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Benefit Cosmetics – My ‘Must Haves’ and ‘Lust List’…

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Those of you that follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. will already be fully aware of how excited I am about Benefit Cosmetics announcing their arrival in New Zealand.  With this exciting news in mind, I thought I’d take you through my current Benefit favs (the products I have been using and love, basically from the moment they launched) as well as touching on the Benefit products I am coveting and WILL BE acquiring the moment Benefit touches down in good ol’ Kiwi Land.

Benefit Cosmetics had me from day one with their absolutely stunning packaging.  I’ve never denied the fact I am a Marketers ideal consumer. I am a total sucker for packaging (don’t judge) and I truly believe no cosmetics company does it better than Benefit when it comes to beautiful packaging. But it’s not just the packaging that keeps me coming back for more.  As a qualified makeup artist, I obviously won’t be drawn in by packaging alone – the product needs to stack up; and their products are damned good.  Benefit ticks all the boxes as far as I’m concerned.  Visually beautiful, affordable, quality products!

Here are some of my tried and true products that I am currently using and would happily recommend to ‘Benefit Newbies’.  Perhaps a ‘starter for 10’ if you, like me, are putting together your Benefit ‘wish-list’ in anticipation of their arrival…

They’re Real! Mascara.  Believe the hype! This mascara is simply AMAZING!

Benefit They're Real Mascara, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

POREfessional.  Not only does this product minimize pores significantly, it also acts like a BB Cream, giving the appearance of flawless skin, as well as being a great base for foundation.

POREfessional, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

High Beam.  Oh what this does for cheeks and brow bones!  The perfect luminescent complexion enhancer and one of THE best highlighters to date.

High Beam, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

Sugarbomb Face Powder.  These four shimmering shades of goodness give a beautiful sun-kissed radiance when swept across your cheeks.

Sugarbomb Face Powder, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

Finding Mr Bright. If you are looking to try a few of Benefit’s top sellers, this is a must-have kit.

Finding Mr Bright, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger, Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

And now for the list of items I am coveting.  Obviously I want everything, alas, all in good time.  But for now, these are top on my ‘Lust-List’…

Creaseless Cream Shadow.  This looks amazing and I just love a good creaseless shimmer on my eyelids.

Want Creaseless Cream Shadow, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger, Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

Ultra Plus Lip Gloss.  You all know how much I LOVE a good semi nude lip gloss and Benefit Lip Glosses look divine!

Ultra Plush Lip Gloss. Benefit, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger, Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

Crescent Row Scent-Sational Beauty Notes Stationary Kit.  I did tell you I was a sucker for packaging.  Well this is just too beautiful not to have on display amongst my cosmetics.  Not to mention – a fabulous storage tin!

Stationary Kit, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger, Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

Laugh With Me Lee Lee Eau De Toilette.  Admittedly I have no idea what their perfumes smell like, but I will soon find out as I simply must own one!

Laugh With Me Lee Lee Perfume, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger, Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

Hello Flawless Foundation.  I’ve heard GREAT things about this and since I feel like I’m on a never-ending hunt to find the perfect foundation, I’m going to have to try it.

Hello Flawless Foundation, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger, Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

Erase Paste. A brightening camouflage for Eyes and Face – yes please!

Erase Paste, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger, Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

Boi-ing.  Industrial Strength Concealer.  Yet another one of those beauty products that I am always on the hunt for.  Industrial strength sounds good to me!

Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger, Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

Big Beautiful Eyes. An Eye Contour Kit that looks DIVINE!!  This palette has amazing colours and I just know I need it in my life!

Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger, Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

Bathina Take a Picture… It Lasts Longer…  This sheer, shimmery body balm looks beautiful and I love a product that gives my skin a radiant glow, especially now that we are heading into winter!

Take A Picture… It Lasts Longer… Body Balm, Beauty Blog NZ, NZ Blogger, Benefit Cosmetics, Angie Fredatovich

So that’s it for my tried & true ‘Must Haves’ and ‘Lust-List’ items.  Now, if there are any Benefit products that I haven’t listed on here and you think that I should add them to my ‘lust-list’, I’d love to hear about them! So please let me know in the comments box.  I love getting your recommendations just as much as I love putting together my recommendations for you.

Ange x
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