My favorite make up brand: Benefit Cosmetics

I like love make up. That is no secret. Many girls who are into make up are total MAC addicts. Not me, the make up brand I swear by and of which I have several products in at least every single category of make up products is Benefit Cosmetics.

Benefit is known for it’s retro packaging and handy tutorials that come with each product you buy. The brand originates from California and is definitely one of the more expensive brands of make up. Especially when you’re buying it in the Netherlands: the boxed powders retail for 37.50 euros at Sephora. Another downside is a limited color range in especially concealers and foundations. I can imagine that with only 3 colors for foundation and concealer most women won’t find a suitable color.

I am a fair skinned girl and so their products are great for me. So far I have only encountered one product that I loathe and it is therefore no longer part of my make up collection. That would be the stay don’t stray primer. It’s hideous. It’s supposed to make sure your eyeshadow and concealer stays put, but with this product your shadows will run down your face even quicker than without using this underneath. Stay away from that one!

However, I love pretty much EVERY SINGLE OTHER product I have purchased, or re-purchased. Let’s have look what I lying around shall we?

Eye & Lip products:

  • Smokin’ Eyes: smokey eye & eyebrow kit (ideal for travel!)
  • Eye Bright: eye brightening eye pencil. Great for those inner corner highlights
  • Ooh la Lift: under eye brightener. Makes you look 5000x more awake in those early mornings
  • Eyeshadow in fishnets (discontinued)
  • Lipsticks in Candy Store & Rocket Pop
  • Creaseless Cream Shadow & Liner in Skinny Jeans, Get Figgy & Stiletto
  • Lipglosses Ultra Shine in Dancing Queen & So Frisk Me

Face products:

  • Moisturizer sample
  • 5x Boxed powders in Bella Bamba, Georgia, Sugarbomb, Coralista & Dandelion (I bought some of these on Ebay. I have no clue whether they’re real or not, but they work the same which works for me)
  • High beam: highlight for cheek & brow
  • Benetint: cheek & lip stain
  • Hello Flawless concealing powder in Honey
  • Erase Paste in fair
  • Lemon Aid (to help with puffiness in the mornings)
  • One Hot Minute (loose powder bronzer)
  • Some Kind of Gorgeous: foundation

So there you go: my Benefit stash.

My fave products? The boxed powders, ooh la lift & the smokin’ eyes kit.

Q: Do you have any Benefit favorites?

8 Comments Add yours

  1. AWildDog says:

    I’m afraid benefit is too rich for my pocket even in the UK!

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      You know what you can try? Go to Superdrug or Boots and try some of the more budget friendly make up. You have SO many brands we don’t have and the quality is great! Try Sleek, BeautyUK, Accessorize, Famous, Me Me Me (they have Benefit dupes!!!) and some of the other budget brands at Superdrug (they have one there of which everything is only 1 pound and those eyeshadows are pretty good quality). Boots has a nice selection as well, but Superdrug is really make up heaven. Especially if you find one which is slightly larger. You should watch Wayne Goss (gossmakeupartist on Youtube). He’s British and has all these videos on dupes and cheaper brands of make up which are only available in the UK.

      1. AWildDog says:

        Missed this reply. I mostly shop at boots or superdrug – I’ll do a post soon on what I use.

  2. Noelle says:

    I’ve only bought some Benefit products recently. I already bought High Beam a while ago but sold it and then regretted doing that. Bought the Finding Mr. Bright set with High Beam, Girl Meets Pearl, Erase Paste and Posie Tint and I especially love the Erase Paste. Really nice consistency! Also bought a full size Moon Beam, which is definitely better for my skin tone than High Beam. And then I got a sample sized Porefessional which I am starting to love. I wasn’t sure at first cuz it feels kind of greasy at first but it doesn’t bother my skin at all.

  3. indiequeen84 says:

    ^^ I was at Sephora yesterday cuz I needed some more brush cleanser and tried the new Cha Cha Cha lip & cheek stain. OMG it was so pretty. Problem is: I already have so many coral/ peachy colored blushes in my stash that I cannot justify spending over 35 € on it.

  4. Sommer says:

    We pride ourselves on our after-sales client support and service.

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