*IMPORTANT EDIT*

Since publishing this post, Benefit have launched a global voluntary recall of Gimme Brow. An official statement on the Benefit website says that if used correctly, Gimme Brow will cause no issues, however if it comes into contact with the eye area it may cause irritation. You can read the statement here. This unfortunately means that a large number of Christmas set will no longer be available while they rectify the issue. This includes Cable Car Cuties, Galifornia Love, Golden Gate Glam, Eye Heart SF, Head Over Hills and Glam Francisco.

To compensate this, Benefit are offering three products for the price of two across all retailers and their own website. This offer is on until December 4th. Products that are excluded from the offer include: Hello San Francisglow, BRight By the Bay, Beauty and the Bay, City Lights Party Nights, Bigger and Bolder Brows (shades 01, 03, 05), Defined and Refined Brows (shades 02, 03, 06), Soft and Natural Brows (shades 02, 03, 06), Big Sexy Deal and Erase Case.

 

Benefit are well known for having the most funky packaging for their products and their Christmas sets are no different. This year, they have gone back to their roots and created San Francisco themed snowglobes! For those of you who don’t know Benefit’s history, the company was founded in 1976 in San Francisco by twin sisters Jean and Jane Ford and was originally called The Face Place. I’m especially fond of this year’s theme as San Francisco is a very dear place to me after spending almost six weeks there in March and April 2014 and also getting engaged over there. I love the references to the Golden Gate Bridge and the cable cars, as well as the nods to San Fran’s hippy-history movement. These Christmas sets are not only absolutely adorable, but incredible value for money with a huge range of products included to fit everyone’s budgets.

 

Cable Car Cuties – £14.50 (worth £22.12)

Includes:

  • mini Porefessional primer – the UK’s best selling primer to hold make up in place longer whilst minimising the appearance of open pores and fine lines. The oil-free formula leaves a silky transparent ‘second skin’ as natural silica stops the make up from sinking into and clogging up pores, while vitamin E helps to protect skin against free radicals
  • mini Gimme Brow brow gel (shade 03) – the UK’s best selling brow product to volumise brow hair and give natural definition. Polypropylene micro-fibres attach to brow hair to mimic the appearance of fuller brows whilst vitamin B12 and marshmallow extract conditions brow hair
  • mini Rockateur blusher – a rose gold shimmery flush of colour

Hello San Francisglow – £19.50 (worth £38.95)

Includes:

  • mini High Beam liquid highlighter – pink pearlescent sheen
  • mini Shy Beam liquid highlighter – matte radiance perfect for contouring
  • mini Watts Up highlighter stick – champagne balm highlighter famously used by Kim Kardashian
  • mini Dandelion Twinkle highlighter – nude pink baked powder highlight

City Lights, Party Nights – £24.50 (worth 48.19)

Includes:

  • full-sized Precisely My Brow pencil (shade 03) – ultra-precise brow pencil for drawing hair strokes that are perfect for patchy, shapeless brows and creating feathered brows. 12-hour longwear formula and waterproof – normal price £20.00
  • mini Dandelion Twinkle highlighter – nude pink baked powder highlight
  • mini They’re Real mascara – the UK’s best selling mascara to add length and volume to lashes. The jet black oil-free formula creates unbelievable lashes that will last all night
  • mini They’re Real Double the Lip lipstick (shade ‘nude scandal’) – lipstick and lip liner in one with a custom teardrop shape to hug the lip line and give a fuller looking pout. 8-hour longwear formula with a semi-matte finish

Galifornia Love – £24.50 (worth £52.75)

Includes:

  • full-sized Gimme Brow brow gel (shade 03) – the UK’s best selling brow product to volumise brow hair and give natural definition. Polypropylene micro-fibres attach to brow hair to mimic the appearance of fuller brows whilst vitamin B12 and marshmallow extract conditions brow hair – normal price £20.00
  • full-sized Rollerlash mascara – the UK’s second best selling mascara for short, straight lashes. The custom ‘hook ‘n’ roll’ brush grabs lashes and lifts them upwards, opening the eye and meaning there’s no need for lash curlers. The formula holds the curl in place for 12 hours and pro-vitamin B12 conditions lashes – normal price £20.50
  • mini Galifornia blusher – a bright coral-pink with gold sheen

Golden Gate Glam – £29.50 (worth £56.50)

Includes:

