Saturday, August 31, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics Party

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This week I was delighted to be invited to attend the Benefit Cosmetics Party in Cara Pharmacy, Donegal Town.
The evening was set up beautifully in the Pharmacy with a stand of girly pink refreshments and the Bene-Babes doing their thing, giving members of the public cool new makeovers.
I enjoyed some of the chocolate covered strawberries whilst perusing the funky cosmetics. 
I then took my seat for my own Bene-makeover.
My "Bene-Babe" was Anna and she gave me a full skin care treatment followed by a makeup application, talking me through each product, the benefits of them and how best to apply them.
I learned a lot in the process, particularly about skin care. I am one of those lazy girls that commits the cardinal sin of removing makeup with a face wipe... to gasps and awes I admitted this and after a chastising from the crew I gave in to the luxuriousness of the makeup removers, the toners and the moisturisers.
Anna started by removing my makeup with "Remove It," an oil free cleanser, she then used "Moisture Prep" toner and finished with "Triple Performance Facial Emulsion", an oil free, light moisturiser. She applied some "It's Potent" eye-cream which I was saddened to hear that at the tender age of 26 I should be starting to use.
For the makeover, Anna started by covering any flaws or breakouts with "Fake-Up" super hydrating Vitiman E concealer and then applied "Pore-Fessional" primer to smooth out any uneven skin or open pores.
I asked for the best coverage foundation so Anna used "Play Sticks" foundation in colour "Jump Rope". This gave me such a fresh feeling as if I was wearing no make up whatsoever.
She then dusted some "Hello Flawless" powder over the top in colour "Toasted Beige" to set everything in place.
The look was finalised with "Watts Up" highlighter on my brow and cheek bones and brought to life with a mix of "Rockateur" blusher (which is being launched on the 7th September and can be pre-ordered here) and Bella Bamba blusher. A sleek of "Hoola" bronzer and I was all set.
I would love to say a huge thank you to Louise Howe and all at Cara Pharmacy for inviting me to attend the Party and for the beautiful free gifts that I received. I would also like to thank Bene-Babes Anna and Tara who gave my Mum a stunning makeover!
I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I am like a kid in a sweet shop trying out all my fab new Benefit Cosmetics.
Nicola x
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Myself and "Bene-Babe" Anna
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Myself and Tara who did my Mum's fab makeover on the day 
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I Was Wearing:
★ PATTERNED DRESS FROM TOPSHOP 
★ LOUIS VUITTON "AMARANTE ALMA MM" HANDBAG 
★ JUICY COUTURE STUDDED CUFF BRACELET 
★ JUICY COUTURE PINK WATCH 
★ DIAMANTE EARRINGS FROM "CHERRIES" IN DUBLIN 
★ BOW DESIGNED SHOES FROM TOPSHOP 

ALL MAKEUP FROM BENEFIT COSMETICS - COLOURS AND PRODUCT NAMES LISTED ABOVE

LOCATION - CARA PHARMACY



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