Treatments (Eye) -BeneFit Cosmetics - Ooh la lift!
cleo527 3/27/2012 10:44:00 PM
This is definitely more of a sheer highlighter than an under eye cover. It has a tendency to rest in lines and simply does not have the right texture and pigment to really cover. I used concealer over it and it simply got cakey. Way too expensive also. I got Benefit's eye bright pencil and it is a million times better!
Is it my imagination or are BeneFit's products priced so cheap on ebay? Yes, retail wise they're totally overpriced, but I got this on ebay for $7 with free shipping! And once I used it and fell in love I bought 3 more! I'm super pale so I could see it going on too light for darker skins, but my sister who is tanned used it and it looked great. I have really dark undereye circles and this worked better than concealer! Perfect amount of light reflection, and the colour totally covered the weird blood-vessly broken capillary problems there too...the texture is super smooth and doesn't cake or look obvious the way concealer would. Come to think of it, if you are darker skinned you could always wear your regular concealer over it to tone it down. Love this product (and have tried a million other things) and will certainly buy again. Must add that it's way more effective than BeneFit's ooh la lift, which does tend to rest in lines and cake and doesn't have nearly the coverage, thats more of a highlighter. Of coarse this stick makes a very effective highlighter as well.
Beautiful colour, great consistency! At first I had no idea how to use it, I tried to apply it over powered cheeks, but then I watched a Lisa Eldridge tutorial on cream blush and realized it went straight over foundation or moisturized skin, and wow, what a difference! Probably the most natural looking blush I've ever achieved. I have oily skin and find this great for summer! Great staying power and no cakey feel
I found there was not much payoff with this shadow. For such a light colour ( and I am pale) there really needed to be more pigment. It just ends up looking chalky and white-ish. I have another stila eye palette and I found it to have the same problem I find with this shadow: it does not bind to the skin, at all...it is so dry I think it just floats away in the air, and that of coarse also means it has a tendency to crease. I love the colour I just wish it was more wearable. Also for the price I might as well get a mac eyeshadow, which tend to be more of a sure thing for me.
Love this product, its the smoothest/softest translucent powder I've found. I tried the mac finishing powder but I found it grainy and it seemed to sit on top of my skin and be drying, and apparently contained corn starch?? This too faced powder is so comfortable and I can blot and reapply (I have oily skin) throughout the day. It is way to expensive, but then again I'm the kind of customer who is suspicious of cheap beauty products. I recall the packaging being more streamlined and less chunky before, and the barbie like compact is a bit embarrassing to whip out, but I just love the consistency and and not overly mattifying effect, and I believe they don't test on animals which is so important!
THESE ARE A MIRACLE PRODUCT! I can't believe they get a bad rap, they seem like they would be a gimmick but they're totally not! Worth every penny. I used to torture myself with a blackhead removing tool because I just haven't figured out how to prevent them, but these strips, which have been around forever and I always dismissed until last year, do exactly what they're supposed to! They're a non-stressful way (the only one I've found) to remove blackheads without breaking capillaries or stressing pores. I have gotten so many people hooked on these, men included! Even the cleanest looking nose turns out to have a forest full of blackheads when using these! They totally prevent me from pestering my skin. In Canada they're ridiculously priced, $20 for 14, but at Target in the states they're $10. I would buy them at any price!
I have super oily skin and while this product did not totally stop oil production, it helped a little. I came to realize my oil problem was totally hormonal when I had my baby and my skin was absolutely PERFECT the 3 weeks before I had her, and the 3 weeks after. So I came to the stark realization that no non-prescription product is going to solve my problem (probably a good epiphany so I can stop experimenting with topical beauty products.) Regardless of that, I did find this product to control oil a little better and to prevent breakouts, I didn't need my topical acne prescription when using this. It is expensive but lasts a long enough time. It soaks in nicely with a non-shiny/non-greasy finish. I found it was perfectly fine under makeup, but perhaps thats because my skin is oily anyway and i'm used to having to blot and refresh my concealer. I very strongly believe that oil production is an internal thing, whether it be hormones or diet (apparently dairy is evil for this), so you can't expect a drastic change without changing your diet, or reducing stress etc. All in all not exactly a miracle product, but I like the concept of using 'like with like' and it seemed to work in ways I have since given up on expecting on mattifying moisturizers doing!