  • full-sized They’re Real Duo Shadow Blender eyeshadow (shade ‘brazen bronze’) – a duo eyeshadow with custom blending sponge to give an instant smokey eye; just swipe the blender across both colours and sweep straight onto the eye – normal price £19.50
  • mini Rockateur blusher – a rose gold shimmery flush of colour
  • mini They’re Real mascara – the UK’s best selling mascara to add length and volume to lashes. The jet black oil-free formula creates unbelievable lashes that will last all night
  • mini They’re Real Double the Lip lipstick (shade ‘lusty rose’) – lipstick and lip liner in one with a custom teardrop shape to hug the lip line and give a fuller looking pout. 8-hour longwear formula with a semi-matte finish
  • mini Gimme Brow brow gel (shade 03) – the UK’s best selling brow product to volumise brow hair and give natural definition. Polypropylene micro-fibres attach to brow hair to mimic the appearance of fuller brows whilst vitamin B12 and marshmallow extract conditions brow hair

Beauty and the Bay – £34.50 (worth £74.00)

Includes:

  • full-sized They’re Real mascara – the UK’s best selling mascara to add length and volume to lashes. The jet black oil-free formula creates unbelievable lashes that will last all night – normal price £20.50
  • full-sized Hoola bronzer – the UK’s best selling bronzer that gives a natural sunkissed glow without being orange. The buildable formula contains zero red pigments and is based solely on khaki pigments, meaning you can wear as much as you want and it will always be bronze, not orange – normal price £24.50
  • full-sized High Brow brow highlighting pencil – this creamy nude-pink pencil is ideal to highlight the brow bone to emphasise an arch and also looks great applied in the waterline to open up the eyes – normal price £18.50
  • mini High Beam liquid highlighter – pink pearlescent sheen

B.Right By the Bay – £39.50 (worth £68.92)

Includes:

  • full sized Total Moisture moisturiser – made with nourishing mango butter and olive squalene, this moisturiser is ideal for normal to dry skin. Another favourite of Kim Kardashian, it contains Benefit’s exclusive tri-radiance complex, meaning it captures moisture on the skin’s surface before developing it into the correct type of moisture and maintaining those moisture levels over time, giving both longterm and shortterm hydration – normal price £33.00
  • full-sized Browvo brow conditioning primer – primes brows ready for products but also conditions and treats brow hair using keratin and soy protein to promote fuller and healthier looking brows – normal price £23.50
  • mini It’s Potent eye cream – made with burnet extract to hydrate the skin and cocoa extract to fade dark circles
  • mini Instant Comeback facial serum – made with gotu kola extract to support the skin’s natural collagen production and contains vitamins A and E to protect against radical damage; also contains the tri-radiance complex

Eye Heart SF – £39.50 (worth £77.94)

Includes:

  • full-sized They’re Real mascara – the UK’s best selling mascara to add length and volume to lashes. The jet black oil-free formula creates unbelievable lashes that will last all night – normal price £20.50
  • full-sized Gimme Brow brow gel (shade 03) –the UK’s best selling brow product to volumise brow hair and give natural definition. Polypropylene micro-fibres attach to brow hair to mimic the appearance of fuller brows whilst vitamin B12 and marshmallow extract conditions brow hair – normal price £20.00
  • full-sized Goof Proof brow pencil (shade 03) – a slanted brow pencil that easily fills in patches with a soft and natural definition. The mistake-proof pencil gives 12-hour waterproof wear – normal price £20.00
  • mini They’re Real tinted lash primer – a mink brown mascara that can be worn alone for a natural look or under a mascara. The accuflex tip separates and defines every single lash to give a bold false-lash effect when worn under mascara
  • mini Porefessional primer – the UK’s best selling primer to hold make up in place longer whilst minimising the appearance of open pores and fine lines. The oil-free formula leaves a silky transparent ‘second skin’ as natural silica stops the make up from sinking into and clogging up pores, while vitamin E helps to protect skin against free radicals

Head Over Hills – £39.50 (worth £77.67)

Includes:

  • full-sized They’re Real mascara – the UK’s best selling mascara to add length and volume to lashes. The jet black oil-free formula creates unbelievable lashes that will last all night – normal price £20.50
  • full-sized Hoola bronzer – the UK’s best selling bronzer that gives a natural sunkissed glow without being orange. The buildable formula contains zero red pigments and is based solely on khaki pigments, meaning you can wear as much as you want and it will always be bronze, not orange – normal price £24.50
  • full-sized Porefessional primer – the UK’s best selling primer to hold make up in place longer whilst minimising the appearance of open pores and fine lines. The oil-free formula leaves a silky transparent ‘second skin’ as natural silica stops the make up from sinking into and clogging up pores, while vitamin E helps to protect skin against free radicals – normal price £26.00
  • mini Gimme Brow brow gel (shade 03) – the UK’s best selling brow product to volumise brow hair and give natural definition. Polypropylene micro-fibres attach to brow hair to mimic the appearance of fuller brows whilst vitamin B12 and marshmallow extract conditions brow hair

