For those of you that don't already know, this year's Sephora birthday gift is from Benefit! I was beyond excited when I found out what the gift was at the beginning of the year. This year, you get a deluxe sample of the extremely popular Benefit They're Real Mascara and the Watts Up Highlighter. These are my top 2 Benefit products I have been wanting to purchase, so it was amazing that I (and all the other Sephora Beauty Insiders) get to try it for free!
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Holy cow. This mascara truly is as amazing as everyone says it is. I have never considered spending $20+ on a mascara...until now. It thickens, separates and makes my lashes long enough to touch my eye brows! Above you can see the size of this little guy, as well as the brush. It has a bunch of tiny bristles as well as a little "spiky ball" on the end. Below you can see one coat of this mascara on me, with minimal eye makeup.
Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter
The Watt's Up highlighter is unique because of it's lip balm like application. Its a shimmery champagne gold color, but, it's not too shimmery. It's a great highlight for people like me who don't like glittery highlights. It's also reflective, but, not enough to make your face appear greasy. It's slightly dry, but, still easy to apply without pulling on your skin.