Benefit is offering customers a free brow arch service on their birthday–all you need to do is show them a valid government issued photo ID with your date of birth and you’re good to go. You can locate your nearest Benefit Brow Bar here.
Mellan wholeheartedly approved of the birthday hat they sent along with the announcement of the new birthday offer–plus I think he quite enjoyed the musical card, too!
Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss ($29.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a deepened burgundy berry with soft violet and burgundy micro-shimmer. It’s semi-opaque with decent color pay off and definitely gives lips a darker, vampier look, but my natural lip color does peek through. What I really liked about this gloss though was how despite the deeper color, it did not settle into lip lines.
my thoughts on the formula: Dolce & Gabbana Lip Glosses are moisturizing, and they fade really well when they wear away. With this particular shade, I was able to get a solid four hours of wear. These glosses are heavily rose-scented but don’t seem to have any taste. With just 0.13 oz. in a tube (compared to 0.20 oz. for other high-end brands like Chanel, Guerlain, and YSL), these are pricey.
Cle de Peau #112 Eyeshadow ($45.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a pale, icy blue with a soft, frosted finish. It applies really beautifully on the lid, because the pigmentation is decent and the texture very smooth. The eyeshadow itself holds together incredibly well and doesn’t leave any fall out or powdery mess behind at all.
my thoughts on the formula: These feel like a buttery cream when applied, because they’re so soft, silky, and finely milled that they very nearly feel like a cream eyeshadow, even though they are most definitely a pressed powder. True to their claim, these eyeshadows do wear all day without a base, though I do prefer the security of a base myself (especially since I often pair it with other brands’ who don’t wear well without a base).
A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!
Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!
First, I’ll share mine!
Haul: Philosophy Shower Gels, Jack Black Lip Balm
Weekend plans: Trying to wrap up a group paper and kissing b-school goodbye!
Beauty product you love but rarely use: Chanel Dragon — I do wear it, but I feel like it’s something I wear for a special occasion; as a student, special occasions aren’t exactly frequent!