Benefit Cosmetics: Girl Meets Pearl Review

Oh yes! It is time to share with you my thoughts on this amazing product I purchased from Sephora a few months ago. What I picked up was Benefit cosmetic’s Girl Meets Pearl. What is it well. . . It is a beautiful product you can use to highlight your complexion with or better yet if you want an all over glow you can mix it into your favorite liquid or cream foundation. Yes!! Glowing complexions are the thing and will be more the thing this summer with the bronzed and glowy skin trend that will come back for another season.

What inspired this purchase was a video I was watching on youtube and yes I do watch other amazing  beauty enthusiast myself. The video that inspired me the most was Michael’s (AKA The Sublime Agent on YouTube)  "Glow From Within A Luminous Makeup Look". He created a fabulous instructional video on how to create glowing skin during the video he use a illuminizer by Illamasqua and mixed it into his cream foundation. The result was beautiful and I wanted in! Now Illamasqua’s products are great but I did not find the right illuminator for my skintone. So after searching Benefit Cosmetic's Girl Meets Pearl Golden Pink was the winner. The tone was perfect for my yellow undertoned complexion, so hence I purchased it and love it so much.

What they say about Girl Meets Pearl, $30:

What it is:
A soft, golden pink, liquid-pearl highlighter.

What it does:
This sheer, light-reflecting formula glides on smoothly for a breathtakingly luminous complexion.

What else you need to know:
Includes skin-soothing raspberry and chamomile.

Overall thoughts, I trully love this products to use as a luminizer. You can use it to highlight your checkbone and the bridge of your nose or for more fabulousness you can use it and mix it into your foundation for the beautiful all over glowing skin. Have you tried this product? What are you thoughts on this one here, please share by leaving your comments below. Well. .  until next time stay fabulous my beauties!!

 

Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl Review

 

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Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Primer: I wanted To Like It, But. .

Today I am giving you all my official review of Benefit's Stay Don't Stray shadow and concealer primer. You all may have seen me use this product is a few of my most recent tutorials and at that time I liked it, but now I know why I don't LOVE it. Before I talk about the why. . . Let me tell you what they say this product will do for you:

What they say about this product:

What it is: A 360 degree primer for concealers and eyeshadows.

What it does: Tell your eye makeup to stay, don't stray! This dual-action primer works 360 degrees around the eyes to make concealers and eyeshadows REALLY stay put. Concealers never crease and eyeshadows stay vibrant and true…you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!

What else you need to know: Stay Don't Stray preps, protects, AND perfects! Preps: The lightweight formula blends seamlessly into skin, brightens eye area to minimize the appearance of fine lines, and comes in a universally flattering nude shade.

Protects: Hydrates with sodium hyaluronate to lock in moisture, fights signs of aging with Vitamins C & E, and is paraben-free. Perfects: It's long-wearing to keep makeup looking fresh, locks on ALL concealers & eyeshadows and prevents creasing of eye makeup.

What I liked about it is that the product helps brighten the eye area to minimize the appearance of fine lines and the color was in a universal nude shade that was great for evening out the eyelid area is your eyelid was discolored. I also like that the product help hydrate with the sodium hyaluronate and it helped fight signs of aging with vitamin C & E, but. . . The thing that let me down was the creasing or fraying that occurred throughout my 8 hour work day!!

If you have seen my most recent tutorial "Kim Kardashian inspired makeup tutorial" you may have noticed that I applied this primer on my lid and I usually apply my primer on very lightly just so I don't overuse the product, right? Well, I let the primer set for a minute on my eyelid and let me tell you before I even applied any eyeshadow on the primer itself was creasing!! OMG! I have never had any primer do this to me before until now. Don't get me wrong, I truly love Benefit cosmetics, but this is one product I do not like. I wish Benefit would bring back the original primer FYI, that product was awesome!!

So my Chameleons if you were thinking that this primer was my new favorite let me be the first to tell you I am running back to UrbanDecay.com and purchasing my professional sized primer potion right now! Urban Decay Primer Potion to me is the best primer ever!!

