Archive: Benefit

Introducing Glam.com’s Beauty Board!

 

Make Her Up was so happy to be invited to be part of Glam’s Beauty Board. As part of this awesome community within Glam, we’ll be trying out the latest and greatest beauty products – and reviewing them for you! This week we have six awesome new products ranging from quite possibly the perfect blue finger nail polish to a helpful eyebrow grooming kit!

1) Essie Nail Color in Midnight Cami

When I opened my cute little bag of goodies from Glam, this nail polish was the first thing I pulled out and “ooooohed” over. I took a quick peek at everything else, then went back to this gorgeous polish. I’ve tried on lots of blue polish in the past, and nothing – nothing I tell you – comes even close to how great THIS BLUE is. I’m wearing it now, and I would take a picture but I’ve loved it so much it’s chipping off now, and not beautiful at all. In fact, I’m on my second application. I tried it on that first day – and fell quickly in love. If you like blue polish, heck, even if you don’t – you should give this try. All you need is base coat (I made a mistake and didn’t do that the first time, yikes!) and two coats of this gorgeous color. You’ll have a deep twilight blue that shimmers all week long. Love it!

MSRP $8

2) Volume Accelerator Mascara by Rimmel London

If there’s one product I love trying the most, it’s mascara. Have you ever noticed how mascara brings the promise of so many different outcomes!? You name it! It lengthens, it curls, it adds volume, it separates, it darkens, it defines the eyes! If you get the right mascara, you’ll know it immediately. Get the wrong one, and you’re cringing in your robe. I hate coming to the end of my makeup, eye shadow and eye liner looking perfect, and then I top it off with the wrong mascara, and the whole look is shot. Anyway, back to my product. I’m happy to announce that Rimmel London’s Volume Accelerator Mascara is NOT the latter. It is a great mascara formulated with an advanced volume boosting complex. Your lashes can look up to 10x fuller with only one application! This mascara separates your lashes beautifully looking fresh – and clump free! Love it!

MSRP $7.99


3) Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black

This is one of those rare products you find, and you think to yourself – THANK GOD I found this! I love me some eyeliner, and truth be told, I usually spend WAY too much money on it. I used to have this awesome gel eyeliner from another brand – but it costs a fortune! As soon as it ran out – the pot just sat in my drawer and dried up. Not to mention you have to buy the eyeliner brush separately! Forget about it! Well, Maybelline has an incredible gel eyeliner that is perfect – AND it comes WITH the brush! How cool is that! The brush draws on the eyeliner perfectly every time. It’s smooth and beautiful, and doesn’t smudge! Perfect!

Why You’ll Love It

Now gel reinvents liner:
• Oil-free formula holds highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base
• Smudge-proof and waterwproof for 24 hours
• Most intense line for lasting drama
• Safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist-tested
• Contact lens safe

MSRP $7.99

4) Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red

This lipstick makes me feel like a movie star. No joke. It’s so beautiful, and so smooth it’s ridiculous. It’s moisturizing like a lip gloss, but the color is rich and bold like a lipstick. This lipstick doesn’t ever feel cakey – and it doesn’t fade. Perfect for a date with your man! Try this new matte lipstick in Really Red!

This new beautifully rich matte color glides effortlessly across lips. Suede-like, cushiony feel and with maximum color impact. Beautifully rich shades from nude to deepest berry.

MSRP $7.99

5) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in S&M

Urban Decay has always been one of my favorite eyeshadow brands. I love how their shadow goes on. It doesn’t take much to get the color/look you’re after. It’s rich – and bold – and gorgeous! Every time! I’m loving their new shade, S&M. It’s a beautiful metallic color. When I tried this shadow, I paired it with the gel liner and mascara I reviewed above. The results were amazing! The three together make the perfect look! Add the lipstick, and voila! You’re looking hot!

The shadow is loaded with color, with very few binders (the stuff that holds shadow together), resulting in beautiful color that blends easily and lasts. Lots of finishes to suit your mood: sparkle, shimmer, duochrome or metallic.

