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5 Reasons Travel Size Makeup and Toiletries Are The Future

Here at allbeauty, we LOVE a travel size beauty product. We certainly don’t need any encouragement to get our hands on the latest mini makeup must-haves. But just in case you’re still sitting on the fence, here are five reasons we go wild for travel size toiletries.


1. Small on size, big on convenience

Whether you’re jetting off on a long haul adventure or spending a weekend at the in-laws, there’s no need to sacrifice convenience this summer. For short holidays of only a few days, our range of products below 30ml is ideal, while if you’re holidaying for a week or more, the “over 30ml” options will keep you well supplied until you return home.

You’d be amazed how many travel size toiletries you can fit into one mini makeup bag. Perfume? Check. Lotion? Check. Shampoo, conditioner, antiperspirant, cleanser, serum, face cream, hand cream, toner, foundation, lipstick, gloss, mascara? CHECK! 

Why force yourself to prioritise the essentials when you can bring it all?

2. They can save you money

Don’t get caught out making last-minute emergency purchases! It pays to be organised and buying toiletries is no exception. A recent investigation into comparative prices between duty free and the high street showed you can often end up paying over the odds for beauty products in airports. 

Instead, save money by ordering everything you need in advance, at allbeauty.

What’s more, for the same amount you’d spend on one large bottle, you can justify buying multiples in travel size. Leave one at work, one in your bag and one at your partner’s apartment – it’s a win/win/win! 

3. Doctor’s orders

You want to be prepared for any situation, whether it be an impromptu meal after work or an unexpected overnight stay. What you don’t want is to lug around all that excess weight. 

The average handbag weighs 3 kilograms, that’s three bags of sugar! It’s no wonder that 63% of women experience regular back pain. Travel size toiletries and mini makeup allow you to scale back the weight of what you keep in your beauty kit, without the need to sacrifice any of your must-have items.

So, whether you’re rocking a changing bag, backpack or slimline purse, free up some room and give your back a break by opting for travel size makeup. Make room for what’s most important.

4. Reduce your holiday waste

Let’s be honest, how many of us have abandoned shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and a host of other toiletries in our hotel at the end of a week away? Do you really want to run the risk of the bottle reopening in your case on the journey home? With travel size products, you bring only what you need, reducing the amount of holiday products which end up in landfill.

Not only that, but those little empty bottles at the end of your holiday still have plenty of life in them. Tried a new lotion and loved it? Buy the full-size version when you get home and decant some into the travel size bottle for your gym bag. 

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair – Synchronised Recovery Complex II 50ml– Our Price £76.00

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair – Synchronized Recovery Complex II 30mlOur Price £55.00 save £3.00 (5%) off RRP

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet – Eau de Toilette Spray 100mlOur Price £63.20 save £15.80 (20%) off RRP

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet – Eau de Toilette Spray 30mlOur Price £37.30  save £6.70 (15%) off RRP

5. Try before you buy

You’ve heard good things about a new perfume but aren’t sure whether to commit. With travel size, you don’t have to! One of the best reasons for buying travel size makeup, perfume or toiletries, is that you get to try new products without having the initial financial outlay. 

Purchasing the mini version of a product you have your eye on allows you to give it a trial run; you can decide later whether the full-size is an investment worth making. 

Those in our office with sensitive skin swear by travel size moisturisers for precisely this reason. There’s nothing worse than buying that new, high-end cream, only to end up having an unfortunate, expensive, breakout. 

Not just that, but many mini beauty products, including lipgloss, perfumes and skincare, also come in collections of a brand’s best selling products. This gives you a fantastic opportunity to try a range of similar shades, scents, or formulations that you may not have picked out otherwise. 

Darphin Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum 30ml Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate 30ml  Tom Ford White Patchouli Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml Decleor Hydra Floral 24Hr Hydrating Rich Cream 50ml
Our Price £38.20

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If you’ve been inspired to dip your toes into the world of travel size toiletries, we’ve made the process easy. All of your favourite mini products, in one place, at a great price – browse the range here.

