Mini Benefit Haul!

Hey guys! Today I celebrated (heavy sarcasm) one year of being a corporate slave. As though my internship wasn’t as good as full-time (which makes it nearly two years) but let’s not go there. To commemorate this special day I toyed with the idea of calling in sick. But I didn’t. They’re clearly lucky to have me.


I’ve recently been a victim of the aisle of doom at Sephora, as you can see. I went in just to have a look… well alright maybe not. I went with the agenda of picking up something. Reaching Palladium is an adventure in itself, and it happened to start pouring as soon as we left the house, but we managed to reach in one piece!

Funnily enough, I didn’t realize until I walked out that all three things I’d bought were from Benefit. I picked up just the brow gel – Gimme Brow – and went to the cash counter BUT I saw mini versions of these two super-raved about products – The POREfessional primer and the They’re Real masacara, so you know I couldn’t resist!

It hit me later once I was home that the more popular mascara is the Roller Lash? I don’t remember seeing that but oh well.I just tried out the brow gel in the store, the other two are impulse buys so I have no idea what they’ll be like when I actually do use them. In fact I had a proper look at them just now when I took them out of the bag to take pictures for this post, and I have to say, I’m a teensy bit disappointed with the packaging. When you’re paying through your nose, I think maybe you could have better packaging as well? The lettering on the They’re Real mascara looks like it’ll come off immediately and the primer tube just looks a bit.. cheap? What are your thoughts on the packaging? Do you think I’m being too picky?


I’ve read that the POREfessional primer can break you out, which is worrying to me because like I said in my last post here, I do have quite sensitive skin. But we shall see!

In other news, I sniffed the My Burberry scent and it is so lovely! I didn’t spray some of the tester and I wish I had so I could know how it’ll work with my skin chemistry. The main notes are supposed to include rose, and I must say, I don’t like rose as a fragrance at all. But I couldn’t really detect it in this. Gah. That’s why I wish I had tested it. I still think it’s going to end up being my next purchase. Let me know if you’ve tried it out, or if you have any other perfume recommendations, that would be great too!

Hope you’re having a lovely Wednesday! (the week is half over, yay!) x

Products mentioned:

  • Benefit Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel – INR 2150 (3g) Shade – medium/deep – this is the only shade available here
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara – INR 940 (4g)
  • Benefit POREfessional Primer – INR 940 (7.5 ml)

7 thoughts on “Mini Benefit Haul!

  1. Ah, being a corporate slave blows. :/ My family wanted me to go into it but I said no. I just can’t deal with that type of environment.

    I would love to hear your thoughts on the eyebrow gel.


    1. hi Chris! lovely to see you here! i swear to god, i have an existential crisis every Monday haha! i tried the gimme brow and i do quite like it, it gives my brows a bit of shape and makes the pencil i use last longer, so overall it’s a win for me! x


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