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Friday, September 24, 2010

Dollar Tree Haul

Dollar Tree Goodies
I have done myself a great deed, went to the dollar tree in Redford, and I was very happy with my purchase. Picked up some LA Colors e/s, N.Y.C. New York Color Eye 2 Eye e/s, almay e/s and some other items. To be able to go into a store and pick up makeup that's affordable and good quality.  I may not be able to purchase the high end makeup but yet I can still look fab with the non high end makeup. You shouldn't have to spend a fortune to look fab. When the pockets are telling you that you're on a budget lol! It is what it is, cause I feel every woman can look good without the high price tag, which your paying for the name; now on the other hand some products just work and gives us the preformance that we seek out of our favorite product.
This is how my mini haul from dollar tree came about. I wanted to checkout some makeup and I found a treasure trove of name brand makeup at the dollar tree, for instance loreal, revlon, sally henson, bonnel bell, nyc, maybelline. I was like wht the heck, I found a new store to shopat with prices I can smile about.
Here are some of my finds that I got from my new jewel of a place.

Almay Pure Blends (cinnamon)

LA Colors: Mineral e/s in Beige & Gold) Eyeliner & Brow penicl w/ sharperner

N.Y.C. New York Color Eye 2 Eye (Choclate Kiss & Arctic Green)


Indulge in beauty (blush & cream e/s)


Eyeglass Cleaning Cloth 2pack


Makeup Wipes

This concludes my mini dollar tree haul...I will be doing a review on these products after using them for awhile to get a better feel for the product. You can checkout the swatches to these products just go to the swatch page and check them out. the colors to these e/s are just beautiful and some will need a base to bring out the colors more.

Monday, September 20, 2010

METROMINT WATER

What can I say about this newly found addiction I have for water?
That it's great in all ways. The taste is amazing and it's very refreshing and minty. I found this water last weekend when I was shopping at Krogers, I saw the chocolatemint and I had to get it along with the peppermint. This water blew my mind and tastes buds, cause it was very pure and real mint flavor as well as chocolate essence to give it it's chocolate taste.

They start with the best mint in the world. Real mint. Fresh, flavorful, pesticide-free mint grown in Washington State's Yakima Valley. They treat the mint using a double-distillation process that steams the leaves until they reach the true essence of the mint. The company test for taste, and then test again for purity. How cool is that. next, the water is purified using reverse-osmosis, whatever that is, a process that saves all the good stuff and filters out the bad, including salts, impurities, and particles as small as an ion. What's left is a blank canvas, so that the   taste of mint is showcased.

What are the benefits to drinking MetroMint water.... let me tell you.

1. Refresh : Stimulates the nerves, instantly opening your senses to send a fresh, cool feeling throughout your body.

2.Relieves: settles your stomach. Consume mint before a meal and increase the flow of digestive jucies. After dinner, mint soothes the lining of the digestive tract.

3.Relax:  Helps fight stress. So drink up

4.Revere: According to Eastern philosophy, scattering mint around the home is a time- honored way to bring peace in the home.

5.Renew: Metromint acts as an instant breath fresher. Mint kills bacteria in your mouth and keeps it moist & kissable. Heighten your senses.
                                                         
                                                          6. Rehydrate: We all know that our body needs water. Metromint
                                                           replenishes your essential fluids and restores your aching muscles.



     Varieties

1.peppermint water
2.spearmint water
3.lemonmint water
4.orangemint water
5.chocolatemint water
6.cherrymint water

                    Ingredients:

              purified water, mint, chocolate, orange, lemon & cherry essence.



Everything is all natural and very refreshing to drink. Pure, simple, good for you as well! I love these waters
If you haven't tried them please head to your store and pick them all up and see for yourself the reason why so many people are raving about this new water. Metromint is available in retail stores across the country and through their online store.  They will deliver to your door!
Check them out on twitter, facebook & myspace or checkout their website for more info!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Party Prep!

Whether it’s night out or the big day, enjoy a beautiful celebration. Check out these tips for getting party-prepped and picture-perfect in a snap!




