Friday, 13 January 2017

My Benefit Favourites

Benefit is safely one of my favourite makeup brands. It has my favourite bronzers, highlighter and mascaras. Although I haven't tried everything I thought I'd describe what I like most, and the other products I've tried.






















In October, my friend over at Lost in Coffee bought me the Blushin' Babe gift set. Inside it included the Watt's Up! highlighter, They're Real! mascara, They're Real! push-up gel liner, Hoola bronzing powder, Dandelion blusher, Rockateur bronzer, Coralista blusher and Sugarbomb bronzer.

(I did try to include a swatch but didn't show the real shine and glow like I wanted!)

I love the high beam highlighter of theirs, and hadn't used it in years. It gives a lovely healthy, natural glow to your skin and is fab for makeup trends like contouring or strobing. I probably don't do either in the right way, but put it on my brow bones, cheeks, on my chin (to attempt to disguise my double-chin) and the bridge of my nose spreading any excess onto my forehead.
















As you can tell, I LOVE that highlighter! Therefore I was excited to try the Watt's Up! highlighter, This one has more of a gold tone to it so I was a bit reserved trying it. I thought it might not suit my very pale complexion. However I loved it on, and goes on well with a decent bronzer.

BLUSHIN' BABE














Other favourites in the set included the Rockateur, Sugarbomb and They're Real! mascara. I've used Rockateur before and love it on. My Mum bought it either for a birthday or Christmas; I can't remember and fell in love with it. I love that it gives me some colour and use it most of the time. I always used to use blusher as I'm pale and therefore used to feel bronzers don't suit. With more blonde to my hair, I now prefer more of a bronze than blusher.

I also really liked Sugarbomb as it wasn't too bronzed and had a blend of colours to try.

I'm guilty of already trying the mascara, but like how it adds length fast and can separate the lashes well. Just what you often need. People often complain it's difficult to take off, and pulls off lashes in the process. I would have to agree to some extent, as it has done this in the past for me. However, now that I use Liz Earle, I find if I don't rub too hard, it comes off with some patience.

I also liked the "english rose"colour that comes from Dandelion.






















Using a Boots gift card, I also treated myself to the Girl-a-rama gift set. Inside it has the Roller Lash mascara, Porefessional, Benetint, Coralista, Rockateur and They're Real! duo shadow blender. As I mentioned about the previous set, I love Rockateur, but the way it comes in the set, you can mix it with Coralista which adds something different to the tone. Sometimes I like mixing different bronzers with blushers. I think on it's own, Coralista is a bit too orange for me. However added with the other bronzer, it makes a lovely healthy glow to my cheeks that I love!

Benetint was also the first Benefit product that I tried, I love the quality and how easy it was to use. I also like how you can use it for both lips and cheeks. I liked the colour on cheeks and was keen to use it again. However don't feel it suits the tone of my skin anymore. It can still blend well with a bronzer for a different colour again. I also liked to use it a bit on my lips too.

GIRL-A-RAMA






















The eyeshadow is fantastic. It can last all day, and I blend the two colours together. I love the roller-brush that comes with it, as I find it really helps to blend the colour well. The colour is gold, but also not too much. I love it and recommend it to anyone to try. If I can use it and feel fabulous, anyone can use it!

Roller Lash is by far - my favourite mascara. You don't need much to build up volume. I'm saving it for when I've finished my other mascaras and can't wait to use it again.

You can choose how much you're willing to spend on a brand too. The people who make Benefit also make Dior and Boujois, so there is something for every budget. Having tried both ranges as well, the items are still great. Dior is obviously the high-end of the brands, but Boujois is definitely fun to start with. It was one of my favourite brands of a teen - loving the blushers, eyeshadows and mascaras.

Although I've focused entirely this post on Benefit, this is not a PR post that I've been paid or asked to do. I actually plan to spotlight on a few more of my favourite brands in the coming weeks.

