Sunday, October 26, 2014

Birchbox X Benefit Santa Monica



This past week instead of being a granny and watching TV in my pajamas, I put on some makeup and heels and went to the Birchbox and Benefit event in Santa Monica.  The ambience was great: tons of pink, champagne, mini cupcakes and lots of talk of skincare and makeup. Everyone was treated to a demonstration of the They're Real Push Up Liner plus tips and tricks for applying, which I loved as liquid liner is something I've always struggled with, an eyebrow wax and a custom makeup application.

Of course there was plenty of shopping involved; everyone was given a $35 credit for purchasing a ticket but I spent more than that, clearly.  I'm due to run out of my Maybelline Brow Drama fairly soon so I purchased the Benefit Gimme Brow to replace it.  I hope it has longer lasting power than the brow drama.  Because I love blush, and you can never have too many, I picked up two blush products.  First, I had to get the Majorette blush because it is a gorgeous pinky peach color, unlike anything I own, it has a cream to powder formula and it smells amazing.  But before I even knew any of that, I had my mind set on picking it up purely based on the name... I spent many of my childhood years baton twirling.  The second blush item I picked up was from Benefit's Christmas Collection.  The Cheeky Sweet Spot has 5 blush shades, a bronzer, a mini highlighter and a mini brush.  Although I own two of the colors in the collection already, I love miniature sizes and it was an affordable way to try out the rest of the blushes.

Since it was a Birchbox event, we were also sent home with a Birchbox made especially for the event with all Benefit products.  It included mini sample sizes of It's Potent Eye Cream, Porefessional, Highbeam and Posiebalm.  I'm most excited about trying the eye cream in the adorable little glass pot.

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