Monday, 5 March 2012

Benefit: Hervana & Porefessionally Pretty

I bought this litle gem from BuyaPowa last week, i had been waiting on the 'Co-Buy now live' email for ages. When i finally did receive the email, i snapped one up immediately and i'm very glad i did.

"Seeking a flush of enlightenment? Swirl on hervana... Our goodkarma face powder! Four complementary shades, lucky shell, divine peach, heavenly rose & berry delight - blend together perfectly for an orchid blossom blush. What goes around...comes around!"

This face powder costs £23.50 from Boots and the Benefit site. It smells divine! A couple of swirls of this goregeous powder gives you a beautiful flush.

I was a bit hesitant of purchasing this when it first launched at the end of Januray as i felt it was maybe a litle too light for me, i had swatched it a couple of times at the counter as well. But after reading a few reviews about it and seeing it actually applied, it changed my mind. I'm such a sucker for Benefit's packaging aswell, it's so pretty.

I have to say, it's a new firm favourite of mines and has replaced my trusty Bella Bamba and Sugarbomb. 

Next up is the Porefessionally Pretty Kit:

Now i've heard a LOT of fabulous things about Benefit's Porefessional, it almost sounds too good to be true. Again, this little baby made a very short appearance on BuyaPowa last week (at half past ten at night, it sold out within half an hour). I unfortunately missed out as i was in the land of nod when the co-buy went live. So i purchased this amazing little kit, Porefessionally Pretty from Feel Unique for £23.50, this also included P&P (it was delivered very quickly). This kit costs the same as Porefessional on it's own, so it's great value for money as you are getting two extra products for the same price (the mini Girl Meets Pearl and the Erase Paste in Medium).

"You can be porefessionally pretty anytime you want! Pores and fine lines vanish with the POREfessional while our brightening camouflage blends away any discolouration and imperfections. Your breathtakingly luminious complexion is now complete with our soft golden-pink liquid pearl."

Now if you already follow my blog, you will be more than aware of my problem with oily skin- i've heard that this product works wonders at keeping the 'shiney' look at bay (as it's oil-free) and is a great little primer. It also claims to minimise pores.  

The first thing that stood out about this product was the feel of it, it feels incredibly silky when applying it. It looks a bit like a balm when it first comes out the tube but goes on nice, smooth and evenly. It really does create the perfect base for your make up and keeps it fresher for longer, without it feeling like it's slipping off. Not only did it reduce the look of my pores on my cheeks but it also dealt with my 'oil' problem fantastically well.
It has replaced my Illmasqua Matt Primer and is a new essential in my make up bag! I would definitely recommend this product.

Heres a few new products from Benefit:

Benefit Cabana Glama Your DesTANnation Makeup Kit : £28.50 from Feel Unique (free P&P). 

"This vacation-ready makeup kit has everything you need for a gorgeous glow all year long. It’s the ultimate brightening & bronzing collection!"
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Benefit High Brow Glow Luminous Brow Lifting Pencil : £14.00 from Feel Unique (free P&P).

"Get WOW brows with this soft highlighting pencil, now in a glowing champagne-pink shade. A single stroke under your arches instantly lifts & illuminates!"
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I'm not too sure what my next Benefit purchase shall be, my bank balance is needing some time to recover... Dam you BuyaPowa!

Have you tried Hervana or Porefessional yet?