Benefit They’re Real! Mascara for July 2011


Benefit They’re Real! Mascara for July 2011

This jet-black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!

It’s available only in black and will retail for $22. It is available for one-day only at several Benefit locations on June 10th, before officially launching in July (see above!).

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12 Must-Have Summer Beauty Products


12 Must-Have Summer Beauty Products

These are some of my favorite products that work exceptionally well during the warmer months of summer.

  1. Bobbi Brown Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer is an excellent option for summer, because it dries to a semi-matte finish while providing sheer to light coverage–and it still feels incredibly lightweight.
  2. Make Up For Ever Aqua Liners are budge-, smudge-, and water-proof, but they’re still easy to remove at the end of the day.
  3. Make Up For Ever HD Blush is a long-wearing cream blush that dries down quick enough that it sets in place for all-day wear but still gives you enough time to blend it to a perfectly natural shade. (Check out three more favorites!)
  4. Hourglass Aura Sheer Lip Stains are one of the best lip stains on the market that I’ve come across in four years of blogging. Easy to apply, natural looking, doesn’t strip lips of moisture, and wears all day.
  5. Maybelline Full ‘n Soft Waterproof is one of my favorite mascara formulas and my go-to when I want to opt for waterproof.
  6. MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation does not budge–if you need more coverage than a tinted moisturizer but still need a foundation that wears really well despite warmer weather, this is one of the best I’ve tried.
  7. Benefit Cha Cha Tint is an orange-coral cheek and lip tint, and it’s one of my favorites from Benefit. It’s natural, buildable, and works well on both lips and cheeks.
  8. Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liners are perfect for quick and easy summer looks. The color range is more natural/neutral, and they work well worn alone as a wash. (Check out four more cream eyeshadow favorites!)
  9. MAC Chromagraphic Pencils are the longest wearing pencil eyeliners I’ve come across–even on the waterline.
  10. Sunscreen with SPF 30+ — I don’t have reviews for a lot of my favorites, but these are ones I reach for regularly: Clarins UV Plus SPF 40, Neutrogena Dry Touch, Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream/Lotion for Face.
  11. Aloe vera is a total must-have for anyone who is prone to sunburns. I love products like Clinique’s After Sun gel.
  12. T3 Dry Shampoo is a product I’ve been using for years now to help prolong hair in-between washes. I always bring it when I go on vacation, especially when the place involves the beach.

What are your summer must-haves?

Sunday Link Love, Volume #057


Koren does Hooded Lids 101!

Happy Sunday!

How do you start your Sundays? For me, my routine is similar to most other days, which means getting up at eight, hopping in the shower, and then feeding Mellan. Once he’s fed, he and I go for our morning walk where I also grab my Starbucks! It’s actually one of the things I look forward most each day – just walking with my furry guy!

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