Hello lovelies! Yesterday I had my make up done by benefit because my brother booked it in for me as a Christmas present! I’m going to talking about the make up they used, the techniques they used and what I thought about the products and the makeover in general.
Hannah started off by asking about my skin type and my typical skin care/make up routine. I told her that I had normal/dry skin and a slightly oily T-zone.
After telling her, she showed me some skincare products like the refining exfoliater and a foaming face wash. She tried these products on the back of my hand and compared it with the other, and I have to say my hand was reasonably smoother and brighter!
For the make up, she decided to do half the face first and then match it up if I like it. She used a sponge to apply a lotion/moisturiser onto my face and them used a foundation brush to apply the much raved about ‘porefessional’ primer. I was surprised because she applied the primer straight after the moisturiser, when usually I would wait a bit.
I asked her to use the ‘hello flawless’ foundation because I really wanted to see what it was like. We decided on the warmer shade, which is called ‘toasted beige’. I really liked the feel of the foundation on my face but I think she applied a little too much, as afterwards I felt (and looked) a bit cakey.
Then she used a highlighter called ‘sunbeam’, and with this she made an X shape then dotted some onto my cheekbone. Instead of blending straight away, she applied ‘cha cha tint’ on top of the X and then blended it in. This was a weird technique I must say, I’ve never seen anyone do this before! Turned out I really loved how the tint looked though, it’s such a pretty coral colour. Hannah set the tint with a powder blush called ‘Coralista’, but I think she applied it a little too heavy. She then highlighted my face everywhere else.
Moving onto eyes, she applied the ‘They’re real’ mascara which I am currently using. I do love this mascara, I should hopefully have a review up soon!
She used the Brow zings palette to fill in my eyebrows, where she used both the wax and powder. I don’t think filled in eyebrows suit me, so I’ll be sticking to natural brows from now on.
I was a bit bored with my lips so I asked her if I could try out one of the lipsticks, and so we tried this pretty, bright coral red colour.
Lastly she set my make up with the new ‘porefessional’ powder.
So I’m now going to tell you what I thought about the benefit experience. I thought it was a nice treat to have and I am glad I had it. It was nice to see what the products that had been raved monkeys about felt and looked on my skin. Overall though, I wasn’t too happy about the finished look. The make up was not blended or set well. I felt my make up just sitting on my face, which made feel like a cake. Even if I touched my face, product would come off. The blush was too heavy and she hadn’t applied the foundation too well either.
When I got home, I used a buffing brush and blended the products in properly, set my face with powder and removed my heavily waxed eyebrows.
I have to say I was quite disappointed, and so was my mum, who thought I could’ve done better. I still enjoyed myself though! If your not too fussy about make up unlike me, then you would probably enjoy it.
Did you have a benefit makeover? How did yours go? Do you like benefit?
Thanks to my brother and benefit for the experience! *I am in no way associated with the brand benefit, I simply wanted to write about this*
Thank you for reading,