Sunday, 11 October 2015

Benefit Christmas // Pucker Up Party

Christmas is my favourite time of year, I love how all the towns sparkle at night, shops begin playing festive music and gift sets start lining the shelves, one of my all time favourite gift sets comes from Benefit, and every year I get excited to see what they're bringing out. This year my favourite Benebabe, Lauren, invited me to my local Benefit store for a Pucker Up Party, we learnt how to create a 2 make up looks, are lots of sweets and then had a look at some of the exciting Christmas gift sets!

We started the afternoon learning how to create a simple day look, the best part of this event was that Benefit had provided mirrors, tools and makeup so we could recreate all the looks along with the tutorial. I was super excited to try out some new products as well as learn how to get the most out of some of my favourites. One of the best tips I picked up from the evening was combing Porefessional with Watts Up to create a more flawless and bright base. We then transitioned the day look to a night look in just a few simple steps, I got so into the whole ordeal that I completely forgot to take photos so I may have recreate the looks again in the near future and put a detailed post up about that!

After finishing up our final looks we moved on to the Christmas gifts, there were so many gorgeous sets to look at and with amazing savings it was nearly impossible to not buy everything. I've heard mixed reviews about the packaging this year, but personally I love the bright, fun colours! After coveting everything, I managed to narrow it down to just 2 gift sets (I also bought a Roller Lash too).

The first gift I picked up was the Real Cheeky Party, at just £29.50 (worth £110.23), this gift had savings of 73%! Filled with 5 'cheeky faves', this was definitely the first one that caught my eye, its just so pretty! This gift contains 4 bestselling Benefit blushes - Dandelion, Rockateur, Sugarbomb and Coralista - along with Hoola, my favourite bronzer, Watts Up, a soft creamy highlighter and 2 gorgous mini eye products - They're Real Mascara and They're Real Push Up Liner. With such a variety of versatile products, it's the perfect gift for any makeup lover.
To complement the face and eye products in the Real Cheeky Party gift, I decided to also purchase the Pucker Up & Party gift, featuring 4 lip products. At £19.50 (total value of £44.68) this gift has a saving of 56%, so you can see why I couldn't resist! This gift includes 2 tints and 2 balms, the posietint and balm is a lovely pinky-nude whilst the benetint and balm is a gorgous good red. As with the last gift, this set is super versatile too. The tints can be worn on both the lips and cheeks, acting as a stain they both last a full day on my lips. The balms are both hydrating and have a build-able colour to them, one coat has a completely different look to 3. However, my favourite thing about these is that you can wear the posietint with the benebalm, (and vice-versa) giving a completely different look all together!
I had a great evening at Benefit all thanks to the lovely Lauren and Kate who did a great job at organising and running the event, I even brought home some exciting goodies in the form of skincare samples and popping candy! Hopefully, there will be more events in the near future!
What do you think of these gifts, any that caught your eye? Leave a comment below letting me know!
Becca x

 

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  1. Real cheeky party looks amazing, there's so many products in it! Lovely post! xx
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  2. I agree that makeup by Benefit Cosmetics is irresistible! The brand produces so many great products , also the packaging is always fun -- I totally understand why you ended up picking so many pretty products. That makeup pallets looks like a great investment! ❤️
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