Thursday, 27 February 2014

Benefit Goodies - You Rebel Lite and Brow Zings

Brow Zings - Light
*Use promo code 'POREOCLOCK' for a free sample size of POREfessional, although it may have expired now*

You may or may not know that I am a massive Benefit fan. I absolutely adore their cute kitsch packaging and whilst the prices can be steep, you get what you pay for a lot of the time. When I saw they had a great little sale on their website a couple of weeks after Christmas, I couldn't resist. I am actually surprised there was so much left over from this year's annual winter sale considering it had already been on for a while. I managed to reign myself in (just) so that I didn't spend too much money. I bought two things and one of them wasn't in the sale which makes me feel slightly guilty (I mean, who even pays full price for anything nowadays) but I couldn't help myself. I got the You Rebel Lite, a tinted moisturiser, and Brow Zings, and I am sure you can work out what that is without me giving a full explanation. The saving wasn't even that great for You Rebel Lite, £24.50 down to £17.15. I must have bought the one thing in the sale that wasn't a fantastic deal.

Now that I have had them for a couple of weeks, I have had plenty of time to make my mind up about them. And I have to say, I am impressed. The tinted moisturiser does exactly what it says on the tin - lovely, soft skin with light coverage. Keep in mind this is a tinted moisturiser so there is next to no coverage on things like pigmentation and spots but it does help to even out redness for those days when you can't really be bothered with a full face of makeup. It looks nice and fresh with just some concealer, if you don't like to go for a heavy foundation look but still like a little bit of coverage. I do think it is quite expensive for what it is, and while I do really like it, I probably wouldn't pay £24.50 for just a tinted moisturiser if I am honest. 

I am surprised by how much I love Brow Zings. I was scared I was going to end up looking like I had two slugs sitting above my eyes but the look that this gives is so lovely and natural! I got the light shade, which I never actually meant to get. I must have clicked on light by accident because I was expecting it to be medium but when it came, I went back and checked my order and I did in fact get a different shade to what I thought. Not to worry though, it appears my subconscious is smarter than I am because it is the most perfect colour ever for my eyebrows. It matches my hair colour to a tee so it looks really natural. I use the wax to begin with to shape my brows and fill the majority in and then go over it lightly with the powder which helps to both fill in any more gaps and set the wax in place. It lasts the WHOLE day, from the minute I put it on at 8 o'clock before school till I take it off around 10pm. How amazing is that? Even the little brushes are surprisingly good. The brushes you get in kits like this are often flimsy and rubbish but these actually do the job quite well. No need to carry around brushes with you! I will, without a doubt, be repurchasing this when I run out. Best eyebrow product I have ever used. I'll be doing a before and after post for this so keep yer eyes peeled.

There is still a good few things left in the sale if anybody is interested. If you are, I would head over there quickly before the rest of the good stuff is gone!


  1. I love benefit! I've wanted to try porefessional for quite some time.

    Also I bought browzings, but I have naturally blonde hair and light brown brows, and the lightest shade was way too dark and I was disappointed to spend that much on something I was matched with but turned out looking awful on me. I love love love the anastasia (sp) dipbrow now. I'm in love with it. Lol

    xo, H

  2. I would like to buy some of benefit's products but quite honestly the prices are little frightening to me. I nominated you for the liebster award, details are on my blog! x


  3. Got the brushes on ebay :) Nice benefit goodies.


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