Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Benefit & Diet Coke Get Glam Experience

I was very fortunate to be a guest at the Get Glam experience at Benefit Boutique (HQ London) to celebrate the new Diet Coke Get Glam Collection.  Benefit have teamed up with Diet Coke to launch a glamorous and fun limited edition can collection, showcasing three of the hottest fashion and beauty looks for Spring in 2012. Romantic, Rock Chick, and Fashionista.

I hope you recognise these lovelies dollies, Irene looks hot as Rock Chick, Eleanor looks sharp as Fashionista and Bernadette looks cute as Romantic! They have had a fabulous makeover by Benefit!

When I think of Benefit I always think 1950's pop art, lots of fresh bright colours and smiles, I wasn't disappointed lots of beautiful glamorous staff on hand to meet and greet me on arrival, the atmophere was buzzing, Diet Coke and Canapes offered too.

I had the very stunning Lauren whom was my makeup artist for the evening. She has been working for Benefit for the last 4 years. She knew her stuff, explained all the products she used and answered all my questions. To be familiarised with the new looks, Lauren would recreate The Romantic look as worn by Diet Coke Dolly Bernadette.

Prep:   Freshens my face with Ultra Radiance Facial Re-Hydrating Mist. I asked for some It's Potent! Eye Cream, it fades dark circles and fine lines, the area under my eyes gets dry too.  Pore Fessional was applied to my T-zone, this great product, gentle smooth's over the pores, creating a smooth surface to work on, but it can be applied anywhere you have pores or uneven surfaces, works like a filler. Followed all over my face with You Rebel Tinted Moisturizer, this gives a very fresh look with a slight tinted glow, it doesn't stain and will wash off. A few touch ups with Boi ing Concealer, mainly on my blemishes and under my eyes to give me an even colour all round.
Cheeks:   Another fairly new product is the Cha Cha' Bene' & Posie 'Tint... This is something I have never come across. The bottle looks like a nail polish, but it not for your nails. I had Posietint, for poppy-pink tinted lips & cheeks. Its very important to apply two dots with the brush to the cheek bone, this spreads to a translucent fresh looking blush, then add to lips, it will stain these areas for up to 8 hours, they blend in with all skin tones.
Lips:  Posietint already on, now to make me look pouty, Lip Gloss was added.

Eyes:  Buckle Bunny Velvet Eyeshadow for gorgeous sexy shimmering eyelids and You're Real Mascara, I liked this, it really fanned out my eyelashes and coated the evenly. Its made with beeswax, over time lashes become thicker and naturally curl upwards. I have a couple of gaps in my eyebrows, years of plucking, Benefit have Brow zings this really blended well looking very natural, kit contains a pigmented wax for shaping & natural-shaded powder for setting (fills the gaps well). Having tidy Eyebrows will really finish a look.

Scent: Laugh with me LeeLee - This smells lush, fresh lemons spring to mind, very zesty, clean full of citrus notes and not over powering. I smelt all the range, Laugh with me LeeLee is my favourite by far. This is now on my wishlist!

The overall look is very quick to do, its fresh daytime look, great for bringing out the eyes and cheeks!
As a treat I bought myself the Pore Fessional at £23.50 and the You're Real Mascara at £18.50. I was impressed with both products. I liked their It's Potent Eye Cream and Laugh with me LeeLee maybe another time!
I was lucky to receive a goodie bag (smiles) I had a couple of samples of Benetint, It's Potent! Eye Cream & So hooked on Carmella eau de toilette and not to forget a new edition of Diet Coke. Also all promotional cans have a £5 discount with every spend over £25. Well worth it!

I would also like to thank my lovely friend Lynn Fancy who's guest I should had been, she was unable to make it.  Goodie Bag on its way to you sweetie! x

Most High Street Boots will stock Benefit otherwise have a look at their website:  Also They have a great interesting blog:
 Diet Coke can be found everywhere! #FACT