Tuesday, December 11, 2012

beauty product talk

If you are struggling with a Christmas list this year I would like to offer some helpful advice. Get Benefit's Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow. I have an arsenal of beauty products and these shadows I use every day and they are wonderful. If you have 5 minutes to get your face ready then slapping one of these puppies over your whole eyelid will do the trick and out the door you can go. If you have more than 5 minutes then slapping one of these puppies on your eyelid and adding a shadow overtop will be amazing. I try new combinations almost daily and I feel like I am continually surprised with how versatile and beautiful they are time and time again. I have the following colors myself....
birthday suit-a brushed chrome (my favorite for everyday, a great neutral)

rsvp-a sparkling champagne (great for a base of brightness to really bring out the color of an eyeshadow)

flatter me-a toasted mauve (this shade is beautiful on all eye colors)

busy signal-a venetian brown (this color I like to use along with another color, I find it too dark to wear all over my lid unless it is a formal event...which is like never:) )
These colors cost $19 each and I have had the first one I purchased for over a year and it is still going strong. The formula is lovely and does not dry out after multiple uses. If I lost all my makeup this would be at the top of my list for repurchasing....and I would probably buy birthday suit first. You can get these at Ulta or Sephora and might be an awesome gift for someone you don't know what to buy for....unless they are male...then it might be really awkward!

What beauty item can you not live without. (side note: currently I am sitting in my pjs without a lick of makeup on and it is 11 in the morning...not every day is a makeup day)


Rachel Jones said...

I LOVE this stuff too - I got it for my wedding & have used it since. Have it in skinny jeans and get figgy!

KarenLee said...

Ah, do you know you are my make-up guru? I barely have any, and most of it is from my wedding 6 1/2 years ago. Basically anything you say is great I want to buy :)