After-Five:
It’s easy to go from professional woman by day to glamour girl at night with the right tricks in your makeup bag. No complete redo required. I wanna share with you how to sparkle up your nine-to-five look for an after-five celebration.


Natural Eye Look



A natural eye look for the day doesn’t mean you’re limited to only neutral shades. Try lightly applying a colorful accent shade that you can deepen for evening.



For a daytime look, apply a thin line of eyeliner along the top lashes and use your highlight and accent colors to softly line the bottom lashline.



Transform this look for night by applying a slightly thicker liner of eyeliner along top lashes or using a darker shade over the existing line. Line the lower lashes with eyeliner as well and softly smudge if desired.

Smokey  Eye Look


Apply another coat of mascara for more dramatic evening lashes. Change your lip liner, lipstick & gloss to bolder shades with shimmer and high shine. While the general rule is to play up either eyes or lips, an evening event is perfect for going glam. So don’t be afraid to pump up the color to make eyes and lips more dramatic.



Illuminate a tired look with a touch-up from the Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen under eyes & along the smile lines.



Freshen up your face and help control shine with a little press powder. Or dust face, neck & de`collete with bronze highlighting powder. Give cheeks a touch more color- and let the evening begin!


Xoxo Nichole

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My 1st Contest!!!

Hey, I'm so bless to have reached 300 subbies and it's time to have a thank you contest to say thank you.
Just check out my video and enter the contest for your chance to win. Let the colors of the rainbow inspire the creativity that's locked inside. I'm so excited to see what the ladies are going to come up with. I love color and it's fun to see what kind of inspiration the ladies will show.

This is pic that I found inspiration from and now I want to share this with my subbies. My first contest with some really great prizes to give away all from Mary Kay! So come and get in on the fun and let your creativity run wild and vivid with bold and bright colors.


The Mary Kay Gift Package
(valued @ $68.00)

Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set (Peach)
Mary Kay Nurishine Lip gloss ( cream & sugar)
Mary Kay Lip Liner (Dark Chocolate)
Mary Kay Lash Lengthening Mascara (black)
Handmade earrings (Designs By Nichole)

Monday, August 23, 2010

E.L.F. Beauty Book Review

Smokey Eye Edition


OMG! This is one of the best beauty books that I have ever owned and the fact that you get so much for a great price. I heard so much about these beauty books and seeing all the girls on YouTube creating beautiful looks with them it was a matter of time before I would get me one, went online to order them and there it was OUT OF STOCK!


I would get so mad cause I really wanted them but couldn't order them, then I heard that elf is now at Target, I almost lost my mind, I headed to my nearest Target and there they had a very small display for e.l.f., I was like what the hell is this, they didn't have a large selection to choose from, but what I did find is what I been longing for, my beauty books. They only had two books there and they were they Eyes Bright Edition & The Smokey Eye Edition. You know i was beside myself with glee for having these two books in my possession. Got home and checked the books out and fell in love with them off the back. The Eye Brights Edition has 12 of the most beautiful colors in the palette, it comes with an eyeliner in black and a eyeshadow applicator, along with some instructions on applying the shadows, great for first timers whose new to makeup and is a good guide to achieve a fun luck. I did some swatches of the colors for the smokey eye edition and the colors are very rich and pigmented, so that's a plus in my book. There are some matte & shimmer shadows in this fun palette. Here's the inside of the smokey eye edition along with swatches of the colors of this excellent, beautiful palette all 12 colors.


The inside of the smokey eye palette


This is the first row of colors
(White, silvery black, black, silver)


Second Row of colors
(Gray,  Brown, Tan, Sand)


Third row of colors
(Light taupe, peach, copper, gold)


Eye Brights Eye Edition

This is a fun an bright eyeshadows that;s great for spring/summer. Colors are just prefect for that flirty and romantic, girlie looks and you can create a vast range of looks that this palette has to offer. To me elf cosmetics has some of the best cosmetics for great prices that we all can afford even on a budget. They are soft, shimmery & matte finishes.  Take a look at the swatches from this beautiful palette, and see why so many women love these books.

