28 March 2014

What I blew my fortnightly allowance on - Benefit Cosmetics Haul

So I blew the majority of my fortnightly allowance on Benefit Cosmetics slightly over a week ago. I have been eyeing the Porefessional shine-vanishing prop powder and the Bigger Than BB Big Easy foundation like thing. So when they had a St Patrick's day special, where you get a free full sized One Hot Minute powder for orders over $75, I was sold. 

Initially, I wanted to purchase the Nice Package! Custom Kit, which is a kit where you can pick three items and get a free item and a makeup bag for $79. However, it seems like you cannot (ever) combine other specials with the Nice Package! kit, making it less desirable. Nevertheless, I stopped sulking, soldiered on and picked $126 worth of stuff to get free shipping and qualify for the complimentary One Hot Minute powder.

The majority of the products  All the products I purchased were products for my complexion. I didn't mean for that to happen... it just did.

L-R: Big Easy; the Porefessional shine-vanishing PRO powder
As mentioned earlier in the post, I had my eye on Big Easy and The Porefessional Shine-Vanishing Pro Powder. So it takes no genius to figure out that these two products were added to my shopping cart from the start of my little shopping spree.

I've just tried Big Easy on, as I took my makeup off after a long, hard day of work before mum wanted me to accompany dad to Coles. I thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to slap a thin layer of Big Easy on to see how it feels. First impressions are positive. I love the coverage of this! I didn't put any primer on underneath, neither did I set it with powder, and it's still matte after 2 hours! I will most likely do a more comprehensive review of this after thoroughly testing it out, but I have high hopes for this one!

L-R: Boi-ing & eye bright; One Hot Minute
 I've heard/read so many good reviews on the boi-ing concealer that I wanted to try it out again. I remember trying this out when I purchased the Confessions of a Concealaholic kit years ago, but I didn't think much of it. I thought I'd give it a go again and see how it compares to my HG concealer - Make Up For Ever Full Cover (reviewed here). The eye bright portion of this compact also played a part in my decision to add this to the shopping cart. Although it was part of the Confessions of a Concealaholic kit, I didn't think much of this either, but I'm keen to give it a go now that I'm a little older and my tastes in makeup has changed slightly.

One Hot Minute was the freebie that I received. It is a loose rose-gold finishing powder. I'm quite curious to see if this would make me look like a disco ball.

L-R: the Porefessional; fake up in medium
I also picked up the Porefessional primer and fake up kit. I thought it was a good value for money, as the Porefessional is a fantastic primer, and I wanted to try fake up (I have to be one of the last bloggers to try this concealer)!

Benefit Goodtime Gals
To get myself over the $125 to get free shipping, I added the Goodtime Gals kit to my cart.  I'm thinking about giving this away in my next giveaway or as a bonus in my blog sale.

I was given three samples - the porefessional shine-vanishing pro powder, fake up in light, and Big easy.

The big easy and porefessional shine-vanishing pro powder samples are impressive! I like how they included a brush with the porefessional powder sample, and six different shades of Big Easy! Although, I used three shades (02 light, 03 light/medium and 04 medium) and still needed more to cover the rest of my face. I found that all three shades blended in really well, so the differences in shades wasn't all that noticeable, making it easier to pick a shade online if you can't get a sample.

So there goes (the majority of) my fortnightly allowance! Have you tried any of these Benefit products before? Would you like to see a review of any of these products?


  1. Wow so jealous of your haul! That's kinda impressive that they included a brush with the powder sample, although probably a bit wasteful :S I've never heard about the one hot minute powder but I like the sound of rose gold...can't wait to hear your thoughts!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. OMG! I'm also jealous! haha.. Please post a review about benefits :)

  3. omg i want all of these products asap! I think my fortnightly pay will be spent all on Benefit too!
    Dani xo | laceandlovexo.blogspot.com.au

  4. holy crap, great haul! Im kicking myself for not trying out any benefit products, I might gather up my fortnightly savings too

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

  5. So many lovely goodies to play with! Looking forward to seeing reviews :) I haven't tried much Benefit but would love to some day when I can afford it *cries*

  6. What a great haul, Abigail! Would love to read some reviews of these products some time down the road. :)

  7. Now I really, really want to buy a lot of things from Benefit! I'd love to see a review of the Big Easy.

  8. OMG! Awesome haul! I haven't tried many of their products at all... would love to see some reviews x

  9. Great haul! I'm so jealous but I'm not needing anything from Benefit at the moment lol. Or do I? ;)