One Brand Look: Benefit Cosmetics
They introduced me to primer (hello POREfessional!), highlighter and the entire concept of ‘doing’ my eyebrows! They also broke my habit of wearing nothing on my eyes but a thick line of eyeliner! I was no instant makeup artist, but it did ignite my passion for makeup, and I was in love with my makeup on my wedding day.
I can’t remember all of the exact products I used on my wedding day, but they were all Benefit, and some of them I have become staple items that I continue to buy today. In recognition of this, I wanted to do an updated version of the ‘natural, flawless, glowy’ look I wore on my wedding day using only Benefit products.
I have run out of POREfessional, so I didn’t prime, but I did start with a moisturised face (thinking about it, my eye cream and face cream are both Benefit too!).
I used Boi-ing concealer to colour correct my dark circles, it has great coverage and blends well using my finger.
I used Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow; this is a really light weight dewy foundation which brightens up my face. I didn’t use it in this video, but I would also recommend the Hello Flawless Powder Foundation.
Erase Paste Brightening Concealer does exactly what it says, it’s so creamy and easily blend-able.
Hoola Bronzer is a bit of a cult favourite, and I’m so glad I have it in my collection. It works well as a contour or all over bronzer.
I used Fine One One blusher. It’s described as a sheer brightening colour for cheeks & lips, personally this is the only product I don’t love, it’s not great as a lipstick, but it does add a cute colour to my cheeks.
Watts Up! Cream Highlighter has a stick applicator on one end and a sponge on the other; the sponge is good for blending, but I stopped using it after a while because I couldn’t wash it properly. This gives me an awesome glow and was the ‘highlight’ of my wedding makeup… sorry, I had to…!
I used Brow Zings Eyebrow Shaping Kit, this is a coloured wax and powder, and one of the products they have re-done for their new range. I love this formula, so am really excited to see how the new improved version is!
Peek-a-Bright Eyes (I couldn’t find this on the Benefit website, but there’s a Benefit video here). This is a cute little kit, I don’t use the brushes that came with it, but I love the colours and the natural look this gives.
I hope you enjoy seeing a glimpse of my wedding makeup and hopefully you agree my makeup skills have improved since then!