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One for summer splashes…
‘they’re real!’ push-up liner by Benefit

This one’s for you lucky folk with exciting summer plans that involve unblemished blue skies and a mass body of water of some sort. First of all, I am not one of you (we don’t even own a bath tub), so I HOPE YOU STEP ON A LEGO. My own summer plans involve watching Sherlock on repeat (Cumberbitch4ever) and inhaling peanut butter sandwiches in this dinky cave we call home. Makeup is wasted on me, especially one as effective as this new gizmo by Benefit I’m about to introduce you to.


Before I go further, this indeed is a collaborative post with Benefit, but my opinions are absolutely my own, as always. Everything is always tested before collaboration, and in this case I’d applied the new ‘they’re real!’ gel push-up liner and later in the day managed to drop a peanut-butter sandwich (why does toast always insist on landing on the buttered side) on the kitchen floor. I wept, but revelled later at the fact that the eyeliner had not transformed me into a hot mess/raccoon. I kid, really, but as one who cannot go without eyeliner (desert island item), and naturally someone who’s tested every stick/pot out there – this one definitely cuts the mustard. Jet black, to begin with (I like to think it matches the colour of my heart), opaque, effortless to apply, and waterproof* with appropriate application**.

* Naturally what with anything being waterproof, it’s incredibly difficult to wipe off, but I find that a drop of olive oil/coconut oil does the trick, or simply, the ‘they’re real!’ eye-makeup remover from the same line.
** I found that applying primer and a layer of base eyeshadow ensures longer wear.

Also, I’ve shared a couple style tips and DIY tutorials on Instagram to accompany the partnership with Benefit, so do give them a click as well. A small warning though, there’s a fair bit of ‘sexy-back’ in one of the the videos and at one point I resemble the Michelin tyre mascot. It’s pretty sexy if you like rolls of phat and stuff.

Click on the arrows to activate the slideshow, and click through to see the full tips and clips.

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  1. I love the title of this post hehe!


  2. Yes!! I’m so interested in this eyeliner, been hearing all this buzz about it. It looks super gorgeous on you :)

    xx TheMinxBlog.com

  3. I love the mini tutorials matching the jet-black theme! And please, there is definitely no resemblance to the Michelin Man anywhere. Love the creativity and ingenuity of this post- so fun versus the usual beauty review!

  4. You should write a book, seriously, your posts always make me smile and laugh so hard :)

    Love, Rachel

  5. Definitely going to try that. Looks good for people uncoordinated like me :)


  6. What phat, gurrrrl? And whereeee?

    Anyway, okay, under your recommendation, I shall give one of these annoying schtick eyeliners another go. Fingers cross that I don’t end up poking my eyeballs. Or, God forbid, sneeze and have the cat eye line shoot all the way to my hairline…


  7. I am in the same boat as you: no mass body of water for me this summer either. I laughed at the Lego part. I watched some of your DIYs on instagram as you uploaded them. They were cool! ^^

  8. The Benefit Gel Liner look soo good and promising!! Dying to try it out! I am in need of a good eyeliner LOL

  9. I really really want to get my hands on this thing!


  10. You’re so beautiful :-)

    Bisous ♡
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  11. Eye liner is indeed a best friend of ladies.

  12. Haha, lovely collaborative post! I’d really like to have this one, why it always has to be so difficult when choosing the right eyeliner?

    Take care!

  13. This looks so good! Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  14. i’ve seen so much promotion for this eyeliner!
    i might check it out :)
    great post

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  16. Albertine

    I want to try this eyeliner! Looks so fab!

  17. I really want it! And I have sephora coupon *_*

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it/

  18. whenever i try this look on me i end up looking like a drag queen. not fair that you look so perrrrty!

    p.s. i need to get on sherlock, everyone keeps telling me how amazing it is but im worried i won’t be able to shake off cumberbatch’s character from atonement

  19. I totally forgot that he was in the Atonement! Not making too much an impression too… oh the powers of a long coat and a perm…
    BTW took about three draw & wipe for it not to look like a drag-queen so defo give it a go, practice makes perfect they say!?

  20. That liner looks amazing on you! I wish I could pull that off ;)

    ps: love your DIY’s!


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  22. Awesome. Love it.

  23. Beautiful! I am always looking for the perfect eye-liner as I am wearing lines every day I definitely want to try this one! Thanks for tip
    Inspiration Point by Paula Fleur

  24. Lol. You’re really cute :) And the post turned out really funny as well, so nice going! Liked reading it ;) And I’m sure you’re nothing like the Michelin Man :D For one, he’s prolly so fat because of all the gourmet foods he’s eating…


  25. you drew your eyeliner well, I want know how to.

  26. Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it,
    you are a great author. I will make certain to bookmark your blog and will often come back
    sometime soon. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great posts, have a nice morning!

  27. How may I go to your linkedin page?

  28. I am terrible applying eye-liner and always look for one that is as easy to use as possible and stays on for a long time. This eye-liner from Benefit looks awesome, I have to say and I will definitely give it a go.

  29. Mmmm! Something about the color that makes it look a hundred times sweeter. ♥

  30. That first picture is gorgeous! Oh and I can totally relate (inhaling peanutbutter sanwiches, dropping them, no bathtub). I feel ya gurl.

    The eyeliner looks absolutely perfect! I might just try this one soon (:
    Love, X

  31. lovely. I think I’m going to try it out!


  32. Benefit Cosmetics is by far, most amazing beauty brand. I own a few pieces too like Fine One One and Benefit Cosmetics Peek-A-Bright Eyes. Both are gifted by my bffs!

    Eeekk! Now m drooling over this gel liner :)
    Thanks for the review hun!

  33. I’m in love with your lovely and beautiful photographs! You’re very inspiring and talented, well done! xx

  34. Nice! I love it!!

  35. James Adcock

    I an fully agree with you. Like this gel eye liner, ;) yeah it match the color of your eyes. thanks for sharing this post. i was looking for this kind of eyeliner. i will must try your DIY tricks. If you need any spa equipment’s your can check out here http://www.pedisource.com!!!