Giveaway: summer beauty essentials from Benefit!

Toronto’s been a gloomy place, boys & girls. I’m still dreaming of sunshine and wearing my SPF every day (more on that later this week), though. Nothing gets me more excited for summer than the promise of bright makeup and extra-glowy skin, which is why I’m so excited to share this giveaway with you!

You might remember a few weeks ago when I shared Benefit Cosmetics’ new kit, a collaboration with Matthew Williamson called The Rich is Back. It’s beautiful, summery and bold. Allow me to refresh your memory:

Benefit Cosmetics x Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back - Leopard is a Neutral

The collaboration was on shelves as of today (June 10), so run on over to your local Sephora to pick it up! If you’re feeling extra-lucky, head on over to the Benefit Cosmetics Canada Facebook page – they’re giving away the kit along with a gorgeous Matthew Williamson scarf and Foxy Originals for Benefit bracelet! You have until June 21, so enter herefor your chance to win!

Along with the Matthew Williamson limited-edition The Rich is Back kit, Benefit has also wrapped two of Matthew Williamson’s favourite Benefit products with his iconic and fun print. High Beam and Benetint are two of my favourite Benefit products as well, so I’m mega-excited to be able to give this duo away to a lovely Leopard is a Neutral reader! You’ll swear by them this summer – and all year round. They work on pretty much every skintone and will give you that coveted summer night glow.

Benefit Cosmetics HighBeam and Benetint Contest Matthew Williamson - Leopard is a Neutral

I’ve raved about Benefit High Beam before: it’s a champagne pink tinted luminizer that’s basically foolproof to apply. All you have to do is dot it along your cheekbone and on your cupid’s bow to have a daytime-appropriate but nighttime-awesome glow. Benefit Benetint is one of the brand’s most iconic products. A sheer, rose-tinted lip and cheek stain, Benetint was originally created for an exotic dancer who wanted pinker nipples (the more you know….). While you can certainly use it for its original purpose, it also creates a believable flush on your cheeks and tints your lips with kiss-proof colour.

Original Benetint packaging (via Benefit Cosmetics)

Original Benetint packaging (via Benefit Cosmetics)

To win your very own print-wrapped HighBeam and Benetint, all you have to do is like Benefit Cosmetics Canada on Facebook via the Rafflecopter widget below. For extra entries, you can follow @BenefitCanada, like Leopard is a Neutral on Facebook, leave a comment below and tweet about the contest. Remember to do all these actions through the widget – those who don’t will sadly be disqualified.
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Good luck! The contest will close next Tuesday, June 18.

  • TanyaMorgado

    These sound perfect for summer date nights. I’d love to try them out!

    • TanyaMorgado They’re so perfect for date nights! I love Benetint for pool parties, too – the stain is subtle enough that you won’t look weird popping out of the pool 😉

  • TanyaMorgado

    These sound perfect for summer date nights. I’d love to try them out!

  • juddrnaut

    “Basically foolproof” you say? Then that’s what I need, because I have no idea how to use blush or anything of the like.

    • juddrnaut Well, I said *HighBeam* was basically foolproof 😉 Benetint takes some practice! All you have to do is dot a bit on your cheeks and blend like mad, but you need to do it quickly or it’ll set & dry. Do not be alarmed – you’ll love it.

  • DanceBallroom

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway Steph and Benefit Cosmetics!

    • DanceBallroom You’re welcome! Fingers crossed 🙂

  • buttagal J-Lo Glow time!

  • pinkmegs

    Most excited to win Benetint – love it so much, it is one of my must have products!

  • DanielleFloyd

    I really want to win the Benetint!

  • ShannonKelly

    I feel like benetint will make me look like a clown so I want to try it on my pale face 🙂

    • ShannonKelly You kill me. It’s super-sheer so it works on pretty much every skintone – even yours, my ghostly friend 😉

  • AshleyBonnar

    I absolutely love Benetint!  Use it on it’s own for a subtle red lip, or as a base to make your red stay for hours and hours!

  • donnavitan

    I’m sure keen on winning the Benetint! As much as I love colour on my lips, I often go for stains or balms because I find that I’m to self-conscious about the creaminess of lipstick on my lips.

  • Louise12Chelsea

    I’d be most excited about getting the highbeam, I love highlighters 🙂

  • Sukki24

    Most excited about the Highbeam 🙂

  • bronwenmark

    I love highbeam!!!