Celebrating International Women’s Day With Benefit Cosmetics

Celebrating International Women’s Day With Benefit Cosmetics: Q&A

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and this year allbeauty are celebrating  the women who are bossing the beauty industry! We caught up with one of our favourite  beauty brands putting the girl in girl power… 

Founded in 1976 by twin sisters Jean and Jane Ford, Benefit Cosmetics started life as ‘The Face Place’ – a San Francisco boutique – before expanding into New York department stores, later followed by global success! We caught up with benebabe Anja, who told us what beauty means to her, and why gender balance is so important…

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Who?

Anja Stokic, Benefit Cosmetics Etail Manager.

What does the beauty industry mean to you?

To me, the beauty industry is a community of like-minded women who like to pamper and be the best version of themselves!

What does gender balance mean to you?

Equal representation and treatment of both men and women – regardless of the situation.

What makes a good #girlboss?

Confidence! A girl who is not afraid to chase her dreams and supports others along the way is always inspiring.

What motivates you to succeed?

In my role I am constantly learning! The reward is that ultimate satisfaction when you know you’ve achieved a certain goal that you worked really hard on.

What advice would you give to young women who want to make it within the beauty – or any – industry?

Keep pushing and don’t give up! It is a very competitive industry but your persistence will pay off one day. And always be kind along the way! 🙂

Who inspires you?

It is nice to look up to celebrities and famous individuals, but it might be even more inspiring if we pick someone from everyday life. My mum will always be my ultimate inspiration and #girlboss ❤

What are you favourite Benefit products?

I CANNOT imagine a day without Gimme Brow, Roller Lash and Hoola!

You can shop Benefit makeup and skincare products at allbeauty. To find out more about International Women’s Day, head to www.internationalwomensday.com

Find Your Mascara Match With Benefit Cosmetics

Find Your Mascara Match With Benefit Cosmetics + Your Chance To Win!

Small in size, big in beauty! Meet your Benefit Cosmetics mascara match…

Whether you want volume, curl or length, Benefit have got your lashes covered this Galentine’s day! Choose from BADgal Bang, They’re Real! and Roller Lash – aka the UK’s Number 1, 2 and 3 best-selling prestige mascaras* – to make your eyes look WOW! And, for a limited time only you’ll recieve a gorgeous mini mascara, absolutely free!

Find your perfect matchThey’re Real! Lengthening Mascara

Swipe on sexy lashes! This lengthening mascara’s longwearing formula is smudge-proof, budge-proof and super long lasting.  Nothing faux about it… They’re Real! lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts and separates while the custom-dome brush reveals lashes you never knew you had! Shop They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara and get a They’re Real mini FREE for a limited time only.  allbeauty price:  £19.80, RRP: £22.00

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Why we love it:

  • #1 Best-selling Benefit lengthening mascara
  • 94%* saw dramatic lenght & volume
  • 94%* saw visible lift
  • 100%* saw lomg-wearing results

*self-evaluation by 31 women after 2 weeks

 

BADgal Bang Volumising Mascara

Get more BANG for your buck! BADgal Bang creates massive volume that lasts 36 hours* without weighing down lashes.  Gravity-defying volume, smudge-proof, flake-free and water-resistant forumla features aero-particles. The Big Slimpact! brush is streamlined to reach root-to-tip, corner-to-corner, upper & lower lashes.  Shop BADgal Bang Volumising Mascara and get a BADgal Bang mini FREE for a limited time only.  allbeauty price:  £19.80, RRP: £22.00

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Why we love it:

  • #1 Best-selling Benefit volumising mascara
  • 36 hours* of volume
  • Made with space technology
  • Water-resistant

*instrumental test on 21 women

 

Roller Lash Super-Curling Mascara

Curl power! Roller Lash  separates, lifts and curls lahes for a lash-ting impression. The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grabs lashes, while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours. With provitamin B5 and serin – aka ingredients known for their lash-conditioning benefits. Amaze! Shop Roller Lash Curling Mascara and get a Roller Lash mini FREE for a limited time only.  allbeauty price:  £19.80, RRP: £22.00

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Why we love it:

  • #1 Best-selling Benefit super-curling mascara
  • 87%* said it gives long-lasting curl
  • With vitamin B5
  • Water-resistant

*instrumental test on 21 women

You can shop all Benefit cosmetics at allbeauty.com.

