This is the only concealer that actually works on my under eye circles. I use the Neutralizer "color" and it perfectly matches my skin tone. Every other brand is too dark or orangey and very obvious. To those who say it doesn't blend well, here's a trick I use that works: use a little makeup primer first under your eyes, let sit for a few minutes, then use the concealer. It should blend smoothly and evenly with no problems.
This went right back to the store. I felt as if I'd just walked the Sahara, my lips were so dry. It felt disgusting on my lips and looked awful no matter what color gloss or lipstick I used.
Primer/ Corrector -Urban Decay - Complexion Primer Potion - Pore Perfecting
MsDZ 7/8/2012 5:02:00 PM
I love this product! The best way to use it is to put on your sunscreen/moisturizer first (and yes, even oily skin needs moisturizer and everyone needs sunscreen), wait a few minutes, then put on the primer, wait another few minutes, then put on whatever makeup you want to wear. Most of the time the primer feels and looks so good on my skin I can skip foundation all together. If I do have to wear any makeup it makes it blend more easily and look more natural on my skin. You don't have to use a whole lot so even though it is expensive, it will last a long time. I love how silky and soft it makes my skin feel! I don't care much for the packaging (the Elmer's Glue dispenser others have mentioned) but you can remove the top, just be careful how much you get out as you only need a little.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Greed
MsDZ 7/8/2012 4:47:00 PM
This is my least favorite of the UD Primers. The consistency of the primer seems to be oiler/slicker than the others. It doesn't blend as well--rather it seems to want to slide off. It is the only primer from UD that didn't last all day for me. I found I had to reapply and layer it to keep it fresh. Also, the gold tone was not very flattering to my pale skin. Maybe layered with something else this would be okay but I haven't tried anything else with it yet. I am thankful it came as part of a set and not something that I purchased by itself full price or I would definitely return it.
I find that this works best when I don't wait too long between applying the primer and then applying mascara. I have never had a problem with the white showing through. It adds extra volume and fullness to my regular mascara. I have used it with a variety of mascaras and found it to work best with high end mascaras (BeneFit Bad Gal, Clinique, Estee Lauder) as opposed to CoverGirl, Ulta, etc. I think that probably says more about the mascara quality than the primer though.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin
MsDZ 7/8/2012 4:32:00 PM
I love the color and wear this on days when I need a pretty neutral and don't have time to do a full eye. It stays put and has a nice shimmer without being overdone. Buy the squeeze tube if you can instead of the Genie shaped bottle.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
MsDZ 7/8/2012 4:29:00 PM
I prefer the squeeze tube to the wand as you get all the product in that form. Previous to using this, my eyeshadow never stayed put the whole day. Now, I know that if I use this first my eye makeup will stay put and look great the whole day/night. A little goes a long way.
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Lyin Eyes Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
MsDZ 7/8/2012 4:16:00 PM
I wish they'd bring back this product, especially the #1. It had a great light color that blended well and wasn't too dark. I would definitely buy it if they brought it back.
This is my Holy Grail blush. The color is perfect! It can be built up to be darker in the summer months or used with a light hand in the winter time it provides a lovely plum color. I have even used it in a pinch as an eyeshadow! As with most BeneFit products, a little goes a long way. I still have the blush I purchased a couple years ago. I am sad that when I have to buy again I will have to use the new packaging. I do not like that the lid is now attached to the base instead of lifting off the base completely. The mirror is a nice touch but I doubt I will use it as this blush lasts all day and doesn't need to be reapplied during the day which is the only reason I can imagine for needing a mirror built into the package. As long as they don't change the actual product I will remain a faithful user of Dallas!
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Erase Paste in Fair
MsDZ 7/8/2012 3:44:00 PM
This settles in fine lines and creases. Also it is too thick (at least the description is correct, it is indeed a paste!) and even the fair shade is not light enough for me. I like my concealer to blend in. This felt like it sat on top of my skin and it was very obvious I was wearing makeup--it looked very heavy. The only thing I liked about it was the creamy feel going on but the formula is too thick.
Treatments (Eye) -BeneFit Cosmetics - Ooh la lift!
MsDZ 7/8/2012 3:40:00 PM
By itself this is not a Holy Grail product, but it's pretty close...if you have pale skin (which I do, so for me it works great). I have friends with darker skin tone that didn't notice a difference worth the price. I compare this to Touche Eclat; it is a highlighter, not meant to be a concealer. If you purchase this to use as a concealer you will be disappointed! However, if you layer it with a concealer it helps to brighten the eye area so that the bluish area under eyes is lightened and ready for any other makeup you wish to apply. Don't buy this with the intent of getting rid of undereye circles, but with the intent of using it in combination with a concealer for the purposes of lightening the shadows that develop from those circles.
I prefer Posie Tint to Benetint. It is a thicker formula so takes longer to dry which means I have more time to apply and blend and get the right consistency. It has a bubble-gum look on my lips and cheeks so I wouldn't recommend it for the boardroom (too flirty) but perfect for a date night or even just out and about during the weekend.
This product is best used if you put on a primer first. Also, if you use on your cheeks as a blush, be quick. It dries quickly so you need to be sure you have the amount and placement right and blend fast so it looks natural and not splotchy. I prefer the posie tint to this as it seems to blend easier and give a more natural color to my pale skintone.
A little goes a LONG way with this product. I do not use as a highlighter but as a blush. The first couple times I used it I overdid it by accident so I layered some translucent powder over it and it toned it down and looked great! Actually made me look like I had just come from working out as it mimicked a very natural flush. It is very similar to the Physician's Formula Happy Heart Booster in the Rose shade. Of course that is half the price of Bella Bamba but it does not seem to blend as easily or last as long, so I think you get what you pay for. When I wear Bella Bamba it lasts all day, Happy Heart I have to reapply.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
MsDZ 7/8/2012 3:18:00 PM
I LOVE this product! It has a very light scent and blends into the skin without depositing any color, so it is good for all skin tones. A little goes a long way. The only complaint I have is that it does not last the entire day, I usually have to reapply at least once, sometimes twice on these really hot days. The only way BeneFit could improve on this product is if they strengthen the staying power.