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Friday Make up Look – Using Benefit Lipstick and Model Co Highlighter + Review

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!

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  • Reply Rose

    The lipstick looks great on you!!!

    March 17, 2017 at 6:27 am
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Thank you! I very much like such natural colours! xx

      March 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply In lumina

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  • Reply Mimi @ Lush Fro

    Omg!!! That lipstick has me so jealous!

    March 18, 2017 at 12:14 am
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Aww maybe it’s only me who doesn’t like it that much! 😀

      March 18, 2017 at 12:18 am
  • Reply sarahscupofbeauty

    Beautiful look! That lip shade is right up my alley!! xoxo Sarah

    March 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply Bay Area Beauty Blogger

    I have that lipstick too! 😄

    March 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply mariiacano

    The shade looks great on you!

    March 19, 2017 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Maggie

    Ahhh you’re so pretty! 😍 And that’s a beautiful makeup look.

    March 19, 2017 at 8:52 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Thank you, you are so kind! <3

      March 19, 2017 at 8:54 pm
      • Reply Maggie

        You’re very welcome! ❤

        March 19, 2017 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Always Cleia

    You are gorgeous! I love the lip shade, I agree it’s kinda weird having the lipliner built right into the lipstick. I feel like it would give me a hard time trying to apply it and keep it sharp!

    March 19, 2017 at 10:42 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Thank you! I think it would be impossible to sharp it in any way which obviously kills the purpose of it. And it also doesn’t have the consistency of a lip liner.. I mean it’s great as an idea but it needs some more work on it.

      March 19, 2017 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply insapphicsunshine

    Hello again, Siyana!

    I love this idea and your make-up look is gorgeous! The accompanying text is honest and so engaging. Although I understand the concept of brevity, I’d love to read more of your narrative!

    Superb!! Keep up the great work!


    I’ve got to join these make-up subscription delights!

    March 20, 2017 at 12:32 am
    • Reply brushyneedle

      I always strive to keep my reader’s attention and present them a concise description of my thoughts. Sometimes I fear that I might annoy them with my babbling. However, thank you for showing me support and giving me a room for improvement for my future posts!

      March 20, 2017 at 2:39 am
      • Reply insapphicsunshine

        Greetings Siyana!
        Yes, your voice is most engaging! I am one of those readers who will read forever, if a writer’s style and voice are memorable! Get some lovely wrapping paper and a bit of ribbon and gift wrap your fears. Your voice is splendid!

        March 20, 2017 at 4:13 am
        • Reply brushyneedle

          I am grateful for your kind words, Claudia, they are really inspiring!

          March 20, 2017 at 11:15 am
          • insapphicsunshine

            Greetings Siyana!
            You are most welcome! I’ve come to visit your site once more and again…or how ever they say that! 😀

            May 5, 2017 at 3:46 am
  • Reply Quinn

    That highlighter looks amazing on you! Really glow-y!

    March 20, 2017 at 4:54 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Thank you, it’s even prettier in real life!

      March 20, 2017 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Curlygirlabroad

    Looks good! 🙂

    March 20, 2017 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply kanishkasdiary

    You a pretty Girl!! <3 The lip color suits your complexion 😀

    March 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Thank you, you are being so nice <3

      March 22, 2017 at 3:46 pm
      • Reply kanishkasdiary

        Oh no! I just mentioned a fact 😀

        March 22, 2017 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply briannalynnmakeup

    You’re so pretty!! Great look! ❤

    March 23, 2017 at 3:32 pm
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  • Reply Béline Océane

    I love the colour of the lipstick and your jumper😍 you’re gorgeous!🙈

    April 2, 2017 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply naveennaseem

    You are gorgeous ❤

    April 3, 2017 at 9:21 pm
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