7 Benefit Essentials We Swear By

I have to admit, I’ve been hoarding makeup for a couple of years now and there are some brands that I love just as much now as I did when I was just starting out. Benefit Cosmetics is one of them.


From its humble beginnings in a small boutique in San Fo back in 1976, Benefit Cosmetics mixes fun and beauty with kitsch packaging and witty named products, an escape from the usual cosmetic brands of our time.

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Who says make-up has to be serious to be good? Benefit has proven to be a popular go to brand. Since then, it’s become available internationally and has reached beauty cult status.

Keep reading to discover the Editor’s Top Picks, every beauty-lover should have in her stash!

1. Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain

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The Benefit Benetint is one that stands through the test of time, originally sold as Rose Tint in the ’70s, it still popular to date. Plus, apart from it being long lasting and could be used in 2 ways (Lip and Cheek duh.) one bottle can last you for a long time. This tint features a delicate rose scent.

PS. I super love the mini, perfect for travelling!


2. Hoola Matte Bronzer

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One of my favorite bronzer to date. Instead of the usual compact, this shimmer-free, true-brown pressed powder is tucked into a cardboard packaging. PLUS, it includes a brush, I love it when beauty brands include a tool in the set.


3. They’re Real! Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara

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One of my all time faves, This mascara with the original carbon-black formula lengthens, and curls lashes with a powerful stroke, while the tip of the brush helps you reach those stubborn baby hair.


4. Gimme Brow Mascara

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One stroke of this teeny-tiny brush and gone are the days of thin sparse arches of your brows. The bristles allow you to define and fill your brows. Each bottle is packed with ultra-fine fibers that stick to skin and hair, creating that perfect illusion of thick brows. Being water-resistant, is a plus to get you through the day.



5. High Beam Liquid Highlighter

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Another fave of mine, If you are in dire need of accenting your cheeks and brow arches, this satiny pink liquid highlighter is here to rescue you with a dewy glow finish and subtle luminescence.


6. POREfessional PRO Balm

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For those who have the same problem, quickly minimize the appearance of pores with Benefit POREfessional pro balm. One of my personal faves since it’s oil free! Apply this silky, light-weight balm under your makeup. POREfessional provides translucent but full pore coverage, blurring those pesky imperfections no concealer can save and get that smoother-than-smooth skin.


7. Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder

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Complete your look with this perk-me-up makeup, and just make them keep guessing how you always look fresh throughout the day. Take your complexion from dull to radiant. Sweep it on your cheeks as a brightening finishing powder.



To be honest I’m way too addicted to their packaging, and their minis are making me crazy. But if I haven’t convinced you enough, head over to ZALORA, Benefit is currently a fresh on site but definitely clearing the digital shelves, so better head there quickly before it runs out.

Shop for Benefit Cosmetics HERE.

What are your thoughts on the list? Are you a Bene babe convert? Sound off at the comments section below!