blush

One of the greatest fake-its: Benefit Benetint

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I must say that I have had my doubts against Benetint. I mean, cheek and lip stain? What are we, 15th century? Well, it is a much loved, talked and reviewed product and I decided that a little vintage drama would be nice to try.

The packaging is similar to the ones from nail polishes and somehow impractical. The product’s consistency is watery but very pigmented and needs a quick and vigorous blending as it dries very quickly.

The final color is a gorgeous pink. If it is on your lips or on your cheeks, the intensity can be controlled by you, depending on how much product you apply.

On my cheeks, a little dab looks very natural and it lasts nicely all day long; the plus: it gives discreet blushing and very subtle contouring like a Photoshop effect. On my lips I have to back the Benetint color with an colorless gloss or lipstick .

Benetint did not replace any of my current products but it has a practical advantage of multi-purpose for us busy working gorgeous gals.

My rating: 8/10.

Let me know your Benetint experience..

Until next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

 

Bourjois blush

Bourjois blush

Hello ladies! I hope that those of you celebrating Easter have a wonderful weekend among your loved ones. For those who don’t, just have fun anyway:-)

Today I’ve decided that I’m being lazy and you know that laziness brings a special health shimmer on your face. Talk about shimmer: Bourjois is one of the brands that I have a special affection for. One day I’ve decided to be bold: I had to buy a blush. So this was the moment when shade 37 came into my life. Rose Pompon.

Rose Pompon is a soft shimmery peachy rose shade which I figured will be perfect for day wear. Yes, I know it’s not that bold as I’ve imagined but my inner self was quite joyous with this blush. Future was to prove me the opposite.

Pro’s:
– very nice package, comes also with a cute little brush
– very nice color
– low pigmentation ( for me it’s a plus as I wanted a subtle blush)

Con’s:
– funky fragrance (it smells like old people aftershave)
– the product is developing a protective coat in time and at a point you have to scrape it.

My rating: 6/10. Would I buy it again? No.

Until the next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)

February Favorites

You could say that February was definitely a month for beauty 101 as I finally bought myself the Core Collection. I mean, it’s never too late, is it? As a result, I have concentrated my efforts into makeup.

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 This is the month when I discovered this wonderful powder blush from NYX Cosmetics (Peach shade). Generally, I am not a big fan of blushes due to my complexion (fair skin, naturally dark blond hair, with a little too rosy cheeks you’ve got a Heidi wanna be). But the main advantage of this blush is that it has a soft pigment that makes it very discreet on your face when you blend it well. Downside: it’s a slightly powdery.

maybelline

For mascara, I have finally come to the conclusion that Maybelline kicks asses! Currently I am using One by One Volum Express. This is my third kind of mascara from Maybelline that I am trying and  it has it all: the right dosage, one of the best brushes, natural look and for a drugstore product they are great.

loreal

L’Oreal Accord Parfait liquid foundation has been my “partner in crime” for two months now. Although my skin is very fine for a 32 years old person, occasionally I have problems with blemishes. This foundation has a very natural color, it covers so well and it’s perfectly adapted for oily skin types. Cons: not as resistant on your face as I read on so many blogs. Oh, well, for a product that I;ve bought in the spur of the moment, it was a very wise choice.

The-Body-Shop-Honeymania-Shower-Gel

Last but not least, Honeymania shower gel is a recent acquisition from Body Shop. I am a big fan of honey based products. This one has a rich heathen flavor that reminds me of wildflowers and musk. The skin remains soft with a discreet happiness scent.

Until next time, wear red lipstick and glitter all the way:-)