Friday, 31 May 2013

My skincare routine with Benefit B. Right range

After trying out some of Benefit travel size skincare products I decided to get some of them full size to use everyday. Here is my daily skincare routine.

Sometimes I do this routine morning and night sometimes it's just at night time only. This depends on how much make up I've been wearing the day before as I can use make up remover on my eyes, wash my face use make up remover again, sleep and I still have panda eyes when I wake up. The Benefit They're Real mascara is relentless to get off.

Anyway step one: I use a Nivea gentle make up remover blotted onto cotton pads and then I use this to remove any eye makeup.

Step two: I wash my face with the Benefit cleansing facial wash. I absolutely adore this as it smells so fresh and amazing. It's simple and foams very quickly you don't need to use much. A full size tube has lasted me about 5 months. Dry with towel. I picked this face wash over the facial scrub as I found that too rough for daily use as I prefer this gentle wash.

Step three: repeat step one as my eyes are resembling panda ones at this point.

Step four: Benefit toner. I splash a bit of this on my face and if I've used too much I dab the excess off with a cotton pad. It usually soaks in nicely though. This stuff feels really smooth. I'm not sure what it does but my face always feels so much cleaner after using this.

Step five: it's potent, this little pot of wonder by Benefit is one of my favourites. It's nice and delicate and I use this around my eye area. It helps to keep the area looking naturally bright and smooth.

Step six: finally I use the Benefit Total Moisture cream on my face and neck. Compared to all the other moisturisers I've tried this is my favourite as it soaks In immediately it's like my skin is drinking this stuff down. Also it isn't greasy and it smells great. As I've mentioned in a previous post that since I have been using this skincare range I have been complemented on my 'glowing complexation'. This moisturiser won hands down over Benefits triple emulsion cream as I found that greasy and it didn't soak in very well.

Overall I love this skincare collection and I will be gutted when it is discontinued as it is perfect for my skin. So I would recommend trying out the different sample products out there before committing to a pricey full size one.

Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss - Kiss You


I was lucky enough to get this lip gloss for free by winning a Facebook competition. It was called the Colour Me competition for the launch of the new Benefit Colour collection which includes powder and creme shadows and lip glosses in lots of beautiful shades. I won the Ultra Plush lip gloss in the shade Kiss You.
It came in the most gorgeous packaging as everything Benefit does. The packaging is art deco inspired and it looks great before I've even tried it out on my lips.

My first glance at the purple tube and i thought oh no its too dark. But after trying the colour out I was pleasantly surprised that it goes on a candy pinky purple colour which isn't too dark for my pale completion at all.
Because of the colour of the bottle and swatch photo on the website I would never even try out a tester of this colour if it was in front of me in store as I would automatically assume that it would be too dark but it has really opened my eyes to try shades that I usually wouldn't touch.

A pet hate for me and my husband is sticky lip glosses, you don't want your hair and face getting into a sticky mess with one gust of wind and my husband refuses to kiss me with lip gloss on in the past as it was sticky. Fear no more ladies this lip gloss has a new no sticky formula and I can vouch for it. It is lovely and soft and smooth and most importantly not sticky. This shades gives my face a lovely pop of colour as I like the rest of my make up to be quite neutral. The colour is also great for daytime and work as it isn't too bright I would say it is just bright for daytime glamour.
Thank you Benefit for my lip gloss I will definitely get my wear out of it.