Let me know if you like this post. I don't write about beauty often as I feel quite clueless in that area, but have been inspired to write a few more as I have been trying new looks on myself recently.

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  1. High Beam is so good - I've run out and need to restock! I really like Benefit's packaging AND the products are great too, which is awesome!

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    1. Yeah always feels like such a luxury to get something from them. Worth the money too! Few are expensive and disappointing but I'd pay for their items x

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  2. I love High Beam but I have recently moved onto their Watts Up highlighter.
    There are some Benefit products which have been in my make up routine for years and will not be moving :)

    Dani x

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    1. Think I still prefer high beam as looks more natural on me but definitely like watts up more than I thought I would x

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  3. I got the blushing babe tin for Christmas and love it! x

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    1. Encourages me to mix shades and just love it! X

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  4. They have some lovely products, I just wish they didn't sell in China as sadly it means they still test on animals :(

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    1. Yeah annoys me with many brands. Just no need! X

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  5. I am a huge Benefit fan and have both of these and love them x

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  6. I haven't bought anything from Benefit for ages and I should as it's such a fab brand

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    1. One of my favourites. Used almost all products from them. My bronzer, mascara, highlighter and eyeshadow at the moment x

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  7. I had a very similar blusher palette the Christmas before and I love the shades, dandelion is one of my favourites, just subtle for everyday x

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    1. I love their gift sets. Perfect gift for anyone! It is lovely x

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  8. I like a lot of Benefit products too. Although I think all of their foundations are a let down. I also bought that They're Real eyeliner and hate it, it's really hard to use. I also think the gift sets they bring out every year are really disappointing too. Many of them with the exception of one or two are just a load of samples put into nice packaging. Benefit could do a lot more with their xmas sets, like bring out limited edition ones with long lost products or full sized items with limited edition colors, like MAC do. I do like Benefit's blushers, eyeshadows and brow products x

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    1. I do wish the mascaras came bigger but happy with everything in my sets. I do agree that the they're real eyeliner was disappointing. Hard to use and harder to take off! Never tried their foundations as fear they might not be pale enough for me x

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  9. I don't use this brand and I'm not sure the packaging of their gift sets suits me, but the High Beam highlighter does look like it does a nice job x

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    1. High beam is so good. Whenever I use it, people comment on how healthy my skin looks x

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  10. I love Benefit I and have a few products but love using PoreFessional. I can not wait to try the other products.

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    1. Tell me what you think. One of my favourite brands by far! X

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    2. It is definitely one of my favourite brands too.

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  11. Great minds think alike we bought 2 of the Girl-a-rama tins in the Black Friday sale as the discount was super awesome and the products are great - love benefit xx

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    1. Haha wish I'd be cleverer when got it but still love it and got it on a gift card x

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  12. I love benefit. I love their perfumes! And their high beam highlighter x

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    1. Never tried their perfumes but will need to give them a go! Isn't it amazing? 😬 x

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  13. Benefit has some amazing makeup, I like their mascaras and blushers

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    1. Yeah pretty amazing. Rarely want to try other blushers x

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  14. Never really used benefit - I had a blush once which was really delicate. Brilliant!

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    1. Always a brand I like to treat myself to or get gifted x

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  15. I am a big benefit fan! I love their Browzings, roller lash and ka-brow. I do need to try a few more of their products so thank you for the review. High Beam is first on my list!

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    1. You'll never try another highlighter! It's my favourite. I haven't tried brow products by them but keen to try them x

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  16. I do love Benefit! One of my favorite products from them is actually High Beam. I also love Hoola Bronzer and Hervana Blush is my favourite blusher of all time! xx

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    1. High beam is probably my favourite too! Hoola seemed too dark for me but seems popular with many so wonder if it's just because of how pale I am! Not heard of the other x

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  17. These look great. I'm not a fan of high beam and i've recently decluttered 3 mini sample size ones. I just don't know what i'm doing with it but I love the powder blushes and mascara. Bad Gal Lash was my go to for a while x

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    1. You don't much. Mostly use on brow bones and cheeks to give a healthy glow to skin. Yeah they are good for blusher and mascara x

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  18. This is such a wonderful little kit. I love the Benefit highlighter too.

