Best Of...Benefit Cosmetics





For me Benefit is a brand that delivers 99.9% of the time so it's been tough to choose my absolute favourite products, but I've managed to narrow it down to 5 essentials. I also just love their fun brand image and their kitschy, tongue-in-cheek packaging.

Including the Cheeky Sweet Spots Set (£29.99, sold out) is cheating a little so I've picked a favourite; Rockateur (£23.50). It was hard to choose between this shade and Coralista but I went for the rose gold colour. It has a small amount of shimmer and just gives a really nice pop of colour to the cheeks. I think it's pretty universally flattering as I've seen people of all skin tones and colourings rock it!

Ok, cheating properly now, as this is a set and the shades are sold individually, but I also love the World Famous Neutrals: Most Glamrous Nudes Ever Kit (£23.50). The pearlescent powder shades compliment each other so beautifully but for me the standouts are the cream shadows which are gorgeous shades and have such a great texture to them. When you throw it all together I just love the look it creates.

No Benefit post would be complete without mentioning the legendary They're Real Mascara (£19.50). It just does it for me! It adds the length, it adds the volume, it doesn't clump...it just does everything I want a mascara to do!


I was a little late to the party on this one but I've been converted to the Porefessional (£24.50)! Personally I just thought it was too expensive for such a small tube, however I got it 20% off and also if you're ever passing a Benefit store they sell a large that's £5 and you get nearly double the product! Otherwise, you really don't need to use a huge amount of it anyway so I can see this lasting. It does the best job out of any primer I've tried at hiding my large pores, making them virtually invisible. It also creates a nice, smooth base for applying foundation and makes your base last that bit longer!

Finally there's the Brow Zings Shaping Kit (£24.50). It's a fantastic product, though I do think you can get something virtually the same for less. However it's still a brand favourite for me. I use the wax to get the tail and structure right and then brush a bit of the powder through to fill in any gaps. It's really easy to create a nice, natural look with this kit.




Sorry these swatches aren't the best - I realised I needed to do some at about 4pm! I'll include better ones in future posts.


What are your must-haves from Benefit?

 




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43 comments

  1. Pretty much the same as yours, I love the blush set and snapped that up, also love Porefessional and the They're Real so much.
    Great post :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. The blusher set is such good value, especially considering how expensive they are individually xx

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  2. I only have very few products from Benefit and I think I need to try more. The Benefit Porefessional Primer and Stay Don't Stray are my absolute favourites!! ...xx

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    1. Yeah same - I don't have tons and tons but the stuff I do have I totally love :) the Porefessional is an essential xx

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  3. Fab post, I am obsessed with Benefit's cute packaging :) I really love their boxed blushers and very sadly have to admit to owning them all hehe! Kiss Me I'm Tipsy not only has an awesome name but I love the shade! :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Wow I can't believe you own the lot - lucky you! xx

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  4. I do think some benefit items are a tad over priced at times, but regardless their blushes are my top favourites and have been for quite some time now I just love them. I also love They're Real Mascara and looking forward to trying their newest mascara release soon. I also need to try Porefessional and see what all the fuss is about x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Yeah I find they're expensive but I've only ever been a little disappointed once. Definitely looking forward to the Roller Lash Mascara :) xx

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  5. I haven't tried lots of Benefit products but like the Porefessional but totally can't make the They're real mascara work for me. I really want to try their blushes, I'm regretting now not buying the Sweet Cheek set as it was a fantastic value for money! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Aww that's a shame - mascaras are just so personal. And I'm sure they'll bring out some more fab value sets next year so maybe the blush palette will make a comeback! xx

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  6. Benefit porefessional is one of my most loved primers :)
    I really want the birthday suit shade~ It looks so pretty ^^

    Thank you for posting, Have a lovely day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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    1. I love it too! And I use Birthday Suit so much - it's great value in the little set xx

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  7. I'm so in love with Benefit! I love the eye products and the primer is just amazing too! Loved this post and all the products. xxx

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love The Porefessional! And I really wish I'd picked up the Cheeky Sweet Spots, feel like I've missed out there as their blushers are usually fab!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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    1. I think if you could only get one go for Rockateur! They might bring it back next Christmas :) xx

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  9. I love benefit- cute items you have x
    http://heyitshannaah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Neeeed more beautiful Benefit products! Ahhhh!
    Lexmorrisa x

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    1. It's definitely worth investing in a few of these as a lot of them are stuff I use most days :) xx

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  11. Great picks! Benefit are hands down one of my favourite beauty brands. Although I'm actually not a big fan of the They're Real mascara, it just doesn't add the length for me. I prefer the Bad Gal lash by far! x

    clarkecouture.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love them too! I've never tried Bad Gal as I prefer the rubberised wand but I guess mascaras are really personal! xx

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  12. I absolutely love porefessional, it makes my foundation last so much longer! I was never overly keen with They're Real as I just can't seem to get it off at the end of the day! I'm intrigued to try their pin up mascara x

    Through New Eyes | Beauty Blog

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    1. It's my favourite primer :) a lot of people seem to struggle to take it off but personally I've never had that problem using the Bioderma! xx

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  13. I can't live without my Benefit's They're real mascara, does amazing things for my crazy lashes.

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  14. Porefessional is definitely my can't live without product now! it is such an amazing product. At first I didn't think I needed it, now I can't live without it! :)
    haveyouseenhowshespeaks.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Seriously, great job on narrowing it down to 5! I don't know if I could either haha. I've not tried their eyeshadows, so you've sold me on those! xx

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    1. I hadn't before but the little kits are a great place to start :) xx

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  16. You've got so many Benefit products, it makes me a little jealous! :P I love how innovative they are with their products and they always come up with something different! I love both Porefessional and They're Real Mascara, but I really want to try the rest too!

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord

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    1. Yeah I definitely recommend their products - pretty much everything I have from them has been a hit! xx

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  17. I haven't used much of Benefit, but I do love Porefessional and They're Real too, I cant wait for Roller Lash! Great choices, I should probably try out some more!

    Eloise x

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    1. I'm looking forward to it too - love the packaging and the look of the wand :) xx

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  18. I won the Cheeky Sweet Spot, and I'm so glad I did! I really love Rockateur blush and Watts Up Highlighter.

    Francesca xo // EffStar Beauty // YouTube Channel

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    1. Lucky you! It really is a great set xx

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  19. ah yes the benefit blush palette. what an amazing buy that was, and i picked it up just b/c it was so economical.
    i'm glad i got to try their whole blush line but i actually did'nt fall in love with any of them lol. maybe i can try and sell it on my blog sale.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Aww what a shame! I liked Coralista and Rockateur best xx

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  20. Im still a little indesisive about They're Real, I love it as a mascara, but not sure if I can repurchase it time after time especially since It does a similar job to my L'Oreal.
    My favourite benefit product hands down has to be the Porefessional, love it!!
    -Rumbie Love - xx

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    1. Ooh which Loreal Mascara? I love the Porefessional too :) xx

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  21. You know, I snapped up the Cheeky Sweet Spot before the Holidays and haven't even opened it yet...In all fairness, I thought I was going to gift it. Now it's sitting in my unopened pile. I already own the regular size of Rocketeur which is one of my all time favourites. I'm wearing it today, actually. And Porefessional is definitely a staple. :-)



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    1. You should definitely give it a go! :) it's a great way to sample the others xx

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