Top row of colors
(shimmery white, shimmery tan, shimmery lavender, shimmery gold)


second row of colors
(shimmery light gold, shimmery green, shimmery sea blue green, shimmery  dark brown)



last row of colors
(shimmery gray, shimmery purple, shimmery burgundy, shimmery black)

As far as I'm concern this is just one of the best beauty books out there and the fact that you can purchase these little darlings at a Target store near you, for a small price of $5 and that's a steal in my book. For a small price your getting alot and it's worth the price, cause the payoff is great. When your using these shadows you need to use a base for the color to hold and give you that POP. The shadows are powdery and there's fallout from some of the colors, but that's an over sight that can be over looked lol! In a short period I have become an elf lover and I can't think why it has taken me so long to get on the band wagon, this is just one hell of a company to supply our beauty needs for a reasonable price that's gentle on the check book. I highly recommend this elf beauty book.


PROS:
Great pigmentation
Great price
Great for everyday wear
Playful colors
Great gift


CONS:
Fallout
To much shimmer




Smokey Look created using the smokey eye edition




Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Review of Eyebrow Stencil

Originally submitted at EyesLipsFace.com

Achieve perfectly shaped brows to accentuate your face. The reusable stencil is easy to use and with 4 stencils: Curved Arch, Soft Arch, Structured Arch and Full Arch to choose from, it makes these brow stencils suitable for all brow shapes. Now your brows can look picture perfect everyday!


Wonderful

By Nichole C. from Detroit, MI on 8/17/2010

 

5out of 5

Pros: Great Design, Easy To Use, Compact, Functional

Best Uses: Going Out, Travel, Everyday

Describe Yourself: Trendy Style

I must confess that this is just great. I have always had issues with my brows now with this stencil, I have the prefect brows now! You can't go wrong with this. great for filling in and you can change it up if you like. I even use it on my daughter's brow. Thanks alot elf for this wonderful product.

Checkout the brows

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Review


Awsome Beauty Book!

By Nichole Clinton from Detroit, MI on 8/14/2010

 

4out of 5

Pros: Teenager Friendly, Long Lasting, Good Value, Versatile, Fabulous, Easy To Apply, Good Pigmentation, Fun, A Steal, Great against brown skin

Cons: Fallout

Best Uses: Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Daily Use, Special Occasions

Describe Yourself: Trendy Style

Skin Tone: Deep

Age: 35-44

I'm so in love with this product because of the beautiful and fun pigmented colors.

I use this beauty book when I want to create fun smokey looks or just create a look that's fun.

What's great about Eye Bright Edition is that my teenage daughter can use it and the colors compliments her skin tone. It's soft to the touch and can take it with you where ever you go.

The only thing I don't like is; that it has some fallout when your applying the product. But I found a great way to counter attack that- is by have dusting powder under my eyes when applying shadow.

For $5 you can't beat that, so stack up, cause they are going fast.

(legalese)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

HER STORY OF MAKEUP!

Nefertiti's bust with eye shadow applied ~1320 BC


The history of cosmetics spans at least 6000 years of human history, and almost every society on earth.

The first archaeological evidence of cosmetics usage is found in Ancient Egypt around 4000 BC. The Ancient Greeks and Romans also used cosmetics.
 The Romans and Ancient Egyptians, not realizing their dangerous properties, used cosmetics containing mercury and white lead.
 Fragrances, particularly frankincense and myrrh are mentioned in the Christian Bible: Exodus 30: 34, Gospel of Matthew 2:11. Ancient Egyptians had a wide extent of make-up utensils. One of them is kohl, which was used to outline the eyes. It is made up of lead, copper, burned almonds, soot, and other ingredients. It was believed that eye make-up could ward off evil spirits and improve the sight.
Even the poor wore eye make-up in ancient Egypt. The production of cosmetics during ancient Rome was usually done by female slaves called Cosmetae.