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    1. Yeah lucky to try new things and use favourites x

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  19. I'm a huge Benefit fan too, High Beam and Roller Lash are my absolute faves.

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    1. Amazing! They are just so flattering to use x

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  20. I'm always looking at this brand but never seem to purchase because of the price tag, I may have to give some of them a go after reading this review! :)

    Emmie
    www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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    1. Does feel like such a waste but most counters like that will give free samples. If you try boujois and like it, it's a cheaper alternative to a lot of what they make. They make fab mascaras! X

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  21. I haven't use any of these products, but wouldn't mind checking them out. The highlighter looks good.

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  22. i bought some benefit products yesterday and its always a brand i go back for more.

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  23. I love Benefit - Hoola is the best bronzer and I love Benetint and High Beam too.

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    1. Find it too dark for me but nice for contouring too! X

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  24. Boujois products have always agreed with me and have been using them for a while. (I Love their nail varnishes) so I'm excited and inclined to try Benefits. The sets look amazing, like you said, it looks like there's a little for everyone.

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    1. Glad to hear someone who has tried boujois. It is a definite favourite of mine x

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  25. High beam does not suit me but I do like Dandelion. Their mascara is the best it really opens my peepers.

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    1. Haha like that phrase "opens my peepers" the mascaras are fab x

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  26. Benefit is one of my favourite make-up brands! I used to love "They're Real" mascara, then I switched to Roller Lash a few months ago and actually prefer it. x

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  27. I'm still yet to try Benefit products but I love the look of everything here, suppose I should take a trip to my local boots :D

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  28. My daughters love Benefit make up - it is a real treat for them to have some. Kaz x

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  29. Yeah it is such a treat to me still! Even though it's more of a regular occurrence that in previous years x

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  30. I'm not a massive fan of Benefit to be honest but high beam is great x

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    1. Fair enough. What are your favourite brands? X

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  31. The Blushin' Babe palette looks amazing! A great way to try out all of the blushers! I love Benefit products.

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    1. Yeah good considering they are my go-to blushers or bronzers x

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  32. The gift set sounds really good with a lovely range of items. I have to try it and haven't tried their products yet.

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    1. Yeah good way to try now that they're probably on sale! X

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  33. I was crazy on Benefit for ages dont tent to use much of it too much now but do still like the sets they do like this.

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    1. It's a treat when presented like this somehow x

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  34. I love how each package serves so many make-up purchases! I really need to try their products!

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  35. Benefit have some great products. I love their blushers.

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    1. They do. Their blushers are my favourite x

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  36. I love Benefit, I used to use it religiously as a teen! H x

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    1. Yeah used to be my treat as a teen 😊 x

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  37. oh I have never come across this brand before but after reading this review I am going to keep my eyes peeled

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    1. You definitely should. One of my favourite higher end brands x

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  38. The packaging looks fun I think my sisters have some of this brand x

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    1. It is another big part I like it 😊 x

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  39. I love Benefit Highbeam, I use it all the time, especially in the Summer x

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    1. Only started using again and wish I had been using longer. Gives illusion of better skin even when not x

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  40. oh i love benefit and have just run out of porefessional so need to pick more up!

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    1. Not been able to work out what I think of that primer yet but always hear great things x

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  41. My favourite eye make-up kit is a Smoky Eyes Benefit set, I love it! :)

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    1. Ooh never tried that but not tried much of their eye shadows! X

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  42. I have never tried anye benefit prodicts before but this one look like a total babe. Love the sound of that mascara x

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  43. I haven't heard of this brand but it does look fab.

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    1. It is my favourite and just like it in many ways x

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  44. I love Benefit. Such a great brand and love their packaging too.

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    1. It is amazing and quirky somehow too x

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  45. I love the names Benefit give their products. Always makes me smile.

