Benefit Rockateur – tricks and tips

So, for my birthday I was lucky enough to receive some Benefit treats from my Mum.

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It’s no secret to any beauty product junkie that Benefit delivers! All of the products are beautiful, feel light on the skin, have staying power and create a satisfying overall look.
However, as Rockateur is the new blusher on the block, I wanted to share a couple of tips that I learnt at the tester session.

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Firstly, the blusher comes in the well designed packaging that we have grown to expect from Benefit, it also includes a good quality brush and mirror. The product itself gives a beautiful, bronzed glow to the face and sits lovely on the Hello Flawless foundation.
Depending on your beauty budget, £20+ may be a little steep for a blusher; therefore, I was excited to learn that it makes a beautiful lipgloss, by simply mixing the blusher with clear lipgloss and it can be used on the eyes to create a natural eyeshadow look.
Being able to use the blusher for other parts of the makeup routine, for me, makes it value for money.

Here’s my before and after:

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Other tips that I’ve picked up include mixing the Benefit highlighter with the primer, this gives an added glow, and I also extend the hydration concealer up from under the eye, towards the cheek bone – this helps highlight the face.

My final recommendation is that if you’re going to purchase Benefit products or any other high brands, go and have a tester session first – that way you can be sure you’re using the makeup to it’s full potential.

I hope this post has been useful, do you have any makeup tricks or tips?

My place or yours

The truth is I should have blogged about this Gina Benefit perfume a long time ago!

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I absolutely love it and only realised how much when I ran out before Christmas, and had to wait a whole month to receive some more as a gift.

I have tried mini samples of other Benefit fragrances, but Gina is definitely my favourite!

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Gina smells sweet, without being too light and girly. If that makes sense? I’d also describe it as quite an earthy scent. I also have the moisturiser, which really brings the fragrance out and ensures that the scent lasts longer.

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The packaging is also really modern, whilst keeping a traditional, seductive and glamorous theme.

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If you haven’t already, I’d definitely recommend smelling a sample next time you pass the Benefit counter.