ELLE December Issue Benefit Freebie
Recently there have been so many amazing freebies in some of my favourite magazines so I thought I would share another one with you.
I’m not really a fan of those celebrity gossip magazines, most of the time I have no idea who the “celebrity” is. But I do love curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and reading a fashion magazine. I love finding out about all the knew upcoming trends, what’s on the catwalk, inspiration of outfits I can put together and making a wishlist of trends and products I might want to buy into.
ELLE Magazine has been one of my favourites for years, I’m actually a subscriber. And I get so excited whenever it comes in the post. But when they have samples of new products from brands like Benefit my excitement is just at a whole new level! Fashion and beauty – my two favourite things!
In this months ELLE, the December Issue you can find the new Benefit They’re Real Mascara Primer. The idea of a mascara Primer is a whole new concept to me. But we prime out skin before makeup, and our eyelids before applying eyeshadow so I guess it does make sense if you want your mascara to work that bit harder.
What I really lie about this product is that you can also wear it on it’s own just as a really natural mascara. Recently I have been loving the “no makeup, makeup” look, mostly cus I have been a bit ill and feeling a little lazy when it comes to makeup. But this mascara looks so pretty and natural and I am actually quite a fan or brown mascaras.
The brush of this product is really nice and able to coat all the lashes with the primer, even those little bottom lashes. The idea behind this is to wear it under a mascara for even more dramatic lashes. And for a night out it does work. it even claims you can apply your mascara on up to 6 hours after applying the primer. Although I really hate the idea of putting mascara on top of dry mascara, of makeup on top of old makeup.
So while I’m probably not going to be using this for it’s actual use as a mascara primer quite so much (apart from maybe nights out) I will be using ti as a more natural mascara for everyday. A very natural brown mascara was definitely something that was missing from my collection.
So if you haven’t already I really recommend treating yourself to the December ELLE. Not only will your be able to try the Benefit Mascara Primer before it is released but the magazine is great for a chill out evening by the fire. And it features Alexa Chung who is one of my all time favourite style icons! xx