Benefit + Birchbox

Over the years I've experimented with tons of different makeup brands. I was in a dance company growing up so I became familiar with makeup super early. Over the years I've gone from one brand to another looking for the perfect products for my complexion and skin type.  

One of the products that I was always lacking was something to fill in my eyebrows. I have pretty defined eyebrows already but I wanted to make them look more full without creating what I like to call a "fake face". Back in my dance years, we used an eyebrow pencil which I wasn't especially a fan of. I could never find a good balance between too much pencil and not enough pencil.

The second product I had no experience with. This is a highlighting stick. Since contouring has become so popular in the last few years I thought I might finally give it a try. I already have a bronzer that I use regularly but never thought about a highlighter. This brings me to my discovery of Benefit. 

In my makeup quest I started to look for different natural makeup tutorials on YouTube that focused on contouring. One of the videos I watched featured several products from Benefit. I'd never tried Benefit  but she talked about how much she liked their highlighting stick so why not try. 

As always I got busy and forgot about my new makeup discoveries until I was wedding dress shopping with my mom and I just so happened to make a bridal appointment at a shop that was right next to a Benefit store! What are the odds! The highlighter stick was in my destiny! So before our appointment I ran in to try it. Of course I loved it and that's when the girl that was helping me explained that Benefit is actually known for their eyebrow care AND they have a wonderful gel fiber eyebrow enhancement. Now the destined eyebrow filler has arrived! Needless to say I love both products. 

This brings me to the next part of this story. I subscribe to Birchbox as a way to help me on my perfect makeup for me quest and last week I received an invite for an event that Birchbox was holding with Benefit. HOW PERFECT IS THAT! {I know this post is just oozing in awesome happenstance. But it is awesome and I had to share}. 

 I immediately texted some of my girl friends with this fun girl's night option. Needless to say we had a blast. Champagne, eyebrow touch-ups, makeup tutorials, samples AND $35 store credit to Benefit. I checked on Birchbox's facebook page and they are doing three more events in Chicago the 18-20th. They're also doing several events in NYC, Boston, LA & San Fran. If you happen to be near one I would definitely recommend it for a little girlie time. I also fell in love with their bronzer while I was there so definitely check it out! 

 
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Unfortunately my iPhone gave me a slight rosy glow or it was the champagne... but here's all the makeup I was wearing!

Makeup: Benefit Play Sticks Concealer in light beige here,  benefit hoola bronzing powder here, Benefit "Watt's up!" highlighter here, Benefit browing shaping kit here, I also lover their "gimme brow" brow-volumizing fiber gel here, and finally Benefit "they're real! push-up eyeliner" {it's hard to tell but I'm actually wearing the green and purple shade!} here.

 
 

Even our fur-baby Sophie was excited about all of the goodies! Oh and if you purchased three products you got a free umbrella! So cute!

Thank you for a super fun event Birchbox & Benefit!

Cheers!

 
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