Yesterday I attended my first ever bloggers event which was hosted by Benefit Cosmetics at Debenhams in Bournemouth. To say I was a bit nervous was an understatement! I have been a bit poorly lately and wasn’t feeling my best, it was the first time I met other local bloggers and I had no idea what to expect. Also I wasn’t having the best day, my naughty red setter puppy ate my kindle (seriously!) and the bumper fell off my car, and my intuition was telling me to just go back to bed!
On arrival my worries were soon all squashed and everyone was so lovely and friendly. We were greeted with wine, cakes and sweets (always a winner) and Alyson gave us a demonstration of ‘Fake Up’, whilst dressed in an awesome inspectors outfit! She gave us a full explanation of the product and we also got to see it in action.
I’m sure you’ve all heard about Benefits latest offering, ‘Fake Up’ by now! It’s been around for a while in the states and has been Benefits fastest selling product in the UK. It is a concealer aimed at being hydrating for the under eye area as well as providing crease-control. The centre of the stick is the concealer while the outer ring is nourishing Vitamin E and apple seed extract which moisturises. ‘Fake Up’ works at hiding dark circles and diffusing fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look. It leaves the skin looking gloriously glowing. It can also be used to conceal any other imperfections and with the darkest shade can also be used as a clever contour on the cheeks and nose areas.
After the demo, we each got matched to our perfect shade and yes I was naughty and purchased it! I have to say I’m pretty impressed, I’m always keen to try anything that will banish the dark circles from under my eyes but am usually disappointed as it either is just doesn’t work full stop or it creases. ‘Fake Up’ seems to work! No creases and is so soft on the skin. This product is definitely going to be added to my daily routine.
To finish up the event we all then had a look at the great products, and I got to chat to a few of the other bloggers there. Sorry if I didn’t get to chat to some of you, was feeling a bit shy! We were also each given a cute little retro gift bag which was filled with an eye mask, a sample of their Hello Flawless foundation and Bad Gal Mascara and cute little necklace.
I would like to say a massive thank you to Benefit’s Sophie and Alyson for being fab hosts and I can’t wait for the next event now!