Day with Benefit

If there’s a girly thing that I am not really used to, that is applying make-up. Make me do arts and crafts, cook, sew, etc. but when it comes to applying make-up, I’ll admit that I’m a newbie – a late bloomer!

Pressed powder and lip balm used to be my staples during regular days. During photo shoots or formal gatherings, I would run to the make-up artist, salon, or my mom for help.

I am careful when it comes to choosing products to put on my face. Why? First, I try to avoid acne breakout. Second, I don’t want the ‘heavy mask’ or “cakey’ feeling on my face. Third, I want to look polished without looking overly made up.

I’ve been communicating with Benefit Boutique for quite some time already. However, it was just last Sunday that I visited their branch in the Mall of Asia. Benefit is known here and abroad as a credible brand when it comes to cosmetics and skin care.

Let me first give you a sneak peek of their cute and girly boutique.

finalclosetgirlyThere is an array of products to choose from! Of course, the fancy names that comes with each products is just adorable!


Whenever I shop for cosmetics, I would like to test the product on my own skin. Hygiene is very important for me. I’m just glad that Benefit provides disposable facial foams and lip brushes to make sure that their make-up testers would not be contaminated! (It’s a big plus!)


I spent some time in the boutique with Ms. Amy as she gave me beauty tips and tricks. She also gave me a mini-make-over!


Let me share with you my top ten Benefit Products.


1. Ultra radiance facial re-hydrating mist

Ultra radiance facial re-hydrating mist instantly enhances radiance with our exclusive tri-radiance complex to deliver immediate & long-term hydration.

2Moisture prep toning lotion

The special step for extra radiant skin. Moisture prep toning lotion smoothes & revitalizes allowing skin to fully optimize benefits of your moisturizer. Contains vitamin E acetate, natural oat & meadowsweet, botanical extracts known to purify & smooth the skin and help reduce fine lines. This specialized formula contains a blend of aloe leaf and yeast extract, known to clarify & soothe the skin.

3. It’s potent! Eye Cream 

Your eyes can’t keep a secret…they’re the first to show signs of age & stress. It’s potent! eye cream fades dark circles & helps smooth fine lines for brighter, younger-looking eyes. Contains a peptide complex known to help restore elasticity & firmness, a blend of hydrating botanical extracts and loquat extract, known to help protect the skin from free radical damage.

4. That Gal! Brightening Face Primer

Our silky pink primer takes your complexion from dull to darling! Simply blend it on for the look of brighter, smoother skin. Contains light-reflecting pigments to help brighten all skin tones and raspberry & chamomile to soothe skin.

5. The Porefessional 

Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.

6. Hello Flawless! Custom Powder

Say “hello” to flawless NEW packaging! Now in an improved magnetic-close compact, this famous powder cover-up glides on naturally sheer and layers beautifully for customized coverage. Perfect for any skin type, the silky formula comes with a newly designed brush AND a sponge for any degree of coverage you desire.*Please note product packaging may vary from photos

7. Brow zings

Our brow kit comes with all the tools you need for clean, smooth, perfect brows.

8. They’re Real Mascara

They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!

9. Dandelion

This sheer ballerina pink face powder takes your complexion from dull to radiant with buildable color and just a hint of shimmer. Sweep it on cheeks as a soft blush or dust it all over face as a brightening finishing powder. Soft, natural-bristle brush included.

10. Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

The plushness is poutrageous! Our soft & silky glosses glide on sooo smooth, drenching lips in luscious color that’s never sticky.


Benefit also offers a starter kit of your choice! (Php1,500)

After my appointment with Benefit, I had to rush to our college class reunion with my make-up on. My face feels light and moisturized (No cakey feeling!). I am happy that there’s no need to re-touch because it lasted until evening. Afterwards, I just washed my face with facial wash and water to remove my make-up. No need to worry about the dark stains from mascara.

It is truly beneficial to have Benefit products around!

Store Locations:

  • Greenbelt 5
  • Rustans Shangri-la
  • Rustans Makati
  • Mall of Asia
  • Trinoma

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