Monday, July 30, 2012

Best Bronzer

My favorite bronzer is Hoola by Benefit. I love it because it is matte so it is perfect for contouring.It is also great for warming up your complexion for that gorgeous summer glow!
I absolutely love the packaging because it it very sturdy and can be thrown around in a purse or makeup bag with out getting damaged. I don't think that the powder would shatter even if you were to throw the thing on the ground, although who would ever want to do that?

Texture- The texture is incredibly smooth and the powder is very finely milled.

Smell- This bronzer actually smells amazing! It has a subtle nice clean scent.

Price- Benefit's Hoola bronzer costs $28 for 8 grams. I have used it almost everyday for over a year and I am not even close to hitting pan. It is definitely worth every penny for how much product you get.

If your not totally sure if you want to spend almost $30 on a bronzer, there is a set called tan about town that has a mini one. Also in this set there is "Bad Gal lash" which is one of my absolute favorite mascaras and a mini 'Some kind of gorgeous" foundation. It only costs $12!

Overall thoughts: What else can I say? It is my absolute favorite bronzer of all time because it looks very natural while still doing an excellent job of contouring!

Benefit's High brow

A little while ago I picked up Benefit's "High Brow" at Sephora.Benefit's adorable packaging always draws me in I can't help it! It has quickly become a must have product for me! It really brightens up the inner corner and underneath the brow!

Does it last?- If you don't rub your eyes it will definitely stay put throughout the day. I sometimes do rub my inner corners because my eyes feel itchy(darn those allergies!) but it is super quick and easy to touch up. I would recommend applying an eye primer before you apply High Brow.

How to apply- What makes this product so easy and fast to apply is that you don't need a brush.I just apply this and tap/rub it in with my finger.


Why I love it- I think that this product is perfect especially for summer because it looks natural but really makes a difference. For a simple and easy eye makeup just throw this on for highlight and add a little mascara. You will look put together without being overdone.  

Cost- For $20 It is a little pricey but I think that it is worth it because it makes such a difference!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Glosses

Benefit Ultra Plush Swatches & Review:
My favorite makeup brand Benefit Cosmetics has recently come out with 6 lip glosses based off their famous boxed powders. I have three minis in the shades Sugarbomb, Coralista, and Bella Bamba. They are the best lipglosses I have ever tried!

I find that squeeze tubes normally cause a mess but these squeeze tube tips are uniquely shaped. As you can see in the picture below(sorry it's so blury) the tip is flatter than the typical squeeze tube tip. 

They also smell incredible!!!

 From left to right: Bella Bamba, Coralista, Sugarbomb

Color Description:

Bella Bamba-I think that Benefit described it best as "sheer bright watermelon"
Coralista- coral
Sugarbomb-dusty pink with shimmer

Bella Bamba:
This one is my favorite because it is very similar to my natural lip color so it just makes my lips look shiny and full and not like they have a lot of lipgloss on.

Bare Lips

Bella Bamba

Bare Lips

Bare Lips

Maybelline Color Tattoo

Maybelline Color Tattoo Review & Swatches:

Maybelline Color Tattoos come in 10 vibrant shades!I will be swatching the "Bad to the bronze."

What Maybelline claims: "1. Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense,long lasting color saturation
2.Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant
3.Ophthalmologist-tested. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers"

What I think:
Does it Crease?- Whenever I wear this I always put a primer under because I have noticed that when I don't it will crease. Also to ensure longevity I put powder eye shadows over it.

How to use it- When I wear it I use it as a base color for my powder eye shadows.I can tell a big difference when I have this on under my eye shadows and when I don't. It also makes my eye shadows have less fallout because the pigments have something kinda sticky to hold on to.

How I apply it- I have found that it is easiest to apply with my fingers. A brush makes the disposition of color uneven.


This picture really doesn't do the product justice. In person, the swatch was a gorgeous shimmery bronze!
You can get one color tattoo eyeshadow for around $10, depending on where you get it. The pot has 4 grams of product in it ! Even if you used this everyday you would not need to repurchase it for a really, really long time since there is so much of it. For how much product you get the $10 is money well spent!

Revlon Lip Butters

Revlon Lip Butter Review & Swatches!

I love Revlon lip butters because while they are very pigmented ,like a lipstick, they are also very moisturizing, like a lip balm.I have 11 beautiful shades that have been swatched below:
This picture was taken outside. You can see how the sun makes the lip butters shine!

This picture was taken indoors.

Left to Right: Creamsicle, Peach Parfait, Cotton Candy, Strawberry Shortcake

Color Description:
Creamsicle-light orange cream
Peach Parfait- Peach with gold shimmer
Cotton Candy-Light cool toned pink with gold shimmer
Strawberry Shortcake-bright barbie pink

From Left to Right:
Sweet Tart, Tutti Frutti, Lollipop

Color Description:

Sweet Tart-Vivid hot pink
Tutti Frutti- Bright orange
Lollipop- Magenta with some silver glitter


From Left to Right: Berry Smoothie, Raspberry Pie, Candy Apple, Cherry Tart

Color Description:

Berry Smoothie-Berry with shimmer
Raspberry Pie-Dark berry magenta
Candy Apple-Orange red
Cherry Tart-Bright red with shimmer

One of the things I love about these Lip Butter is that they can be applied very sheer or very heavy. Sometimes I will put a little bit on my finger and rub it on my lips for a stain of color. Other times I will apply it from the tube and rub it over my lips until it gets dark and more dramatic. Revlon Lip Butters are very versatile!

Smell- Although their yummy names may imply otherwise, they have no noticeable scent.

Overall Thoughts- Revlon Lip Butter are an amazing new product that I think everyone should give a shot. With 20 shades to choose from you're sure to find a shade you like!