                                                 Egyptian cosmetics box from the Bronze Age



The cosmetic uses of kohl and henna have their roots in north Africa. Cosmetics were used in Persia and what is today the Middle East from ancient periods.  After Arab tribes converted to Islam and conquered those areas, in some areas cosmetics were only restricted if they were to disguise the real look in order to mislead or cause uncontrolled desire. In Islamic Law, there is no prohibition on wearing cosmetics, but there are requirements as stated above. And that the cosmetics must not be made of harmfull substances as to harm ones body.




An early teacher was Abu al-Qssum al-Zahrawi, or Abulcasis, who wrote the 24-volume medical encyclopedia Al-Tasrif.. A chapter of the 19th volume was dedicated to cosmetics. As the treatise was translated into Latin, the cosmetic chapter was used in the West. Al-Zahrawi considered cosmetics a branch of medicine, which he called "Medicine of Beauty" (Adwiyat al-Zinah). He deals with perfumes, scented aromatics and incense. There were perfumed stocks rolled and pressed in special moulds, perhaps the earliest antecedents of present day lipsticks and solid deodorants. He also used oily substances called Adhan for medication and beautification

                                      A Beijing opera performer with traditional stage make up.
Chinese people began to stain their fingernails with gum arabic, gelatin, beeswax and egg from around 3000 BCE.] The colors used represented social class: Chou dynasty royals wore gold and silver; later royals wore black or red. The lower classes were forbidden to wear bright colors on their nails.



A maiko in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan, in full make-up. The style of the lipstick indicates that she is still new

In Japan, geisha wore lipstick made of crushed safflower petals to paint the eyebrows and edges of the eyes as well as the lips, and sticks of bintsuke wax, a softer version of the sumo wrestlers' hair wax, were used by geisha as a makeup base. Rice powder colors the face and back; rouge contours the eye socket and defines the nose. Ohaguro (black paint) colours the teeth for the ceremony, called Erikae, when maiko (apprentice geisha) graduate and become independent. The geisha would also sometimes use bird droppings to compile a lighter color.



1889 painting Woman at her Toilette by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


In the Middle Ages it was thought sinful and immoral to wear makeup by Church leaders, but many women still adopted the fad . From the Renaissance up until the 20th Century the lower classes had to work outside, in agricultural jobs and the typically light-colored European's skin was darkened by exposure to the sun. The higher a person was in status, the more leisure time he or she had to spend indoors, which kept their skin pale. Thus, the highest class of European society were pale resulting in European men and mostly women attempting to lighten their skin directly, or using white powder on their skin to look more aristocratic.  A variety of products were used, including white lead paint which also may have contained arsenic, which also poisoned women and killed many. Queen Elizabeth I of England was one well-known user of white lead, with which she created a look known as "the Mask of Youth". Portraits of the queen by Nicholas Hilliard from later in her reign are illustrative of her influential style.



Audience applying makeup at lecture by beautician in Los Angeles, circa 1950


During the early years of the 20th century, make-up became fashionable in the United States of America and Europe owing to the influence of ballet and theatre stars such as Mathilde Kschessinska and Sarah Bernhardt. But the most influential new development of all was that of the movie industry in Hollywood. Among those who saw the opportunity for mass-market cosmetics were Max Factor, Sr., Elizabeth Arden, and Helena Rubinstein.  Modern synthetic hair dye was invented in 1907 by Eugene Schueller, founder of L'OrĂ©al. He also invented sunscreen in 1936.




Flapper style influenced the cosmetics of the 1920s, which embraced dark eyes, red lipstick, red nail polish, and the suntan, invented as a fashion statement by Coco Chanel. Previously, suntans had only been sported by agricultural workers, while fashionable women kept their skins as pale as possible. In the wake of Chanel's adoption of the suntan, dozens of new fake tan products were produced to help both men and women achieve the "sun-kissed" look. In Asia, skin whitening continued to represent the ideal of beauty, as it does to this day.During the 1960s and 1970s, many women in the western world influenced by feminism decided to go without any cosmetics. The anti-cosmetics movement was an outgrowth of this; feminists in this movement object to cosmetics' role in the second-class status of women, making them mere sex-objects who must waste time with cosmetics. Cosmetics in the 1970s were divided into a "natural look" for day and a more sexualized image for evening.



