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The legendary range no make up bag should be without

Every make up maven worth their brushes has some Benefit within their kit. Creators of the UK’s best-loved brow range, we’ve cherry-picked an edit of their most iconic products for your delectation. From {They’re Real} to {High Beam}, we’ve curated a collection of the best-loved, tried-and-tested staples of your cosmetic collection, so whether you’re brand new to Benefit (for shame!), or fuelling an enduring {Gimme Brow} obsession, here are the ultimate icons…

There’s bronzer and then there’s {Hoola} – the perfect, olive-toned powder that lends skin a subtle, sunkissed lustre (without any give-away glitter). Completely matte for a convincing veil of colour, this multi award-winning pot is a permanent feature of every make up mavens go-to kit – warming pale, sun-starved visages or creating realistic definition. It’s the easiest way to fake a flawless (sunless) tan.

Got blots on an otherwise faultless complexion? Call {The POREfessional}! Benefit’s silky, priming potion has a featherweight crème texture and a translucent (shine-minimising) finish to disguise the visibility of pores and soften the appearance of fine lines. Completely oil-free with a cocktail of protective antioxidants, this wards against the everyday environmental stress while extending your foundation’s longevity.

The UK’s #1 mascara (no mean feat!), {They’re Real!} grants such Bambi-worthy lashes that your friends will do a double-take. Falsies? No. Extensions? No. This magic wand lends formidable flutter with just a quick coat – there’s nothing faux about this baby’s lash-enhancing claims. Jet black with an innovative, catch-all brush, this wraps each hair with luscious, glossy pigment for a breeze-inducing blink.

The original glow-giving liquid, Benefit’s {High Beam} creates a model-worthy glint for ‘cut glass’ cheekbones, lifted brow bones and a cute-sy cupid’s bow. A pearly, pale pink shimmer, a few spots blurred with fingertips will grant an ethereal gleam to lacklustre complexions – scattering the light for a fresh, strobe-lit finish.

Amplify sparse arches with bestselling {Gimme Brow} – the innovative, oomph-boosting gel that adds hold (and volume) without stiffness or stickiness. Firm yet flexible, this tinted formula disguises any pluck-ups and transforms sad, patchy eyebrows into enviable, Audrey-esque face framers. Quick, convenient and totally foolproof, it’s consistently top of the beauty pops!

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Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…