Earlier this week, the folks at Birchbox took Chicago by storm, hosting events for subscribers and beauty lovers in the Windy City at the Benefit Boutique on Armitage and at Maxine’s Salon. When Birchbox comes to town, beautiful things happen! Birchbox night at Benefit included bubbly, brows, Sweet Mandy B’s treats and tons of those familiar pink boxes. Benefit has been a partner of Birchbox since the beginning, and I can recall getting several Benefit goodies in Birchboxes over the yearh and a half I’ve been subscribing.
Love this display of Hervana!
Benefit’s brow services are the best in town. Did you know that you get a free brow shaping on your birthday? With mine coming up in July, I’ll be sure to make a trip back! La-La at the Armitage location is the best (she’s in the top picture at right) and she gave my brows some major TLC. I think her words were, “Wow, girl, you needed this.”
The team of artists were on standby for makeovers and touch-ups as well, as was Benefit’s new super hero, SpyGal. With her secret weapon, The Porefessional, SpyGal helps minimize pores and perfect complexions everywhere. Benefit actually teamed with Marvel Entertainment to create a SpyGal comic book — which is so cool. Think she could hang with the Avengers crew?!
If you haven’t yet used The Porefessional, now’s the perfect time. I love this product in the summer. I carry a mini with me (thanks, Birchbox!) at all times and use it to refresh my T-zone and under eye area at the end of the day. I also like to mix a bit into my TM or foundation (it’s perfect with Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow!) to help smooth everything out.
With the purchase of a ticket to the B + B event ($35), we got a $30 voucher. I’m all stocked up on SpyGal’s weapon of choice, so I picked up a new tube of They’re Real (when I repeat buy – you know it’s a good product!) and Benefit’s Blush Brush. I’ve been wanting to try their new brushes for awhile, and I’m really liking this one because it is smaller. I have a little face and sometimes large brushes spread too much product on my cheeks.
What are your must-have Benefit products?