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The Perfect Wedding Companion for any Bride – ‘Agent Zero Shine’

Benefit Cosmetics never stop improving and developing their products. They have recently released a new ‘The Porefessional – Agent Zero Shine‘.

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This product has been designed to minimise the appearance of shine and pores. What I love about it is, that it’s a ‘complete product’. By that mean, you don’t need to carry around separate brushes or accessories to apply it. Everything you need is right there. It packs a very handy sized brush in the bottom of the bottle.

Sweep on moisturised skin or over makeup to instantly mattify your complexion. Touch up over makeup during the day…or whenever shine dares to return.

I think this product is great for anyone to top-up or set your makeup, but also how amazing is this for Brides! One of the biggest problems faced by brides is the ability to stay shine-free when you are running about in a Cinderella gown all day and night. This handy little bottle is small enough to fit into the smallest of clutch bags and easy enough to whip out and use in seconds.

It really is a very smart new product by Benefit Cosmetics and honestly, I expect nothing less from them.

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This gorgeous product is priced at £23.50 (or $30.00). I would like to add that a little of this product goes a long way. This would last for months on end in my opinion. A great investment for girls-on-the-go!

Available at any Benefit Cosmetics store or counter, or online at www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk or www.benefitcosmetics.com

Have you tried it? I’d love to hear your thoughts, leave a comment below.

Nuala x

‘She’s so Jet Set’ – A/W 2012 Make-up Tutorial

Today, Make-up Artist Nuala Campbell has created a tutorial video for all the Beauty Cloud fans to recreate one of her A/W Make-up looks which was showcased on the Catwalks at the Fashion Beauty Lifestyle Show in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast in October 2012. Follow her step by step tutorial to transform yourself into a beauty, fit for any Jet-Set lifestyle.

She's so Jet-setAt this years Fashion Beauty Lifestyle A/W show. I created 3 unique looks which are individual and eye catching. Not only that, but they are designed with you in mind. Today I am bringing you the first of three tutorials.

Today’s A/W make-up look is so versatile,  it can be worn during the day or night and will never look out of place.

It is created using only the new Benefit Cosmetics ‘She’s so Jet Set’ gift box. The box itself is loaded with great quality products with great pigment content so as far as value for money goes. This set is worth every penny and would even make a lovely Christmas pressie.

Have a watch at the tutorial video to create the stunning A/W 2012 look for yourself.

Feel free to leave me a comment to let me know how you get on creating the look for yourself.

Much Love Nuala C

There is no reason to hideaway when you have the perfect stowaways!

Welcome back for my third and final instalment of the new little beauties released by Benefit Cosmetics this season! I could not be any more excited about these next two kits if I tried!

The first is ‘She’s so Jetset!

She’s so Jetset
Benefit Cosmetics

Upgrade your look in an instant! This posh and polished make-up kit for eyes, lips and cheeks will turn you into a high flyin’ head turner who looks effortlessly glamorous!

This kit is small enough to fit into even your most petite clutch bag so you can look beautiful wherever you go. It is the perfect kit for taking on those nights out or when you know you will have an action packed day, you can top up all the important parts of your makeup any time.

Follow the ‘in-flight’ makeup manual, filled with tips and tricks and lift off to lovely.

This kit comes in such a cute little festive inspired box, so it would make the perfect gift to slip under the Christmas tree this year.

This Limited Edition kit includes:

  • the POREfessional
  • 4 Shade eyeshadow palette
  • Double-ended applicator
  • they’re real mascara
  • first-class face powder with brush
  • lip gloss in ‘Life on the A-List

The colours in this kit are great so the A/W season. The golden eyeshadow’s and warm coral blush match in perfectly with the apricot coloured gloss.

Not to forget the practical mirror included so you can make sure you look gorgeous on the go!

This perfect pack is priced at only £29.50 (€39.50). In my opinion it is well worth the price as this kit is so versatile and can be used all year round for any occasion.

So are you ready? I’ve saved the best to last! I am such a sucker when it comes to practicality – products which are easy to carry and conceal when I’m out and about are definite winners for me. So when Benefit Cosmetics released their new kit ‘Sexy little stowaways‘ I have to admit, I did get a little too excited! After all…. it’s only makeup, right?? NO! They are little drops of heaven if you must know!