Mascara duo packs limited edition, while stocks last. Prices correct at the time of publishing. 

Get The Look: Valentine’s Date Night With Benefit Cosmetics

Get The Look: Valentine’s Date Night, With Benefit Cosmetics

This look is all about giving your make up that little Valentine’s glow… after all: there’s no such thing as too much pink! Check out our video with Benefit Make-Up Artist Amy-Louise to see how it’s done: 

Get The Look:

Step one:

Start with a finished base (foundation, concealer). Apply They’re Real! Mascara to top and bottom lashes, wiggling the wand from the base upward. Use the ball to seperate lashes for an even more dramatic look!

Step two:

To create a rosy glow, sweep Rockateur Cheek Powder across the apples of your cheeks for a romantic look.

Step three:

For cheekbones that glisten in the candlelight, apply Watt’s Up! Highlighter to cheek bones, nose and Cupid’s bow and blend to create a subtle, glowy look.

Step four:

To finish the look  and create gorgeous, fuller lips, sweep They’re Real! Double The Lip 2-in1 lip liner and lipstick to lips. Mwah!

You can shop the entire Roller range from Benefit Costmetics at allbeauty.com!

How To Get The Perfect Cat Eye Flick

How To: Get The Perfect Cat Eye Flick With Benefit Cosmetics

Ever wondered how to perfect the cat eye flick? It’s as easy as 1,2,3 with NEW Roller Liner from Benefit Cosmetics, the matte liquid liner that will have you breaking up with your old eye liner in no time!  Check out our video with Benefit Make-Up Artist Amy-Louise to see how it’s done: 

 

Get The Look:

Step one:

Starting from the outercorner of the eye, draw a fine line using Roller Liner inwards towards your lash line. Follow the natural shape of your eyes to guide you as to where your flick would go.

Step two:

Once you’re happy with the length of your cat eye flick, use slow brush strokes to fill in the flick. Do this by gradually increasing the thickness from the point of the flick towards your lash line.  At this point, start to extend the reach of the line across your lash line, towards the inner corner of your eye.

Step three:

Perfect the shape of your flick as needed!

Step four:

To really make your eyes pop, use Roller Eye Bright Pencil to line your water line and the inner corners of your eyes to create a wide-awake look.

Step five:

Finish the look with super-curling and lifting Roller Lash mascara! Gently wiggle the wand from base of lashes to tip, and repeat across your lashline, making sure to catch every lash.

Step six:

Repeat steps one to five on your other eye and voila! The prefect cat eye flick that will last all day!

You can shop the entire Roller range from Benefit Costmetics at allbeauty.com!

Get The Look: NYE Party With Benefit Cosmetics

Get The Look: New Year’s Eve Party With Benefit Cosmetics

Stumped on style this New Year’s? Or after something quick and simple?  Look no further! Check out our video with the gorgeous Amy-Louise from Benefit Cosmetics to see how it’s done: 

 

Step one:

Perfect your bases using the Ace That Face! Palette. Using a stippling brush, use Boi-ing Concealer to cover dark cirlces and any blemishes.

Step two:

Using a contour or buffing brush, contour cheekbones using Hoola Bronzer to create a golden, structured look. don’t forget your jawline!

Step three:

Using your ring finger, dab Watt’s Up! Highlight along the cheekbones, ridge of the nose and cupid’s bow for a gorgeous glow.

Step four:

Using a blush brush, sweep Gold Rush Blusher over the apples of your cheeks.

Step five:

Brush GoGo Tint onto lips (we recommend two coats) then blend for a vibrant flush! Want an even more dramatic look? Apply a glossy top coat using Punch Pop Liquid Lip Colour in the shade Strawberry for seriously  kissable lips

Step six:

To add some serious sparkle, add some glitter to the inner and outer corners of your eye and ta-dah! You are 2019 ready!

