Benefit Sunday Funday Palette

Benefit Sunday Funday Palette

“Sunday Fun Day is all about pulling together a fresh, fabulous look after a late night. Whether you were up watching movies or dancing ’til dawn, this kit has the prettiest eyeshadows and complexion essentials to make you look beautifully revived…just in time for brunch. Waiter, coffee and mimosas, please!” —Maggie Ford Danielson, Benefit Makeup Trend Artist

These palettes are an excellent way to try out Benefit products without blowing your budget. Sunday Funday gives you plenty of product, and it’s definitely a nice, all-in-one palette. I love that the lipgloss is packaged in a tube–you can tote it around with you later on, but you also don’t have to worry about it getting dust or eyeshadow in it, either. The eyeshadows were very smooth, buttery, and pigmented–they felt just like Benefit’s single eyeshadows. I think this particular mix of colors also works really well together; nothing feels out of place here.

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RECOMMENDATION: If you’re a palette kind of beauty buff, Sunday Funday is a new favorite for me.  It makes sense, so you can travel with it and not worry about combining it with other products for a complete look.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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Too Faced Metal Eyed Liquid Shimmer Eyeliners

Periodically, I do quickie reviews — these are products that I just don’t do full reviews for one reason or another, but I have photographed/swatched and–at the very least–briefly tested in some capacity, but perhaps not to the fullest extent. I figure if I’ve taken photos/swatches, the least I can do is show you!  (I can’t believe I’ve had these sitting in my photo folder since October.)

These wear all day long, and the glitter stays put pretty well with only minor fall out, though all the shades are rather sheer when used as eyeliner. You really have to layer it on (and be sure to wait for each layer to dry) in order to get a richer, more opaque look. These do dry very quickly, so you’ll need to work fast to get that precise look. I like these best layered over a solid eyeliner (e.g. black) for a shimmer effect. As a water-based formula, they definitely feel wet and seem to have a thinner formula, but again, it dries down very quickly.

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RECOMMENDATION: For layering, these can be fun; if you’re looking for a rich, opaque glitter eyeliner, not so much.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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What’s your “No Makeup” Makeup Look?


My “No Makeup” Makeup Look!

What’s your “No Makeup” Makeup Look?

Above is my “No Makeup” makeup look–it’s quick, easy, but it’s still very flattering without being heavy or obvious.  I mean, duh, we can all tell I’m wearing makeup (but really, would we be the beauty lovers we are if we couldn’t tell?!)–but it’s subtle, natural.   I’m wearing a medium coverage foundation (Make Up For Ever HD in 140), pink lipgloss (Dior Pink Corset #857 Ultra Gloss Reflect), neutral blush (Korres #15 Natural Blush), black eyeliner (Shiseido Black Sand Eyeliner), and mascara (MAC Plushlash).  I haven’t styled or done anything to my hair – this is how it dries naturally (flyaways and all, haha).

I’d love to see and share your “No Makeup” Makeup Looks with Temptalia readers! I’ll be posting a round-up featuring readers’ looks on Friday, so be sure to send me:

  • at least two (2) high quality images (at least 600px wide, no phone camera pics (!), color accurate)
  • a breakdown of what you used
  • a brief description of what you love most about your look
  • a brief bio about yourself (2-3 sentences), include any website/blog link as necessary

E-mail your “No Makeup” Makeup Looks to me by tomorrow (Thursday), 9PM PST to be included.  Don’t be camera shy — we’re a friendly group here at Temptalia!  But if you are camera shy, feel free to share your look via the comments!

P.S. — Happy birthday to my little sister, Meagan, who turns 20 today!