Over the past few years—for as long as Birchbox has been around, really—we’ve developed a close relationship with Benefit Cosmetics. When we say some of us have become BFF with the brand's liners and highlighters, we’re not kidding. So we couldn’t be psyched to tell you about their latest genius idea: Wing Woman Weekend. They're kicking off this inaugural event by giving you a chance to win an exclusive box filled with some of their most popular products, plus everything you need to throw a party over the first-ever Wing Woman Weekend this September. Find out how to enter to win so you can host a bash with your BFFs here. In anticipation, we’d like to introduce you to the products that have never left our side (or cosmetic bags).
The Eyeliner That Stays True (Even if You're a Hot Mess)
When Iggy Azalea is blasting in the club, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your cat-eye is still intact. And that’s exactly why we’re obsessed with Benefit’s They’re Real! Liner. Its unique gel formula not only creates the perfect winged tip but it’s a breeze to use and is designed to stick around through 2 a.m. dance parties.
The Lip Balm That Lasts Through a Glass (or Two) of Wine
If happy hour with girlfriends turns into dinner (turns into an after-dinner gossipfest), we can count on Benefit’s Lollibalm. The formula contains mango butter to condition your lips, gives them a sheer, pink-purple tint, and stays on through multiple glasses of vino and dark chocolate cake.
The Primer That Gives You an Airbrushed Finish in Party Pics
Since the flash of a camera phone has yet to come close to capturing the flattering lighting of a professional photo shoot, we've gotten into the habit of prepping our skin with Benefit’s POREfessional. It minimizes the appearance of pores and evens out your complexion so you look #flawless in all those group shot selfies.
The Mascara that Makes You Look Wide Awake
Some mornings, a caramel latte just isn’t gonna cut it. When that’s the case, we keep calm and pile on the They’re Real! Mascara, which combines longwearing color with va-va-volume. The specially designed wand whisks lashes up and out to wake up eyes in a way that no amount of caffeine can.
The Brow Gel That Makes You Look Perfectly Polished
Well-defined brows really are a girl’s best friend. To fill in and shape ours, we depend on Gimme Brow, a tinted gel that comes with an easy-to-use wand applicator. A few strokes is all you need for fuller, darker arches.