8 posts tagged "Benefit"
As we idle in seasonal transition—our monstrous heating bills say winter, but retailer inventories are already screaming spring—a single makeup staple is quietly making its annual re-entrance: blush. Possessing the ability to give the appearance of both a cold-weather flush and a warm, sun-kissed glow, the pink powdery compacts have just started flooding our desk. First up for review is Bella Bamba, the latest from Benefit. The California-based brand is no stranger to getting cheeky, having already graced us with boxed face powders like Georgia, which imparts a peachy glow, and Coralista, which leaves behind a tropical finish. This latest installment, however, is pure pink—branded as pink in 3-D, in fact, for shimmering gold undertones that add dimension, brighten, and sculpt in one fell swoop. With holographic packaging to boot, it’s a bright, fun reminder that spring will come. Never mind the increasingly large snowbanks outside.
The holidays are here; now’s the time to break out your glitter eye shadows. Later this week, we’ll post our first-ever face-painting video tutorial, complete with a special guest and yuletide-appropriate beauty looks. In the meantime, get a load of these four new shimmering shades from Benefit’s highly wearable Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners. The sparkly lilac Purple Snap, dark teal Tidal Rave, pewter Silver Spoon, and frosty-white Ice Shot all go on incredibly smooth—and surprisingly sheer. Apply lightly for a veil of glistening color, or build them for more coverage. Pro tip: To really push the limits of twinkle and flash, use these as a base to hold bareMinerals’ recently released High Shine Eye Color. Opaque doesn’t even begin to describe this six-piece color collection’s full-on finish.
Leighton Meester is doing for blush what Blair Waldorf did for the headband; the perfectly pink cheek is becoming her signature. At last night’s Swarovski-hosted book launch for Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman’s You Know You Want It: Style-Inspiration-Confidence, the show’s star placed the happy hue on her apples and dragged it outward toward her cheekbones for contouring. We too have been feeling a little rouge of late (great minds), and have been leaning toward liquid and cream formulations, like Benefit’s Posie Tint, for application ease and a smooth finish. A few drops will take you a long way. Do you like Meester’s rosy glow?