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? let us know in the comments down below! You can shop Benefit Cosmetics from allbeauty.com

 

Benefit Magical Brow Stars Christmas 2018 + Your Chance To Win!

Benefit Magical Brow Stars Christmas 2018 + Your Chance To Win!

This Christmas, treat the brow lover in your life (or yourself!) to the ultimate kit from benefit cosmetics! PLUS your chance to win a set worth £118! 

NEW from benefit cosmetics this Christmas, the limited edition Magical Brow Stars kit contains five FULL-SIZE brow faves, plus a pro-brow tool and tips and tricks for the perfect brow. From brow  pencils, to powders, gels and more, this set has everything you need to transform your brows… all in an adorable magic brow trunk!

Available in two shades: 03 and 05, each set contains:

  • Foolproof Brow Powder – brow powder for natural-looking fullness full-size
  • Goof Proof Brow Pencil –  super easy brow-filling & shaping pencil full-size
  • Ka-BROW! – cream-gel brow colour with brush full-size
  • Gimme Brow+ – brow-volumizing fiber gel full-size
  • Precisely, My Brow Pencil – ultra-fine brow defining pencil full-size
  • Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie

Worth a staggering £118, this limited edition set is now available at allbeauty.com for just £44.55! RRP £49.50

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Benefit Cosmetics Halloween How-To

Benefit Cosmetics Halloween How-To: Pretty Petrifying Pierott

Stuck for ideas this halloween? We can’t get enough of this look from benefit cosmetics!

‘Fortnite’ ‘Harley Quinn’ and unicorns might be the leading searches for halloween costumes in 2018, but we’re *obsessed* with this Pierott look from Amy-Lou Faulkner, event co-ordintator and make up artist at benefit!

The perfect balance of pretty and creepy, it’s also simple enough to recreate without needing your bestie to help you, and best of all? ZERO pore-clogging facepaint required! Here’s how to get the look:

 

Pretty Petrifying Pierott – get the look:

Step 1: Start by applying Porefessional Pearl all over your face – your base needs to last through trick AND treat!

Step 2: Next, apply Hello Happy foudndation  in shade one (the lighter the better to create that ghostly glow!), and Boiing Airbrush Concealer in shade one to build  fiendishly flawless coverage.

Step 3: Using Gimme Brow+ Eyebrow Gel, gently fill in brows to add a soft definition to your brow’s arches. Then, to open the eyes out,  sweep High Brow highlighter pencil under the arch and blend.

Step 4: Using the Vanity Flare eyeshadow palette,  sweep the shade ‘Ripe Plum’ over the lids to add hollow contour to the eye. This needs serious smoking and blending – the bigger the better! Follow by using They’re Real Push Up Liner in black to line the top and  water line.

Step 5: Finish off the eyes by applying a BADgal Bang mascara to top and bottom lashes

Step 6: Next, grab BadGal Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil – this is for your lips!  I used the joker as inspiration for this and over lined to create devilishly devine pout. Once you’re happy with the shape, fill it in and add a little lip balm to create a sheen.

Step 7: Go Go Tint time! Perfect for creating the pink nose, Go Go is waterproof so will stay in place all night long.

Step 8: Finish the whole look by lightly contouring your cheekbones with Hoola Contour Stick, and sweeping Dandelion Twinkle across the forehead and down the nose for a bootiful glow! I added stick on craft gems to complete the look.

Pumpkins and Pout,

Amy-Lou xo
@musingsofamermaid

Behind the Scenes at LFW 2018: Paul Costelloe x Benefit Cosmetics

Ever wanted to go backstage at London Fashion Week? We’ve teamed up with Benefit Cosmetics and Paul Costelloe to give you all the goss on this year’s show…

Who: Amy-Louise, Benefit Cosmetics HQ
What: Paul Costelloe x Benefit Cosmetics SS19 presentation
Where: London Fashion Council, home of London Fashion Week
When: 09:30, Monday 17th September

It’s all go backstage at the Paul Costello presentation at the BFC show space. Show time is at 9:30 and we have many models to makeup. So, with a Costa Coffee in hand we excitingly watch as Lisa Potter-Dixon – AKA ‘LPD’ –  Head Trend and Make-Up Artist at Benefit Cosmetics, creates one of the two looks for today’s show.

