Benefit Bases

I’ve recently been drawn in by the amazing new Benefit Winter catalogue and couldn’t resist trying out two of their base products. I’ve been in the market for a new foundation and concealer duo for quite a while now, and have looked at all different brands and all different products, however, Benefit captured my attention over the other counters. I’m still not quite sure whether it was the fun packaging or the vibrant catalogue that caught my eye, but whatever it was, I’m sure glad it did.

The girl at the counter tested both the foundation and concealer on my skin to ensure the colour match was spot on, and also to show me the types of coverage that I could get. To say I was impressed would be an understatement, this Boing concealer is incredible! It covered up every single one of my blemishes perfectly without looking cakey on the skin – even the most pesky ones were completely covered. Typically I prefer a very light to medium coverage foundation, as I don’t like anything that feels heavy on the skin. The Benefit Oxygen Wow is everything that I could hope for in a foundation and more, it’s extremely light-weight and natural looking, yet can be built up to a medium coverage when necessary (without looking cakey in the slightest).

I have been completely converted to Benefit bases, and will definitely be back to purchase and try out their new BB cream. Tell me what your favourite Benefit products are in the comments below!

Katie xx

Bioderma Dupe – Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Are you all ready for a product that’s going to blow your socks off AND also save your pennies? Well, here it is! The brand new micellar water by Garnier. Now for me this product couldn’t have come at a better time. Just when I was down to those last few drops of my precious Bioderma Sensibio H20, Garnier releases what I would like to call a miracle in a bottle.

On the packaging this product claims that it removes makeup, cleanses and soothes – with absolutely no rinsing needed. So basically it is supposed to do exactly what the Bioderma equivalent does, at a fraction of the price. Sounded like a win-win to me! I’ve been using this product for just over 2 weeks now and honestly I am very impressed. In Australia the Garnier micellar water retails for just over $11, which is a massive difference from the Bioderma equivalent which will cost you about $30. I’ve found that the Garnier micellar water will remove all of my makeup (including the dreaded waterproof eye makeup) without leaving my skin feeling sticky, oily or even too dry. Instead, my skin feels clean, fresh and hydrated which is a massive plus for someone like me who suffers from chronic dry skin.

The only downside that I have found to this product in comparison to the Bioderma is that it does take a little more product to completely remove all my makeup, however, for me this isn’t a huge deal as first of all it comes in a 400mL bottle compared with the smaller 250mL bottle of Bioderma, and second of all only costs $11.

Overall, the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water ticks all the boxes for me, and I think it’ll definitely find itself in my basket over the Bioderma Sensibio H20 in the future.

If you’re not sure where to pick it up – I’d recommend Priceline (plus they’ve got it 20% off at the moment as well) Here’s the link: http://www.priceline.com.au/index.php/skincare/face-care/facial-cleansers-and-scrubs/micellar-cleansing-water-400.0-ml

Let me know what your favourite makeup remover is in the comments below!

Katie xx