Fast and Fabulous with Benefit and Citroën
A few weeks ago, we were whisked away to Silverstone racetrack for a “Fast and Fabulous” day to celebrate the new special edition Benefit x Citroën DS3. Along with a couple of other bloggers, we were challenged to compete in a race which involved both beauty and speed.
So what was it all about? Well, the video below will show you exactly what happened on the day, but in short: we each partnered up with professional, female race car driver, who raced us around the track as fast as they could, then with each pitstop we had to apply one of Benefit’s amazing products in the shortest amount of time, then run to the next car and do the whole thing over until we were fully made up. Our rankings were judged on our total lap times as well as how well we applied the make up. Being both virtual no-make-up-girls, we had a slight disadvantage from the beauty bloggers but Cam – a total Formula 1 fanatic – came in at a very respectable 3rd place!
The special edition DS3 cars are inspired by 3 of Benefit’s best products: They’re Real! mascara, Benetint and the brand new They’re Real! eyeliner, which we are now both totally addicted to – we love liquid eyeliner but can’t ever seem to get it right or even, but this new one has just changed our eyeliner game forever – it’s absolutely idiotproof!
Although our racing suits may have been pink and the cars were inspired by make up, they’re in no way overly girly – if anything, they’re pretty fierce on the inside. We especially loved the opportunity to drive them with the female race car drivers, who are still so very underrepresented in this sport. These girls are as beautiful as they are badass and we absolutely admire their guts and strength – talk about girl power!
Thank you so much to Benefit and Citroën for having us (and for making Cam’s Silverstone dreams come true!) for this really great adventure!
p.s. When you buy one of the Benefit DS3 cars, the glove compartment is actually filled up with make up. How cool is that?