My Benefit Top5!

Any regular readers will know I am well and truly in love with Benefit. They were my best brand of 2013 and have made a promising start for 2014 with the #poreoclock campaign and their fabulous spy girls! So here’s my Benefit Top 5 Products:
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1.Boi-ing concealer
2. They’re Real mascara
3. Hoola bronzer
4. The Porefessional pore minimiser
4&½. Total Moisture moisturiser (I shall explain…)
5. Instant Brow pencil (not pictured)

You may have noticed I have a top 6 or 5½… Well that’s because a. Benefit just have too many fab products and b. I can’t have one without the other!
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Porefessional and Total Moisture go hand in hand. Alone they are wonderful, but together they are the perfect priming pair.
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By blending the two together before application, the Porefessional goes even further to create an even base with super soft skin. For everyday wear I just pop boi-ing concealer where it’s needed and go, no foundation necessary.
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I’ve been hunting for a good concealer for so long. I’ve tried absolutely everything: from the highly recommended NARS radient creamy concealer (Yuck! It just sat on my skin) to YSL Touche Eclat (which you have to love but it’s more of a highlighter than a concealer). I’ve wanted to try boi-ing for a while, Erase Paste was great but just a little to heavy for me. So i had high hopes. When Santa Claus left me a Best of Benefit kit (along with pretty much the rest of their stock) I was delighted to finally get to try it; and it did not disappoint. The cream glides on smooth giving the perfect amount of coverage. This handy little duo allows you to choose the intensity of coverage; lighter, darker or a combo of the two shades! I’m sold.

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Hoola is my go to powder for contouring. It’s great alone or used to contrast a highlighter (try high-beam), plus a little bit goes along way. I’m really pale so I have to use a good blending brush but it results in showing off my practically non-existent cheekbones.

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I’ll admit, including instant brow was a bit of an afterthought. I took my makeup closeups then applied the make up to myself. It was only then did I realize a crucial element was missing. Something I couldn’t live without… my brow pencil. I’ve been using this for well over a year now and I just keep going back. I hate my brows to look too perfect or drawn on. The pencil crayon is soft and not too defined. Add the spool into the mix and you can brush your brows to Delevigne style perfection.

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Last but certainly not least, They’re Real. My eyelashes, pretty short, pretty stubborn, have always been a bain to my existence. I have two choices when going out: 1. Apply so much mascara I get repetitive strain disorder and can’t open my eyes or 2. Wear falsies. The problem with the first one is obvious, with the later, well they’re fake. So when I came across They’re Real it was love at first sight. For day time wear it’s one flick and go, for night time, I’m just a few coats away from lustrous lashes. It’s a life saver, and no more tiring myself out before I get out!

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My top 5 = smooth skin, wonder brows, lush lashes and chiseled cheekbones (well almost)! What are your Benefit faves? Let me know in the comments below!

Love Lucinda x

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P.s how adorable are Benefit as a brand?!?

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