Wednesday evening saw Corrie and I, along with Kia, Lauren and Jemima see Benefit's latest products being demonstrated by the head of make-up and trend artistry, Lisa, and celebrate the launch of Sunbeam, which is released on Monday! It was a very intimate affair, held at their newly opened Benefit Boutique which is situated inside Debenhams in the Bournemouth town centre.
One of the 'perks' of being a blogger is that, once in a while, you are invited to preview products to share with your loyal readers, and I can honestly say this was one of my all-time favourites. We were treated to afternoon tea at The Print Room, and chatted away about make-up, vintage ballgowns, wedding planning ideas, careers, Craig David (yep!) and, of course, blogging, over tea, scones, Victoria sponge and finger sandwiches. A bloggers' heaven? I think so.
Sunbeam is the newest addition to the Benefit collection, and is described as liquid sunshine in a bottle. It's the bronzer version of Highbeam and Moonbeam, which I also own, yet Sunbeam is my favourite of the three. I've worn it twice since receiving it on Wednesday underneath a Missha BB cream (although a light/sheer foundation is also recommended if you're not a fan) and it gives the loveliest summer glow to your skin. I use it very sparingly on the cheekbones, browbones and dotted on my forehead, for a subtle bronze shimmer underneath your base of choice, and Corrie has popped up a tutorial video using hers!
At the Sunbeam launch, I was also kindly given They're Real mascara and the Porefessional with their new packaging, as well as an It's Potent eye cream, all of which I'll be giving a proper test run now that all of my belongings are in one place again! A huge thank you to Lisa and Jasmine for having me at such a well thought out event, it was the perfect surprise and so nice to see a brand who truly understands their market. ♥