Archive: Benefit

Have you heard A Fine Frenzy yet?

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I had the chance to attend a great concert last week and see A Fine Frenzy perform. A Fine Frenzy is the band name for the uber talented Alison Sudol a 22yd old self taught pianist and singer/songwriter. Her lyrics are reminiscent of fairy tales and if the lyrics aren’t enough to draw you in Alison’s haunting voice has you hooked.

On top of being musically gifted Alison is gorgeous, I swear some girls get it all! I love her makeup so I did a little hunting to find out her favorite products which I have listed below. Alison even does her own hair and makeup for her shows I have included some of her DIY beauty tips. Also be sure to check out her video for “Almost Lover” and grab her album One Cell in the Sea!

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NARS Makeup Primer SPF 20

Alison loves using NARS face primer she said “it is really great for getting your face ready”.

What it is:
A lightweight, fast-absorbing, sunscreen-infused foundation primer.

What it is formulates to do:
Moisturizes and prepares the skin for flawless makeup application as it protects the skin from environmental damage.

$33.00 Nars Makeup Primer

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Alison loves Benefit’s Get Bent mascara for making her lashes pop

Benefit Get Bent Mascara

What it is:
A long-lasting, lifting, curling, lengthening mascara.

What it is formulated to do:
Like a push-up bra for your lashes, this jet black “wonder-lifting” mascara lifts lashes with a scientifically angled brush to make eyes look bigger, while increasing lash volume and imparting the curviest curl – ever!

$19.00 Benefit Cosmetics Get Bent Mascara

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Stila Sheer Pressed Powder

What it is:
An oil-controlling pressed powder.

What it does:
This oil-absorbing powder keeps a handle on shine. The finely milled formula provides a smooth, flawless finish. Your skin looks clean and polished, never cakey or heavy. Perfect for touchups anytime, anywhere.

$28.00 Stila Sheer Pressed Powder Fair

Do you travel with hair and makeup?

Alison Sudol: No, I do all my own stuff.

Do you have any tips?

Alison Sudol: I do this thing with my mascara when I’m in a hurry: when I can’t get my eyeliner done correct, I use the mascara wand and I gently rub it against the bottom of my eye and it gives me sort of a messy, smoky look. A makeup artist taught me once to get a brown or dark purple eyeliner and warm it up on your thumb. Let it warm up and use the applicator side and gently put it on your eyelid and rub it in, and you can put eyeshadow over it to get a nice smoky eye. And blush. Even if you don’t have time to put on anything else, blush perks you right up.

LOVE HER!

Brand new Erase Paste

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Product Description:
Signs of stress & fatigue are a thing of the past with this innovative formula. This concentrated, creamy, blendable concealer instantly brightens & camouflages all-in-one. The three brightening neutral shades give every gal correction perfection.
Product details

* Includes a step-by-step concealing & brightening lesson and a handy little spatula.
* 4.40 g Net wt. 0.15 oz

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$26.00 Benefit Erase Paste

Make your man crazy on Valentine’s Day!

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I used to have this poster hanging on my wall in my dorm room in college.  Is there anything more romantic than this picture?  It makes me think of love, and Valentine’s Day, and kissing.  Ahhhhhhh….I love romance.

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Pink To Please A Woman…Gold To Get The Guy Palette by Benefit

What it is:
A pink-n-gold color palette.

What it does:
What do women want? Everything! That’s why we created this “get what you want, when you want” palette for spring. These shades of tender pink and seductive gold are made for mixing and matching to create a warm, soft, ethereal effect. Pink always, gold forever!

What else you need to know:
The limited-edition palette includes three silky powder eyeshadows and three silky finish lipsticks, including Sugar Rush and Candy Store and an applicator brush, too!

$30.00 – Benefit Cosmetics Pink To Please A Woman…Gold To Get The Guy Palette


New from Benefit, Thrrrob

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Benefit Thrrrob

What it is:
A “turned on” face powder.

What it does:
Turn on the flush, turn up the rush…with Thrrrob, our new “turned on” face powder. This pulse-racing pink powder simulates the natural flush you get when your heart races.

$28.00 Benefit Cosmetics Thrrrob