This week has been a pretty good one for me because I was lucky enough to be invited to go along to a Benefit bloggers event in Boots, Llantrisant. The thought of a make-up event instantly appealed to me and the fact that it was with one of my favourite beauty brands was just an absolute decision maker for me. Bloggers were invited to attend to preview new product launches for Benefit including They’re Real! double the lip and They’re Real! duo eyeshadow blender. I was really excited to go along and try out the newest additions to the Benefit range.
Like any good hostesses, the team at Benefit greeted us with sparkly raspberry drinks and my ultimate favourite snack, popcorn! The counter was set up to display the newest products and testers were laid out so that we could get our hands on them and give them a try. As with all Benefit products, the packaging is so beautiful. The slick silver casing is particularly great for the eyeshadow due because you’ll never have to live in fear that they will smash.
Once we were all settled and had all had chance to look at everything, the Benefit consultants then began to give us a demonstration of the makeup looks that can be achieved by using these products. First of all we were shown a natural look with a nude duo and more subtle brown eyeliner. Then we were shown how to achieve a more glam look with a smokey eye effect. This seriously impressed me as this looked really easy to achieve when using the sexy smokin’ duo. I think this one is definitely worth the investment if you for those particular occasions when you want to look glam in a hurry.
Then we had a chance to try the products for ourselves. I loved the idea of the eyeshadow duo which are priced at £19.50 each. It comes with a blending sponge which can be used to apply the product. We were told that the best method for application was to just brush the sponge across the product three times, wipe off the excess and then apply to your lid starting in the middle and working your way across. The colours blend together really easily and they’re long lasting which is great for all day (or all night) wear. It’s a really simple process so it’s fab if you’re not particular great at eyeshadow application or even if you are, if you just want to save a little time.
I was so keen to try one of the lip products. Shaped like a teardrop for easy application, double the lip has a lip liner and lipstick combined, meaning that you never have to look for a liner to pair with your lipstick ever again. Well, in this brand anyway. I ended up choosing the colour flame game as this has a slightly more orange tint which I think works with my complexion but it’s very bright so it’s not for the faint hearted. The lipstick was quite moisturising with a very pigmented colour and are also said to last all day. I absolutely adored this product and it’s already on my payday wishlist. At £16.50, I think it’s a pretty reasonable price too.
I think Benefit have really got it right with these new product launches. I know they’re going to appeal to so many beauty fanatics and the great thing is, they make life a lot simpler for us. I think they’re going to be great particularly for everyday wear and for those mornings when you’re rushing to get ready but still want to look nice. These products officially launch on January 27 so you can get them in the shops from today. We were also told that Benefit has a serious amount of products launching this year so keep your eyes peeled!