Glam Francisco – £39.50 (72.60)

Includes:

  • full-sized They’re Real mascara – the UK’s best selling mascara to add length and volume to lashes. The jet black oil-free formula creates unbelievable lashes that will last all night – normal price £20.50
  • full-sized Hoola bronzer – the UK’s best selling bronzer that gives a natural sunkissed glow without being orange. The buildable formula contains zero red pigments and is based solely on khaki pigments, meaning you can wear as much as you want and it will always be bronze, not orange – normal price £24.50
  • full-sized Gimme Brow brow gel (shade 03) – the UK’s best selling brow product to volumise brow hair and give natural definition. Polypropylene micro-fibres attach to brow hair to mimic the appearance of fuller brows whilst vitamin B12 and marshmallow extract conditions brow hair
  • mini Watts Up highlighter – champagne balm highlighter famously used by Kim Kardashian

 

As you can see, these Christmas sets are amazing in terms of both product variety and budget. They will make a fab present for all your friends and family as well as an awesome treat for yourself! Christmas wrapping will be available on counter from the end of October and comes in two options. This year the wrap will be red and pink and feature Christmas wreaths on the front with red tissue paper inside and there will be gift bags for larger Christmas sets and gift boxes if you want to create your own gift.

There are a few other Christmas sets, including the famous Benefit advent calendar. However, these are exclusive to certain retails; as I am based in a House of Fraser store, I have only included the sets that I have access to. The other can be found at www.benefitcosmetics.com

 

So Benefit are spoiling us, right? Well, that’s not all they’ve got going on right now! Alongside the Christmas sets, there are a number of new launches and promotions!

 

The Great Brownanza – £49.50 (worth £120.00)

Includes:

  • full-sized Browzings – wax and powder brow palette with mini hard angle brush and mini tweezers – normal price £26.50
  • full-sized Gimme Brow – microfibre brow gel – normal price £20.00
  • full-sized KaBrow – creamy pomade – normal price £20.00
  • full-sized Goof Proof – angled brow pencil – normal price £20.00
  • full-sized High Brow – highlighting pencil – normal price £18.50
  • full-sized Hard Angle brush and spoolie – normal price £15.50
  • Brow mapping tool – we use these on counter to create the perfect shape brow for every customer!

This amazing set includes five full-sized products and two full-sized tools and is available in shades 03 and 05. If the amazing value isn’t enough, it comes in a super cute ‘wardrobe’ complete with silver locking clasps! A must-have for all make up addicts who want brows on fleek! Get it while you can, because this baby is super limited edition!

 

 

Also available for a limited time only are They’re Real Red On lip compact and They’re Real mascara with a crystal cut lid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They’re Real Red On is a true-red, matte lip cream in a vintage-style compact with a tapered lip brush. The idea of applying a lipstick with a brush may seem alien to a lot of people but the tapered brush makes it super easy – the compact even has a small mirror in lid for easy on the go application. I absolutely love this shade; it’s a blue based red that looks amazing on all skin tones! I especially love the shade because of how much it screams classic pin up! Although this lip colour dries matte, it has a super creamy formula that doesnt feel dry on the lips and still lasts all day! This is probably more limited than the brow wardrobe so seriously guys, get it now. Get to your nearest counter and try this on, NOW! You really won’t regret it, and at £16.50, it’s an absolute bargain!

The They’re Real cut-crystal top is a limited edition version of the best selling They’re Real mascara. These limited edition mascara are normally brought out for Christmas, but last year it was missing from the line up. The previous year, the Christmas edition was black and featured swarovski crystal along the lid. This year, the body of the mascara has stayed it’s normal silver colour, but the lid features a beautiful translucent lid with an intricate cut-crystal like design. The great thing about these limited edition mascaras is that the lids that feature the designs fit the normal tubes of mascara, so once your Christmas one is finished, you can wash the wand and lid out and use it again in your next mascara! And at £20.50 it’s the same price as the normal mascara! I’m definitely going to be adding this crystal mascara to my make up bag because it’s so damn pretty!