  • kalynlord

    I’m OBSESSED with Erase Paste. I’ve been using the same pot for years now and it’s seemingly endless (and provides the perfect coverage). That said, I’m super excited about Highbeam and would love to try it out!
    Running my own giveaway over at The Scenic Route – for Canadian readers, if anyone is interested!

    • kalynlord I’m so in love with Erase Paste as well! Used it for years.

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  • KaylaClaus

    Im obsessed with highlighters and glowy skin. I cannot believe I’ve never tried either of these cult products!

    • KaylaClaus I have to admit…I’m pretty shocked, too! You’d love ’em.

  • newfiechic

    I’m most excited to win High Beam

  • SumaiyaAh

    I’ve heard a lot about Benefit but have never tried their products. Looks like I’ll be trying them now.

    • SumaiyaAh They’re one of my all-time favourite beauty brands – you’ll love their products!

  • gr33ndr4gon

    I would love to with the Benetint!

  • CourtneyFudger

    Definitely the mascara! I love that stuff

  • pinksuzanne

    I want to try the Benetint

  • BillEss

    I’ve never quite gotten the hang of Benetint (never sure when it goes on or how to get it on without staining my fingers!), but High Beam is exactly what I’ve been needing!

    • BillEss You can actually apply it with a blush brush! Cool trick I learned from Benefit Canada’s Maddox. You’ll still have to work quickly, though 😉

      • BillEss

        stephaniefusco BillEss  That makes sense! Time to pick up a spare brush… Actually, I saw someone applying liquid foundation with a blush brush in a makeup video, dying to try that as well. Brush all the liquids!

  • OPI Addict

    I’m most excited about Benetint! 🙂

  • ChristyL

    I love the concept of benetint and super excited! 🙂

  • karen tsang

    I am most excited to win the Benefit High Beam! 🙂
    Karen Tsang

  • morgancadenhead

    I am such a huge fan/advocate of Benefit Cosmetics. I recently scored a sample size of Benetint and LOVE it – such a perfect item for summer…would love to have the full size & give High Beam a whirl!

    • morgancadenhead I’m pretty obsessed with the little sample bottles – they’re so cute! I find HighBeam and Benetint last FOREVER.

      • morgancadenhead

        stephaniefusco a little definitely goes a long way!

  • everythingmom

    Im most exited about the bene tint It would be perfect for when I go out to the eco market. Thanks for doing this post.

  • MissT

    Most excited for the High beam!

  • clairenowens

    Pick me!! hehe I love high beam!!!

  • glogirl3

    I’m excited about the Benetint!

  • JennErin

    i would love to try Benetint! I love that it’s so multipurpose!

  • luckbealindsay

    I’m most excited to try out; I’ve been wanting to try it out for awhile!

  • rrrrojo

    This is a great giveaway! Thanks! I’m also loving the blog look these days.

    • rrrrojo Thanks! Still getting used to it but I think it’ll be a good change. Good luck!

  • Jonnie Hartling

    I’m excited to win the high beam!

  • Amber Giesbrecht

    awesome giveaway!!

  • Stephanie Fusco dotcom

    Thanks, Amber! Good luck!

  • citrusblack

    I’ve heard great things about the highbeam, so I’m most interested in winning that! 🙂

  • anomon_a

    would love to try the benefit tint!

  • melzzz

    I would be most excited for high beam as I am a highlighting fanatic. I highlight all the time.

  • BelindaMcNabb

    most excited to try the

  • toocutebows

    High beam.

  • AndreaAmy

    the benetint 🙂

  • brigidtowler

    High Beam, my first love. Benefit makes THE best beauty products in THE funniest packaging.

    • brigidtowler We are 100% aligned on that (#advertisingspeak). So in love with everything Benefit!

  • Miss_Elles

    Can you believe I’ve not tried Benetint yet?! Me either! Time to (hopefully!) win! Thanks for the chance!

    • Miss_Elles I’m shocked! I’ve tried all of them at this point and I think I love each equally. Good luck!

  • ashleydtl

    I love me some Benefit!! High Beam and Benetint were some of my early faves. They’re both so great

  • AngelAnnaBella

    Benefit is the best! I’d love to get creative with this beautiful set!

  • PinkKalyn

    I’d love to try benetint. Everyone raves about how great and multi purpose this item is! I love convertible makeup products.