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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.
Stila brings us several fun-filled beauty “best of stila” gift sets for less than their actual value (yay for holiday sets!). Check out their Gift of Glaze collection, which includes mini versions of Nutmeg Spice, Candy Cane, Grapefruit, Apricot, Vanilla, and Brown Sugar lip glazes ($28.00). Their Gift of Glamour includes lip glaze in Fruit Cake, eyeshadow in Kitten and Barefoot Contessa, Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 in Shade 01, and Multi-effect Mascara in black ($60.00). Their Gift of Glow Bronzing Kit has your essentials for a golden glow, including Sun Bronzer SPF 15, lip glaze in Brown Sugar, Smudge Pot in Bronze, baked eyeshadow trio in Gold Glow, and a mini eyeliner brush ($45.00). View all the goodies at www.stilacosmetics.com or www.sephora.com.
P.S. – Save 20% and get free shipping on orders over $40 with discount code “DANIELLEBFF“! (Saw this on craigslist on Thursday, so I thought I’d pass it on!) Be sure to shop at www.stilacosmetics.com to save! Good til November 2007.
Pressed powder in Olive 1 and 2
I had the opportunity to test drive Mineral Fusion’s Fresh Face Starter Kit, which is available for $20 ($120 value), so I thought it was a perfect chance to venture into the mineral makeup world (since I’m so not knowledgeable in that area!).
The kit includes:
- mineral fusion’s signature Pressed Base in two different shades;
- the Luster Bronzer Duo, a duo bronzer with a sheen glow as well as a matte finish;
- Kabuki Brush ;
- and the Hydration Mist, a blend of antioxidant and anti-aging nutrients in an instantly hydrating mist.
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We are so lucky that reader Jessica swatched photos from the upcoming Antiquitease collection, which launches this Thursday, the 18th! Check out all of the photos and swatches goodness!
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Well, I tried! If I were to attempt it again, I would start off by actually looking at the face chart rather than going by a day-old memory. This type of makeup is not my forte, but it was fun to try. I spent about 10-15 minutes doing this one – I’m sure more time (and a steadier hand!) would make it many times better. I played with one image in Photoshop because my creativity is far better in digital form, but I still included the real-deal version, too I hope you all try at least one Halloween mask (pst, and enter our contest!), because if I can try, so can you!!
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When did you first start loving makeup? How long has your love affair lasted? Did you start off as a little girl playing with your mother’s makeup or has it only been a recent discovery?
I’ve only been into makeup since I was 18, which makes it a whopping three years thus far!
P.S. – What’s everyone doing this weekend?! I think I’ve just got some school reading to do, otherwise… bumming around!