Modern developments in technology, such as the High shear mixer have facilitated the production of cosmetics which are more natural looking and have greater staying power in wear than their predecessors.



Cosmetic deodorant was invented in 1888, by an unknown inventor from Philadelphia, and was trademarked under the name Mumm. Roll-on deodorant was launched in 1952, and aerosol deodorant in 1965.















Friday, July 30, 2010

Golden Sands Eyes

TROPICAL PUNCH

Sea Shore Bliss Look

BACK TO BASIC!!!

                             FLAWLESS THINKING
Every woman wants flawless skin, fortunately, a woman's skin doesn't have to be truly
flawless to look like it is. The first steps to creating a perfect finish begins with concealing imperfections and I have just the trick to put the cover on  some major  imperfections.


         ****HOW TO HIDE MINOR SCARS****


You have to understand that pores allow makeup to hold to the skin, and scars lack pores. A little prepping is necessary to conceal a scar.

  • Dab moisturizer only on the scar
  • Apply a thin layer of powder one that matches your skin tone
  • Using your ring finger pat lightly around the edges to blend
  • Dust with powder to set


                                       ******SHADOWS******
I found that the best way to brighten a shadowy area on my face is to use a Facial Highlighting Pen from Mary Kay Cosmetics. It's a wonderful product that I feel every woman should have in her makeup bag. Never use a concealer, at least I don't when I need to brighten a shadowy area. Mary Kay's Facial Highlighting Pen has light reflecting pigments and sheer luminosity that concealers lack to me. The pen unlike concealers goes on after foundation is applied. Your shadowy areas would be...under the eyes, in the corner of the eyes, bridge of the nose, chin, corners of mouth. A little goes along way.




                                       ******DARK CIRCLES******
Those nasty dark circles around the eyes are a hot mess, but you can cover them up and help diminished them all together. Let me share my secrets!
  • Apply concealer at the edged of the dark area and extend up, never go below the dark area or you'll lighten the area your trying to match. Be sure to include the inside corner of the eye lids if necessary. I do to blend everything together to match.
  • Using your ring finger to pat lightly the edges to blend
  • For serious dark circles, get a concealer 1 or 2 shades lighter than your skin tone
  • For long term benefits I would highly recommend Mary Kay's Timewise Targeted-Action Eye Revitalizer, which provides long term benefits.
                                                           **********
These are just some of my tricks that I learned and use to achieve my flawless face. I'm a loyal user of Mary Kay Skincare and when I'm mentioning a MK product is because I use them and know what they can do. Not only do I use the products I also sell the products. I would never ask you to use a product that I haven't tried. I hope that you find these tricks useful.

This is a series of Back To Basics: Makeup 101. We'll learn the history of makeup in my next blog so have fun and get flawless.


TIPS OF THE DAY:
  • To cover redness on ivory & beige skin tones, try a yellow concealer
  • Always dab foundation over a concealed area to keep from smudging and set with powder
RECOMMENDATIONS:
  • Mary Kay Timewise Facial Highlighting Pen
  • Mary Kay Timewise Targeted-Action Eye Revitalizer
Xoxo Lady C.
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Monday, July 26, 2010

My Review


Great Product Great Price

By Nikki from Detroit, MI on 7/26/2010

 

5out of 5

Pros: Blendable, Be, Long Lasting, Versatile, Easy To Apply, Good Pigmentation, Good Value

Best Uses: Dry Skin, Daily Use, Special Occasions, Sensitive Skin, Normal Skin

Describe Yourself: Trendy Style

Skin Tone: Deep

Age: 35-44

This a wonderful product to have in your makeup collection, and for $7 you can't beat that.
The colors really pop when I use my eye primer and it does lasts all day. I wear it for all occasions. Love the packaging and all that came with it. I'll buy this again!

The Look

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Contest Entry for...Solo Makeup

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Benefit Cosmetics- Benefit To Go "Stay Put Set" Review

I saw this set when I was looking around on the sephora website and  knew I just had to buy one because it was an amazing deal and it had all products I wanted to buy anyways!!  Love everything and it works beautifully!!(:

 Benefit  To Go "stay put don't stray" set  is a travel size and it was $10 from Sephora.com and I also got a few samples as well. For this to be a travel size I love what these products has done for my makeup since I started using it . The Stay Don't Stray Primer is wonderful and I'm loving it so much that I'm going to order the full size bottle if they had a bigger size.