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    1. I never thought of that but clever names now I think about it x

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  46. I love Benefit products and I would love this set! The highlighter looks amazing!

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    1. Definitely recommend any of their products! X

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  47. I love this set - benefit beauty products are some of my fave, I used to use them all the time at college!

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    1. That's probably about the time I first got my fix lol x

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  48. I have never tried any benefit products, but I am always hearing great things about them. I will pick some up and see what all the fuss is about.

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    1. I always find hearing what products are best the easiest way to get a feel for a brand so hope this might help x

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  49. Oh I love High Beam, it's such an old firm fave of mine. I used that, and sometimes Moon Beam, to highlight before you could get hold of good powder highlighters so readily. Great collection of bits here! x

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    1. Not tried moon beam and just find it so easy to use! I'm reluctant to try many other highlighters x

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  50. I genuinely have never heard of benefit as a brand, but then again I chose my brands ages ago and stuck to them like glue. I need to look outside my preferences for my daughter at least!

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    1. Haha I'm a bit like that! Once I like something and it works for me, I struggle to look at other things x

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  51. I've never tried a single Benefit product but it sounds like you really love it! Must take a look next time I'm shopping.

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    1. Always good samples if you want to give it a go! I tend to stay loyal to brands for some reason lol x

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  52. I love Benefit products, I wasn't too fond of their Christmas packaging this year though! xo

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    1. That's a shame, I love their stuff. Rediscovered my love recently x

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  53. I really love benefit products and the high gleam highlighter is something I've been dying to try!

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  54. i really need to get me some benefit products!

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    1. I recommend it. It's the brand with the most products that I use. Some brands are good for mascaras or just foundations but like this for almost everything! X

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  55. Benefit is a great brand. I have used a few of their products. Love them.

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    1. You'll understand how fun it was to write this post then lol x

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  56. I love Benefit but haven't tried any of these ones! I love their blush :)

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    1. Oh really? I discussed the blush palette I got but guess it's not one you tried x

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  57. Por-fressional is actually thee best thing ever. I swear by it. I love most of the stuff they produce.

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    1. Tried it but not sure how much it works x

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  58. I'm a huge benefit fan! Couldn't live without benetint!

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  59. Benefit is a lovely product range and I love it. Such good products.

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  60. Aww I love the packaging of these products! So cute! See I actually LOVE the Benetint, and feel like it suits me perfectly! It's such a handy little thing to keep in your handbag too!

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  61. Yeah it is fab. Used to use it all the time in my teens as felt it gave me a natural glow. Unfortunately it leaked over my bag once so will never be doing that x

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  62. Benefit is such a great brand, I love their brow wiz!
    L x

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    1. I'm desperate to try the gimme brow! X

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  63. I love Benefit products although do sometimes find it a little costly. I love the fun packaging though! x

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    1. Yeah it pricey but is boujois as cheaper alternative to some of their things. Find mascaras very similar for example x

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  64. Benefit is a great brand! I really love the high beam too.

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  65. I love high beam! And benefits packaging is my favourite - I used to keep the packaging and re cycle it when I bought a lot of benefit.

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    1. That's a good idea- I used to do it with their Christmas boxes but the tins aren't as good this time x

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  66. Ooh, the girl-a-rama set looks amazing. It's a great way to try out some bits if you haven't before. x

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    1. These sets are how I learnt to love boujois x

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  67. Great post. You shouldn't feel shy about doing beauty posts- I love to hear what other people think of products before I buy them.

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    1. Just don't feel quite as passionate or to have the same knowledge so many other bloggers do. Glad you enjoyed it though x

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  68. I love Benefit, you've got some amazing sets! I got some of the blushers for Christmas and they are so good! I love them already! xo

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  69. I havent used a lot of benefit for years but bought a kit in duty free this month so I'm looking forward to trying more out! xxx

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    1. I just love it and might not get it regularly, but often go back to it x

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