Thursday, 2 October 2014

Benefit Cosmetics Boutique: Dublin

I'm sure many of you will have seen or heard of Benefit's flagship store in Dublin on South William Street (2mins from Grafton St.). They have been open nearly a year now and things have never been better! I was in the store for a browse last week and a chat with the staff about the new collections that have just launched! I also have some secret information to share about their upcoming collections and events, so stay tuned for that! Lot's of Christmas-y-ness coming your way pretty soon! Here's how I got on!!

This beautiful pink retro bike was what greeted me as I walked through the door! The store is a girls dream. Everything is a beautiful shade of baby pastel pink. The pink and white colour combination fits right in with the 'girly' brand, that is Benefit Cosmetics. The lighting in the shop is amazing, full of natural light! This works so well for when you are trying on makeup and looking for shades to suit your skintone. Compared to your regular drugstore where it's full of artificial lighting! This picture has no filter on it, and it was taken right inside the door-which has a large glass window to let in all that light!

You can see from the picture above where some of the Christmas Gift Sets are stored. The displays are just so bang-on! So neatly laid out and easy to navigate around. The samples of the products out for you to try are great and are kept in good condition. Apart from selling the entire range of Benfit Cosmetics here they have also branched out and offer Spray Tans upstairs in a Tanning Room (Vita Liberate tan), Eyebrow Tinting, Waxing and Threading in their Brow-Bar at the back of the store. They also have a Blow-dry Bar (haircare), a Nail Bar and private waxing rooms upstairs too! You can also let the talented people at Benefit do your makeup professionally for you either! Your one stop shop!!
Here's a picture to show my excitement in store! On the left is a BB Cream they've launched a while back but it really interested me. I got to try it out and it really overs good coverage while being light-weight. It also has lots of moisture- a real 2 in 1 product. It comes in 6 shades so there is a shade suited to most people. How cute is this little merry-go-round stand it's on!? These are all testers so I got to test out the shades and when you go in, you can do just that!
These are just some of the Christmas Limited Edition Gift Sets Benefit are offering this season. I particularly like the look of this one on the left here, in the beautiful green tin! It costs €65, and offers you a discount of 38% (based on the RRP of what's inside the box, or rather tin!!). There is a full size They're Real mascara, Hoola Bronzer, a generous sample of the The Porefessional (a pore minimising cream for under foundation) and cute mini of their famous Benetint! Imagine what you could do with that tin after you've opened it? It could be used to store freshly cookies, sweeties or your favourite makeup on your dressing-table!

The other gift set on the left here called Goodies a Go-Go costs you €29.50 (a saving of 44%) WOW! Inside this are 4 longwear powder eyeshadows, Stay don't Stray eyeshadow primer (mini version) and another mini of They're Real masacra. Trust me, these eyeshadows are not any that'll be left behind and never used. These are 4 neutral shades so are so ideal for wearing anytime! Getting bang for your buck there!!
Here's one of their cabinets full of cosmetics and gift sets for Christmas! So many choices and suited to all budgets, no matter how big or small!!

Have you been to Benefit's Boutique in Dublin before? I'd really recommend going in to check it out and maybe sneaking a little purchase in too! You're worth it ;-)

Sarah

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10 comments:

  1. The boutique looks absolutely amazing. I really hope to get up to it before Christmas and love how they have so much under one roof. Would love to have the full works while there lol

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    1. Yeah do try make the trip up to it! Well worth your while! I know what you mean, some great deals there too!
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  2. I love it in here, could spend a fortune, I'm drawn in by their gorgeous displays!

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    1. I know exactly where you're coming from!
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  3. Oh wow! ive been dying to see this place!! It looks amazing!!!

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    1. Oh Nadine, be sure to check it out! Let me know if you buy anything ;)
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  4. I can't believe I haven't been in yet- passed it a few times but yet to call in. I don't trust myself surrounded by all the packaging!

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    1. What Aisling? Have you not been in? I would have thought you'd have ventured in by now! I may be called an 'enabled' now ;) haha
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  5. I've passed it but never been in. My bank manager probably likes that, but I really need to pay a visit!

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    1. You sure do! Just a really lovely pretty store :)
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