Spotlight on: Benefit Cosmetics | Best & Worst Products

21 February 2017


I've been a big fan of Benefit Cosmetics for years now. I just think that most of their products are innovative, exciting and actually really good! Today I'll be going through some of the products that I love, and the ones that I don't reach for as often. 



Benefit Blush Palette

Benefit are known to do great blushers, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on this blush palette two Christmases ago. Benefit tend to release a blush palette at Christmas time, and they are well-worth keeping an eye out for as you can make some great savings with this palette. My palette contains 5 different blushers and the highly popular Benefit Hoola Bronzer. I've got quite fair skin and I find that unless I use a really light hand with the Hoola Bronzer, it can look a bit too dark on my skin. However this would look great on medium skin tones. 

Without a doubt, my favourite blusher from this palette is the Benefit Sugarbomb. Admittedly, when I first got this palette I thought that Sugarbomb would be my least used blusher - little did I know! This blusher gives the most gorgeous, radiant and natural-looking flush to my skin. You can see what it looks like on me here. Other blushers in this palette include the Benefit Rockateur, which is a really nice dewy dusky pink shade I reach for during the autumn/winter, the Benefit Coralista, a coral shade perfect for summer, the Benefit Dandelion, which is a light pink shade that can be used either as a blush or as a brightening face powder, and Benefit Bella Bamba, a gorgeous rosy-pink shade that has very sadly been discontinued. Overall, I would highly recommend picking up one of the Benefit blushers as the colour range and formula is great!


Benefit They're Real Mascara

The Benefit They're Real Mascara has been an incredibly popular mascara ever since it's release a few years ago, even being awarded the title of 'the UK's number 1 bestselling mascara'. I finally tried this mascara for the first time last year and I can confirm that the product is definitely worth all the hype! This mascara lengthens, volumises and curls my lashes really well. I love having big, dramatic lashes and this mascara definitely gives you that! Check out my full review.

Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner

A few years after the release of the They're Real Mascara, Benefit went on to release the They're Real Push-Up Liner, a gel liner pen designed to be long-lasting, smudge-proof and easy to apply. This product has divided opinions ever since its release, with people either loving this or hating this. Whilst I don't hate it, I wouldn't say that I reach for this very frequently. It is definitely more long-lasting and smudge-proof than my regular liquid liner pen, however I find that the application of this takes a bit longer and most days I just cannot be bothered spending extra time on my liquid liner. However, if you're after something that's super long-lasting then it's worth checking this out. 

Benefit They're Real Big Sexy Eye Kit

The Benefit They're Real Big Sexy Eye Kit is one of Benefit's latest releases and one of their most innovative products to date. The palette contains 3 neutral-toned eyeshadows made out of 2 shades each. The idea is that you swipe the 'duo shadow blender brush' that comes with the kit straight from the palette onto your eyelids to reveal a ready-contoured eyeshadow look. This does require a quick blend with a fluffy brush once it has been applied to your eyelids, but it's definitely quicker than applying 2 separate eyeshadows. Check out my full review & see what it looks like once applied in this post.



Benefit KA-BROW! 

The Benefit KA-BROW! Eyebrow Cream-Gel Colour is one of my all-time favourite brow products to achieve full and defined brows. The product comes with an angled brush which is actually pretty good and I tend to use this brush every time I use the product. This is perfect for those with sparse brows or brows that lack shape, and it allows you to create natural-looking brows to more defined, dramatic brows, depending on what you prefer. Check out my full review.

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

The Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl Luminiser is one of Benefit's most underrated products. It is a gorgeous liquid champagne-toned highlighter. It is not too pink or too gold and adds a really lovely natural glow to your skin. It's super easy to blend and can be applied to look as natural or dramatic as you'd like. I'd highly recommend checking this out if you're after a liquid highlighter. You can see what it looks like on me in this post.

What is your favourite Benefit product?


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