Just wanted to try it out without paying alot of money and then having to give it away if I didn't like it. Glad that I trusted myself enough to go with my first mind and purchase it and try it. Haven't tried my samples just yet, but boy I'm digging what I have,  I'm the one who picked my free samples and I chose some really cool products to try & review. I got one of my favorite designer's fragences....Versace Bright Crystal Parfum, YSL Yeves Saint Laurent Parisienne & Michael Kors Hollywood. They all smell so good that I want the full bottles of these parfumes.

The sample bag with all my cool samples I have a sample of Urban Decay's Pocket Rocket Lipgloss and Too Face Cosmetics Bronzer in Sunny. Have  to  admit that I was blow away with this product and can't wait to try out the rest of the line. OMG! This stuff is great and I don't advise anyone to sleep in their makeup because of the bacteria makeup leaves behind (yucky)! Guilty in the first degree :-)  yes I slept in my makeup last night and when I awoke, to my surprise my eyeshadow was still as fresh and crease-free! Well you know I was in  shock cause my eyeshadows from past never trutly stayed on and wasn't crease proof.

My primer of choice was Mary Kay's Eyeshadow Primer and it's good but it dosen't hold the shadows for long and my colors aren't as vibrent as the Benefit Stay Don't Stray Shadow Primer. I'm not talking bad about a product that I happend to own, just a fact and opinion of my own experience using it with different shadows like Nyx, MAC, L`oreal & L.A. Colors eyeshadows and other  makeup that I may wear. I believe it works really really well with Mary Kay Mineral Eyeshadows only, cause they give off a soft look and it's not to over bearing and over powering to the wear /looker. If your a lady out there that loves Mary Kay like myself- you can understand or maybe not; that all primers don't work well with other products or for you. As an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay, I truly do love all their products, some just don't work for my skin and I inform all my clients of that. I have normal/dry skin and I use products that are for my skin type- yet sometimes it's hard to let go a product that you love, but yet you have to when you nolonger find that it works for what you need it to do. That's why I'm so not worried anymore- cause I found a product that works and I see the results for myself -even early in the morning, still looking fab!

This what my eye looked like this morning after using Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer,
shadow is very fresh looking and not one single crease or fadeness of the colors, still vibrent. Highly impressed with this incredible products. Litittle goes along way and this just proved the point. Just wish that Benefit Cosmetics would make a deeper color for women with daker tones. That's one down size. You have to blend, blend, blend to get the coverage you want. I also used the primer as a concealer.

If you want this cute little travel size of Benefit Cosmetics To Go "Stay Put Set" head on over to Sephora and order yours while supplies lasts, for $10 you can order a few and give as gifts or keep them for yourself  lol. You'll get to pick 5 samples for your choice, please don't miss out on this wonderful product. You'll have a blast with this set- earse past is another product that I have to get in full size. Each of the pots is the perfect size to fit in your purse or in a plastic baggie to get through airport security. Wish the Stay don't Stray came in a slightly larger size...this stuff is amazing holding onto shadow and under eye concealer literally all day.  Erase paste works great if you use powder over it to set it. The eye cream color is nice and neutral for everyday wear.  For the price you can't beat it.This set is so cute and fun. There is actually enough amount inside each one of the bottles even though this set comes in a mini trial size. Loving all of it. Infact, I ordered another set and it should be arriving next week. Can't wait :-)
I hope that you out there read this and check it out yourself and see what the rave is. Now like I said before this is all my very own opinonon and my own experiences with the products. All products were purchased by me & with my own money no endorsment from the company. My next review will be with  Bella Brite Teeth Whitening System.

Xoxo Nikki

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SHAPE UP YOUR MAKEUP WITH BENEFIT COSMETICS!

