When it comes to make-up I am happily the first person to admit I know about the brands and the types but ask me to put it on and I will just stare at you blankly. I understand everything eye related and have got my mascara down to a tee but struggle with winged eyeliner because of my lack of contacts and therefore being able to see.
And over the last few months I have decided I want to learn and understand what everybody means. Walking through town, day or night, and even people that haven’t finished high school have got it all figured out.
Just before my birthday I mentioned to my mum when in Boots about the Benefit Cosmetic products and how I know loads of people that use them and rave about them. I didn’t think twice about it until it was my actual birthday and she handed me a bag of items to ‘open on the day’.
And after looking through several cute and little things it was time to pull out the box inside. I got it up onto the table and realised it was a Benefit box and was taken away with just how pretty it looked and the cuteness of the animal scene all around it.
As well as a wide range of samples in their own delightful packaging there was the Do The Hoola box set. I’d been watching various Youtube videos just the night before of people applying the Hoola bronzer and shouting about it from the rooftop.
I just needed to figure out how to use it without looking like a complete clown. Luckily I watched and read enough things in advance to know the tips and tricks booklet that is included didn’t seem quite right to me and instead I followed other places and people for advice.
I absolutely love all the products in the box. They smell great, last ages and don’t look too much or give that fake look. And slowly I am getting the confidence to be able to use them and understand them a bit more.
But the one thing I can comment on without doubt is the They’re Real mascara which is incredible. The shape of the applicator isn’t too much and allpws for such smooth and simple application without any lumps or bumps appearing. It lasts well and doesn’t seem to damage the eyelashes unlike some cheaper mascaras. I’ve not cried or got stuck in a downpour whilst wearing it so cannot comment on how well it stays in all the right places but as they created a specific matching remover to go with it I can assume it will stand such a test.
My mum deserves so many thank yous for getting me this because it actually helped me to finally take that step into a world I hovered around but never dared to enter.
The only problem now is I would love to get my hands on several of the other boxes. Maybe I can pop them on my Christmas list somewhere between candles and long length matches.