July 18th, 2012

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How to Look the Best at Everything.

I’m not so great at face makeup.  Growing up, I never really wore it and now I just use a little bronzer, most of the time.  This winter I started using concealer more frequently (remember this?) but I still didn’t quite get it.  That’s why I was so excited that Benefit hosted a little blogger event to promote their newest face kit, pictured above.  The kits are  available via flash sale on Benefit’s website TODAY,  7/18… and then hit Sephora exclusively on 7/31.  The kit is a huge value but if you want to buy the products separately, check out Bo-ing Concealer, Hello Flawless Foundation + Powder, and POREfessional.

I love Benefit’s kits as they give you everything you need and really make it easy – but the tips I learned during “class” were too amazing not to share!  Follow along for flawless skin.

  1. Prep skin using POREfessional.  This stuff is kinda amazing – like a magic eraser for enlarged pores.
  2. Most people (including me,) apply concealer just in that little half moon under the eye.  You should actually apply it in a triangle shape, extending down to the cheekbone /lower part of the nose.  Blend well.  I love that the kits give you two shades of Bo-ing so that you can get the perfect shade.
  3. Apply concealer to any other trouble zones and then use foundation sparingly.  You don’t have to apply foundation everywhere.
  4. Set it with translucent powder.
  5. You can actually use lip gloss as a highlighter.  Benefit’s glosses (I love Coralista) are not sticky, so they work well for this trick.  Apply a tiny bit with your finger to your brow bone.

There you have it!  At $30, I recommend snapping up one of the kits.  Everything in one place, handy tips and tricks… it’s completely idiot-proof.  Grab yours here.

45 Responses to How to Look the Best at Everything.

  1. PennyPincherFashion July 18, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    This is so great – and I’ve never seen it before!  Love the Porefessional primer – this would also make a great gift for my niece, who is just learning how to do her makeup :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

      ooh it would be such a great gift! seriously love.

  2. Raiana Schwenker July 18, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    Plus how cute is the packaging!? Love this idea. I am pretty comfortable with makeup, but some of these tips are new to me which is great!

    RaianalifeSTYLE

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

      I know… Benefit’s packaging is always the very best!!

  3. Mad Max and Family July 18, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    I love Benefit and their packaging!

    -Tara
    http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com
    http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

      Me too, Tara – I think they are my favorite beauty brand.  :)

  4. Elizabeth Schneider July 18, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Oh so pretty! These products sound amazing. 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

      They’re so good – I am in love! xo

  5. Courtney Bell July 18, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    I love products like that!

  6. christin schindewolf July 18, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    these are only the best things of all time. 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

      The best (even though not-so-green… :)

  7. LLM July 18, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    The kit’s not on sale yet on the Benefit site =(

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

      They are now!  http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/category/makeup/beautykits/instantbeautykits

  8. Elizabeth @ TheCornerApartment July 18, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Benefit is my favorite- these are all things I’ve been wanting to try as I’ve found my face makeup a little lacking lately. I checked on the site and it’s not available to place an order yet, but I will as soon as I can!

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

      Mine too!  The kits went on sale at noon EST – I hope you were able to track one down.  If not… 7/31 on Sephora!

  9. Kristin & Megan July 18, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    I can’t believe it took me so long to add a little coverage to my face! Concealer and tinted moisturizer are my best friends!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

      Me too!  Who knew!?

  10. Viviana Carmona July 18, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Oooh I may need to buy this asap!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

      Think you need it… :)

  11. Sarah O'Brien July 18, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    benefit kind of rocks my world. it’s all i wear!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

      I am not monogamous to any one brand, but if I were, it would be Benefit – I LOVE their products!

  12. Tamra Sanford July 18, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    I swear by porefessionals and my ridiculously large pores thank benefit.  Benefit has the BEST packaging by far. 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

      Agree on both fronts.  Funny thing is, my boyfriend has discovered the wonders of Porefessional and keeps stealing mine!

  13. Mal @ The Chic Geek July 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    This looks like an amazing kit!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

      It is – I’m so obsessed with mine! xx

  14. Brandi J July 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    This looks like a great kit to try!

    http://flairbybrandi.blogspot.com
    xo,
    Brandi

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

      It is pretty amazing – I hope you give it a try, Brandi!

  15. Tara Celeste July 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Thanks for the recommendation! I’ve been looking for something to spice up my morning routine!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace - Stripes + Sequins July 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

      It will definitely spice up your morning routine – your skin will thank you!

  16. Thenowstylebook July 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    Oh…$30?? SOLD!! xox

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

      Right? Such a good deal for all of the products. And then once you are a master, you can buy the full size versions later at your liesure. I love my kit, so much. I think a few shades are now sold out but they’ll be on Sephora as of 7/30!

  17. Gina July 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    This is quite awesome. THANK YOU.

    http://www.eatblogpray.blogspot.com
    xo

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

      thanks! I think so too – I absolutely LOVE it. :)

  18. Fashion-isha July 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Oooh kits like this make me sooo happy! Thanks for sharing!
    xo
    Sharon

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

      Thanks, Sharon! Nothing better than having everything you need all in one little place.

  19. Kady Heron July 18, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Nice book thank you for this post!

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  20. Katie @ Katie's Bliss July 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    I love Benefit’s Boi-ing concealer :) I use it everyday!

    katiesbliss.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

      Me too – it’s definitely become one of my favorite products! I mix #1 and #2 together to get my perfect shade.

  21. Kara Endres July 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Wow, only $30?? I’m definitely going to try it once my supplies run low. I love Benefit and I’ve been wanting to try some of the things in this kit, so that’s perfect!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

      Yup… such a deal, right? I love it.

  22. MeganElissa July 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    So happy you wrote about this!! I’ve been a huge benefit fan since I started wearing their Hoola bronzer in high school! and haha your porefessional/magic eraser analogy was spot on.

    http://notyouraveragebeachbum.blogspot.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

      Aah, haha I’m glad you like the analogy. I’ve been using Hoola since it first came out, too! It is really the best bronzer I’ve ever tried – I keep going back to it time after time.

  23. Online Jewelry Stores July 21, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    Really nice kit for make  you share with us i like it and want to buy 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood July 23, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      thanks – I hope you try it, it’s a great product!!

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