 

Lastly, we have a new launch that is going to be a permanent feature on the Benefit counter. Introducing, Real False Lashes! These beautiful lashes come on ultra thin bands with invisible glue to give you a natural looking lash. They are available in five different designs, with a sixth design of individual lashes available in boutiques. You can book an appointment at your nearest brow bar to have your lashes applied. The lashes are £12.50 each and the glue is £7.00 – you can reuse your lashes as long as you take care of them by avoiding water when wearing them, removing them gently with an oil-based make up remover, and removing left over glue carefully.

 

Upcoming offers at House of Fraser

Lastly, I just wanted to let you guys know what offers we have coming up over the next few months at House of Fraser!

Always on Offer free mini They’re Real tinted lash primer with every two purchases, one to be brows

September 1st – December 31st get £10 off all of the brow kits when you have a wax and tint! Includes: Bigger and Bolder Brows (shades 01, 03, 05), Soft and Natural Brows (shades 02, 03 and 06) and Defined and Refined Brows (shades 02, 03 and 06) – each kit contains two full size products, one mini and either brow stencils or a brow mapping tool. Usually £31.50, yours for just £21.50 when you have a brow arch and tint at our brow bar!

September 30th – October 14th concealer amnesty! Drop in your old concealer (any brand) and receive a mini Boi-ing Airbush concealer (shade 01 or 02) free!

October 6th – October 20th pick&mix sampling scheme! With every two purchases, one to be foundation or primer, choose two free samples from Porefessional Matte Rescue mattifying gel, Porefessional Pore Minimising foundation (shades ivory, beige and natural) and Boi-ing Airbrush concealer (shades 01 and 02)

October 6th – October 22nd 1000 points (worth £10.00) on your House of Fraser Recognition card when you buy a Porefessional primer

October 6th – October 22nd £10.00 off a £50.00 spend with exclusive voucher

October 14th – October 28thmascara amnesty! Drop in your old mascara (any brand) and receive a mini Rollerlash mascara free!

October 16th – November 12th £5.00 off all foundations! Includes Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow liquid foundation – a water-based oil-free liquid foundation containing a sea-water derived hydration complex to deliver lightweight medium-buildable coverage with a dewy finish and SPF25 – normal price £29.00, now £24.00 / Hello Flawless Custom powder foundation – a silky powder containing nylon 12 that can be applied with a brush to set or mattify foundation, or with a sponge to build coverage – normal price £28.00, now £23.00 / Big Easy ‘bigger than BB’ – a natural coverage multi-balancing liquid-to-powder foundation with SPF35 – normal price £31.00, now £26.00 / Porefessional Pore Minimising Make Up – a natural coverage matte finish oil control foundation to minimise the appearance of open pores – normal price £26.00, now £21.00

October 23rd – October 30th Save 1/3 on Feelin’ Dandy and Sugarlicious make up kits! Usual price £25.50/£26.50

October 31st – December 24thfree Benefit Christmas tree bauble with every two purchases, excluding Christmas sets. Pick from three designs (light pink filagree with ‘SF Winter Wonderglam’; darker pink with ‘SF Winter Wonderglam’ and campervan; hot pink with ‘Benefit’ surrounded by Christmas lights) and each comes in a gift box

November 24th – BLACK FRIDAY 25% off Beauty School Knockouts set, usually price £29.50 / New ‘Big Sexy Deal’ gift set, exclusive to HoF, featuring mini They’re Real mascara, mini They’re Real tinted lash primer and mini They’re Real Double the Lip lipstick (shade ‘revved up red’) for just £12.50 / New ‘Erase Case’ gift set, exclusive to HoF, featuring mini Boi-ing Industrial Strength concealer, mini Boi-ing Airbrush concealer, mini Boi-ing Brightening concealer and mini Boi-ing Hydrating concealer, and comes in a pencil shaped make up bag for just £19.50 (shades 01 and 02)

December 26th – NEW LAUNCH – we will be launching the latest edition to the Porefessional family: Porefessional Pearl primer (price TBC). I don’t have much information about it yet but it looks lush and I’m so excited for this. If you have similar skin to me (enlarged pores but dryness) this will be amazing for you! We have a launch weekend offer of a free clutch bag with every two purchases, one to Porefessional Pearl and also have a value set alongside the new product which features a full-sized Porefessional primer and a mini They’re Real mascara for the same price as the primer on it’s own (£26.00)

January Appointment Offer book a make up lesson with us for January and receive a mini Gimme Brow on the day, no purchase necessary!

 

That’s all for now guys! Obviously things are subject to change and offers are valid whilst stocks last. Come see me on counter at House of Fraser Meadowhall!

 

*prices are correct at time of publish*

*all photos from www.benefitcosmetics.com*

 

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