Sexy little Stowaways
Benefit Cosmetics

If ever you were looking for a set which would allow you to try, test and perfect your look with Benefit products, this is it!

Carry on looking gorgeous with Benefit’s bestsellers that prime, perfect and perk-up your complexion. These go-anywhere goodies are perfectly sized to take on any trip!

This collection of goodies includes:

  • it’s potent! eye cream – Brightening eye cream to fade dark circles
  • ‘that gal’ brightening face primer
  • the POREfessional PRO balm to minimise the appearance of pores
  • stay don’t stray – stay put primer for concealers and eyeshadows
  • ooh la lift – instant under-eye brightening boost
  • Sun beam – golden bronze complexion highlighter
  • Hoola bronzing powder
  • bella bamba – a 3D brightening pink face powder
  • cha cha tint – Mango tinted lip and cheek stain
  • BADgal lash Mascara

So, was I lying? Is this not the best kit of mini’s Benefit Cosmetics have ever released?! Ok ok, I know what you are thinking…. but you are wrong! This kit is not going to bankrupt you. Considering that Benefit products cost on average around £20 each, I can understand your concern. So this next bit is going to blow you away! Are you ready for the price? You get these 10 best selling Benefit Cosmetics products for a very modest £25 / $34!!

If you have any women in your life who are Benefit fans, pick them up one of these little beauties and you will be in the good books FOREVER!

That concludes my blog’s on my favourite new releases from Benefit Cosmetics – I hope you found some of these kits as brilliant as I have!

If you have picked up any of their new sets, why not leave me a comment and tell me what you think of it.

The above products are available at your local Benefit Cosmetics stores or online at www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk or www.benefitcosmetics.com – Remember these products are LIMITED EDITION, so when they are gone, they are gone for good! Boo Hoo! So dont delay, get online or down to your Benefit Store soon.

Happy shopping and Keep Smiling!

Flawless Make-up starts here!

Welcome back for the 2nd instalment of my favourite new releases from Benefit Cosmetics! I know, I know, you’re now over half way through the loveliness, but don’t fret – pick yourself up a few of these little treasures and at least you can look amazing while you sulk! ♥

Next up on the exciting list of Limited Edition’s, is ‘Let there be Bright’ which is from the new Benefit Cosmetics Skin care range! I am so relieved they have released this set! I am big into my skin-care and since I am away for some winter sun, I was wondering how I would fit all my new Benefit Skincare products into my case for my time away! Benefit really answered my prayers with this one! You get miniatures of their best selling skincare range in one cute little suitcase!

‘Let there be Bright’
Limited-Edition Gift Set from Benefit Cosmetics

This Limited-Edition set includes:

Full size it’s potent! eye cream

Full size triple performing facial emulsion

Deluxe total moisture facial cream mini

Deluxe the POREfessional mini

This set retails at £39.00 ($45.00 / €55.00) and would make a fantastic gift for any of your favourite girls!

The next few sets which I am going to show you are amazing! Not only are the product selections in these kits perfection, but they are also super cute!! I would be sold on the packaging of these sets alone!

This next kit is all about a flawless complexion. You get everything you need for a perfect foundation in one kit! It’s called ‘how to look the best at everything’ and they aren’t lying! There is everything you need in it! This kit comes in 3 shades; Light, Medium and Deep.

Benefit have got the product selection in this kit great. If I was asked to pick Benefit Products to create the perfect base, these are all the products I would choose. So again you are getting a great bargain. It is a great idea if you are wanting to try out some Benefit Cosmetics products and can’t  afford them all at once, this is a great way to get them all at a fraction of the price.

