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 Highlighters!

Makeup Revolution Highlighter

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights*: £3.00
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in Peach Lights*: £3.00 

Today I bring you a post all about these gorgeous Vivid Baked Highlighters that I picked up from Superdrug this past week from Makeup Revolution. This company is a relatively new company that I’ve recently discovered that sells high quality products for such a bargain price! I have read very good things about this company, read great reviews and it made me very curious to the quality of their products. After using their eyeshadow and blush palettes and loving them I was very excited to try them out to say the least and now I can’t stop singing their praises. Another great thing that comes with this company is the fab customer service and their speedy delivery! You don’t have to wait long for your goodies at all.
Makeup Revolution Highlighter
I picked up the shades Peach Lights and Pink lights which are two very illuminating powders that come domed in black base packaging and a clear lid which reveals the product to you, so you know what you’re reaching for pretty much straight away. I like the way the product has been shaped into the packaging. It makes a change from the flat powders you would normally get. When I swatched this with my fingers, the powder felt very soft to the touch, but didn’t become bitty as some products can be like. The product transferred onto my finger straight away and that was with one swipe. I think this product would look fab on your cheekbones to give you some of that glowy definition and a little added to your cupids bow to give the illusion that you have a fuller top lip (if you wanted to add more volume) or add to the places which you see fit. But not to add too much as it can make you look a bit ‘shiny/oily’.
It’s so pigmented that you only have to lightly swipe the product on your brush and you will have enough product to add to your face and then build up to your own preference. There is no fall out with this powder which I find very handy and for it’s price, you can’t go wrong really. I’m actually amazed at how gorgeous and great quality these products are. I really cannot sing their praises enough, they are fantastic and I’m glad I finally discovered them. If you’re looking for a company with great products, fantastic customer service and products with an inexpensive price tag, then this company is definitely for you!