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Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

Benefit – The POREfessional

Benefit – The POREfessional

I recently ordered some make-up items from Benefit (reviews of these coming soon!) and received this free sample of The POREfessional with my order. The POREfessional is a face primer balm that helps to reduce the appearance of pores & fine lines, and is the UK’s best-selling primer. I have combination skin with an oily nose and chin, resulting in some open pores on either side of my nose, so I was very excited to try out this primer. The POREfessional is a lovely smooth, velvety skin-coloured lotion and I have been applying a little on either side of my nose whenever I do my make-up. It applies really nicely, feeling silky-smooth, and gives a great mattifying effect and also reduces shine. Open pores do seem less visible after applying – I think this is due to a combination of reduced shine and the lotion sitting inside the pores and filling them up. The images below show what my open pores look like without and with The POREfessional. Benefit...

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Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Makeup | 4 comments

Benefit – Realness of Concealness

Benefit – Realness of Concealness

I just LOVE Benefit’s make-up kits, and Realness of Concealness is my favourite as it’s so dinky and cute and will fit easily in the pocket of a handbag. It contains five of Benefit’s most popular products: High Beam – enhances the complexion with a luminescent shine Lip Plump – primes and enhances lips Ooh La Lift – de-puffs and firms the under-eye area Lemon Aid – primes eyelids to hide discolouration Boi-ing – conceals dark circles and blemishes High Beam is one of Benefit’s bestsellers and it’s easy to see why. This satiny pink liquid highlighter can be used all over the face for a radiant glow, or just as a spot highlighter on cheekbones. See the swatch image below – I haven’t rubbed it in too much so you can clearly see the shimmer. I use this all the time, it’s lovely in Summer, and if you have a great complexion you can just wear a little High Beam on it’s own on your cheeks for a lovely Summery...

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