Tried and tested

These are the Benefit heroes you need (as rated by you)

Virtually every cosmetic obsessive will have one (or two, or thousands…) of Benefit heroes amongst the collection of products-they’d-save-in-a-fire… Playful formulations that perform, there’s a reason that Benefit stormed to victory in our 2019 ‘Haul of Fame’ awards (you crowned it ‘Best Brow Product’), and let’s not forget that this brand has a legion of fans, from seventeen to seventy! So without further ado, we’ll hand you over to the #CultCommunity who’ve rated and reviewed the buys they swear by….  

The ultimate ally for those who love liner, {Roller Liner} glides along the lashline to create the perfect ‘flick’ that stays precisely where you want it – no smudging or risk of the colour transferring *angels sing*. “I have been using this since it launched and I use it almost every day. Such a good eyeliner; the tip is thin and very workable – it’s black and dries matte, doesn’t seep or run and literally lasts on my eyes for 16 hours. I used to use a rival brand, but {Roller Liner} has become my ‘OG’.” – Pri K, Cult Beauty customer

A pearly pink potion, Benefit’s {Ooh La Lift} blurs as it brightens, thanks to light-scattering pigments and nourishing raspberry extract that helps to hydrate and disguise tell-tale signs of fatigue. “If you have bags or wrinkles under your eyes, this creamy gel will really help the situation” writes one Cult Beauty devotee, while CB staff are smitten with the way it covers ‘cracks’ and helps to ‘fill’ fine lines and crow’s feet to prevent concealer creasing…

Three cheers for {BROWVO! Conditioning Eyebrow Primer} – a nourishing cocktail of proteins and keratin, proven to help boost your brows and promote healthy growth. “OMG! I bought this solely to set my brows but decided to give it a go as an overnight treatment and… wow! In less than a month I found my brows were a lot fuller and healthier. Will continue to use.” – Fatema, Cult Beauty customer

A very worth winner in our ‘Haul of Fame’ awards, {Precisely, My Brow Pencil} comes in a spectrum of shades to suit every hair colour – from auburn to silver. Boasting an ultra-fine tip for precise application, we’ll leave you with SophW92’s review… “I love this. The spoolie on one end is great for getting brows ‘in line’ while the fine, soft pencil is perfect for creating little hair-like strokes to fill in any patches. Plus, it stays all day – no smudging or melting. Love it!”

There’s bronzer and then there’s {Hoola} – the velvety powder that now comes in four depths of ‘sunkissed’ to lend instant warmth to a spectrum of skin tones. Seamlessly blended with soft olive (no orange!) pigments, this is the staple you’ll find in the make up collections of those who ‘don’t do’ tanning products… “I have been using this on and off for many years and every time I come back to it, I wonder why I tried another bronzer. I have fair skin which means a lot of bronzers can be too orange or dark for me but this is perfect. I also love that it’s matte with no shimmer and it lasts so long. Highly recommend.” – Liv, Cult Beauty customer review

A product you’ve possibly overlooked, Benefit’s brilliant {High Brow Glow Brow Highlighter} is perfect for lending some light to your brow bones, inner corners of the eyes and cupid’s bow. A handbag must-have, Cult Beauty customer Ana declares this her “…brows’ best friend! It’s a really great product – I use it every day, even without foundation, to define my lips and eyebrows.”


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…