Question for you? What is your favorite primer? Please share I would love to know!!

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Beauty Chameleon’s Makeup Haul: Sephora, MAC, Eve Pear & More!

Hey my beauty chameleon's! It is about that time again! Yes, this is my official first haul of the year even though a lot of things were purchase after Thanksgiving, Christmas and in the New Year. The reason why I like to share my haul is due to the fact that my subscribers from my youtube channel (NHOP76) love to see what I use. I also feel that it also helps other women make a better decision on something that are thinking about purchasing for themselves to use in the future. So with that said, enjoy this video and if you hauled something recently please leave a comment below on your favorite beauty items for 2011!

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Makeup Tutorial: Smokey Eye Look #2 (Using MAC Pigments)

Here is another look from my smokey eye series using MAC pigments this time. This is another way your can take a smokey eye look and add more color.

Products used:

  1. Smashbox Photo finish lid primer
  2. MAC: Sweet Sienna Loose pigment (Cosmetic Company Outlet aka CCO)
  3. MAC: Bell Bottom Blue Loose Pigment (CCO)
  4. Benefit Luster duster: Snow Bunny (sephora, Ulta,Beauty.com)
  5. MAC: Soba Eyeshadow
  6. Smashbox: Blackout Eyeshadow
  7. MAC: Grain Eyeshadow
  8. MAC: Fluidline gel Liner: Blacktrack
  9. Lashes: Ardel Demi’s 120

Cheeks:

  1. Cargo: Coral Beach

Lips:

  1. NYX lipgloss: sweet heart

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Benefit Cosmetics: Benefit Glosses Are Back!

41qjdiq9yrl_sl500_Remember a while ago Benefit cosmetics pulled their lip glosses and other products of the shelves at stores like Sephora & Ulta? I was sad because I could no longer get my favorite gloss like “The Gloss” called Kiss me and others. However I just received an email from Benefit saying that they brought their glosses back!! I was excited to hear that because I love the way their gloss feel on my lips, soft and smooth and the smell is just delightful too. The new glosses they are introducing are available in 8 beautiful shade with a delicious shine that never sticks & the soft custom paddle glides on smooth for the most luscious lip look. You can wear them alone or with someone you love! The colors they will be available in are:

• kiss you (clear fuchsia)
• fresh squeezed (pink grapefruit)
• i’m with the band (golden pink shimmer)
• friends in high places (sparkling raspberry)
• almost famous (copper penny)
• zone out (golden nude)
• who are you wearing? (passion fruit pink)
• life on the A list (first kiss pink)

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If you are a lip gloss girl like me you can Get FREE US Standard Shipping with purchase of a new lipgloss at Benefit Cosmetics. Use promo code LIPGLOSS at checkout. Offer valid 6.23.09 to 6.30.09. Not valid with other offers. Also at benefit you can get a Free color plump in yoo hoo, a fabulous gilded honey shade, with any purchase of $35 at Benefit Cosmetics. No promo code necessary.

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Benefit: Free Color Plump lip pencil with any purchase over $35!

Happy Monday my beauty chameleons!! Today I just had to check in with you all to let you in on a excited deal. Do any of you wear and love Benefit cosmetics? If so, they are having a wonderful free gift with any purchase over $35! You can get a Free color plump with any purchase of $35 at Benefit Cosmetics. No promo code necessary. What is the color plump pencil? The color plump pencils gives your lips a sexy 3-D effect. Watch your lips go from ‘now’ to ‘WOW’… the first time you apply. Your lips will appear younger, plumper and sexier with these neutral ‘wear-me-all-the-time’ shades. The proof is in the pucker. The tripeptide complex moisturizes lips, decreases lip furrows, enhances lip volume, and improves smoothness of the lips. This offer is valid until approximately the end of June, so if you are ready for some sexy plumpalicious full lips take advantage of this promo for sure!

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