Posts Tagged 'Benefit Cosmetics'

The benefits of Benefit

Ok, I am Benefit happy lately. I am facing my issues. I had to post, because I finally put my finger on why I love it so much. Almost all of the products I own from Benefit are aimed at creating a naturally gorgeous & flawless look – they are subtle, tricky and in most cases,  it’s not obvious that there is any makeup at all. Its magic, to put it simply. It’s all about discreetly covering your flaws and emphasizing your strong points. I love love love love this brand for this reason. And I am a lunatic but I think in a good way.  Below, all the Benefit products in my cosmetic tool kit :

 

(I told you, I am coo coo for cosmetics!)  When you find something good, you stick with it. And if you are like me, you scream it from the rooftop. I am not one to hold back my good finds from my good ladies – everyone deserves to know!

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Stuck on you

If you are an 80’s child like me, the title of this blog should have maybe evoked some memories of Lionel Richie’s heyday.  (watch it on YouTube) 

Ok, where the heck am I going with this? I had a Benefit ATTACK on Monday. I went with a friend to “consult” on some makeup choices and ended up dropping a hundo myself. A few staples and a few newbies. One of the newbies is….EYECON de-puffing & nourishing eye cream.  

I saw visible results when they put it on me right away, so I snagged it. It appeared to fill in some of the fine lines around my eyes. I couldn’t say no. I don’t know if its just a optical illusion or if its really hydrating but at least cosmetically it looks to be a score.  It got mixed reviews on Sephora, it seems people either love it or hate it. I guess that’s life right?

 Because we went so hog-wild on all our goods we got a shiteload of samples. Today, I am running a test on Stay Don’t Stray primer. Its aim is to hold your shadows & concealers in place. It’s really thick so I was thrown a bit but so far, it’s doing what it claims to do. I put it on under my shadow this morning and it’s still holding strong about 7 hours later. I have to say that’s definitely better than not wearing one. How does this stand up to other primers? Is the stick factor higher with other products? Well… I guess I will just have to keep sampling, don’t you think?

Click here to check them both out on Sephora

An opportunity to try Benefit on the cheap!

Hey ladies (and gents). Today is dragging and I was sort of at a loss as to what I would post about…that is until I made my daily Sephora visit and saw that they are running a fun, limited time offer!

They are selling a little Benefit sampler for $10. Frequent readers know that I have a special place in my heart for Benefit. I know I’ve turned a lot of people onto “That Gal” primer (check my INAUGURAL post on it!). This is a great opportunity to trial a few things and see what you like. I am sure they’ve got this in store too if you don’t want to order online.  The sampler includes That Gal primer, Posietint (lip & cheek stain), Some Kind of Gorgeous (faux foundation) and High Beam highlighter. It’s definitely a good value, and its a great low risk way to find products you like. Plus if you order online you get three additional free samples. What’s not to love?

Click here to get it online!

What better to complement the new raspberry souffle on your face?

So if you trust – and you snag yourself some “That Gal” – you must also try the “Hello Flawless” powder to accompany it. The name really says it all – my face looks porcelain when I wear this. It also has an SPF for all the good girls who take care of their skin! If you are just trying this product for the first time I would recommend going to a store location to get matched up with the right shade. Nobody wants a creepy makeup line around the face, that’s a no- go.

Hello Flawless face powder with SPF – Benefit Cosmetics, $35~

Hello Flawless