The Stylish Gals At Benefit Cosmetics Show Off Their Office Style

[UPDATE: This story was published on July 16.]
You’ve seen the quirky packaging, the pun-heavy product names, and cute-as-a-button campaigns from Benefit Cosmetics. But, behind the cheeky blushes and the badass mascaras sits a team of hard-working, incredibly stylish gals busting their butts to bring you the beauty staples you’ve come to cherish.
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And the makeup giant just so happens to call good ol' San Francisco home, with three expansive floors nestled in the downtown area—oozing beauty from every nook and cranny. So, of course, we had to pay this pretty place a visit to see just what goes down inside those pink walls. And boy, were we in for a treat. We followed four of the company's coolest staffers around the larger-than-life HQ, and documented every moment. The results: a visual array of inspirational style, deers that double as showgirls (seriously), a collection of swoon-worthy vintage mannequin heads, and rad life-sized products to play with. Interested? We thought so. Click through to get a major dose of office, outfit, and (of course) makeup envy, right here.
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We weren't kidding when we said the headquarters are larger-than-life! Ready for the tour? Let Benefit babes Molly Brooks (far left), Daneille Shepherd, Susan Kwon, and Jacqueline Supman be your guides!

The gals hanging out with a few of the life-sized products that can be found sprinkled around the HQ.

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Guests are greeted with a pretty pink palette and a deer dressed up in Vegas-showgirl garb. Floor-to-ceiling, this space has glam decor on lock-down.

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Name: Susan Kwon
Position: Senior Graphic Designer, Art Department

Tell us more about your role at Benefit.
"As senior designer I have the pleasure of working on our packaging. Being an in-house designer, part of my role is keeping up with the design community and exploring printing options for Benefit. We also do a lot of department outings to get inspiration from all over the city."

What's your sneakiest beauty trick?
"I pair BADgal Lash with They’re Real! Mascara. I layer it on, one after the other, until I get a really nice feathered look. The mixture of formulas and brushes can't be beat and once they're set — I'm good from day to night!"

Susan looking adorable in a Leifsdottir skirt, American Eagle shirt, Via Spiga shoes, Low Luv x Erin Wasson, and Bow jewelry.

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What do you love most about working for Benefit?
"I love the people I work with. My department keeps me motivated and we have a lot support for each other. We have so many great personalities here at the office, so there’s never a dull moment. I also love getting together with the Product Development team and trying out the new products. There are awesome perks at this job like endless makeup, cupcakes, cookies, and candy. I also love that I get to travel to New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Korea for work."

A slew of accolades and photos of founders Jean and Jane Ford surround the fireplace.

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Name: Danielle Shepherd
Position: Graphic Designer, Art Department

Tell us more about your role at Benefit.
"I create artwork for product packaging as well as develop visuals for new product launches."

What do you love most about working for Benefit?
"I get to be creative every day and play with makeup while doing it. Honestly, it’s a dream job."

What's your sneakiest beauty trick?
"I am a huge fan of using a bright and bold lipstick or gloss when I don’t have a lot of time to get all dolled up. I use Benefit’s Silky Finish Lipstick in Frenched."

Danielle's all smiles!

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What's the most memorable moment you’ve had while working here?
"There are too many to count! Our office is a bit like a sorority, so funny moments happen all the time. One of my faves was taking our custom, pink segway for a spin around the office."

If you could only use one Benefit product from here on out, what would it be?
"They’re Real! Mascara, hands down."

Vintage mannequin heads can be found all over the office. Here, we lined up some of our faves.

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Name: Molly Brooks
Position: Senior Manager of Product Marketing

Tell us more about your role at Benefit
"I work on new product launches for Benefit. My team brainstorms new products that meet the beauty needs of our customers by researching the beauty market and talking to women and men about their beauty dilemmas. Then we create new, easy, and fun ways to use makeup!"

