Benefit Boutique blogger event

In December I was invited to visit the newly launched Benefit Boutique in Debenhams Norwich, and with the events of the past month it got delayed – so better late than never.

Benefit was founded in 1976 by the Ford sisters – Jean and Jane. There are now 12 independent boutiques and Debenhams is the first in-store one they have opened.

Over the years they have developed some cult and must have products in the beauty market, among  to those are:

Benetint – a subtle cheek tint that was original made to enhance the nipples of burlesque performers!!

That Gal Primer, There are Real mascara, Hoola bronzer, Smokin Eyes and The Pore-fessional are all best sellers.

As well as stocking the full range of products the boutique offers a wide range of beauty treatments – brow waxing and tinting, spray tanning and a full waxing service.  They have a room dedicated to Make-up Masterclasses where you can book for up 5 friends and learn how to use all their lovely products.

I had my eyebrows waxed and tinted – the lovely ladies who all have to have NVQ level training and have 6 weeks training before they can work on in the brow bar.  They gave me a perfect vintage arch to my brows and the tint covered up those little grey ones that have suddenly started to appear (eek!), they then concealed the redness with Boi-eng which contains tea tree oil so I could go out into the world with anyone knowing my brows weren’t my own!!!

Benefit has a fabulous vintage feel to all the products and the packaging but they are not gimmicky the products actually work.

If you get a chance go along and check it out.

 Just one of the yummy nibbles we ate.
 The funky chairs in the Masterclass room.
 Me and a va va voom Benefit Lady,
(Outfit in case you were interested – Suit made from original 40’s pattern bought at Anglia Fashion Fabrics and vintage beret from Looses)
 The price list.
 The make-up counter,
Where they do their magic to your brows!

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