My absolute favourite Benefit product is my Erase Paste, which retails at around £19. I bought it in July 2011 and use it every single day and although you can't really tell, there is still a lot left in the pot, so it is actually pretty good value for money. I don't really have dark circles under my eyes, but I seem to always have darkish marks no matter how much sleep I get at night.
My next favourite products from Benefit are their blushes! I just find them so lovely and very practical, as they come with a little blush brush inside! You can probably tell form the photo that Thrrob and Dandelion are quite old (Dandelion dates back to 2008, when I stole it from my mum's makeup bag!). They're all still available on the website for £23.50 and I definitely plan to purchase another Thrrob as soon as possible.
It's hard to choose which colour is my favourite, even though I've used Thrrob the most that's only because I've had it the longest. You can probably see that the packaging for Bella Bamba differs slightly to the packaging of the other two as it's lid is attached and features a little mirror, which is actually really useful! They all come with a little blusher brush, and although I'm not expert on brushes, the Benefit one is quite good in my opinion.
I would definitely recommend them, especially Bella Bamba, purely for it's gorgeous, yet practical packaging!
Next up is High Beam, which is a liquid highlighter that is supposed to highlight your cheek and brow bones. I like it, although I don't by any mean see it as essential. I find it gives my cheeks a pearly, dewy glow which I do really like.
I find the applicator brush really easy to use, evan for a makeup dummy like myself. Rather than re-purchasing it as soon as it finishes, I may add it to my Christmas list instead, as it's not one of those products that I absolutely have to wear every single day.
Onto my next Benefit products, which are the Badgal lash and eyeliner. Apologies for the fact that both of them looked quite old and scruffy, but as you can infer from the size of the eyeliner, I've used them non-stop for quite some time now! The mascara is actually empty, and although I did enjoy it, I wouldn't repurchase it as I' very content with the results of my Collection 2000 mascara. I do really love the eyeliner and have used it everyday since I was about 14, so I probably wouldn't ever consider buying an alternative black eyeliner.
So, this is Powder Flage, which is a powder concealer. I'm going to be brutally honest and say I really dislike this product, but perhaps that's because I was a little to optimistic about a powder concealer. I just don't see the difference this product makes to my face that could be because I'm using it wrong or because this product just isn't that good.
These are the three mini products that come in the Just In Case set. You can probably see that I've used Benetint quite a lot, and I do really like it! You only need a tiny drop though, otherwise you'll end up with clown cheeks. Eyecon, is an under eye concealer and although it isn't a patch on Erase Paste, it isn't too bad. California Kissin' is a minty lip gloss, which is really lovely and give your lips a nice tingly, minty fresh feeling.
So, we've reached the end of my rather long Benefit review and I hop you've enjoyed it and please comment about what Benefit product you like.