Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Benefit Upgrade to Gorgeous

My favourite thing about Christmas is looking a complete state opening presents in my old pyjamas with  no makeup on then going off and having a shower with all my new smellies and using new makeup and feeling fab after! One of my presents this year was the Benefit Upgrade to Gorgeous gift set and I couldn't wait to use it.

I think it cost around £35 but has gone down to £23 in the sale now. The set contains:

  • High Beam
  • Sugarbomb
  • The Porefessional Deluxe Mini
  • They're Real! Deluxe Mini
  • Laugh With Me LeeLee Deluxe perfume Mini

I started off by using the Porefessional primer all over my face before applying foundation. It went on so smoothly and has a lovely texture and got rid of all my shine! I am now in love with this and will be getting myself a full size version too. I know Benefit is quite pricey and some of the products are only appealing because of their cute packaging but Porefessional is definitely worth the money as it gets rid of pores and makes foundation look so much better! You can also mix it with a bit of brightening primer or use it over foundation.

The other product in the kit was Sugarbomb face powder which came with a brush and mirror included. I am a huge fan of Benefit's blusher boxes and have used Dandelion, Coralista, and 10 before. I swirled all four of these colours together and used them on my cheeks. It gave a sheer shimmery glow to my cheeks and the colour can be built up - it isn't as strong as Coralista. I'm not so keen on this powder as some of the others as I have fair skin so prefer to use pinky blushers but this came out more purpley overall. It is good if you want to go for a natural look without too much colour though. 

I finished off my Christmas look with a bit of High Beam in the corners of my eyes and then used 'They're Real' mascara. I prefer this a lot more to Benefit's other mascara as the Bad Gal brush is so thick and bushy I end up with clumps! This wand  is a lot thinner and defines the lashes.

Finished result!


  1. Hi Natalie it's great to meet you! I'm following you through 'the hop' and i'm loving your post as Benefit is one of my favourite brands!

    Hope you have had a lovely christmas! xoxo

  2. The Benefit kit looks so great, I have only just gotten my first Benefit products, the Benetint and the High Beam, and I love them!

    I just started an international giveaway, I hope you will enter;

  3. Great post. Love your Blog Natalie. I used to go to NTU too and write for platform, I graduated in 2010 though.

    1. What a small world! You must have graduated the year I started, what did you study? I love it! xx

  4. The set looks gorgeous! I love the 'they're real' mascara! :)

  5. I keep meaning to buy High Beam, but never do!

    I found your blog via the #bbloggers blog hop and I'm so glad I did, it's such a good read, you now have a new follower!

    Let me know if you stop by mine,



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