Benefit Allocation!

 

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When you work for a beauty counter your favorite time of year other than new launches has to be allocation time. For us benebabes that means every 6 months depending on how many hours you work weekly you get given an allocation of money to spend online on benefit goodies, this can vary between £100 and £200.

Well my order just arrived the other week and this it what I chose.

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My first pick had to be a mascara! Now I know They’re Real is the UK’s best seller and Roller Lash is the new favorite but BAD gal still has a special place in my heart. I remember first getting this mascara in high school and it was the product to have in your make up bag. I’m not sure if its just sentimental value but this mascara is still my personal fave that benefit makes, I find it gives great volume without making the lashes look clumpy.

Gimme Brow was easily my next choice, it has become my go to brow product. I still use the Brow Zings kit for special occasions for when I want a bolder brow but for every day use Gimme Brow is perfect for me. It’s so quick and simple to use but makes such a difference.

My next pick was the They’re Real liner, now I’m usually not a huge liner fan but when I do use it I like a strong feline flick which this is perfect for. I love the staying power of this product and I can trust its not going to melt away as the day goes on, not such a fan at night when trying to remove it however with an oil based remover it will soon wipe away even though I will be left with panda eyes.

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I was unsure of which eye shadow kit to pick, I’m instantly drawn to neutrals and golden colours but when you realize you have 3 Naked pallets you don’t really need anymore even if the temptation is there. I decided to go for our cooler kit which has pretty silvers and grey tones as I never really use those colours and thought it would be good to try something new.

High Beam was my next pick, I have a bit of a love hate relationship with High Beam. Some days I think its the perfect highlighter but other times I feel it sits on the skin and doesn’t blend that well, this tends to be when my skin is slightly drier so maybe it’s just me. I do like mixing it with my foundation when I want a bit more glow or mixing with the box o blushes for a more iridescent colour.

Posie-Balm has to be my fave lip for the summer, it’s super hydrating and gives a really pretty pink colour, I like layering it over the other tints to make new colours and this way I can get the hydration mixed with the long wear colour of the stain.

Erase Paste was my final pick, it has to be my fave under eye concealer, the salmon/pink hue really helps hide any under eye circles and the creamy consistency doesn’t crease. If it feels a bit heavy I sometimes mix it with some eye cream to a lighter feel.

I hope you guys like my choices 🙂

What would you pick?

Tasha xxx

Friday Favourite!

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Bare Minerals Stroke of Light – Eye Brightener

One of my biggest beauty concerns sadly is my under eye area since I suffer from discolouration and puffiness. So while I was wandering around the beauty counters, this product caught my eye.

. The Stroke Of Light concealer is about medium coverage at the most, so if your dark circles are on the heavy side this may not be the concealer for you. That being said, this product works great on me. What I love is that it covers my circles, brightens my eye area, and hydrates. This concealer doesn’t look cakey at all!

I am really impressed with this product. My trusty collection concealer is fabulous but is a bit thick for me sometimes for under my eye area. Lately I have been using that concealer on other areas like my nose and chin and the Stroke Of Light concealer under my eyes and I am all good to go!

Here is to looking wide awake even after those long nights of…I’ll let you fill in the blank with your favorite activity (mine unfortunately can be doing the night shift at the bar).

What are you favorite concealers? Are there any that you think work really well for under eye circles?

Tasha