Im absolutely rubbish at makeup. I mean rubbish. I have never been able to apply eyeliner or eyeshadow the way it´s meant to be, until I bought my little eyeshadow kit from Benefit years ago.
|Benefit Lolli Tint, Benefit Hello Flawless, Benefit Erase Paste and Benefit Gimme Brow|
The problem is the harder you try to cover them up, the worse you actually look. Whilst the effect of thick heavy make up looks amazing in photos, it´s not how I want to feel everyday.
So, I went along to the Benefit Counter in El Corte Ingles Marbella and have to say, the lady serving was one of the best I have probably come across.
First of all we tried a cream concealer that changed to a dry powder. For my skin this just didn't work. Then we tried the Erase Paste No.2. What a difference! It covered, not completely, but definitely covered and made patches a little lighter but more importantly it gave light and shine.
Next we tried the Hello Flawless Foundation in Beige. Very light, feels amazing on the skin and gives an amazing glow. All too often, once applied, some foundations can go a bit dreary.
Realising that this girl was pretty good, I asked for a blush. I said that my powder bronzer just makes me look worse. Her recommendation, Lolli Tint. A candy pink coloured liquid stain for lips and cheeks. 3 dabs on the apple of your cheeks, a gentle rub and on top of the concealer and foundation, my skin just came alive.
Then brows…I have a few missing, so I always fill in with powder which normally rubs off. A new product called Gimme Brow. It´s like a little mascara, but, having been one to sometimes put mascara on my brows…this is rather different. Its covers, fills in and keeps brows in place without that big thick surprised look going on like in TOWIE.
I'm hoping that I can do the make up exactly as the girl did today at the counter. I really is about using the right brush too.
All four products cost me 125 euros which is a lot to spend at one time, but I guess, 1 will, well hope, they will run out one by one.
I also have very allergenic skin and have had this on for 3 hours now and no problem at all.
I really, truly love Benefit products but they don't just look fabulous, they are fabulous!