Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Get Ready for the Holidays with Benefit Cosmetics!


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‘Tis the season to be jolly…and fabulous! For the month of December, I’m sure we all have several events to attend to. There are annual dinners, Christmas parties, holiday dinners and probably weddings. I, for one, have 3 events to prepare for: our company annual dinner tomorrow, family dinner next weekend and a birthday party plus dinner on Christmas day. Parties everywhere. Are you prepared?


Aside from the presents to shop for and the attire to wear, don’t forget to have THE LOOK! Ever since I stepped into College/ University, I always make sure that my face is part of my presentation. At 16, I’m already wearing eyeliner and lipstick as part of my college look. I probably started with eye shadows at a later age of 21 but, hey, not a bad age to start learning makeup!


I’m not really the type who follows color makeup trends and sticks to those colors for my look. I love smoky eyes, neutrals, purples, greens, blues and metallic hues. But one thing is for sure; I must always blend solid black on my eye makeup. Call it boring or typical but I particularly blend black to have a darker, bigger eyes effect.


And what about this holiday season? I’m not recommending particular colors or a specific look but I’m sharing some tips to be gorgeous for the holidays (and for other occasions)!


HOW TO LOOK GORGEOUS FOR THE HOLIDAYS (AND BEYOND):

Tip No. 1 – Get your brows trimmed or waxed by experts!
We sometimes overlook the impact of having nicely-shaped eyebrows. I myself am guilty of forgetting my eyebrows. It seems minimal but those 2 lines of hairs adorn our eyes. When not properly cared for, there will be stray hairs around and it messes up the way you look. Overly thick eyebrows can also look quite messy. Inappropriate shape can totally change your look in a not very nice way.


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Benefit Cosmetics Brow Bar ready to serve you!

Benefit Cosmetics has been famous for its Brow Service. Even if your eyebrows were as hairy as a gorilla, their experts would know what to do. You just need to proceed to this cute Brow Bar and Benefit’s expert will be working on those hairs! For a reasonable cost of RM42 (brow waxing) or RM45 (brow tweezing), you can have gorgeous brows in no time.


On the Brow Bar table, I noticed this cute booklet, which shows every step of the Brow Service, before and after look. I didn’t realize that there are more than 30 steps to get those perfect eyebrows!
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Benefit Brow Service with more than 30 steps


Tip No. 2: Prep your face with the right skincare products.
This should actually be a daily routine to follow for years but I’m writing it here as a reminder. Even if we can have the best makeup available, nothing beats a good canvas to put makeup on…your skin. Cleanse, tone, moisturize are just the basic steps in taking care of our face. Breakouts, pimples, discolorations, wrinkles and fine lines at a younger age can damage the way you look.

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Benefit Cosmetics skincare collection

Benefit Cosmetics has a good skincare selection ranging from cleansers, to eye creams, to moisturizers and more. Recently, it has been raining quite frequently and temperature in the office can be quite cold, which can make our skin dry and dehydrated. You can check out Benefit’s Total Moisture Facial Cream and other skincare products to take care of your skin. Don’t forget your eye cream!

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Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream


Tip No. 3: Get a good makeup primer.   
Even if you have beautiful skin, it’s great to apply a primer for longer-lasting makeup and conceal some imperfections, too. Benefit’s That Gal, which is one of their best sellers, is a silky pink primer that takes your complexion from dull to darling! Simply blend it on for the look of brighter, smoother skin. Contains light-reflecting pigments to help brighten all skin tones and raspberry & chamomile to soothe skin. Priced at RM115.
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Benefit That Gal brightening face primer


I am personally in love with POREfessional, a Benefit best seller, as it conceals my huge pores nicely and evenly. You can quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Just apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals. Priced at RM115.
 
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Benefit POREfessional to minimize the appearance of pores

And do you have problems with eye shadows that don’t stay in place? Creating that unsightly line on your eyelids? Check out Stay Don’t Stray Eye Makeup Primer. A real must-have to combat messy eye shadows, especially for those with oily skin like me.
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Benefit STAY Don't Stray for longer-lasting eye makeup that stays in place!


Tip No. 4: Get a good foundation.
I’m someone who will not get out of the house without applying foundation, except when I’m asked to, like when I attended the Benefit Beauty Bash last Sunday. Although I work hard in having healthy skin, I was not blessed with pore-less face and quite the opposite. My nose, forehead, chin and cheek areas have very visible pores. If those are pockets, I probably don’t need to bring a bag everyday!

Kidding aside, applying good foundation, even on beautiful skin, has its benefit. It creates a luminous, flawless look, making you even more stunning and photo-ready, too!

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Benefit HELLO Flawless Oxygen Wow 

HELLO Flawless Oxygen Wow! by Benefit is a great item to complete your makeup routine. It’s a brightening makeup available in different shades, also contains SPF25, making you sun-protected. And it’s only RM135!


Tip No. 5: Be armed with a good eye makeup set!
The eyes particularly need more attention and items, as these are the windows of our souls! To have a fabulous look for the holidays, arm yourself with good eye shadow colors, at least a black eyeliner, and the right makeup brushes.

Benefit Cosmetics has eye makeup kits that can be a girl’s best friend. It’s very easy to choose as the colors come in lovely combinations. Take this Big Beautiful Eyes set for starters!
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Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes

I’m not a big fan of mascaras because I often experience smudges but this one’s sure to catch your attention. Now, I am thinking about including mascara in my makeup routine.
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Benefit They're Real Mascara

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See the genius display of Benefit They're Real Mascara

Tip No. 6: Have kissable lips!
This one's pretty easy and simple for everyone. I'm sure most of us have several colors of lipsticks and several lip balms, too. Don't forget to complete your look with a nice lip color or lip gloss. If you like multi-functional products, you'll love  Benefit Lollitint! 

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Benefit Lollitint for lips and cheeks

And lastly, Tip No. 7: Smell amazingly good.
Take your fabulous look to the next level; make your impact stand out and unforgettable by even smelling good! I never noticed this before but Benefit has a lovely collection of EDTs (eau de toilette). I sampled a few and they smell damn great. So add 1 or 2 to your collection and spray some fragrance before your dinner. You’ll be surprised at how much good vibes you’ll get!

Check out this beautiful set of 4 Benefit fragrances. Perfect as a gift and perfect for the season!
 
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Adorable set of fragrances from Benefit


This is how Benefit Cosmetics transformed me that day! Take note, I only applied everything on my own. That's how easy it is to use Benefit products!

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Before and After using Benefit Cosmetics!




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Or visit Benefit boutiques at:
1 Utama Shopping Centre
Starhill

Or visit a Benefit counter in:
Parkson KLCC, Sunway Pyramid, Pavilion, Gurney Plaza
Robinsons The Gardens
Sephora Starhill, KLCC, Paradigm Mall
Metrojaya Mid Valley
Colours & Fragrances, KLIA