Palettes -BeneFit Cosmetics - Pink to Please a Woman...Gold to Get the Guy
jcbaxter04 12/16/2007 11:14:00 AM
This palette has three lip colors and three shadows. The colors are very soft, girlie, and give a great natural look...great for Spring. The shadows are a white opal, gold brown, and a soft pink. They all have shimmer. It comes with a double ended brush that is great for touchups.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner (All Shades)
jcbaxter04 12/9/2007 5:18:00 PM
I have four of these and love them all!! The Flatter Me is my favorite. The consistency is great because they blend really well. The brush is a great tool for using the shadows as liners. It helps get the shadow right along the lash line. I love that these shadows really don't crease. You can wear them all day and they'll still look great at the end of the day. If I'm going out after work, I'll add a darker shade to my day shade to enhance my eyes.
I just bought this and am so far impressed. I feel like it brings new life to my eyes and nose. I like to use it on the inner corner of my eyes to brighten that area and then down my nose to minimize that area. My only dislike is that I feel like I'm not getting enough on the applicator. I sometimes will have to close the bottle, shake it up, then go back for more. I like the powdery texture though. It lasts all day and really does what it's supposed to do.
There are days when I feel like I need a little color but don't want to put any makeup on. Those days I use this tinted moisturizer. My mom used it one day after seeing it on my vanity and is now also an avid user. It gives just the right hint of color on those pale, winter days. I love that it has sunscreen in it and it so easy to use. The moisturizer helps my skin from drying without feeling greasy.
This is the most natural looking flush you can get from a blush. Benetint is great for giving rosy cheeks and brightening up my natural lip color. It has a great rose smell. The applicator is great as well becasue I think it's really easy to use. Just three dabs on the cheek and blend. Then I usually just put three dabs on my lips and blend there. Sometimes I wear it alone or I'll pop up the color with Dandelion or a gloss on my lips.
I had some doubts about this product but am a big fan of Benefit. I love that it is oil-free and is vitamin packed. It feels light and goes on very smooth. I found that it was very easy to blend. It gives light, slightly more than sheer coverage. I can understand why some people find the shade off. I don't think it's a one-shade-fits-all product. I have a medium skin tone and it worked for me.
This is one of the best concealers on the market. I have used it for years. It's so easy to use and stays where I place it. I love the coverage but that it never looks cakey. It blends nicely. When I use it under my eyes, I typically just pat it on with my fingers. When I have to cover a pimple, I use a small concealer brush. either way works though!
I love all the Benefit powders but this a great cheek color for my skin tone. I think the brush makes it easy to apply. I have oily, acne prone skin so I do wash my brush with the rest of my brushes about once a week or so.
Lemon Aid is a great product for evening out the eye lid area. I use and so does my mom. There are days when I'm running out of the house and just put Lemon Aid (and Benefit Get Even and Badgal Lash). I feel put together but no overdone. When I do wear shadow, the Lemon Aid helps the shadow stay on longer and be more true to color.
I love high beam and have been using it for years! The little brush applicator is great for highlighting exactly where I want. It gives the most natural looking glow to my cheekbones!
BADgal Lash is great for giving big, flirty lashes. I love how it isn't drying and doesn't flake.
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
jcbaxter04 9/2/2007 11:14:00 PM
I have tried several foundations and so far, this is one of the best. I have been using it for about a month or so. It lasted in the Vegas heat recently and stays on throughout a long 14 hour work day!! I love that it gives great coverage. I have oily skin so by the middle of the day, my natural oiliness comes through. I don't think it's too bad and some oil is just natural. I think it's pretty easy to apply although I do agree that it dries quickly. I haven't had any problems with blending it though. I think for the price, the bottle could be a little bigger but overall it's a great foundation.
I'm in love with this blush. I've worn it everyday since I bought it. At night, if I want a little more pop, I dust powder blush on top. It works great for everyday though. It gives the best natural flush. I just love how my cheeks look during the day now. It's a little expensive yes, but only a little is needed so I'm sure it will last a while. I haven't had any problems with it making me break out and I'm acne prone.
I love this product. I have been buying Amazing Cosmetics concealer that cost $40/tube. This product does the same thing for $20/tube. It only takes a little bit so I definitly recommend using the concealer brush that you can buy also. Just dab a tiny amount where needed with brush, then pat to blend with your finger and let dry before doing anything else. Perfecto!
I've been struggling with some persistent acne on my chin/cheek area. This cleared it up right away. It goes on easy...over or under make-up. I haven't noticed any strange smell. It hasn't dried out my skin either.