Every woman has those little wonder products in their makeup bag, the mascara that lengthens your eyelashes, the lip gloss that gives you fuller lips and all these help us achieve our daily look.
But what if you don’t have anything but 15 mins to get ready in the morning, concealing and contouring will take too much of that time and you can’t leave the house with only half a face on. Whether your a mum on the school run, in a rush to beat traffic to get to work or trying to recover from a night out Benefit Puff Off! Will help you out.
Benefit Puff Off! Is an eye gel that instantly smooths puffiness under the eyes. The gel itself is peach coloured and has only a slight fragrance. If you’ve used Benefit products before such as Benefit Eyecon or Benefit Its potent then you’ll love this little wonder. Not only does it smooth puffy tired eyes but will also smooth out fine lines and creases. It can be used alone or under makeup.
Personally I use this when I’m short for time in the mornings or running a little late for the school run. It’s suprising how much of a difference it makes, I use it along side Benefit It’s potent eye cream which is a brightening cream that fades dark circles. I like that the formula is light, cooling to the skin and you only need a little for each eye so a little really does go a long way. The photo above show you just how little you need to use to achieve results.
Dusky Pink is the colour to have this autumn, its on the catwalks in all forms but most importantly its inspiring beauty looks and nail varnish trends. As the lips go bolder is shades of berry eyes go softer is pink hues. I created this look with neutral lips and slightly smokey eyes instead of my usual black eyeliner.
Benefit : It’s Potent
Illamasqua Skinbase: 4.5
Vivo Baked Blush : Rouge Shimmer
Absolute NY Primer
Urban Decay Naked Palette: Virgin, Sidecar, Toasted, Hustle
Kryolan for GlossyBox Highlighter : Cashmere
Greenpeople Anti-Age Pencil Eyeliner: City Grey
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara: Black (Just 1 coat)
Carmex lip Balm
ModelCo Lip Lacquer : Morocco
Subtle Smokey Eye
Defined Eyes without heavy Eyeliner
Out Of Direct Light
In Direct Light
ModelCo Lip Lacquer : Morocco
Purple is a great colour for both night and day so I decided to go with this look tonight as I’m hoping a meal out with Mr.Retro (& Master Retro) is on the cards. If you want to wear this in the day just leave the Charcoal colour until your ready to go out.
Me Me Me : Seventh Heaven Enriched Moisturising Facebase
Vivo Under Eye Concealer : Light
Illamasqua : Skin base Foundation 4.5
Lily Lolo Blusher : Doll Face
Me Me Me : Shimmer Stack Gold
Collection 2000 : Sheer Loose Powder Translucent
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Eye Shadow : Vanilla
MUA Trio Eyeshadow : Passion
B M Beauty Eye Shadow : Wolf Howl
Barry M Dazzle Dust : No.11
Illamasqua Pure Pigment : Static
MAD Minerals Liquid Eyeliner : Pandora
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real
E.L.F Eyebrow Pencil
Me Me Me Lipcreme : Ruby Rich / Aphordite
An exclusive to Debenhams for two days only, the Benefit Go Tropicoral isn’t going to be lauched for 2 weeks yet but you can get it now from Debenhams as well as free delivery if you are a beauty card holder.
“They’re the ultimate gulit-free treats! Our pocket-sized lip & cheek kits add a pop of colour to your lookàmorning, noon or night. Each kit includes and iconic tint, award-winning cheek colour, luscious lip gloss and sext highlighteràso you can turn up the heat, perk it up, or get a sweet & soft glow. Who can stop at just one?”
The new Benefit Go Tropicoral Gift Set Includes:
- Cha cha tint
- High Beam
- Coralista Box O’ Powder
- Coralista Lipgloss
Take advantage of free shipping as a Debenhams beauty card holder by using the code ” SHBC “.
Benefit erase paste has been part of my make up bag for many years, it’s not a product I use daily any more but it’s definitely something you want in your make up bag. Erase Paste is a brightening camouflage for your eyes and face, the creamy formula conceals and brightens all in one step and comes in a handy little tub. The product itself targets dark circles, discolouration and imperfections. They come in 3 shades so you should find a match for your colouring, personally I have shade 01 – fair.
