I apply this product after I have applied my foundation and powder etc so it has time to dry before I use a lipstick and liner over the top. It is a base to your lip products and I would not advise wearing it on it's own. I apply the beige coloured product using a dabbing technique onto my lips and this looks fine when it's first done but as soon as it begins to dry out it gets a congealed consistency that I have to re-rub in. Although I bought it hoping for it to plump my lips the most it has done is have a slight tingle/prickling sensation that didn't do much in the way of volumising. I still use the product as a primer but only because I don't want to waste it as it was so expensive, I don't see a need for this in my makeup and I won't be buying again. ****I've added a picture of the product freshly applied to clean dry lips****
Brows -BeneFit Cosmetics - Instant Brow Pencil (All Colors)
hqnnah 1/22/2013 10:06:00 AM
This eyebrow pencil is a really handy tool to keep in your makeup bag. I have it in medium which suited me well as I have naturally brown and thick eyebrows and I just wanted to add a little more density to them. The spoolie (brush) is great for blending the waxy crayon into your eyebrows to create a soft look as well as keeping them going all the right way. One flaw I have found is that the crayon can become slightly congealed on your brow and when you brush this it can flake off. Aswell as this, I think the price is very expensive for what it is as you could essentially recreate the product using an old mascara brush and a brown eyeliner. But if you do want to fork out for it, I would say go ahead as I don't consider it a waste of money. ****I've included a before and after picture in product info****
I bought this lipstick in shade 825 Pink Brandy as I was looking for a coral colour lipstick but wasn't brave enough to go for a full on orange one, i found this was the perfect medium colour for me. Not quite pure pink but not orange either. The lipstick consistency is lovely, not sticky or dry but a nice texture that glides onto your lips, it also stays put a long time and even longer when using a good primer. Just as others have said it also stains the lips after the initial coat has gone. It has a strange perfumey taste to it which I'm not really that fond off as I can taste it in the back of my throat occasionally but I can live with that as I find the colour so pretty. Another thing I wasn't very impressed with was the actual amount of lipstick you get, only half the tube is lipstick the other half is an extra bit of tube... I don't know if this is the norm lately as I haven't bought a lipstick in a long time but I was not happy when i wound it up to the top. Even though the price is good, I don't enjoy not getting my moneys worth so I'm not sure if i'd buy again due to that. *I've added a picture of the size to the product info*
Fragrances -BeneFit Cosmetics - So Hooked On Carmella
hqnnah 1/6/2013 6:37:00 PM
I adore this perfume, initially bought as a present for my mum, I wear it pretty much all the time and I can still smell it even on myself. I've had literally countless comments on it ranging from "you smell like milk chocolate" to "you smell like malibu" but everyone I know including myself love this fragrance. I suppose it is really up to personal choice but for a nice summer scent that reminds you of hot beaches and summer holidays I recommend this extremely highly.
I think this is a perfect little product except from the price tag. It does exactly what it says on the tin and is a great way to have natural looking eyes that are bright and even toned. The only let down is the price but this product comes in many of benefits gift sets and you only need a small amount because it goes such a long way.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
hqnnah 1/6/2013 6:21:00 PM
I don't really have many pores on my face so I can't notice a difference in them after applying this product but it just feels amazing on your skin. It's this like silky balm that just glides on and turns almost powdery after it's sunk in. Although, when I bought this the lady on the benefit counter mixed it with foundation before application instead of doing the two separately, when I did this I found it started to flake alot after i'd rubbed it. So i'd say just stick to dotting it on the area that needs it and rub in gently prior to applying foundation instead of mixing the two together. Again, i'm not sure that it does what it's supposed to do but it's a wonderful base to makeup if applied properly.
I got this concealer in the Concealaholic gift set from benefit and although I liked it at the time I don't think it's as good as the boi-ing concealers they do aswell. Don't get me wrong, it's waaay better than those cheap nasty stick concealers you can get but i felt as if it lacked in pigmentation in comparison. You basically end up putting alot on for all over coverage and this isn't the best thing to do with this product as I find it's rather thick and sticky and finds its way into all the creases around my eyes. It's also not a very good blemish coverer due to the same reasons. So although it's not bad I would opt for the boi-ing concealer instead of this. To give you some ideas of shades I used erase paste in medium and boi-ing in number 2.
I love this mascara, the brush with the bristles on the end is amazing to get at those hard to reach corner lashes and the over all effect is in my opinion unchallenged by any other mascara i've used. Infact it's so good the thought of using fake lashes after trying this is ridiculous. I would definitely buy again and i've already been raving about it to all my friends and family. Only downside that i've found so far is that today it left some marks on my upper eyelids but I can live with that as the product is so good otherwise. It's a thumbs up from me. ****UPDATE - 3 WEEKS OF USE**** I'm quite annoyed as this ran out really fast... not sure I want to buy again but i'll keep the brush and use it with my other mascaras