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Product Review and GIVEAWAY! – Benefit Cosmetic’s Triple Performing Facial Emulsion.

One thing I am always looking for is an effective light-weight moisturiser which can be applied right before makeup application. It doesn’t sound like too much to ask for right? Well you’re wrong! So many moisturisers require a waiting time before applying makeup, some even up to 20 minutes! But let’s face it, who wants to get up for work in the morning, wash their face, moisturise and then have to wait 20 minutes before they can finish off getting ready and putting their makeup on.  Then if you don’t wait that 20 minutes, your makeup is ruined!

Benefit Cosmetics Triple Performing Facial Emulsion Product Review

Therefore, when I got to try the Triple Performing Facial Emulsion by Benefit Cosmetics, I was over the moon. I love this product. It absorbs well into the skin and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy. It is oil-free and has Broad Spectrum UVA and UBA SPF 15 protection in it, so it helps prevent premature aging.

It isn’t called Triple Performing for no reason. It’s because it unleashes a trio of superpowers every time you apply it on your skin; Hydration, Protection, and Soothing Loveliness! (I’m pretty sure that isn’t an official way of describing it!). Every time I apply this lotion to my skin I feel so refreshed. It leaves your skin feeling wonderful and the smell is so invigorating. Saying that, because it smells so beautifully, I would avoid applying over your lips ( just trust me on this one).

Benefit Cosmetics Triple Performing Facial Emulsion Product Review

Although I am not proned to spots or break-outs, I do get little whitehead blemishes very easily, and it’s usually caused by the moisturiser I am using. I can tell within a few days of using a product if it is being absorbed efficiently into the skin as I will get a build up of these pesky blemishes.

However, I have been using this moisturiser for over a year now and I can honestly say that there is no residue left behind on my skin to cause blemishes or breakouts. I find that this product works well on all skin-types.

If you suffer from sensitive skin, I would call in and ask for a sample of the product before buying as it does smell REALLY nice. So if you skin is sensitive to perfumes this may not be the product for you. I haven’t actually had this problem with any of my clients, but you are better safe than sorry and the girls at the Benefit Counters are more than happy to give you a sample of this product to try before you buy.

Benefit Cosmetics Triple Performing Facial Emulsion Product Review moisturiser comes in a lovely glass bottle with a cork effect lid. The lid pulls off to reveal a pump dispenser. I love the dispenser as it helps to limit your product usage, preventing wastage. You need very little of the product to do the job. I think a bottle of this will last anyone around 8-9 months.

Triple Performing Facial Emulsion is priced at £20.50 for a 50ml bottle. Personally I think it is quite reasonably priced in comparison to other major cosmetic brand skincare products. I would expect to pay around £45 for a great complete moisturiser; and by complete I mean anti-aging! This moisturiser does help prevent aging via its Broad Spectrum SPF, however, it doesn’t claim to be Anti-Aging.  Therefore, I find Benefit Cosmetics price of £20.50 well thought out and reasonable for this product.

You can buy this moisturiser at any Benefit Cosmetics Counter or online at or if you are outside the UK.

Now for some even better news…. I am having a GIVEAWAY of Benefit’s Triple Performing Facial Emulsion on my Facebook Page at the moment. Click here to see how you can WIN a bottle – I have 3 to giveaway!!

Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts?


Competition Winner Announced!

Competition Winner Announced!

Limited Edition Sugarlicious Kit by Benefit Cosmetics

Today was the deadline for our Sugarlicious Kit Competition and we have selected a winner at random!

Congratulations to our winner Kirsty who will receive this deliciously nude lip and cheek kit by Benefit Cosmetics!

Kirsty also runs her over fabulous blog called ‘Fashion for Lunch‘ you can find her at

Stay tuned for more competitions to come!

Do not fret, you can still bag yourself one of these limited edition beauties online at for only £24.50

Win! Win! Win!

I do love a good ‘ol giveaway! Especially so close to Christmas!

To be in with a chance to WIN this fabulous SUGARLICIOUS set by Benefit Costmetics, all you have to do is Subscribe to email updates of The Beauty Cloud. THATS IT! Seriously, it’s that easy! (You will find the link to the right of this post)

I will choose one lucky subscriber between now (10/12/2012 @ 9pm) and Monday 17/12/2012 at 3pm to win this gorgeous nude gift set by Benefit.

Good Luck to everyone!

♥ Much Love ♥

Win a New Sugarlicious Kit!

Win a New Sugarlicious Kit!

Nothing beats a bit of humiliation to brighten your week! #BenefitBloggerChallenge

I have just received word that our Video has been narrowed down into the final 3 of the Benefit Blogger Challenge! I have been dying to share this video with the world!

The rules seemed simple enough (in theory):

“Simply ask a man (Dad, son, brother, boyfriend, friend or just a man of the street) to do your make-up. It must be a full-face, including Foundation, Bronzer/Blusher, eye-shadow, eye-liner, and mascara”.

Simple right?? Well actually, Yes! I could have made the task really easy for him (and me) – But where’s the fun in that! A Make-up Artist teaches someone to do Make-up ~ PREDICTABLE. So I did the opposite!

I gave him a list of stages and a range of products including Moisturiser, Primer, Foundation, Powder, Blusher, Eyeshadow, LIQUID Eye-liner, Mascara and a Lip Stain (I know, I know, Lip Stain! I’m a glutton for punishment!). I gave him NO direction on how to actually apply these products and told him very little about what they actually do, but how much will he actually know or remember?

Join us on this comical journey of role-reversal. Where an Alternative Photographer and Professional Make-up Artist switch roles. I’ll even make you a deal, if it makes you giggle even once ~ you’ll give our video a vote in the Benefit Blogger Challenge. Sounds fair to me, after all I did just humiliate myself in the name of fun!

To vote, click on the link below and select my video from the drop down menu – its quick and easy and will take you about 30 seconds to do! (I will love you forever if you do it!)

Check out our video below.


Here is a ‘lovely’ collage of stills from the video in case you have any problems viewing it.

#Benefit Blogger Challenge

I really hope you have enjoyed watching our video as much as we (or HE)  enjoyed making it.

If you would like to know more about Johnny’s work as an Alternative Photographer here:

Win Sebastian Professional Hair Product Samples …

Since we have reached record numbers of views recently, we thought we would repay our lovely readers with a little competition.

Up for grabs is a range of Sebastian Professional Hair Product Samples made available by

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is tell us how long have been in the hairdressing business.

Drop me an email to with your answer and your name.

The winner will be picked at random at midday on Friday 8th June and notified by email.

Good Luck!