Tuesday, 18 November 2014

New Debenhams Store - My Benefit Experiance. ♥

I love Benefit!
Just wanted to get that out there :)
I think that everyone should have at least one product from Benefit as a staple in their make up bag.
I wanted to share with you my experience at our new store!
                                                         (Benefit-Cosmetics-Debenhams-Store Facebook Link)


Living in a small town we don't really get a lot of....anything.
When you see the adverts on tv for something like an amazing new epilator, at the bottom of the TV it will usually say "Available only in bigger boots"...i know i won't be getting it here.
Well no more!
As we have had a bigger shopping place built...YEY! :D
(But this isn't about that, it's about...what's inside that shopping centre)

When i first heard that we were going to have a Debenhams built and it would include a Benefit counter i was ecstatic, so very exited!
As soon as i found out they were doing complementary make-up lesson's i booked myself in straight away! They did have a launch VIP night but i missed it :(.

I took a friend with me as, everyone needs a gal pal when it comes to make up and make up lessons.
As soon as i walked up to the counter the lady who greeted us was so lovely and enthusiastic.
She asked us what it was thyat we wanted to start off with to learn about and have a try out of some products.
For me, I'm always looking for new foundations, my skin gets used to the old foundations and ends up looking awful.
Plus your skin changes a lot during different seasons so different foundations can change the look of your skin.

She asked if i had used any of Benefits skin care range, which i replied..."No :(" but i had seen a lot of on Tumblr and the packaging looks so adorable and vintage!
So we started off by taking off my make up i currently had on at the time.
Then we cleansed and toned my skin!
Which i can tell you, felt amazing!
Mini pamper session!

Here are the products she used: ♥
Face
♥ Porefessional Felt really amazing on my skin, light weight and matte, silky texture. It was a really really good primer and helped to lessen the appearance of my pores. The foundation felt a very smooth and had an even appearance after this bad boy was on my face.
♥ Play-sticks  This smelt so fresh and nice! It smelt slightly of tea tree which is always good! Never had such good smelling foundation before, not that i go around smelling foundations before i buy them. It felt light and dewy on my face. I would defiantly have to put some powder on top of this because my skin gets slightly oily throughout the day and i don't want a big shiney forehead at lunch.

Brows
♥ Brow-zings Were then used on my brows because i wanted to learn on how to make my eye brows stand out more. Not just by filling them in but by giving them more shape, so i was certainly impressed!
♥ Gimme-brow But if you are still shy and nervous about using the Brow-zings you can use this product! Its a smaller wand then most mascaras which is useful because its for your brows! It helped to give more fuller looking eye brows whilst brushing them into place so hairs didn't stray.
♥ High-brow Was used underneath my eye brows to separate the colours from my eye shadow, it also helped make the lines from my eye brows look cleaner and smoother. I've seen tutorials where people use concealer to do this but for me i quite liked how simple High Brow was to use.

Face part 2
♥ Hoola This was a very nice product to use for contouring, its not too dark, dirty looking or heavy like a few bronzers I'd seen and used. She had shown me where exacily to put the product on my face, which really helped. Contouring can be scary and look messy and dirty if done wrong so it's always a good idea to ask if you aren't sure, they will be happy to give you a demonstration!
♥ High-beam This was a real difference to normal powder high lighters. It feels lovely and silky smooth on the skin and you can apply with the brush and then smooth over with your finger. It was strange at first because it just looked like a really big bottle of nail varnish! I loved the sheen and glimmer to my face that it gave.
♥ Hervana I don't wear a lot of brightly coloured blushers because i don't want to look like a little doll so this was really nice and stubble set of colours all blended together nicely on the brush. It wasn't too much and i really liked the look.

Eyes
♥ Theyre-real-push-up-liner I love gel liners, i love how precise a cat eye wing can look after using them. But I'd never used one as a pen! I was very exited to use this product because a lot of popular bloggers and youtubers had given fantastic feedback and reviews. It felt really smooth on my face and didn't smudge a lot. Although i did have a feeling that the liner would take a lot of practise to get used to.
♥ Theyre-real This mascara! Well! It's so stunning! It has to be the best mascara i have seen to date. I could not believe my friends eye lashes after she used it. She doesn't really wear a lot of mascara anyway so the difference was unreal. They looked fuller, thicker and so long! Gorgeous!
The mascara is 100% going to be my next purchase, i just have to use up all my current mascara's first.

I walked away from my session with a big smile on my face and a slightly emptier purse.
I really do love how quirky Benefit are but for me they are a tad expensive, doesn't stop me from popping in once in a while to pick something special up.


My verdict:- I had such a fun time! The lady who helped me with the products was simply amazing, we had a few jokes and she was seriously approchable and just lovely all together!
Honestly! If you wanted to know more go to your local counter and ask one of the ladies!

If i had enough money i would of bought all the products she had used and showed me.
Unfortunately...the problem with earning next to dust is that..you can't :(

Watch out for my next post very soon!!!
*This is not a sponsored post for Benefit. I wrote this post of my own choosing.
Benefit logo sourced from the Wikipedia page.