Mid-Range Makeup Brands
Benefit has replaced many of it’s glosses with a single new line of gloss in eight shades.
The formula is supposedly a glossy finish with a great color payoff and most important a dazzling shine.
What did I think of them?
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So long as you go into your purchase of Benefit Lip Gloss believing it to be more of a lip cream than a gloss you should be alright. It’s a very interesting formula that isn’t particularly glossy or shiny but more of a creamy lip color.
I tried three shades of the new gloss and I loved the fact that they had such great color payoff. Each one was quite pigmented and left behind a creamy, sparkling finish. It’s not really a typical gloss in my opinion as the texture and formula are quite creamy in nature. One shade did have a slightly gritty texture due to the amount of shimmer in the product but it still managed to apply nicely. The shades all wear pretty long and have a moisturizing formula so they won’t try out your lips.
The shades I tried were Zone Out (Golden Nude), Almost Famous (Bronze Penny), and Fresh Squeezed (Shimmering Off Pink). I loved all three shades but I was particularly delighted with Almost Famous as it paired up so great with many of my Summer looks this season.
So long as your purchasing these for the pigmentation you should be ok but don’t expect a super glossy finish. I thought that the formula of Benefit Her Glossiness was rather ideal for a glossy finish but these lacked the standard mirror shine you’ll get from many “glosses” which is why I’m seeing them more as a creamy lip color.
Overall, the shades are very nice and if you prefer a gloss that isn’t super sticky, tacky, or shiny these should appeal especially if you love a highly pigmented lip product!
Oh my god how did this slip by me? A brand new powder from Benefit?
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One thing about Benefit you must know, they excel at base makeup products. Benefit has so many winning products when it comes to base makeup that I dare say many are HG (holy grail) material for this Muse. Which is why I’ve very excited about the newest item in their base makeup range, Benefit Matterial Girl. This silky powder is used for mattifying and setting makeup. Dust onto your face, nose, and forehead to make those shiny, oily areas disappear.
As with most Benefit products Matterial Girl comes housed in a cute, girlish container…after all we are material girls aren’t we? It’s all about the material things and the packaging sometimes isn’t it?
Loving all over this.
Review coming soon!
Available now from Benefit.
Prior to taking over the world I first want to accomplish one major thing in regards to my almost perfect skin. I want to remove the icky, gross blackheads embedded in my nose without having to head to my dermatologist. I also wish to do this with a mask treatment that won’t remove pieces of skin along with my blackheads.
Biore Nose Strips are an absolute dream come true but I have one or two pesky blackheads on the tip of my nose that hang out there and no manner of plucking will get those buggers out.
My goal was to get them off with something that was inexpensive and easy to find. In steps The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blackhead Minimizing Mask.
Click ahead for the review.
Believe me when I say I’ve used just about every Asian mask treatment around in hopes it would remove my blackheads without success. Particular attention has been paid to charcoal masks which remove skin but not blackheads….as in they rip the skin right off your nose, umm ouch!
Curiosity led me to The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blackhead Minimizing Mask which is readily available, doesn’t have to be hunted down from abroad, and is fairly cheap. The mask can be used all over your face or on your nose where pesky little blackheads have been known to play and hide.
The mask is green in color and applies smoothly as it’s a moisturizing cream at first. After dry down it becomes slightly harder and peels gently off hopefully whisking away blackheads and other nasties. I choose to use it as a nose treatment as that’s where I have blackheads but I did go so far as using it all over my face as well since I was curious what sort of results I’d have as it does contain Tea Tree Oil which is great for mattifying skin.
I read a few reviews that said this hurt terribly when peeled off but I either have bulletproof skin or these people are super sensitive. It peels away fairly easy and doesn’t hurt or sting or burn in anyway. At least not for me.
Now the results aren’t so great sadly. As an all over treatment mask it works fairly well at soaking up excess oil but do keep in mind I’m not mega, slippery slidey oily. It mattifies my skin fairly well and my skin feels very nice the day after use so it’s a great night time treatment prior to bed. As for blackheads on my nose it’s a no go. It didn’t clear up those pesky buggers in the least and they are still happily sitting on my nose. Yuk!
Overall, I’d say it’s a fairly nice all over mask as it makes my skin feel quite refreshed and glowy after use and does a decent job of soaking up excess oil. As for a nose treatment I’d say it’s a fail. It’s fairly inexpensive so it won’t break the bank to give a try for yourself. You might have better results than I did but for now I’m going to continue hunting for the cheapest and best way to get rid of those two stubborn blackheads on the tip my nose!
If you love Kiehl’s Scented Lip Balm or just lip balm in general you’ll simply adore the new limited edition six piece set to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Kiehl’s Lip Balm.
This kit includes six Kiehl’s Lip Balms in Coconut, Vanilla, Mango, Cranberry, and Mint. The balms relieve chapped, cracked lips and gives a glossy fine finish with a hint of flavor!
Available now from now from www.kiehls.com $32.
Summer over? Who cares! Still plenty of time left to enjoy a few tropical treats for your lips with the new C.O. Bigelow Tropical Mentha Lip Shine.
As Fall gathers speed you can relive the tropics with three new exciting flavors of C.O. Bigelow Tropical Lip Shine available now at Bath and Body Works for $7.50 each or Buy 2, Get 1 Free.
C.O. Bigelow Tropical Mentha Lip Shine Yuzu
C.O. Bigelow Tropical Mentha Lip Shine Mangosteen
C.O. Bigelow Tropical Mentha Lip Shine Lychee
Each gloss is infused with tingling peppermint and a burst of tropical fruit freshness for tasty, shiny lips!
Available now from Bath and Body Works.