benefit #fakeup event

06/03/2013


so, if you don't follow me on twitter/instagram or read what i say on my blogposts then wouldn't have known i was going to benefit's launch of the fake up concealer in newcastle last night. this was my first ever blogger event so i was super nervous even more so as i was going solo, but afterwards i couldn't be more happier that i went. i know this is quite a photo heavy post compared to usual but i couldn't help snap almost everything in sight as i was so excited. the event was held at the tivoli restaurant in fenwicks and upon entry i was handed a glass of prosecco and welcomed by the lovely benefit ladies that are claire and jo! who doesn't love a glass of champagne?

after being seated for a little while we were all shown a demonstration by claire explaining to us what sets aside fake up from other concealers currently on the market. fakeup is benefit's new hydrating concealer that's launching nationwide on the 30th of march, and will be available in three shades, light, medium and dark, retailing at £18.50. what allows fake up to stand out from the crowd is the hydrating ring; containing vitamin e and apple seed extract, proven to provide 6 hours of hydration. i can vouch for this as we were all matched to our shades at the event and it felt super moisturising under my eyes. this means i can bid adieu to my dry dark circles! i do intend to doa  more in depth review soon when i've had the chance to try it out for a longer period of time so stay tuned.

to test all of us #bbloggers on how much we had taken in from the demonstration we were given the opportunity to win some extra benefit goodies in a quick fire round quiz. the first round saw three ladies win the brand new world famous neutral palettes which i am so jealous of as they are absolutely stunning. as you can see from my photos i snapped the most glamorous palette which i really want to get my hands on. however, in the next round i was lucky enough to be one of five to win the hello flawless foundation! i am so excited to try it out as it's something i've always been interested in trying as it's designed to brighten the skin.

as well as being given a generous bag of goodies from the benefit gang, all of us bloggers were lucky enough to be get ourselves booked in with a plus one for a benefit make over too. this is perfect for me as it means i can take me and my boyfriends mam before we go for his 21st meal early next month. overall i loved every part of the experience, meeting northern bloggers, interacting with employees behind the brand, learning about more beauty products, everything. i've never felt more like this is what i want to do with my life.

here's a cheeky little photo of me and some of the bloggers there on the benefit uk twitter was snapped (see here)

36 comments

  1. Seems like fun! The fakeup concealer seems quite good!xo

    taylorpluslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Looks like it was a lushy night, and you bagged yourself some fabulous freebies too xx


    @prettylittleus

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  3. Sounds like a great night, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

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  4. You're so lucky charissa! Glad you enjoyed it xxx

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  5. Congrats on your first event!!

    I'd love if you checked out my latest post!
    trinawears.blogspot.com

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  6. Very cool! Love Benefit and would have loved to go to something like this! Sound like you guys had fun :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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    1. Why don't you see if the are coming to your city? They're travelling around the uk at the moment x

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  7. Oh wow this looked amazing! I love Benefit, they have some of my favourite products. I hope to go to a Blogger Event someday!

    www.thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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  8. Oh this all looks amazing!!
    Lucky you!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  9. glad you had a good night :) the products all look amazing, I desperately want to try them out for myself now :) xx

    armariodedanielle.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I had an a amazing time:)! You looked stunning:) xx

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  11. Aaah, you lucky lady! All the new bits look gorgeous. xo

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  12. Sounds lovely! Can't wait to hear what you think of the concealer!

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  13. Wow, how exciting! It looks like you had a wonderful time Charissa! The products look wonderful too, so lucky to be able to try out so many of them! I really hope I can come along to an event like this in the future! :)

    Victoria | In the Frow xx

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    1. Hope you're coming to the north meet up! X

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  14. Looks like a fun event, and the products look great!

    The Introverted Brunette

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  15. This sounds like such a fun event (congrats on attending your first blogger event!) and all the products look so lovely. Can't wait to read your more in-depth review :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  16. Sounds like you had a lovely time and this concealer sounds very appealing as I too have dark circles under my eyes which I am always trying to hide! x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. So exciting! I spot Kayleigh xx

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  18. I read another post on this - it looks sooo fun :D <3
    Great post and I wish I went :D <3
    Love
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xxxxx

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  19. I've just seen another bloggers post on going to this event. I am WELL JEL!

    Benefit are freaking amazing!

    Look forward to reading about the concealer :) xo

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    1. If you get yourself to an event near you, go! X

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  20. It was lovely to meet you in person yesterday, I cannot believe I hadn't put two and two together haha! It was such an enjoyable event, I hope something else comes up north again soon so we can all meet up again :)

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I agree! Fingers crossed for another invite. Lovely to meet you too :) x

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  21. Looks like a great event! Everyone looks lovely and looks like some great products

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  22. Awesome.
    The second photo is interesting
    I'm following
    http://fiona-terry.blogspot.com

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  23. fab post lovely, was great to meet you, let hope its the first of many events in Newcastle :)
    Anna x

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    1. Lovely to meet you too, and it'll be nice to see you again at the north meet up! X

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  24. I soooo want to try the new eyeshadow palettes.. they look so pigmented! xx

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  25. This looked like such an exciting event, I want to try Hello Flawless!

    Tara
    The Style Rawr - UK Fashion and Style Blog
    xoxo

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    1. I tried mine last night and I love the effect it leaves, you just look so healthy x

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  26. Awesome post, great to find so many north east bloggers today :D

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  27. This was lovely to read through, sounds like it was an enjoyable event to be invited to :)
    I'm pleased it has made you feel more sure that this is what you want to do with your life, so good to read how inspired you are :D
    Also can't wait to see your future posts on the products :) xx

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    1. Aw I'm glad you enjoyed it, and you're right I do feel so inspired to carry this on. I love it :D x

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