Thursday, 2 January 2014

Benefit - Do The Bright Thing

This was my reaction when I opened this a few days before Christmas. Every year a few friends and I get to together, cook a big Christmas dinner (my job is to eat as they cook, which I get shouted at for every single year) and give out presents. Now I was expecting the usual; books, Lush boxes and other smellies, chocolate and winewinewine - oh, oh how delighted was I when I opened this bad boy? I literally did a wee in my pants. Literally. Clearly shows that my friends know me preeeeetty well. Anyway;

Benefit - Do the Bright Thing - £26.50 HERE

So this is a total face kit really, which is awesome. And not bad for the price me thinks. Here's what it includes;

"That Gal" Brightening Face Primer - 7.5ml

I didn't even realise Benefit had more than one primer, I've only ever seen the Porefessional (not even sure if that's spelt right) one so this was a nice little surprise. Uhm, it's pink? I used this on Christmas Day, I don't usually use primers but thought I'd have a bash and I wasn't too keen on it. My skin was awful that day so I will give this another go the next time I have a night out!

Dandelion Brightening Blusher - 3g

Ooo I really like this! I currently use Rockateur which I lovelovelove, but when I saw this little cutie I thought, ooerrr! It reminds me of ballerinas. I like light blushers as I'm quite fair skinned (WAAAAA) so darker ones look a bit shitty. Looking forward to using this! And it comes with a brush which is always a plus.

High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer - 4g

I have never, ever used a highlighter, I don't even know what it's supposed to do. From what I can gather, a few dabs under your eye/along your cheekbones is supposed to make you look mint? I dunno. I might have dabble with this before my next night out. It looks like it might last a while seeing as you only need a few spots!

BADgal Liner Waterproof Extra Black - 0.5g

Ooft I'm always up for a bit of eyeliner. This looks, SUPER BLACK on the pencil, I haven't tried it yet because it just looks so pretty and I hate starting new eyeliners and ruining them :( Again, I think I'll save using this for a nice occasion seeing as it's rare that I actually get to use Benefit!

'They're real!' Beyond Mascara - 3g

Oh boy, was I happy to see this in the set. I've been hankering over this for months now and me and my BFF Sian are having a Benefit make-over in January in our local Debenhams and I was planning on purchasing this, but I've never actually tried it so I'm super super happy that I've got a little sample! I have used this and I have to say, I was impressed. I love the brush and I love that my eyelashes don't clump either! Thumbs up!

Okay so, there's a little blab about each, I'm really looking forward to giving these a proper try when I have the opportunity. I think one of my resolutions should be to experiment with make-up a bit more, cause I'm pretty damn boring. I wanna be a sexy lady, yano?

Have you tried any of these products? Or have this kit?
Let me know below!
- Charli, xo


  1. I bought this for my sister and she loved it. I use the high beam and put a bit under my brows and along my cheekbones before heading out :) x

    1. Oo I might have to give this a try! My friend told me to use it along my cheekbones :)


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