Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Benefit Haul (Cha Cha Tint and Bikini-Tini Creaseless Cream Shadow)

Lately, Benefit has been one of my favourite makeup brands. I especially love their boxed powders and cheek & lip tints.
While on a recent trip to Shoppers Drug Mart, I decided to redeem my Optimum points to get some new items to add to my Benefit collection.

The first product is Cha Cha Tint which is a mango-tinted lip and cheek stain. I really love the red version (Benetint) and the pink version (Posietint), so I had to try this one. I have used it already and so far I really like it. On me, Cha Cha Tint is a lot more pigmented than the other two tints so I need to apply it with a very light hand. I never really use any of the tints on my cheeks but I love them for my lips. I’m very pale and sometimes I just need to add a bit of flush to my lips to look healthier and more youthful. I like how the tints dry completely and stain the lips with a long lasting colour. I never have to worry about my hair getting stuck to my lips on windy days or smudging my lip shade while eating.

Next is one of Benefit’s new Creaseless Cream Shadows. A few years ago I purchased an old version of this product (the one with the black and white bird patterned lid) and had to return it because it creased on me instantly and was not very pigmented. After my disappointing experience with cream shadows, I was hesitant to purchase a newer version but loved the colour of Bikini-Tini and wanted to give it a chance. I’m amazed how this new shadow doesn’t crease on me at all…even without a primer!!!! This pretty nude pink shade makes my eyes look brighter and more awake. I will be picking up more colours in the future.
Once I try out these items a bit more, I will write another post that includes a more in-depth review, detailed pictures, and swatches of both products.
What are your favourite items from Benefit?

Monday, August 19, 2013

July SeasonsBox

This month’s SeasonsBox post will be a bit different than the others. Normally I’m able to provide informative details about the products based on the information printed on the card sent with the box. For some reason though, my July box was missing its card and the July information was no longer on seasonsbox.com by the time that my box arrived. So, I filmed an unboxing video that includes my first impressions on the products and general thoughts based on the information printed on the packaging.

Overall, I was impressed with this box and look forward to the August box. What did you receive from SeasonsBox this month?