What's your sneakiest beauty trick?
"I wear two mascaras every day — They’re Real! Mascara and BADgal Lash Mascara. I put BADgal Lash on first, then layer with They’re Real! over the tips and at the outer corners of my eyes for a flirty look. I also wear Magic Ink Liquid Liner on my top lashline and BADgal Waterproof Eyeliner in Espresso on my lower lashline for a natural, daytime look."

Lady in red! Molly sports a Theory blazer, Gap shorts, Zara heels, and a Forever 21 necklace.

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What do you love most about working for Benefit?
"Our culture club plans fun work events like monthly themed mixers, ice-cream socials, baseball game outings, and champagne toasts for launches."

What products are you currently crushing on?
"I can’t live without my POREfessional Balm to make my skin look flawless, They’re Real! Mascara and Hoola Bronzing Powder — they're my desert-island must-haves!"

A pink palace! Once guests step out of the elevator they are greeted by this vintage vixen and a kiosk of quirky products!

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What products are you currently crushing on?
Danielle: "I wear Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! Liquid Foundation every day because it provides lightweight and buildable coverage. Plus, it has SPF, which is a must for my fair skin."

Susan: "I love peachy cheeks and a pinky, natural lip color, so I’m obsessed with ChaChaTint Cheek Stain and Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss. As far as non-Benefit items, the hair-care products from Aesop are awesome! I use them while traveling and they keep my hair looking nice in all climates. I’m also really into Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer right now, it’s an instant tan with zero fuss.”

Danielle and Susan pose with some sizable goodies.

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What's the most memorable moment you’ve had while working here?
Molly: "The people I work with are so creative — one year for Halloween, a bunch of gals each dressed up as a personality or artwork from one of our campaigns. It was fun to see our products come to life!"

We spy plenty of must-have products!

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Name: Jacqueline Supman
Position: Associate Producer, Site Experience

Tell us more about your role at Benefit.
"I’m involved in all things web-related. I help manage the U.S. site, including buying and managing inventory, as well as building out new product detail pages and promotional campaigns. Our team is consistently analyzing how we can improve the overall site experience to make shopping easier while still portraying Benefit’s colorful DNA."

What's your sneakiest beauty trick?
"I’m obsessed with thick, full eyebrows, so I am keen on faking my brow arch with our Hard Angle/Definer Brush and Brow Zings. The pigmented wax and neutral powder from these kits allow me to shape and fill my way to natural, yet defined brows."

What do you love most about working for Benefit?
"The fact that we’re encouraged to push the envelope creatively — making folks laugh and smile is an expected goal within every project at Benefit. Plus, it’s impossible not to have a good time when you’re grinning!"

Gorgeous gal!

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What's the most memorable moment you’ve had while working here?
"I joined Benefit before the holidays and I’ll never forget witnessing our corporate office turn into glam central before our company party. Desks were converted into beauty stations, curling irons were everywhere, and there was a steady flow of traffic in and out of the bathroom for wardrobe changes. Having access to every product while getting ready wasn’t too shabby either!"

Meet the other ladies of Benefit!

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What products are you currently crushing on?
"I love Benefit's Dallas Ultra Plush Lip Gloss, which matches our iconic Face Powders — the non-sticky formula is the perfect subtle shade for everyday wear. I also love Egyptian Magic Cream for moisturizing when S.F. weather decides to ping-pong between hot and fog."

Glam to the max!

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If you could only use one Benefit product from here on out, what would it be?
Molly: "POREfessional Balm. I use it for everything! I use it to make my pores invisible, to mattify my skin, even to moisturize my split ends and nail cuticles in a pinch!"

Jacqueline: "That's a no-brainer — They’re Real! Mascara always helps me reach my ultimate lash potential. The combination of the formula and bristled wand makes my eyes pop, my lashes longer, and adds serious volume. I’ve never received so many inquires as to what mascara I was using before wearing They’re Real! Mascara. I can’t imagine my beauty routine without it!"

Molly and Jacqueline pal around!

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Until next time...Susan, Danielle, Jacqueline, and Molly sitting pretty!

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