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

Make Up Revolution

Hello my Loves!

So I’m really late to the whole Make Up Revolution craze and after reading up on some of the products I chose my favourites from the range.

The first problem though was which ones to buy. In an ideal world I would have bought everything but I really am trying to cut down on the amount of make up that I buy (ha ha) so I decided to be good and get just 1 eyeshadow palette and 1 blush palette.

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The first product I chose was the Ultra Blush and Contour Palette in Hot Spice

As you can see the palette comes with 8 beautiful shades & also a very large mirror which is always a plus! These shades can be used as blushes & also to highlight & contour which is amazing!

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As you can see some shades are more shimmery than others. They also included a pretty highlight which is almost a pinky frost & then a very shimmery pinky peach shade as well. There are a mix of mattes, satins and shimmers in this palette which is definitely a great variety for everyone!

The second product I chose was the Iconic 3 eyeshadow palette.

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I have to admit I am very impressed with the shadows in this palette.  This palette comes with 4 matte shades which I know I am very pleased with as its great to see matte shades amongst shimmers.  It saves so much time have all in one 🙂

When I first got this palette and tried the shades I was initially disappointed with the pigmentation and texture, however after very gently scraping the surface of each shade, they have all been completely transformed. I am just so impressed with the quality, and with a primer worn underneath they last for at least 6 hours without fading or creasing. I would recommend this palette to anyone.. or just Makeup Revolution in general. Their products are all so affordable and really do rival products upto 10 times the price in terms of quality and diverse shade ranges.
What are your thoughts on make up revolution.
Tasha
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