Benefit Cosmetics Box O’ Powder Guide
Yves Rocher Complete Anti-Aging Eye Care
The skin around the eyes is fragile and requires special attention!
This Complete Anti-aging Eye Care acts globally for maximum results.
This anti-aging product eyes is targeted to women over 40 for a daily use. It can be used as a cure for women in their thirties.
- Wrinkles and fine lines around the eye contour are quickly smoothed,
- Under eye bags seems deflated,
- Dark circles are visibly faded.
The unique tip applicator makes eye care a breeze. Just apply it to the area you want to treat and gently squeeze for just the right amount!
I walked past a “Yves Rocher” store while I was at Austria and wondered about it. It looked interesting from the outside, and I wanted to try some lower-end European skincare brand. The airport at Budapest happened to have a Yves Rocher store. Even though the saleslady knew minimal English, she was very helpful when I asked about their bestseller or star products. She introduced me to this eye cream when instead, I actually wanted to try Fresh Gel Undereye Bags. She said that the Complete Anti-Aging Eye Care is better. I was convinced to buy it after seeing the metal tip applicator which makes the eyes area feel cooling.
I’ve been only using the Clinique All About Eyes Serum in the morning, and no eye cream at night. The Clinique serum has a gel-like consistency and does not have much moisturizing properties, so I wanted to try an eye cream with a more hydrating and anti-aging benefits for nighttime use.
Will let you know whether this eye cream will work for me. Or will it be too “heavy” for someone in their mid-20s.
HIGH FIVE: MEET THE NEW MASCARAS IN TOWN
Discover five new mascaras designed to make you look—and feel—your best in every scenario.
There’s a time and a shape for everything—at least so goes the unflappable rallying cry of new mascaras. Whether you’re going for the subtle, one-with-nature look or championing the go-big-or-go-home philosophy, these five mascaras are built for success, boasting some of the most innovative wands and formulas to date. LENA PARK
TOO FACED BETTER THAN SEX
BEST FOR: The woman who is unafraid to show off some curves.
One size fits all: shaped like an hourglass, these extra-firm bristles deliver intensely pigmented, voluptuous lashes—the kind that will likely inspire passersby to experience jaw-drops, cartoon-style double takes, and audible whistles.
TARTE LIGHTS, CAMERA, FLASHES STATEMENT
BEST FOR: The woman who lets her eyes do all the talking.
Bottle up extreme volume and dimension and see lashes magnified by 752 percent. Mathlete or not, that’s a pitch-black, vitamin-enriched formula for success.
YSL BABY DOLL
BEST FOR: The woman who wants to bolster a doe-eyed-is-me complex.
Play innocent: look wide-eyed with this formula specially created to lift and separate lashes. Plus, the duo-length bristles grab hold of fringe big and small for smudge-free volume that lasts for up to 24 hours.
BAREMINERALS LASH DOMINATION
BEST FOR: The woman on the move who has seen it all.
Not only does this wand feature an exclusive 180-degree spiral shape that is designed to curve around and coat lashes from all angles, but the formula also packs in ten—count ‘em, ten—benefits ranging from volume to length to long wear.
MAKE UP FOR EVER SMOKY EXTRAVAGANT
BEST FOR: The woman who expects perfection—all day, every day.
Precision makes perfect: the cone-shaped design features a rounded base for sweeping on ultrablack, lasting volume that narrows into a fine tip for separating lashes. Encourage stares near and far—your lashes will be ready for it.
GLAMGLOW BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment
Non-Dry Tapwipe™ Bioactive Mud consists of powerful actives that help minimize puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines while brightening and hydrating the eyes. Natural high bioactivity materials and bentonites absorb toxins delivering high nutrients and minerals essential for ultrabright, amazing eyes. Simply tap-on to deliver the range of advanced active ingredients into the skin then wipe-off, leaving a micro layer of actives for extended results.
-Use one dual ChromeCell™ per use, two to three times per week or when needed.
-Close eye and tap on an even layer using the entire product under eye or orbital eye.
-Leave on for three minutes.
-Close eye and slowly wipe off with a soft, dry tissue, using a clean part for each wipe.
NEW! Hydra-smooth Lip Color
hydra-smooth lip color is the fun & flattering future of lipstick! It’s enriched with shea, mango butter and vitamin E for lips that look supple & hydrated. It glides on irresistibly smooth with a double-slanted tip that’s custom designed to define AND fill. This collection was specially created to bring you the Top 10 most universally flattering shades…so they’re easy to pick & even easier to wear. Available in three levels of coverage: sheer, medium and medium-full.
lip service (pink-peach)
air kiss (bubblegum)
nice ‘n teasy (rosy neutral)
frisky business (shimmering nude)
juicy details (natural pink)
talk flirty (orchid pink)
Medium Full Coverage
fling thing (very berry)
dare me (true fuchsia)
wing woman (peachy neutral)
NEW! Dior CC Primer - Radiance Booster Color Correcting Primer
A lightweight spray that delivers Photo-Smart Pigments™ to color correct imperfections, erase shadows, even out skintone, and brighten dull complexions.
