Benefit cosmetics is well-known (and loved) by beauty fans across the world for its bold and bright retro packaging, quirkily named products and award-winning makeup offering, including the cult hoola bronzer to name just one of its hero buys.
With so many benefit makeup products now available across cosmetics and skincare, we’ve rounded-up the best buys that deserve a place in your makeup bag – all of which have been tried and tested by the good housekeeping institute or chosen by our expert beauty team…
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Good housekeeping’s senior beauty editor caroline brien loves benefit’s roller lash mascara, “as you can really ditch the lash curler”.
“the brush is molded with tiny ‘hooks’ so coverage looks very even and there’s amazing curl,” she says. “plus, it’s also curved just right to give a pretty lift along the lash line. It’s never smudged on me either! ”
Good housekeeping’s senior beauty editor alice manning is a big fan of benefit’s cult bronzer, saying “i love hoola”.
This matte bronzing powder brightens up even pale complexions. Dust it over your cheeks, chin and forehead for a natural-looking, healthy glow.
Benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit
Benefit’s brow shaping kit received a score of 91/100 from the good housekeeping institute, with testers praising it for being easy to apply.
Available in six shades, it includes a soft and pigmented eyebrow shaping wax as well as a setting powder and two targeted brushes. That said, some testers found that the soft brushes made it difficult to get a sharp finish.
Benefit FoolProof Eyebrow Powder
Benefit’s brow powder is designed to help achieve natural-looking fullness, and the good housekeeping institute’s testers agreed that it delivers a natural, defined result.
The product received a score of 89/100, with testers saying it was easy to use, stayed put all day and noting that the colour blended easily.
Benefit the POREfessional Primer
The good housekeeping institute’s testers were full of praise for benefit’s primer – which claims to help minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines – giving it a score of 85/100.
Testers loved its durability with the majority agreeing that it was easy to use and didn’t make their skin look oily or shiny.
Benefit Boi-ing Hydrating Concealer
Thegood housekeeping institute gave benefit boi-inghydrating concealer a score of 69/100, praising it for feeling moisturising on the skin and blending easily.
However, some testers thought coverage didn’t last all day and felt the texture was too slippery.