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Benefit Cosmetics: Beauty Editor’s Must-Haves

Benefit Cosmetics: Beauty Editor’s Must-Haves
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Beauty Editor Claire picks her must-have products from the fantastic range of benefit cosmetics.

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There are makeup brands we all go to again and again but for me, benefit Cosmetics is high on that list. I can honestly say I've never used a benefit product I didn't instantly love! Tasked with the tough challenge of picking my must-have products, I've narrowed it down to the selection below, but do you agree?


benefit Face Watt's Up! Soft Focus Highlighter for Face 9.4g
Watt's Up! Soft Focus Highlighter - Shop

There are no words to express how much I love this highlighter!! In a twisty-up stick, it's a cream to powder finish you can smooth on where needed. The sponge on the other end blends it all out to shimmery perfection. Easy for beginners to experts.

Benetint Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain (Rose) - Shop

Dab the liquid on cheeks or lips and blend with fingers for a subtle, natural effect. Layer it up, wear it under or over makeup or alone (it's great with BB cream). Plus if, like me, your lipstick tends to wear off quickly, Benetint is your lifesaver.

benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! SPF25
Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! SPF25 Foundation - Shop

When benefit do foundation, they also add in SPF and vitamins C&E to help with anti-ageing. Coverage is light to medium and a little goes a very long way. Goes on great with a beautyblender and has a lovely dewy finish.

benefit Face That Gal Brightening Face Primer 11ml

That Gal Brightening Face Primer - Shop

A face primer should be in everyone's beauty arsenal, but this one is a multi-tasker! Not only does it prime and brighten skin, you can wear it alone for a dewy, natural look. The applicator also makes it easy to dispense just the right amount. Brilliant.

benefit Face CORALista Face Powder 8g
CORAlista Face Powder - Shop

I find it tricky to nail down a flattering blusher, especially at this time of year when the weather has turned. This blush is a warm pale pink and is so so flattering. Plus the sweepy-on brush makes it easy to apply and it looks fab paired with bronzer.

They're Real Lengthening Mascara - Shop

You've seen this product everywhere - and with good reason! Hands down, it's one of the best mascaras I've ever used. Apply one coat for a natural look or layer it up for a heavy, false lash effect. It's long lasting, doesn't smudge and the wand is a dream.

Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil - Shop

I've only just discovered this eyebrow pencil, but I am hooked! At one end is a spooly to tame wild brows, at the other a slanted eyebrow pencil that twists up. It's virtually impossible to go wrong! Available in 4 shades for truly beautiful brows.

So there you have my absolute must-have benefit best buys. But what are your favourites? Comment below and tell us! Shop all benefit online at allbeauty (UK only).

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