Like I promised (and I keep my promises), Friday will be a Make up look day (or maybe Thursday, I don’t like waiting.. tell me in the comments what you think about that!).
The stars of the day will be the Benefit – they’re real! Double the lip in shade Lusty rose and Model CO – Highlighting trio – champagne, peach bellini & bronze, which I received in my Birchbox this March (and reviewed here).
Starting with the Benefit product, I must say I do like the formula, it’s nice and smooth and stays quite long throughout the day. I feel my lips soft and moisturized, and not as dry as usual. I would also name this product as a lip-balm, rather than a lipstick.
Anyway, see that nice thingy – half of the lipstick/balm is darker than the other half? So apparently, it is supposed to be used as a lip pencil. It’s all fun and clever, until it comes the time to put it on your lower lip. As you can see, it’s a bit angled and has this specific shape.. so, you know where I’m going. I’m not saying that it’s a bad product, just make sure you apply it in private (and please ignore my permanent ink stains). I later googled some you tube tutorials on how to properly apply this product.. well, still not fascinated. I also kind of don’t like that there is too much of a contract between the two shades, so sometimes it just looks faded and not as good as desired. But then I just mix them up and this way I get a very pretty colour. Most likely won’t repurchase.
When it comes to the highlighter – I find it to be honestly amazing. I am not a fan of these crazy shiny highlighters that make your face look like a mirror, so I am very happy with its nice and subtle glow. It creamy, but not too much, blends easily and it’s just the perfect match for me. You obviously can’t properly catch its beauty through my camera but I assure you there is plenty!
So that’s me, ready to go. Hope you enjoyed this Friday post as much as I did!