Mini Benefit Cosmetics Party at Robinsons Raffles City

June 10, 2010
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I recently attended a small Benefit Cosmetics party for beauty bloggers. Among others, I met Sarah, Sesame and Joyce; the last of whom received a mini Benefit makeover.

We had delicious appetisers courtesy of Délifrance, as well as a lovely beverage composed of orange juice+sparkling water. I usually mix orange juice with Sprite but the people at Benefit told me that using sparkling water makes the drink less sweet, so that was a nice tip.

After our refreshments, we were introduced to the brand’s history, as well as several products. Here’s Benetint, the brand’s star product, in the 1970s. How quaint it looked!

Here’s the Benetint family.

Here’s the Smokin’ Eyes Kit. The pewter shade in the palette would be perfect with Benefit’s Velvet Eyeshadow in Where There’s Smoke and Creaseless Cream in Skinny Jeans.

Having tried a number of Benefit items, the counter was somewhat familiar to me. That said, I saw a few new-to-me products. Some of them were:

That Gal - A pink-based primer that can be used under and over makeup.

Some Kind-A Gorgeous – A cream foundation with sheer coverage.

Gee…That Was Quick! – An oil free cleanser that is so popular that its label bears translations in several languages!

Confessions of a Concealaholic – A set containing a small tube of That Gal, Boi-ing concealers, Erase Paste, Lemon Aid (I love this!), Eye Bright and concealer brushes.

The charm and whimsy of a typical Benefit Cosmetic counter. :)

The highlight of the event was a cupcake-decorating session. The Benefit people had prepared several cupcakes, together with coloured icing and toppings, for us to play with. To our surprise, we had to don Sugarbomb aprons and ribboned hairbands (!) as we undertook this endeavour. I say ‘endeavour’ because I have never done this before. All I can say is the toppings concealed many of my icing flaws! :P

Here we are, looking ‘cute’. I’m too old to be attired in such a manner, not to mention plump (I guess my matronly girth makes the baker image more authentic? :P). Nevertheless, these photos will make nice Benefit beauty memories. :)

Sarah’s pretty cuppie (the one at the bottom left corner with all the neat piping) was picked as the best one and she received two full-sized Benefit products as a prize.

As for the rest of us, we were each given a little goodie bag containing Benefit samples and a Bad Gal mirror. We could also keep the hairbands that we had worn earlier. ;)

Special thanks to Benefit for the inspired cuppie-deco idea and for organising this event. I was happy to have been able to catch up with Sesame (it’s always illuminating talking about skincare with her), as well as glad to see Sarah (great icing skills) and Joyce (such lovely pins she has) again – I’ve not seen them since the Shiseido Spring 2010 preview!

Image source: Benefit Cosmetics


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16 Responses to Mini Benefit Cosmetics Party at Robinsons Raffles City

  1. June 10, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Hey gal!

    The makeup remover is good! Not oily yet efficient in stripping me ‘naked.’ You should check out the toner they used on me. So soft~ :)

    It was nice seeing you again… and what pins do I have? o.O

    • makeupmag
      June 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm

      Hello Joyce!

      Yes, that toner sounds good. :) Pins = legs! ;)

  2. June 10, 2010 at 11:16 am

    You get invited to the most fun things. You always seem to have so much fun. And you look just gorgeous and glowing in these pictures.

    • makeupmag
      June 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Marcia!

      I’ve been fortunate to attend some really nice events. :) Thank you for your compliment!

  3. High Beam
    July 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Wow it seems to be a fun party. I love the theme and Benefit. Those products of the shelves are lovely and I want to try all of them!

    • makeupmag
      July 9, 2010 at 1:57 am

      Hi High Beam,

      Benefit is a brand that sells very well here!

  4. cher
    August 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Heys do u sell benefit products ?

    • makeupmag
      September 1, 2010 at 11:45 am

      Hi Cher,

      No, I don’t.

  5. that gal
    October 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    its cheaper online (free shipping) than off the counter here.

    • makeupmag
      October 24, 2010 at 11:38 pm

      Hi That Gal,

      True. However, I guess the Sephora points that count towards a S$40 voucher, as well as the Tangs rebates, do help to offset the prices. :)

  6. Crit
    October 30, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    hey any idea how much boi-ing concealers cost individually?

    • makeupmag
      November 1, 2010 at 1:00 am

      Hi Crit,

      I can’t recall. You could call up a Benefit counter to check. :)

  7. Jas
    November 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Hey, may I know how much is the confession of a concealaholic at robinson raffles city ?

    • makeupmag
      December 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm

      Hi Jas,

      I really can’t remember. You could call up the counter to check! :)

  8. El
    December 9, 2010 at 8:59 am

    i’ve seen this being used so many times! The smokin’ eyes kit has gotta be a staple in the makeup case, it’s got everything i need to create my own deep & smokey eyes.. And Benetint though looks scarily red in the bottle, but when applied sparingly and blended into the skin, it just gives the most natural ever flush!

    Twitter: @EileenL

    • makeupmag
      December 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm

      Hi El,

      I like the pewter shade in the smokey eye kit very much. :)

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