Archive: Benefit

REVIEW: Benefit’s “They’re Real!” Mascara is another winner!

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I think that mascara is one of those things that’s REALLY hard to get right. I have found that so many expensive mascara’s are just as good as drugstore mascara’s. I’ve found that the REALLY expensive mascara’s can still be terrible, when the cheaper options are sometimes better!

When I went to Ulta this weekend, I bought the liner (below) and this mascara. I also bought Urban Decay’s original NUDE palette, but I’ll get to that later. This mascara is UNFREAKINGBELIEVABLE. To me, it’s on the higher end, price wise, but it might just be totally worth it.

It goes on SO smoothly, and my eyelashes looks fanfreakingtastic. I will DEF be buying this again!

Benefit’s ‘They’re Real!’ mascara is a jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular “out-to-here” look.

What it does:
This breakthrough bestseller reveals lashes you never knew you had! The specially designed brush features staggered bristles that grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The custom-domed tip uses precision bristles to lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. With a glossy, jet-black, long-wearing formula, you’ll flaunt luxurious, silky lashes that won’t smudge, clump, or dry out. True story!

What else you need to know:
Go horizontal! The staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume. Then go vertical! The custom-domed tip with precision bristles lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes.

Research results:
In a consumer panel survey, the following results were reported:
– 94% saw dramatic length and volume
– 90% saw base-to-tip curl
– 94% saw visible lift
-100% saw long-wearing results

$23 – buy it at Ulta!

REVIEW: Benefit’s “They’re Real Push Up Liner” is magical.

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I bought this liner over the weekend – and I’m absolutely DYING over how amazing it is!

Eyeliner is a tricky thing to get right. Especially gel liner. It goes wonky so easily. The lash-hugging pen makes perfectly precise liner easier than you can dream!

You don’t have to worry about slipping – or messing up! This pen makes gel liner look effortless! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

It’s the first ever lash-hugging gel liner in a pen! This matte black gel formula won’t smudge, budge or dry out, and the innovative soft AccuFlex Tip hugs your lashline from corner to corner. The closer the line, the bigger the eye!

91% said it was longwearing*
81% said it was waterproof*
88% said it hugged the lashline* 84% said eyes looked visibly larger*
*Results observed in a consumer panel survey on 32 women after 2 weeks

(0.846 oz.)

$24 at Ulta (Free gift with purchase!)

NEW! The POREfessional: agent zero shine

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Benefit has a few of my favorite beauty products including the POREfessional  it really is a must have. Well they must know all my beauty issues because the new POREfessional Agent Zero Shine sounds like what I have been waiting for all my life.  I detest the mid-day shine my face gets or seeing photos ruined by my overly shiny face.

I can’t wait to grab a tube of this and try it out. Have any of you tried it yet?

the POREfessional: agent zero shine $30
Operation shine control! The POREfessional: agent zero shine instantly minimizes shine and helps smooth the look of pores. Our invisible shine-control powder joins you in your top secret mission for smoother-than-smooth skin. Pores and shine don’t stand a chance! Just twist, tap & sweep to look fresh-faced, without a trace!

How to apply
Twist off built-in brush from base. Then tap powder into lid and dip brush. Sweep on moisturized skin or over makeup to instantly mattify your complexion. Touch up over makeup during the day…or whenever shine dares to return.

Beauty tip : For maximum POREfection, wear over the POREfessional primer.

Available at Sephora and Benefit stores.


And the Color of 2014 is…..

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Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, is the Pantone color of the year for 2014.

Radiant Orchid for Beauty A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones. This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.

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Expect to start seeing lots of Spring Beauty and Fashion items in the newest must have shade, Radiant Orchid. If you just can’t wait there are already some great beauty product featuring this gorgeous shade. And the best part is Radiant Orchid is a shade that will flatter everyone.

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ILLAMASQUA Powder Blusher in Morale- Illuminate and enliven your complexion with the color and drama of Illamasqua Powder Blusher. Color intense and highly pigmented, it can be used to shade, brighten, enhance, and define the shape of your face. Be bold, be daring, and be the center of attention.

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FORMULA X FOR SEPHORA New Classics. A classic shade of lacquer revisited—this lacquer comes in a striking array of bold and brilliant shades that will revolutionize your wardrobe of signature favorites.

 

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BENEFIT COSMETICS Hydra-Smooth Lip Color – A fun and flattering lipstick enriched with shea, mango butter, and vitamin E.