Are you beauty-baffled? Cosmetically-confused? If you've got a beauty dilemma, Benefit has the pretty little solution. These fast beauty fixes will take your look from dull to darling in seconds flat,and get you well on your way to flanuting flawless, beautiful, gorgeous look that's to die for. Here are some tips to help you out. 

Follow these steps to achieve your most glowing, flawless face yet with Benefit Cosmetics!
This is just one of my favorite makeup company because I just love what the products do and how my makeup looks after using these products. Here's a few tips to follow for that flawless look!
Enjoy!

    Don't surrender to poor coverage 

The POREfessional, $28
Apply this silky, lightweight formula for translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. On clean, lightly moisturized skin, pat it on problem areas and blend it with your fingertips. When applying over makeup, pat it on lightly.

Lip-Smacking Shine


Ultra Shines Lip Shine, $18

Load up on radiant color with these non-sticky lip glosses. The custom silky brush glides on for perfectly smooth application and glistening lips.

That Makeup Isn't Going Anywhere


Stay Don't Stray, $24
Delicately blend this lightly tinted primer over lids and under eyes, then let it dry. Apply Erase Paste to the undereye area and on top off your eyes with Velvet Eyeshadow for a gorgeous look that lasts from A.M. to P.M.


                                  Flawless Skin

                                                                                       
"Hello Flawless!" SPF 15, $34
Sweep on this fully blendable powder with SPF 15 for beautifully sheer coverage every time, or apply with the sponge for full coverage or spot cover-up. With six flattering shades, it's incredibly easy to find the perfect one for you.

What's with the puppy dog look?


Eye Bright, $20
Shadows, circles, and bags are such a drag. Luckily, this miraculous pink pencil brightens tired eyes with a flick of the wrist for an instant, wide-awake look. Just blend this pocket-sized pencil in the inner and outer corners of your eyes and voila! Goodbye sleepy face.

Dark Circles? Not Anymore


Erase Paste $26
Signs of stress and fatigue are a thing of the past thanks to this magical, creamy concealer that camouflages and brightens areas that need a little help. Dab it on dark circles, discolorations, or imperfections and watch them disappear.

Late Nite!
Ooh la lift $22
Just three dots of this wonder wand under each eye take you from weary to wide awake. This delicate pink balm will send your bags a-packin' thanks to light-reflecting pigments and a refreshing dose of raspberry extract. It's an instant eyelift.

Back from vaction


"That Gal" Brightening Face Primer, $28
Got the lackluster blues? Brighten up! This silky, pink brightening primer instantly smoothes and brightens the skin back to its glowing potential. Wear it alone for clear-complexion radiance or with makeup to add some oomph to a ho-hum foundation.

Not An Early Bird


Lemon-Aid $20
Not an early bird? You'll sure look like one with the help of this lemon yellow, cream color corrector that makes discolored eye lids look fresh, smooth, and lively. Consider it a lazy-day makeover for your eyes.

      My Brows Are Jacked


Brow Zings $30
With a tinted wax to shape and shade, a complementing powder to set, brushes, mini tweezers, and a mirror, who needs a brow appointment? This is hands down one of the best brow-grooming kits—ever.


These are some of my favorite Benefit Cosmetics, and I had to share this with you guys. Some of you may have already used these products and there's others who haven't, I'm just one hell of a fan when it comes to great looking skin and the perfrect look with the right tools and products. I'll do a review on some on these Benefit products and a makeup tutrial on them as well. Hope that this helps you out in your quest for a great look using a great product. Here's the collection, get yours NOW!!! I love these collections that Benefit has to offer and you'll get that Benefit look! Enjoy!


The Benefit Collection



Cresent Row Collection




Box 'o Powders Collection



BADgal Collection


   The Brow Story




The Fake It Collection

Benefit, a brand overflowing with personality, has makeup to fit every personality. Accordingly, their signature looks run the glamour gamut from rebel belle to girl next door. Making your Benefit beauty mark is a fun and effortless task, thanks to their collection of "fake-its" and profusion of Love Your Look makeup—everyday shades for every lifestyle.You'll see that getting pretty is pretty easy.

Xoxo Nikki