Haul of the Year! #MyBeneSecret prize pack from Benefit Canada

Big box full of Benefit make-up

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… except this giant haul has NOTHING to do with Christmas and EVERYTHING to do with entering contests on Twitter! If you’re asking “What is this giant box full of products and how did Danielle get it?” Let me tell you my tale!

Being the Twitter addict that I am, last August I entered #MyBeneSecret — a Twitter contest run by Benefit Canada. In exchange for revealing one beauty secret to the world, I was automatically entered to win $1000 worth of products from Benefit’s makeup line! So I submitted my entry, and like all other contests on Twitter, instantly forgot all about it.

That is, until to weeks ago when I saw this.

Commence the freakout!

A week later I was the happy recipient of this giant box of goodies as seen above. They didn’t ask me any questions other than where I lived, so I wasn’t able to tell them what my skin tone was, but I’m pretty bloody impressed with this box of treats and have already given/earmarked a bunch to give away to friends and to trade.

Swatches/photos of the makeup to come, but here’s a list of what I’ve kept or gifted and what is up for grabs (buy/trade). Want to trade? Let me know in the comments!

Benefit Face Powders
Skin Care
Total Moisture Hydra-Concentrated Facial Cream (48.2g) – keeping
It’s Potent! Brightening Eye Cream to Fade Dark Circles (14.2g) – keeping

The Powders
Hervana (8g) – gifted
Dandelion (7g) – gifted
Hoola (8g) – gifted
Rockateur (5g) – keeping
Coralista (8g) – for grabs
Bella Bamba (8g) – for grabs
Sugarbomb (12g) – keeping

Benefit tints and brighteners
The Tints
Posietint (12.5g) – gifted
Chachatint (12.5g) – keeping
Benetint (12.5g) – traded
Sun Beam (13g) – for grabs
High Beam (13g) – for grabs

Benefit Skincare
Flawless Collection
Hello Flawless Custom Powder Cover-Up for Face – Champagne (7g) – keeping
Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Oil-Free SPF 25 Brightening Makeup – Petal (30ml) – keeping
Stay Flawless Primer Stick 15-Hour Primer (15.5g) – keeping

Concealers & Primers
Stay Don’t Stray Light/Medium Primer for Concealers/Eyeshadows (10ml) – traded
The POREfessional Pro palm to minimize the appearance of pores (22ml) – keeping
Erase Paste – Brightening Camouflage for eyes and face – No.2 Medium (4.4g) – keeping
Watt’s Up! Soft focus highlighter for face (9.4g) – FOR GRABS
Fake Up Grease Crease-control hydrating concealer (3.5g) – keeping

Benefit Mascara, Eyeliner & Brow products
BAD Gal Lash mascara (8.5g) – for grabs
Beyond Real mascara (8.5g) – for grabs

Bad Gal Liner Waterproof (1.2g) – keeping

Brow Stuff
Gimmie Brow – Brow-Volumizing Fiber Gel (3g) – keeping
Brow Zings – brow shaping kit (4.35g) – keeping
Smokin’ eyes sexy eye and brow makeover kit – for grabs
Instant Brow Pencil – Medium (1.2g) – for grabs

Have you won any big prizes lately? If you need some pointers, I listed a few in my blog post on Monday.
*(Updated Nov 11/13)

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