Paul Costelloe and LPD share with us their inspiration behind the Showcase and the exclusive looks:

JOY’, was Paul Costelloe’s inspiration behind the SS19 collection of rainbow brights and optimistic silhouettes. Powerful enough to stop the traffic from Piccadilly Circus, to Madison Avenue on a sunny spring morning” – Paul Costelloe, Designer.

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I wanted to create a look that emulated Paul’s inspiration of ‘Joy’. Fresh clean skin and full brushed up brows were the perfect base for a vibrant pop of colour. Using a flash of blue was a modern take on the classic flick, whilst the peachy hues brought a flirty and playful side to the look” – Head Make-Up Artist & Brow Expert, Lisa Potter-Dixon.

The presentation is full of vibrancy and Joy! With classic silhouettes and bold prints, the music is fun and uplifting giving spotlight to music from the OST of ‘Mamma Mia: Here we go again’. Watching how the makeup, hair and fashion come together brings me so much JOY! LFW shows are always full throttle, brow-arching, cheek blushing fun – can’t wait for next year!

Love, lashes and London Fashion Week,
Amy-Louise xoxo

Get the look at home:

Want to know is how to create these looks at home? Start with the base! This is the same for both looks. Blend Hello Happy foundation and High Beam to create a glossy, glass skin effect to the skin. To create the inner flush, lightly sweep Rockateur across the apples of the cheeks and blend with a clean brush. Lips should have a stained, worn feel to them with a slight ombre effect. The trick is not to make them too neat! This is a huge trend in K-Beauty. Now for the eyes…

Let the blue do the talking

Brows are dressed with Gimmie Brow+ and Precisely My Brow pencil – a double act is famed for creating a full-volume, feathered brow. What we gain in brow we lose in shadow, so keep them bare in this case. This look is all about the electric blue socket line. Created by using They’re Real! Push-Up Gel Liner in Beyond Blue. All emphasis is on the socket line with no mascara on the lashes. Each line is slightly different as we adapt to suit each models eyelid.

Miami vice

Behind the scenes at London Fashion week paul costelloe x benefit allbeauty blog

Brows are styled in a ‘barely there look’ using 24-HR Brow Setter to give brows hold and keep them tidy. GALifornia blush is applied on the eyelid and buffed to create a sunset hue, followed by They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara in Beyond Blue applied in a manner that says ‘I’m running super late’ way to half of the top and bottom lashes.

NEW Benefit Brow Contour Pro

NEW Benefit Brow Contour Pro! The 4-in-1 contour pencil for creating professional looking brows

Do your brows like a pro! 

Define and higlight your brows with NEW 4-in-1 Benefit Brow Contour Pro pencil! A multi-tasking brow pencil that features a lighter brow shade, darker brow shade, edge definer and arch highlighter to create clean, shaped brows with depth and dimension.

Turn shapeless, flat brows into defined, contoured brows in an instant!

benefit brow contour pro allbeauty blogAvailable in five shades to suit a wide range of hair colours and skin tones for:

  • Easy brow contouring
  • 4-in-1 brow pencil
  • Blendable forumla
  • 24-hour longwear*
  • Waterproof**

How to apply: click and contour!

Start by pressing down the lighter shade tab and twist until you see product. Fill in brows with the lighter shade from start to arch. To switch shades, simply press down the tab of the selected shade unril it clicks in place and twist for product.

Next, fill in brows with the deeper shade from arch to end. Use the definer shade below and above the brow, and gently blend. Finally, use the highlighter beneath the arch and blend outward – voila!

Top tip: use the Benefit dua-ended Brow Blender for ultra clean edges and tamed brows!

You can shop Benefit Brow Contour Pro – and all other Benefit cosmetics – at allbeauty.com