I've always loved BeneFit products, being initially drawn to their funky (and much-imitated) packaging and quirky product names, and also to the fact that they had dreamt up products which seemed genuinely different from other things. Then I ended up selling the stuff in Boots for a while, so got to know the range pretty well.
The quality is mixed: none of it is shoddy, but some things work better than others. And there are a number of love-it-or-hate-it items in the range which divide opinion pretty sharply amongst my girlfriends. But something which I can recommend absolutely 100%, the cast-iron, it absolutely always works, Ronseal does-exactly-what-it-says product is this: She-Laq.
So then I went clubbing and danced til 8am. And when I got in I tumbled into bed at about 10 without taking my make-up off (shocking behaviour I know, breaking all the rules). And when I got up at 3pm my make-up still looked EXACTLY as it did when I first did it, some 17 hours previously. Notwithstanding the 8 or 9 hours of sweaty dancing, the tipsy snogging, the rubbing-eyes-with-exhaustion, or the sleeping. It was not all smeary or half-way down my face, nor was any of it on my pillow. HA. I don't know how many of you have much need for this kind of endurance thing but it is ace, and though a bit pricey a little bottle lasts for ever and ever. And whilst you're buying it, they do lovely glittery things too.