Lancome & Chris Benz GWP @ Saks


Lancome & Chris Benz GWP @ Saks

Lancôme is a long-time sponsor of Chris Benz’s fashion shows, and I’m sure many of you remember their first collaboration–Chris & Tell–a Pout-a-Porter designer lipstick. Now, Lancôme and Chris Benz have partnered on a limited edition gift with purchase sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue from June 14th through June 25th.

The gift with purchase includes Définicils Precious Cells Mascara and Absolue Hand, plus you get to choose a moisturizer from Absolue Premium BX or Absolue Precious Cells, and whether you want to go pink (L’Absolu Rouge in Pink Sapphire, Juicy Tubes in Moulin Rose & Blush Subtil in Rose Fresque) or coral (L’Absolu Rouge in Fleur Impressioniste, Juicy Tubes in Coral Rush & Blush Subtil in Shimmer Coral Sunset).

For those in NYC, Chris Benz will be stopping by Saks Fifth Avenue on June 23rd from 5 to 7 PM.

Hourglass Jett Script Precision Liquid Liner

Like many black liquid eyeliners, it does have a tendency to photograph brown in swatches, though it does look like a medium black in real life. It’s not an ultra deep black, but it’s not a soft black either; it’s a happy medium of the two. It applies smoothly, gliding on with ease, and the color is distributed evenly without dragging. There’s no patchiness in the color, so you won’t have to go back over the same area twice. When swatched on my arm, it did bleed around the edges, but I did not notice any bleeding until I was cropping the swatch photograph. I didn’t spot any bleeding eyeliner when I tested it on my eyelid, but it does make me want to note that it might do so if you have more wrinkly eyelids.

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Hourglass Jett Script Precision Liquid Liner<

Inglot Pearl Eyeshadows in Inglot #422, 409, 402, 421, 406 (Browns)

We continue exploring Inglot’s Pearl Eyeshadow ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.) range by taking a look at five of the brown shades.  Inglot’s Pearl Eyeshadows have a very fine shimmer with a brighter, pearly sheen.   I had a good experience with these five eyeshadows–they were easy to work with, nicely pigmented, and had the soft, smooth textures I’ve come to expect from Inglot’s Pearl eyeshadows.  I really appreciate the consistency of Inglot’s eyeshadows, though, because even if you’re unsure of a color, at least you can anticipate the quality still being high and familiar.

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Butter London Lady Muck Nail Lacquer

It was opaque in two coats, and it had a natural sheen to it, though I think the majority will still prefer a shiny top coat on top.  Butter London’s formula on this one has a really even flow, smooth application, and drying time wasn’t long at all.  I typically get a week of wear with Butter London’s formula with a proper base and top coat.

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Butter London Lady Muck Nail Lacquer

Inglot Pearl Eyeshadows in Inglot #446, 445, 440, 420, 439, 441 (Purples)

Inglot’s Pearl Eyeshadow ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.) range is certainly expansive! They don’t quite fit into two 20-pan palettes neatly (there are two that overflowed into a third, plus one I know I’m missing). There are also a fair amount that seem to only be available in individual pots, rather than refills (which I do not have).

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theBalm Betty Lou-Manizer

Betty Lou-Manizer is a dirty bronze with a warm, golden shimmer-sheen. The shimmer is incredibly fine, while the sheen is glowy and reflective. If you’ve tried out theBalm’s other powder products, you’ll find the texture is consistent–silky smooth with rich color payoff. It has such a fine texture that it applies well to skin, because it practically melts onto the skin and looks natural and never powdery.

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theBalm Betty Lou-Manizer