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Benefit Cosmetics Calendar Review! #2

Hello everybody! Can you believe that Christmas has come and gone already? One of my favourite things about December is definitely advent. I find it so exciting counting down the days till Christmas and celebrating by opening a chocolate a day or in this case a make-up product a day! This year I was fortunate enough to try out the Benefit Cosmetics advent calendar. As many of you probably already know, Benefit is definitely my favourite beauty brand and so to receive mini Benefit samples everyday and the odd cute little accessory was lovely! Incase you didn't already know, I posted a review on days 1-15 here and so this review is actually part two where I'll be speaking about my thoughts on days 16-25! I hope you enjoy this post and that you all had an amazing Christmas!!



Day 16 - High Beam - MY BIRTHDAY! I posted an 18th birthday haul here if you would like to check that out! Anyway, now onto the product.. I have heard so many good things about High Beam but I've genuinely never tried it until now. I tried this with a layer of Lollitint over the top as I heard this creates a lovely, pinky glow to the skin and that really is not a false fact. This creates such a beautiful glow yet is so subtle especially mixed with the Lollitint and so appears more natural on the skin which was definitely the look I desired. I definitely think I'll be buying the full size version of this when I can!

Day 17 - Beauty Doodle Pad - Can we just take a moment to appreciate how cute the packaging for this is? 

I'm a freak I know but I simply have refused to actually use the stationery gifts received in the calendar, I just think the packaging is stunning and so have these placed on my desk as decoration. They add so much to it surprisingly considering how tiny they are but I just love little, simple finishing touches like this. And the quote on the front are definitely words to live by, even though I am a beauty fanatic it really is good to always remember that "Laughter is the best cosmetic!"

Day 18 - That Gal Brightening Face Primer - I actually already have the full size version of this and so I was delighted to see I now have a little extra as a back up. This is definitely another one of my Benefit favourites. I am a little bit of a lover for a natural looking pinkish, rose hued glow to the skin and this product definitely gives you that. I'm not entirely sure about the staying power of this product but it definitely makes your skin appear more awake and looking beautifully hydrated.

Day 19 - Polka Dot Hair Tie - Unlike the silvery hair tie, this one is much softer and stretches better and therefore can actually fit around my hair into a pony tail this time. But I do think these also look super cute as a little bracelet. I love the pinkish, beige colour of this too, it's super cute!

Day 20 - Ultra Plush Lipgloss in 'Fauxmance' - As mentioned previously, I am not a big lipgloss lover at all. I just find I prefer my lips to look matte rather than glossy. But still, I've given lipgloss a go and I have been quite pleasantly surprised. At first I did find this colour a bit too dark for my lips but this blended out brilliantly, it feels so smooth on my lips and I definitely don't feel as though I need a lip balm alongside this. I was wary of the dark colour at first but once blended this made the appearance of my lips much more fuller looking and naturally plumped which I loved! A great product to help fake that Angelina Jolie pout! 

Day 21 - Watt's Up - I have used this highlighter previously and I absolutely love it. It creates the perfect golden glow which blends out beautifully and for a sample size you actually get quite a lot, I'm surprised at how long this could probably last me! I've been really into a golden highlight recently rather than a silvery one so I was delighted to open this on Day 21!

Day 22 - BADgal Lash - Oh my word I think I have just found my new holy grail mascara. You may or may not already know but I do not actually really like the 'They're Real' mascara I just find it doesn't really do much for my lashes. However this bad boy lengthens them, thickens them and actually makes my lashes look lengthy throughout the whole day, I find that usually mascaras tend to fade and my lashes begin to droop but this product is perfect, I am in love!

Day 23 - Cha Cha Tint - Unfortunately for me, out of all four of the tints this one has got to be my least favourite. The colour did not blend out well onto my lips, it appeared patchy and streaky in places and as for my cheeks the colour was far too dark and did not appear natural at all. I am quite pale however so I think this product is probably more aimed at people with darker skin tones as I have tried the other tints and they all worked much better for my milk bottle white skin. 

Day 24 - Fake Up - This is a brilliant concealer! I have tried this previously in the past and felt as though it works really well for covering up my under eyes! I don't think this product works well with spots however due to its creamy consistency it doesn't blend in well enough to create a full coverage but this definitely does brighten up your eyes, perfect for those dreary Monday mornings! Unfortunately my product was actually damaged slightly at the back when I opened it, the silvery packaging looks as though it has been purposefully peeled off which was a shame, at least it wasn't the front I suppose!


So those were all of the products featured in the Benefit Cosmetics advent calendar this year! Were you lucky enough to purchase one? Let me know in the comments below what is your favourite Benefit product! Until next time,

Happy Holidays!
Toni. X

12 comments:

  1. Wow, some great goodies, wish I'd got it this year! Also happy belated birthday! xx

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    1. Thank you haha! :) And I know right, Benefit sure know how to impress! xx

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  2. sounds like a mix of great products!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. They're a lovely selection aren't they? I love how they included accessory bits to mix it up a bit! :) x

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  3. best advent calender ever, really like it !! but all their product are awesome

    Love Imke
    https://colourfulmornings.wordpress.com/

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    1. Amazing isn't it?! And yes Benefit is definitely one of my favourite brands :) x

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  4. I've nominated you for The Liebster Award, head over to my blog to check it out :) Just started following you blog, feel free to follow back :) xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've just followed you back lovely! And thank you so much for the nomination but I have already completed the Liebster Award a while back now :) Have a lovely new year! xx

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  5. I love the idea of the cosmetic calenders - I'm hoping to get one in 2015 as well. Have a wonderful year!
    Love, Sjoukje
    www.lemontierres.com

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    1. Ahh me too! It's like getting a mini present everyday!! And have a lovely New Year to you too :)

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  6. I wish i'd bought a beauty calendar, it's my goal next year, and i think i'll have my eye on this one!

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    1. Ahh, you definitely should! They are so worth the money, you can't complain about getting a mini present everyday for 24 days haha!

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