Benefit

Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow I Cannes & I Will Review and Swatches

The Muse feels it’s her responsibility as a Benefit girl to let you know that the Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow Collection has been updated with a new shade called, “I Cannes & I Will”.

Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow I Cannes I Will 7

This was a little hush, hush as Benefit didn’t really go full force into Fall as many brands do.  You know Benefit they like to wow us with one major release at a time not entire color collections but just a single awesome item every month or so.

Loving Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow?  If so take the jump for a peep at the new color!

Read More...
6 Comments

Benefit Bad Gal Brown Mascara Review and Swatches

Benefit Bad Gal Brown Mascara entered my life a few days ago so I put it through the paces this morning and I’m actually loving it.

Benefit Bad Gal Brown Mascara 1

Check it after the jump!

Read More...
12 Comments

Benefit BADgal Brown Mascara

It’s just about time now that Benefit BADgal came out with a new shade. We’ve been through all of ‘em now almost…standard black, 80’s blue, and even a rich plum….

And now?

Now, Benefit steps back and takes on a deep chocolate brown to darken lashes. Ideal for those brown eyed gals dontcha think?

Benefit Badgal Mascara Brown

Looks like slimmer packaging as well and a slimmer applicator brush too….hmmm…interesting.

Are you a Benefit BADgal?

Share it!

Haul it with free shipping by using promo code MILEHIGH

8 Comments

Musings of the Day: Running Low? Restock!

musings
Wanna Muse?

Today’s Musings is about replenishing your stock of “things I use everyday”. You know what I mean…you reach for ‘em daily, like mascara, foundation, primer, etc….

I recently had to make a list of items I was running low on so now is a perfect time to Muse about what I need and hear what you’re running out of and need to replace.

Check it after the jump!

Read More...
2 Comments

Benefit Matterial Girl Review and Swatches


One of my client’s came into my office today and said he heard on the new that it was the hottest day of the year. Honestly, it’s sticky outside yes and it’s about 85 degrees or so but I wouldn’t call it the hottest day of the year.

Hmmm.

But it’s good enough weather to test out Benefit Matterial Girl Matte Finishing Powder.

Jump for it.

Let’s start by saying that Benefit always has these small little releases that simply kill it. Posietint and Coralista just to name a few. These items become instant cult classics. I love Benefit for this reason. It’s not a big collection release, it’s not 20 limited edition shadows, it’s simply one solid release ever few months or so that rocks it.


Benefit Matterial Girl slipped by me this time and I just came across it on the website recently. Of course, I couldn’t wait to test it out for myself. Did you know it’s not on counter yet or at Sephora and also that’s it’s an Asian Exclusive that was available on Asian counters for a good while before popping up here in the states.

What is it?

Nothing huge, nothing crazy. It’s simply a mattifying loose powder for setting makeup. It’s for all the oily skin chicas who feel like their face is melting off. Mine isn’t necessarily melting off but I can tell you that even my dry skin takes on oily and shiny with the best of ‘em.

As always Benefit reigns the realm of cuteness with a sweet little package. The powder comes housed in a pale pink and white topped jar with a clear base and surrounding bows around it. This alone makes it worthy of a pick up.


A few readers asked for the ingredients list and most important of all it does contain talc but no cornstarch. Talc is commonly known for causing me to itch terribly but lucky enough this hasn’t made me suffer in that direction. The secondary main ingredient is Mica.

The powder is soft, silky, and applies flawlessly. It’s transparent for the most part but manages to even out my skin tone a fair bit, sets my makeup, and most important mattifies my skin.


What better day than the hottest day (supposedly) of the year to try this out? I set my makeup with it and did a few runs today around town with it on. Post Office, Bank, drop off dry cleaning, etc……I did a fair bit of walking about as well. So far my face is remaining in tact minus oil and shine. I haven’t touched up yet and I’m going on about four hours of use so far, not bad for a loose powder.

So far so good.

Overall, I’m liking it. Cute packaging and shine free skin, what more could a girl want? If you’re a lover of Benefit you’re going to want to indulge. It’s available now from www.benefitcosmetics.com

But don’t buy it right now. It just launched. Wait a few and I’m positive Benefit will slip a free shipping coupon into your mail box shortly as they always do with new releases.

Are you wanting Benefit Matterial Girl?

Tell the Muse!

10 Comments