Posts Tagged: Benefit


15
Jun 13

Benefit All Star Kits

Benefit has brought out a new selection of makeup kits to complement their All Star Kits range (Complexion, Lip & Cheek and World Famous Neutrals).

The three new Benefit All-Star Kits for Summer 2013 are:

Do The Bright Thing
Primping With The Stars
The Bronze Champions

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I tried Do The Bright Thing which contains lots of my favourite products:

Stay don’t stray (concealer for eye shadow and concealer)
Some kind a gorgeous (foundation)
Girl meets pearl (face illuminator)
The POREfessional (pore minimiser)
They’re real (bestselling mascara)
Benetint (cheek and lip stain)

My favourite thing about Benefit kits is the fact that contain ‘Tips & Tricks’ so even the most makeup challenged can figure out how to best apply their products.

If you’re new to Benefit, these All-Star kits are a great way to get to know the brand and decide if it’s right for you.

The three new All-Star Kits for Summer 2013 will be available from May 18 and will retail at £26.50.


10
Mar 13

Benefit Fine One One

Despite the fact that it looks like a roll on deodorant, this new two in one product from Benefit is actually rather nice.

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Benefit Fine One One is a sheer cheek and lip tint that comes in three colours: pink champagne, sheer watermelon and soft coral. Personally, I like that it is just a dash of colour, I’m not much of a blush person so I like that it just gives a hint of something. It isn’t something I would use on my lips though, I’d rather stick to lipstick or lip gloss for that.

One of the many things I love about Benefit (other than their gorgeous retro packaging) are the tips and tricks that come with most of their make up so even the most make up challenged can learn how to apply the products properly.

You can use benefit Fine One One to lift your look (apply from cheek to temple); to fake cheekbones (blend with fingertips in a circular motion around cheeks) or to add a dash of colour to naturally pink lips (not suitable for those with darker lips).

For those that aren’t overly keen on blusher, Benefit Fine One One is a nice introduction to colour on the face.

Benefit Fine One One – £23.50/8.0g

 


19
Feb 13

Get the Look: Matthew Williamson at London Fashion Week

Matthew Williamson’s collection at London Fashion Week was rather different from his usual fare. Instead of diaphanous, billowing dresses with thigh high slits and lots of print, he presented a more grown up, sophisticated set of clothing.

The hair and make-up had to compliment his Autumn/Winter offering and I was particularly taken by everything happening on Cora Emmanuel.

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Benefit Cosmetics did the make up for the show and I spoke to them to get to the low down on her look:

Make up maven Lisa Eldridge said: “Matthew’s inspiration for the collection was the Northern Lights, and overall there was quite a lot going on. With this in mind, my idea for the make-up was to have it almost as if, from the neck up, it was like looking at a sepia photograph – neutral, de-saturated tones and natural definition. Brows were key; I wanted big natural, bushy brows so I ‘backcombed’ the brows using brow gel, really working it into the roots of the brows to create bulk before brushing up to smooth. Cara Delevingne’s luscious brows really didn’t need much of this!”

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Here’s how to recreate it at home:

Start with a fresh, clean, moisturised face.

Lightly apply hello flawless oxygen wow liquid foundation, using foundation brush, starting from the centre of the face and blending outwards. Really buff this into the skin using blush brush to get that air-brushed, ‘no make-up’ make-up look.

Apply boi-ing concealer around the eyes and nose and on any red or problem areas. Go over the same areas with fakeup hydrating concealer (launches April 2013). Finally buff the concealer into the skin. Your skin should look fresh, dewy and naturally flawless.

For the eyes, apply high brow under the bottom lash-line and onto the top lash-line and blend in. Apply the base shadow from peek a bright eyes over the top to accentuate the colour. Then apply high brow into the water line of the eye.

Take the powder from brow zings in light and apply it onto the eyelid up to the socket, and then blend. Next take the contour shadow from peek a bright eyes and mix it with the deep charcoal from the smokin’ eyes kit and blend it into the socket of the eye to create a sepia-shadowed effect.

Curl the eyelashes and back-comb the brows upwards with speed brow gel for a feral finish.

Contour the cheekbones by using a playstick which is two shades darker than your skin tone and blend into in the hollows of your cheeks and on your temples.

Finally add sun beam highlighter to the cheeks to give the skin an extra glow.

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