We at Benefit believe that, laughter is the best cosmetic, what better way to celebrate this mantra than a night of full on, lash lifting, mascara smudging, brow blotting, comedy. Step forward the funny women final, a sold occasion at Leicester Square theatre.
Still in awe of the fabulous Gabby Best (2012 Funny Women winner), we were in high anticipation for an exciting night. With 16 winners all hailing from different regional finals we were in good comedy hands, as were the contestants themselves as the glam squad were there prepping the contestants pretty with their application artistry backstage. The host for the evening was the devilish Katharine Ryan, who tickled the crowd with her quick wit and disco-worthy dance moves.
The night was held in association with the wonderful charity Refuge, a cause close to Benefit Cosmetics UK’s heart, the charity help women and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Refuge ambassador Wendy Turner-Webster was a guest speaker for the evening, who spoke passionately about the great work Refuge do and how important it is to support.
After all 16 acts had worked their comedy magic, it was down to the esteemed judges, including our very own Mr & Mrs Benefit to make the final call as to who would be the 2013 winner.
After a brief interlude which included an outstanding performance from our very own Gabby Best, AKA Mariana, the judges were ready with their decision.
The funny women winners for 2013 were ….
What a fabulous night!
Stay tuned for more comedy to come from Benefit.
Until next time,
Glam Squad xx