Seriously love this lipstick! My go-to shade is "pink possibilities" which ends up as a gorgeous wash of bright pink. I find the lipstick is moisturizing at first, but eventually dries to a lovely stain. The point being- the color doesn't completely leave your lips. I would liken this to the Baby Lips line.
Highlighters -Smashbox - Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion
benny143 3/10/2013 12:27:00 PM
I have this in Flash (metallic gold shade). Great product- very lightweight. I like to use it on top of foundation to contour checks, brow bone, Cupid's bow. I have very high cheekbones and I love what this product does for my face. As others said, the pump needs work. The value, however, is outstanding! You only need a few drops to create a perfect face!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Galderma - Epiduo (aka Tactuo in Canada)
benny143 8/20/2012 9:46:00 AM
I got a prescription for Epiduo about a year ago. My skin is mostly clear, but I tend to break out along the jawline from time to time (hormonal). I used it a couple of times but found it drying. For the price, I was not totally thrilled. However!! Recently I stopped BCPs and suffered one of the worst breakouts I've ever had. I had terrible acne all over my chin and jawline. I had a huge event looming so I was freaking out that it wouldn't go away in time. I reached for the Epiduo out of desperation. Turns out- it works better than I thought. I found the following regimen to clear up my face in a matter of days. (1) AM: Creamy face scrub applied all over face and scrubbed vigorously with a "buff puff" (2) PM: Epiduo applied only on affected area (as a spot treatment or on a smaller section of the face). Remember, it is very drying on my normal skin. (3) AM/PM: Antibiotic ( erythromycin) 2x daily After three days of this regimen, my breakout was 75% clear!! Once I did this for three days, I just skipped the Epiduo and now use it every other day. My skin is a bit dry where the Epiduo was applied, but the face scrub helps with any flaky skin. I should also note that I used face makeup throughout this treatment- I would keep my face clean all day but I had places to go! Overall, I would use Epiduo again for a breakout. I think the product would be too drying for everyday use. Good spot treatment option though!
Lots of fun! It takes a few coats and a top coat but I got tons of compliments on this color! True NEON orange :)
Best brow product on the market. The stencils alone are worth the price! The color match is spot-on. Love this!
Makes my lashes look fake! No clumps! Just shiny black, huge lashes. I love this mascara
This is the BEST black eyeshadow in the universe. There is no other. You can blend it out for a soft black or use with primer for some intensity. I AM OBSESSED!!!!!! HG!!!! :)
Blush -Bare Escentuals - Warmth All Over Face Color
benny143 8/27/2011 10:59:00 AM
Build for an intense bronze or use sparingly for a fresh glow. I love this product! I love that is has no sparkles and gives the most natural color of any bronzer I've used. I am a little bummed that it only comes in such a small size. To be honest it is not a great value for the price, but I have to have it!
This powder is good... not great! A light/medium amount of coverage, allows a little natural luminosity to come through (no cakey finish!) The powder makes my face appear FLAWLESS in photographs and people always compliment my makeup in general. Great for a drugstore find. Also check out Rimmel's compact powder in Sandstorm (same thing, no luminosity.)
Lip Gloss -Victoria's Secret - Big Smooch Gloss in Nude
benny143 8/1/2011 12:04:00 AM
This review is for the *pink* color not the nude, FYI. This is my makeup find of the year!! Dual-sided packaging. Despite the misleading color name "pink" the color is actually a gorgeous peachy-pink. On one side: a intense sparkle, gentle-plumping gloss and on the other side: a light shimmer gloss with more of a color payoff. Generally, I apply the flat color first and the high sparkle over. I was worried so much sparkle and shine would be too much for daytime wear BUT it definitely is not! I am on my third tube! Every time I wear this gloss I get so many compliments. Such a flattering effect! In photographs as well! This gloss is HG for sure, I seriously hope VS makes this forever :)!!
Blush -Too Faced - Flushed Blush - Who's Your Daddy?
benny143 3/27/2011 11:58:00 PM
Like another reviewer, I also use this shade with Too faced Lust to Love blush. Together the colors are just gorgeous! People always ask me about my skin-- I credit these colors for giving me a sexy glow! Love!!!! HG!!!
Skincare - Body -Johnson & Johnson - Creamy Baby Oil
benny143 3/27/2011 11:54:00 PM
This is a review for "Baby creamy oil cocoa & shea butter" I have one thing to say-- amazing! I will be using this from now until forever! LOVE!!!! HG!!! The scent is delish! The lotion absorbs quickly and is not greasy. My skin feels like silk after using this stuff :)
Styling Products -Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Penetrating Oil
benny143 2/28/2011 12:12:00 AM
GREAT product! Wonderful alternative to "Moroccoanoil". Gorgeous scent & leaves hair silky and shiny! I have had no problems with a "greasy" look and I use a nickel sized amount on my long hair. This is definitely going to become a staple product for me!
Nothing special. Smell is nice but it takes a ton of product to even begin to condition hair. Save your $!
Styling Products -Redken - Smooth Down Detangling Cream [DISCONTINUED]
benny143 1/23/2011 11:48:00 PM
This product works well if you use a small pea-sized amount. I have very thick, wavy/straight, super long, color-treated hair and I can ONLY use a small amount or I end up with waxy-feeling hair. The smell is barely there, and you do get a lot of product but the price can be a little excessive so I usually wait for a promo on Redken! Makes hair soft! This creme is my second favorite after Federic Fekkai's olive oil creme!