I use this product on the dark circles under my eyes, make sure your fingers are warm and then get a little product on the tips, gently dab the erase paste under your eye on the dark circles. Once you have done that blend gently don’t pull at the skin under your eye as this skin is very delicate. Too much product will give you that caked look which I’m sure your trying to avoid. I also use this when I’m having a less that perfect skin day, its great for concealing spots and blending them in before putting on your foundation. If you haven’t tried it then you should it will save you on those spotty days or they days you just haven’t had much sleep.
Continuing with my love of the MUA Palettes I used my Dusk Til Dawn Palette to create a look for a night out with my other half. The plan was the cinema to see The Dark Knight Rises but it was sold out, so we had a lovely tapas meal at La Tasca and this palette had the perfect colour to match me dress. The result of Smokey Teal Look and what I used to create it :
- Benefit : The POREfessional
- Me Me Me Cosmetics – Flawless Finish Tinted Moisturiser SP15 – Porcelain Pure
- MUA : Mosiac Blusher – English Rose
- Urban Decay Primer potion
- Vivo Cosmetics – Eye Kit Midnight Smoke
- MUA – Dusk til Dawn Palette
- Benefit Eyliner – Onyx
- Sesationelle – Flick Tips
- Me Me Me Cosmetics – Fat Cat Mascara
- Urban Decay Lipstick – Naked
- M.A.C Lipglass – Nymphette
As this item has quickly become a must have in every womans’ make up bag, the question I have to ask is ” Does It live up to your expectations?”. The POREfessional has been said to be the best selling primer since it made its début, The PRO balm is said to minimise the appearance of pores.
Quickly minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.
I tried this primer a couple of months ago and although I think it’s a great product is not the best primer I’ve come across. Although the formula is very silky and smooth I found that the colour wasn’t right for me. I know I have light skin but this made me a funny colour. I have since revisited this product to give it a second chance, I have used it just on my nose and found personally that’s the best use I get out of it. For £23.50 its not worth it for me.
What have your experiences been like with this product, is it a must or a miss?
If the name makes you hungry then I apologise in advance, the name is a mixture of the eye shadow names and the colours. I also used BB Cream for the first time in this look so I will do a full review about that later on. The look is mostly pinks with some browns, subtle enough for say and just use a brighter pink and smoke the browns out for a night time look.
- Maybelline BB Cream – Light
- Lily Lolo Mineral Blush – Doll Face
- M.A.C Powder Eye Shadow – Soba
- E.L.F. Eye Primer – Sheer
- Urban Decay Naked Palette – Sin
- BM Beauty Eye Shadow – Her Majesty
- Barry M Cosmetics Dazzle Dusts – Neon Pink (85)
- Urvan Decay Naked Palette – Toasted
- Collection 2000 Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner – Bown
- Benefit Badgal lash – Plum
- Urban Decay Eyeliner – Yeyo
Elysambre Make Up – Lipstick 211 Glossy Chocolate Brown
If you haven’t seen the Ombre trend lately heres a look at it as a make up look. I’ve seen it mostly on nails this summer but I thought a look like this couldn’t hurt especially with the make up trio I was using which I will get to later. Ombre is french for shadow / shade / shaded, in the fashion world it basically means anything stating out as one colour and morphing into another. Ombre has been everywhere so far, we’ve had hair, clothes, nails so why not Ombre eye shadow?
- Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation – Blondie
- M.A.C Select Moisturecover – NW15
- Illamasqua Powder Blush – Unrequited
- E.L.F Eye Shadow Primer – Pearl
- Sleek Make Up The Primer Palette – Money Honey and Hot Wired
- Look Triple Hit Trio –
- Collection 2000 Lasting ColourGel Liner – Brown
- Benefit BADgal Mascara – Purple
- Urban Decay Eye Liner –
- Illamasqua Lipstick – Perilous
Here are the swatches for the Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Glosses:
Don’t you just want to collect them all?