Its not often I will find myself reviewing two things at once, but in the case of these I find it a must.
I shop around a lot for make up, not only because of the age old woe of money, but also finding things that don’t affect my rather sensitive skin. It always seems a little hit and miss, but when I found something I love, I want to shout about it!
I came across these two products by chance, but I really couldn’t recommend them more:
Girl Meets Pearl:
As with all Benefit make up (and with POREfessional too) it comes in really quirky and quaint packaging. It is a soft pearly (obviously!) pink liquid, that gives you a luminous complexion and that ‘dewy’ type appearance that you see so often advertised by so very rarely achieve with conventional products. Simply twist the base, pat onto skin – couldn’t be easier!
POREfessional is a great minimiser, perfecting fine lines and appearance of pores on your skin. Its so silky smooth, you forget its on seconds after applying and the results last all day. Its oil free and contains Vitmain E derivative. Its hard to think that something so lightweight can protect your skin from nasty radicals and such, but it really does!
The reason for the joint review, is that the two when mixed together (simply dab a bit on the back of your hand) is simply divine. I am no longer the foundation addict I once was, and find myself wearing it alone with a teeny bit of concealer and achieving a fresh-faced fabulous look in next to no time at all. It is suitable for all skin tones and types – great if like me you have a penchant for er, the tanning of the bottled-faux variety (not that you can mostly tell, it merely brings me from ‘ghostly’ to ‘glowing’ rather than ‘too-much-and-tangoed’ ..but I guess that’s a whole other review post!)
Okay, so a little on the costly side (anything from £20-30 each depending where you shop – and I say definitely shop around – either online or department stores/specialist Boots) and one of the more expensive items in my make up bag, but they last for months and months, making it very much worthwhile.
I did try other (cheaper) varieties but you use so much more to gain the same effect that they last half as long, and don’t really seem cost efficient in the slightest.
If you go to a Benefit make up counter (found in Debenhams/John Lewis etc) you can ask one of the lovely ladies to try it before you buy. I have never been to one that haven’t been helpful and known what they were talking about. Makes a nice change than just being sold at. Customer service is always a winner in my book!