$17

6) Benefit Brow Zings

Benefit Brow Zings comes with all the tools you need for clean, smooth, perfectly-defined brows. The instructions tell you to use the wax to set your brows where you want them, then apply the powder to fill areas that need it. Use the handy tweezers to pluck away stragglers!

The kit includes a soft, pigmented wax that defines and shapes brows and a color complementing setting powder to keep them looking wow, plus discreet tweezers for pesky stray hairs, a hard angle brush, and a blending brush.

$30

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Hang onto your summer glow!

Benefit Legally Bronze ($105 Value)

What it is:
A kit containing all the products needed to create a gorgeous bronzed look.

What it does:
Bronzed & beautiful? Gild-y as charged! This mini-makeover kit has everything you need to look bronzed to perfection.

This set contains:
- 0.45 oz High Beam (luminescent complexion enhancer)
- 0.28 oz Hoola (bronzing powder)
- 0.08 oz Gilded (tangerine gold highlighter)
- 0.19 oz BADgal Brown (deep brown mascara for mile-high lashes)

 

$38

Benefit Cosmetics Brings Fashion & Beauty Under One Roof!‏

Benefit Cosmetics Pop-up Shop at Cake Plate Boutique

Napa Valley’s premier designer destination

(www.cakeplateonline.com)

With California’s beauty and fashion experts all under one roof, they’ve got just the tips, tricks, and advice you need to stay primped and stylish this summer!

Every girl knows that a fabulous frock simply cannot go unaccompanied without a fabulous face! But thanks to Cake Plate Boutique’s latest pop-up shop partnership with international beauty brand, Benefit Cosmetics, valley vixens (and you!) can reap the “Benefits” of having a fashion and beauty at their perfectly polished fingertips all summer long!

Serving up fashion well done has always been a Cake Plate forte. But this time, owners and style experts Lindsay Kroll and Paige Smith are pushing the fashion envelope even further, as they concoct on exceptionally scrumptious treat for all glam gals to indulge in – a Benefit branded, 375-square-foot mini-boutique inside the walls of the boutique. A grown-up candy shop for makeup mavens, Cake Plate customers can peruse the Benefit counter for must-haves products like prrrowl, BADgal lash, benetint, posietint, and sugarbomb (to name a few), drop in the brow bar for a touch up from one of the eyebrow experts, or experience a fast lash application – the perfect topper to any chic ensemble. And, if they are in the mood for a bit of style, they can shop designers like Kate Spade, Lauren Moffat, Milly and Trina Turk in the separate Cake Plate section of the store.

I have always been a fan of Benefit and their newest launch Stay Don’t Stray is no exception. My eyes look so much brighter and awake when I use Stay Don’t Stray, I never thought of needing a concealer and brightener but once I saw how great my eyes looked I’m hooked. On top of all the magic it does to open your eyes it holds shadow tight all day keeping you looking great way past happy hour.

“Stay don’t Stray” ($24) – Available at Benefit Cosmetic Pop-up Shop at Cake Plate Boutique

Stay Don’t Stray

What is it?

The first ever 360 degree eye primer that protects, perfects and locks on concealer

• Apply 3 dots to the eyelid with fingertips and blend. Your customer now has a neutral base so concealer/eye shadow stays put!

PROTECT

• Sodium Hyaluronate-hydrates and fills in fine lines.

• Vitamins C & E-helps fight signs of aging.

• The lightweight formula guarantees eye shadow and concealers will last from AM to PM.• The neutral nude color suits all complexions.

• Use to prime and lock in concealer and shadow!


They’re Real! New Mascara from Benefit!

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

This mascara features an exclusive brush specially designed to maximize the performance of the long-wearing, glossy formula revealing lashes you never knew you had! Staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The precision bristles on the custom-domed tip lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. The end result is luxurious, silky lashes that won’t smudge, clump, or dry out.

Research results:
-94% saw dramatic length and volume*
-90% saw base-to-tip curl*
-94% saw visible lift*
-100% saw long-wearing results*
-*Results observed in a consumer panel survey

I can’t wait to try it!

$22