The perfect start for glowing skin, this exclusive formula is enhanced with an energizing mix of minerals to revive and refresh the complexion as well as hyaluronic acid to plump and smooth the skin. Apply this universal shade before any foundation for flawless application and extended wear.
Pick up the beat with a rush of heat! This rockin’ rose gold cheek powder gives a famously provocative flush that turns heads on-stage and off. The crowd will go wild for its sexy faceted design, accented in luxe gold. For an encore, the custom angled, dimensional brush gives rich, show-stopping payoff every time.
NEW! 6 Superprimers that smooth and correct, before foundation. (USD $27)
I’m liking the pastel colors =)
NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation
NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation - Empty Compact (USD $10)
NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation - Refill (USD $38)
Available in 15 shades.
New NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation brilliantly evens skin with a lightweight, luminous finish. Combining the supple feel of a cream foundation with the sleek ease of a portable compact, the Advanced Emulsion Technology formula may be applied wet or dry for artistic versatility. Blending seamlessly with weightless medium buildable coverage, skin feels soft and comfortable with moisture levels boosted by 80% after 12 hours, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhancing skin’s radiance.
NARS claims these test results:
- 90% noticed their skin looked brighter and more radiant
- 95% felt their skin was smoother
- 93% felt the appearance of dry skin was improved
Beat breakouts fast with spot treatments!
Whether you’re looking for natural ingredients like tea tree oil or a packed one-two-punch we’ve found you the speediest relief with skin savers that battle bacteria right at the source.
My Base Routine (Foundation-Concealer-Powder-Blush) - Long Post!!
I figured it was a good time to demo my current base routine and give you some tips on tone correction along the way, since that’s an issue for my skin right now! Obviously, it’s not perfect skin, and I do get ravaged by premenstrual hormones from time to time. (Feel free to click and expand the photos!)
Obviously this isn’t the only way you should do your base. If your skin issues are significantly different, you’ll probably need to take what points work for you and throw out the rest. It’s just what I’ve found works well for me when I want a more perfected finish. It takes about 20-30mins to do my full makeup including eyes and lips, but then I enjoy the ritual when I have the time.
There are always days when I just throw on some concealer and powder and dash out the house.
Note: This isn’t a tutorial for covering severe acne breakouts. There are a lot of vloggers on Youtube who have informative demo videos that would be much more useful, as well as better first-hand experience with specific foundations for covering acne, so I’d recommend searching there!
A sneak preview before we begin!
A mini-introduction to Givenchy Teint Couture Long-Wearing (Illuminating & Comfortable) Fluid Foundation. This was provided for review, and I wasn’t expecting to like the texture so much. It has medium coverage, covers most small and light flaws, sets to a demi-matte finish and LOOKS like real skin - not flat, matte, obvious makeup.
Shade 5 Elegant Honey is a little too deep for my NC25 skin (but the difference is not obvious off-camera). I just wanted to let you see the overall texture and coverage. I’d say it’s good for normal to combi/dry-oily skins if you don’t like a completely matte finish.
Teint Couture comes in 9 shades (7 in Singapore) and should be available in most countries where Givenchy is sold by August (21st for SG). Check at your local counter for details!
My Skin for your Reference:
I’ll say I’m lucky in the sense that I usually don’t have many active spots or lumps and bumps (texture and contours are hardest to conceal; discolorations are easier). The one on my chin has just gone down and scabbed over, and the one on my cheek is a 2-week-old mark that has no contour.
The main things I need to fix:
- Unevenness: I have darkness around my eyes and slightly around the corners of the mouth, and hyperpigmentation from old spots that last sometimes for months.
- Sheen: It’s not particularly oily, but even regular clear skin can catch the light, making it look “shiny” and the pores more obvious.
- A bit of Scabbing: A recently-subsided spot means some flakiness and scabbing, which can be harder to conceal.
- Veins/redness: Somehow hi-res photography and bright lights seem to bring out every little vein I never knew I had. These tend to concentrate around my inner cheeks and my nose because this is where I also pick at my pores…. (don’t follow my example!)
I also have slightly dry skin around my eyes that doesn’t take well to lots of heavy powder.
MAC Cosmetics Master the Mix of Your Favourite Foundation
Benefit Cosmetics Vending Machine!! How cool is this? I wonder whether this is?
Beautiful pairing of blue & peach eyeshadow
REVIEW: Guerlain Meteorites Compact Powder in Teint Beige
Guerlain Meteorites Compact Powder in Teint Beige (02)
- The floral embossed powder is beautiful
- The packaging looks metallic but is actually a plastic-like material —> Lightweight yet sturdy, great for traveling.
- Very softly milled and goes on flawlessly
- Has a sweet rose scent
- Gives a nice matte finish that is not too flat
- No to little coverage - great as a finishing powder
- The powder is too soft. The plastic cover accidentally scraped the powder and it broke to pieces. See pictures for details. On one occasion, my long fingernails scraped it and broke off a substantial amount of powder. My heart was in pain when it happened. So now, I’m extra cautious when using this powder.
- Some people might not like the obvious rose scent
- No coverage so it does not work well as a touch-up powder
- Pricey at USD $56