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WIN a Rudolph Chocolate Biscuit Cake for Christmas
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Get The Party Started With The Best Of Benefit


By IMAGE
03rd Nov 2015
Get The Party Started With The Best Of Benefit

Okay, dear readers, Benefit Cosmetics have just gotten the ball rolling on their Christmas (it’ll sting less the more we say it, we promise) collections and man, we’re excited.

Last Christmas, their gift sets stayed true to the season what with gingerbread houses and candy cane-themed packaging. But then they realised something important: what do you do come January when the last thing you want to be reminded of is the Christmas that you’ll have to wait a whole other year to enjoy? You pack it away, never to be seen again. This year, however, they’ve gone for a super eye-catching party vibe and the gift packaging alone is enough to win our hearts. Christmas is probably more about the celebrations and the partying than the mince pies and mulled wine. What’s even more newsworthy, is the amount of saving you’re getting here.

For fans of blushers and bronzers, their Real Cheeky Party set contains five full powders (Dandelion, Rockateur, CORALista, Sugarbomb, Hoola) as well as a They’re Real! mini mascara (otherwise known as the best mascara on the planet) and a They’re Real push-up mini liner. Encased in a tin box that demands attention, this whole set retails at €46 euro, offering a saving of 74% (if you were to buy each piece individually).

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Another set that caught our eye was the Get Your Party On which, contrary to gift pack standards, contains four FULL SIZE best-selling products. You’ve got They’re Real! mascara, a big box of Hoola, a bottle of High Beam and a full tube of Gimme Brow in medium/deep. €56 with a saving of 58%.

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Having tried and tested their skincare range, we don’t think Benefit’s offering gets enough credit. This writer’s been using their moisturiser for quite some time, and any complaints of dry skin (or oily skin) have gone out the window. Your B.Right! To Party contains their total moisture facial cream, their moisture prep toning lotion, the POREfessional mini, dream screen mini and instant comeback facial serum mini. All for €56 with a saving of 35%.

For those after something below €30, their BADgal Party set contains a full-size mascara and a mini one too for an impressive €23.

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With 14 sets in total, you’ll be spoiled for choice. And the reason we’re bringing this to your attention now, well in advance of *winces* Christmas is because some of these sets succeed in selling out within as little as ten days.

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