Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Benefit for Holiday 2008

  • Best of Benefit: Sexy Stash ($58.00)
  • Best of Benefit: Beauty Uppers ($68.00)
  • Primpcess Eye Primping Kit ($34.00)
  • Peace, Love, & Glossiness Set ($26.00)

Available at www.benefitcosmetics.com!

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Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Left to right: Sassy-Frass, No Competition, Flirt Alert, Wild Card

Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick ($18.00) in Sassy Frass, No Competition, Flirt Alert, and Wild Card are our picks for the fall lip. Sassy Frass is a fun shimmery pink raspberry color, while No Competition is a creamy browned-down plum that’s quite subdued. Flirt Alert is a bright pop of orange-based red with subtle shimmer. Wild Card is a step down in boldness from Flirt Alert, being a browner red.

Full-Finish Lipstick is a creamy formula with nine opaque shades to choose from. This formula clings to lips well, and I find they fade naturally – I don’t get the dreaded lipstick ring afterward. I love creamy lipsticks, and I’m all about pigmentation, so of course, I was excited to test these out. I did find that Sassy Frass wasn’t quite as creamy as the other three I tried. I think that’s due in part to how much shimmer is in Sassy Frass compared to the others.

My favorite shade of the four I tried was No Competition, because it’s a nice mix of fall tones without being bold or dramatic. I also liked Wild Card for its everyday red color–at least my shade of everyday red! I know some of you ladies rock Russian Red on a daily basis ;)

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Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Benefit BADgal Plum Mascara ($19.00) is Benefit’s latest release in colored mascara, which is a dark plum color.According to Benefit, “[i]f you wear brown mascara, this is your new brown!”

Tips and tricks: Not sure what kind-a BADgal you were born to be? We’ll help you decide. If you want to warm up & intensify your pretty peepers, BADgal plum is for you. Can’t live without your black mascara? Add pretty plum to the tips of your lashes for a sweet & sexy lash look.

I would actually agree with their sentiment that this is a good alternative for days when you want to opt for brown mascara. I, personally, have not yet had that day come (and I don’t know if it ever will… maybe in ten years?). However, the BADgal formula proves to give me decent volume and lash thickness without clumping my lashes too much until the third coat. I don’t think it’s noticeably plum, especially on a bare eye; I imagine you might see more plum-action when it’s paired with some gold-based shadows. No smudging or flaking after several hours of wear either!

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Saturday, October 13th, 2007

BENEFIT COSMETICS HOLIDAY 2007 GIFT SETS ANND PALETTES

Benefit is offering several gift sets that give you a chance to try some of their best selling products and save a little money doing it, too! “Best of Benefit: Beauty Bag Essentials” contains BADgal lash, Eye Bright, and Dallas ($46.00). They also have Her Glossinenss, which is a set of three double-ended wands with a total of six gloss shades, includingn A-list (bubble gum pink), Who Are You Wearing? (passion fruit pink), Who Does Your Work? (sheer wine), Talk to My Agent (sugar plum shimmer), Next Question Please (golden berry shimmer), and Kiss You (clear fuchsia) ($26.00). In the “Best of Benefit: Iconic Classics,” you’ll find their three “most coveted” products: BADgal lash, Dr. Feelgood, and Benetint ($58.00). Need a powder palette fix? Benefit’s “Ten Palette” features bronzers, highlighters, lip shades, and shadows ($28.00). Their latest “Justine Case” is a beauty refresher, containinng Some Kindn-a Gorgeous, Benetint, California Kissin’, and Eyecon ($30.00). Get your Benefit fix at www.benefitcosmetics.com.