Magazine Make-up

I only tend to buy magazines when they are for reading on the airplane or by the pool on holiday. So with Thailand nearing, I made a couple purchases which I am very excited about.

I bought three magazines in total; my choices being made by the make-up products that were included.

DSC_0316InStyle – retails at £3.99 but this issue was reduced to £2.50. This magazine came with a full sized Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner in black. On BeautyBay, this costs £12. I’ve been wanting to try the thinner Eyeko eyeliner so to receive this for free is brilliant.


It looks a lot like a black marker, which does look a little scary but I’m excited to try this nonetheless.

The next magazine I picked up was Red – retails at £4.20. A bargian considering that it came with two full sized Rodial Smokey Eye Pens in black and brown. These are £17 each.


These eyeliner pencils seem to be very creamy and apply well on first swatch.


And of course, I also picked up Elle for £4.10 as they were giving away a sample of the new, not-yet-released Benefit Goof Proof Brow pencil. Benefit’s new eyebrow range is a massive launch and the excitement around it equally matches. So I’m overwhelmed to try this product before it is released. The outer coating of the magazine was opaque so it was a lucky dip whether or not I would get my desired colour. Luckily, I managed to pick this up in Shade 2 which will be perfect to match my brows. (For comparison, I wear ‘Taupe’ in Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow).


The packaging looks quite futuristic and this is duplicated over the whole range.


Also, with Elle, you get a card for a free eyebrow wax at a Benefit counter in Debenhams. The only catch is you must purchase one full wax and then you can redeem the card on your second visit.

So for roughly £10, I received £46 worth of make-up and a generous tester of Goof Proof, how great is that?

If magazine freebies are always this good, I will have to venture out to buy them more often.

Did you buy any of these magazines? Do you like the products?

Thanks for reading,


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  1. June 12, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Can’t wait ’til Benefits new brow products are out! Thanks for sharing this, I might have to purchase Elle☺ x

  2. June 12, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Wow those are some great perks! Wish we were this lucky in North America. 🙂

  3. June 12, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Such good freebies this month! They Eyeko liner is alright but to be honest I find the nib far too fat, the liner itself is great though so I bought it in the Skinny version and I love it (I got the liner back in December in an advent calendar), it’s much better for me and I find it easier to do flicks with. The Benefit pencil is great though! One of my new favourites for a fairly natural look, I use Dipbrow as well 🙂

    • June 17, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Aww good to know! I tend to do quite a thick liner so I’ll see how I find using it. Excited to use it! Currently on holiday though so it won’t be for a while unfortunately. x

  4. June 12, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I have these too! the magazines this month have been amazing haven’t they!? Xx

  5. June 13, 2016 / 8:34 am

    I have quite dark eyebrows so i hope i will find a good shade for me when i go out to buy ELLE magazine! Great post 🙂

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