Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beautifying With Benefit Cosmetics

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I'm so happy to have heard from various social networks how much you all liked the Boden top I wore in my post yesterday. It is so pretty and feels so good on. Like I said before, seriously worth every single penny. Its a must have standard for any vintagey wardrobe.

Today I would like to introduce to you a few products I have been using lately, makeup wise. For about two years I have been yearning to get that smooth look after I have put on my makeup. And I finally found what works for me!!!!

I have purchased about 3 different under eye concealers to help me with the puffiness under my eyes. I never get a full nights rest or not enough hours of rest due to the duties of housewifery and mommyhood. I'm okay with that, but just to prove that lack of sleep does affect your looks, I have this puffiness that doesn't go away unless I have like 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep and well that's not going to happen for another 15 or more years, right?

A girl has to make do with what she has in the situation she is in. So not wanting that puffiness to turn into dark circles I do moisturize with a day and night cream. I also use a cleanser for the day and night as well as a special scrubber every other day. If you would like to see more of my beauty regime or the products I use just let  me know and I would be happy to share what has worked for me.

As a woman gets older the overall skin tone and under eye area does get affected first. So it is important not only to tend to those areas daily but also use products when putting on makeup that will not enhance your problem areas but rather give them a boost.

Although the MAC primer, concealer, and cover up has been lovely to use, after using Benefit Cosmetics products I will be completely changing over and adding everything I can of theirs into my makeup palette.

MAC Makeup

This is basically what I use. That small tube of Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional is a sample one but I also had it put on me the day I spent at Ulta HERE.

The POREfessional pro balm literally makes the appearance of your pores look less. The cream is not heavy, it smells lovely, and makes my skin look its best. I love, love, love how Benefit Cosmetics products feel on my skin. They help me look my best and yet it doesn't feel heavy or greasy.

After I used the pro balm then I put on the fakeup under eye concealer which is a wonder to behold. It is like a tube of lipstick that you wind up and in the middle is the concealer itself. I am bonkers about it! After trying so many out (like Almay, Maybelline, and Clinque) I finally found what I needed. You can really see a difference right away after putting it on, too.

fakeup benefit cosmetics

I then put on my cover up which is from MAC but I am looking forward to getting Hello Flawless Oxygen cover up. I had it used on me twice at the Benefit counter but I haven't purchased it yet. It is amazing!! You can see the results in these photos HERE.

A few other little things are added and then I tried on they're real! mascara. I love the bristles on the brush and the handle was good for my hands (I need large handles for my hands because of their weakness-it helps my grip). I have used Maybelline and Sephora brand mascaras but now this is the one for me. Benefit Cosmetics has other colors and various other bristles that you can see HERE.

Benefit Cosmetics
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This is the result. Its everything I wanted and more. Easy to use, smooth on the skin, smells great, lovely texture, and a sort of finished look I have been yearning to have for ages and ages. I am a Benefit Cosmetics girl now through and through.

Have you tried their products? Is so, what are your favorites so far?

4 comments:

  1. You've clearly hitting on a winning cosmetic combination here, dear Daffny! Your skin is radiant, awake looking, and all kinds of beautiful - not to mention very, very youthful looking - in that photo. Thank you for sharing your current favourite tricks for getting it that way with us.

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. I do like benefit! They're products are great plus the packaging is so cute!

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  3. Your skin is amazing. I love benefit but have never tried the concealer or oorefessional now I will
    Retro rover

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  4. I only wish Benefit would cut parabens out of their line entirely so I wouldn't have to pick and choose through so much.

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