Benefit Cosmetics Event: Harvey Nichols, Manchester

Last week me and my colleague Jess took a little trip up Manchester after work, for the Benefit Cosmetics Event at Harvey Nichols. It wasn’t a blogger event, so don’t worry that you didn’t get an invite! It was one for customers who had previously left their details when purchasing at the counter. It cost £10 per ticket which was redeemable against any purchase afterwards. The event was predominantly for the launch of Benefit Rollerlash, but because we arrived a little later we missed the initial demonstration! Boo!

All was not lost though, as we still got to enjoy the rest of the event; where the ladies from the Benefit make up counter had set up little stations in the Harvey Nics Personal Shopping area. The first talk we had was all about the Benefit Skincare range, which I must admit – I already LOVE. I think Benefit make up can be a little hit or miss, but their skincare has been great for my skin. It leaves my dry yet spot prone skin fresh and clean feeling without any break outs. After the initial fright of having my make up taken off in a little room of people, the skin care applied soon sorted it out and I was left which a nice dewy base ready for the Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation.
I must admit, I find  Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation is never quite right for me. At first I really did like it, but it oxidised really quickly and the colour match the gave me on the night was a little too yellow, boooo. But that’s not to worry, as we soon went on the the lips, cheeks and eyes. It was great to get the chance to try out Benefit Brow Gimme Brow properly, as I’m always intrigued by products like that, but buying them in a pricey investment if it’s not quite right for you. On the night I fell in love with two new-to-me Benefit products, which were the Rockateur Box o’ Blush and the World’s Famous Neutrals Eyeshadow Set. Although I did limit myself to only buying the eyeshadow set after the event (using my £10 off, of course).

So all in all, a great little event! It was very much worth the £10 ticket cost in the end. I know bloggers get all princess like when they have to pay for tickets to events – but bear in mind this wasn’t a blogger event and a general public one. Everyone seemed to have a really good time too, and that wasn’t just down to the lovely cupcakes and glass of prosecco either.