This kit comprises of:

Deluxe POREfessional Mini

Deluxe Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! Foundation mini

  • Light Kit includes “cheers to me” champagne brightening makeup
  • Medium Kit includes “I’m so money” honey brightening makeup
  • Deep Kit includes “I’m so glamber” amber brightening makeup

Two Boi-ing Concealers

  • Light Kit includes boi-ing 01 & 02 industrial-strength concealer
  • Medium Kit includes boi-ing 02 & 03 industrial-strength concealer
  • Deep Kit includes boi-ing 04 & 05 industrial-strength concealer

“Hello Flawless” Powder

  • Light Kit includes “me vain?” champagne custom powder cover-up
  • Medium Kit includes “I’m cute as a bunny” honey custom powder cover-up
  • Deep Kit includes “I’m haute for sure” amber custom powder cover-up

‘How to Look the Best at Everything’
Benefit Cosmetics

All of these kits also include a little brush for applying your Hello Flawless Powder and a complete ‘Tips and Tricks’ manual on how best to apply all the products included in your kit….. AND (come on did you really think that was all?) It also has a great sized mirror in the set so you can set what you are doing when you are out and about.

These little kits of heaven are priced at only £24.50 and they really are worth the investment – I predict these are another kit which will sell out in record time!

The above products are available at your local Benefit Cosmetics stores or online at www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk or www.benefitcosmetics.com – Remember these products are LIMITED EDITION, so when they are gone, they are gone for good! Boo Hoo! So dont delay, get online or down to your Benefit Store soon.

So that is all for my 2nd instalment of my favourite’s from Benefit Cosmetics new releases! Monday’s 3rd and final post will blow your mind! I have two more amazing kits to bring you! I am so excited about these next choices and they will definitely brighten up your Monday morning blues.

♥ Keep Smiling! ♥

There is no need to ‘suffer’ with oily skin…

This is a product I have come across which I think a lot of people will appreciate, so thought I would share it with you.

If you suffer from oily skin, you should definitely check out No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation. I have tried and tested this foundation many times, it has yet to fail me.

Often with mattifying foundations, they are overly dry and chalky. Also, I found with a lot of other products for oily skin that they can be very drying on those parts of your face that aren’t oily, which is no good for people who have combination skin. This product does not dry out normal skin and gives a very smooth and even complexion everytime, without giving that horrible chalked effect.

It is long-lasting (up to 12 hours). Not only does it eliminate any shine from the skin, it is also specially formulated with Salicylic acid to help unblock your pores and improve your skin while you wear it.

This foundation has built-in SPF15 to help protect your skin from the damaging effects from the sun and added Ethanol leaves your skin feeling cool and refreshed. When you apply this foundation you can instantly feel the cooling effect.

This foundation is well priced at £13.50 for a 30ml pump bottle and is available online at http://www.boots.com or in most Boots stores.

Eliminate Fine Lines and Open Pores with one smooth move….

In my work I am often asked about products which will help with large open pores and fine lines.

There are a lot of products available, I see them in the media all the time, which promise to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Let’s be honest, some work, some don’t. One product may work well on one person and not on another. We are also told that these products will reduce the appearance of fine lines “over time”. However, when us girls are getting ready to go out on a Saturday night and are looking a little worse for wear after a long week, the last thing we want is a cream that will take weeks to work. We want something that is quick and easy to use and is guaranteed to work straight away, every time.

Therefore, I take the pleasure in telling you about this great product. PoreFessional is a silky light-weight balm by Benefit Cosmetics. This is a fantastic primer to use under your make-up. It will give you such a smooth base and reduce the appearance of those unsightly open pores or unwanted fine lines.

PoreFessional is a translucent, oil-free product. Benefit do say that this product will compliment all skin types. To be honest, my skin can be oily one day and extremely dry the next and although this product will give you an extremely smooth base for your makeup, whatever your skin type, I find that if my skin is already dry it definitely doesn’t help to moisturise my skin. In my opinion, if you have extremely dry skin, I would think about a liquid primer or even make sure to moisturise your skin well before using this product.

In a nutshell, I have yet to find another product on the market at the moment that will cover large open pores as well as PoreFessional. Get down to your local Benefit Counter and give it a try.

PoreFessional recently won the awards for “Best Pore Perfector” in the 2011 Best in Beauty Awards.

PoreFessional comes in a 22ml tube and is priced at £23.50. It even comes with a little lesson leaflet on how to use the product correctly.

PoreFessional is available to purchase online at http://www.benefitcosmetics.com, Alternatively, you can find Benefit Counters at many department stores including Debenhams, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and Boots.