Saturday, May 18, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics Blogger Meet

Hello :} I have been meaning to write this post for quite some time now and I've finally had the chance to do so. Last month, there was an ABBM brand meet up with Benefit cosmetics on a lovely Friday night. This was actually one of my favourite ABBM meets that I've been to and it wasn't only because of the cosmetics involved - the place was decorated so nicely and when events like these provide drinks and nibbles, I'm one happy girl!

I forgot to bring my digital camera so I could only snap pictures on my phone. Excuse any not-so clear pictures!


 This event was for the launch of Benefit's new product 'Fake Up', a hydrating concealer.


Held at this fabulous VIP place:

Credit: AdelBeautyCon

Presented by our very own ABBMer and resident makeup artiste, Kitty! (left), Gemma and Joyce


We all sat down around these tables and tested out a few of the products on the tables while listening to the 3 Benefit gals talk to us about specific products.

 It's all so pretty *_*

Joyce did the honours of officially introducing us to Fake Up

We were given the Benefit Fake Up in 'tablet' form to dissolve into a cup of water. I had no idea what was going to happen... and then....


 Oooh it's expanded!

... and opens up to be a moist towel. An analogy of Fake Up being moist and hydrating!
I thought that was very clever and a great thing for each of us to do :)

 We each got a Fake Up to try which was hidden in the handle of the mirror!!

They come in 3 shades - light, medium and dark and retails for $35 AUD


We also got to try Benefit's popular 'They're Real!' mascara which is said to give a falsies effect - RRP $38 AUD

The product which fascinated me the most was this stick blush in gorgeous rose gold packaging!! The blush is easily blendable and I quite like the idea of having 3 colours in 1
 
Kitty's demo #1 - using the Benefit brow palette on Suki

Kitty's demo #2 - using one of the Benefit palettes on Kathy

 The new colour range of eyeshadows and lipglosses that we were briefly introduced to

Gemma getting cosy with Fake Up on the couch ;)

What could all those mysterious bags be :O ?!?

Goodie bags of course!

L-R: Amy, me, Kitty, Kathy, Steph, Sherry and Celeste
Credit: AdelBeautyCon

Overall it was a very fun-filled, girly night full of laughs! Thank you so so much to everyone who worked hard to make this event possible - just to name a few, Gemma and Joyce from Benefit who made their way to Adelaide for this event and to Kitty for all the planning, prepping that went on behind the scenes (and demo'ing)!

I would have been happy walking out empty-handed but weeeeee, a goodie bag for each of us. I was stoked :)

Containing booklet and leaflets as well as two full-sized products that we tested on the night:
  • Benefit Fake Up
  • Benefit They're Real! Beyond Mascara


 But before I discuss the products, I just wanted to say that this is the coolest promo/business card I've seen! Love the hidden descriptions behind the flaps that you have to open up yourself

Benefit Fake Up crease-control hydrating concealer

 I got the medium shade and I reckon it's the best match for me. It really does feel moist on my skin... it reminds me of lip balm but in concealer form haha. The packaging is just like a lipstick case. The silver and pink is very attractive :)


Benefit They're Real Beyond mascara
with a 'specially designed brush that reveals lashes you never knew you had'

So far so good. The brush isn't too thick and the glossy tube totally screams 'high-end'. Love it

I'd actually recommend both products they're honestly not too expensive for a high-end makeup brand. Pretty packaging and awesome quality = A+ rating!

Kate from Seduced by Beauty filmed some footage on the night and has uploaded it on her YouTube. I've decided to embed it here in case anyone was interested in seeing/hearing more about the event :) Credits to Kate for this video!


Questjen of the week:

Have you tried any Benefit cosmetics? If so, was there anything that you liked?

Prior to this event, I had only tried Benefit's the POREfessional which I received in a goodie bag at ABC 2011. I highly recommend it as a primer for oily skin as it does a great job with minimising oils and the appearance of pores and fine lines.

These two months (May and June) are going to be very busy for me which means that I may only blog again once during this period... I wish I could do weekly blogging again :(

And I'm turning 20 on Wednesday... my 'teen' life is coming to an end!

Hope everyone is well~

Jen


33 comments:

  1. So cool!
    I have never tried Benefit products.. I can buy it only online+their products are expensive, so I prefer to find something cheaper ><
    But I always read good things about their products.

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    1. Aw I see! I would be the same if I wasn't able to visit a Benefit counter and purchase directly from them. Their products are always great quality!

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  2. Hi Jen. Your phone takes brilliant photos! Love your phone case too. Porefessional sounds like a great product. I am enjoying fakeup. Happy Birthday for Wednesday!!!

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    1. Hey Susannah :) Hehe thank you! I love Fake Up too, so glad we had the chance to try out this amazing product (and meet you on the night!)

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  3. That is so awesome! From the products that I have tried, I can say that I love benefit!

    tht-christina.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks super fun, and all those products look so gorgeous!

    www.joyjoiiplus.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow what an awesome event!! i really want to try the fake up concealer :3

    à la foliee

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  6. oooo i tried the fake up concealer at the benefit counter the other day ! It worked really well on my skin :D Have bbeen considering to go buy it XD

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  7. Ooooh all their products look so prettyyy *V*
    I love how they made the entire event different with the towel / business card and all :O AND MMM, I want to try this fake up now !!!

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    1. Pretty for sure ^^
      Yup it was so interesting! And you should try it ehehe

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  8. Kitty's hair is amazing and i love the mirror idea! xx

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    1. Agreed! And her sick cat tatt on her back :3

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  9. this looked like so much fun - hope you enjoy the products =)

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    1. It really was and yes the products were fab!

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  10. I really want to try the Fake Up concealer, since it' so portable and looks like a great product to carry in the purse. ^^

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    1. It's amazing for the purse! Should definitely try it if you have the chance :D

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  11. Well sincerely I never tried products from Benefit because I just can purchase online and the shipping always is expensive to me. but I know that products are really cool.

    xoxo

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    1. Naww, that's understandable - it's the same for me for many other products/brands out there! xx

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  12. hi, just wondering, how do you get to attend events like these?
    i would love to go to one :(

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    1. Hi~ I'm part of a beauty bloggers group in my city and there are hosts/organisers who arrange and contact places to hold events :) It's not a VIP thing - anyone who is a beauty blogger can attend!

      I hope you can go to one one day

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    2. Ohh that sounds awesome! Thank you :)

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  13. What an awesome event! I need to try that "they're real" mascara.

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  14. This looked like it was a fun event - I've never been to any product launches like this before. You got some great goodies in that bag :)

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    1. I hope you get the chance to go to one like this, Rinny :)

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  15. Seriously I love ABBM! It's been a while since I've read anything about MBBE. =( They gave such a generous beauty bag (and the bag's so pretty!).

    Btw, then I turned 20, I was pretty bummed that I wasn't a '1' anymore. My friend told me 'Don't worry, when you turn 21, you'll get the 1 back.' LOL!

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    1. Hahaha what your friend said is awesome xD So true about getting the '1' back!

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  16. omg!! im so jealous jen! i love benefits!!!! <3 and you also got a goodies bag eeekkk!!
    i used to work for them for a little while and i loved using their porefectionist as a base :D

    and omgsh u are so young babe i am jelly :(!!! <3

    xx Michelle

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  17. Nice packaging! I’ve always been a fan of Benefit cosmetics.
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ Benefit makeup Philippines

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