Sunday, 22 February 2015

New In: Beneft, &Other Stories, Bare Minerals

I recently bought some new products to try out from Benefit, Bare Minerals and &Other Stories.  I hadn't heard anything about these products except the beneft ones.  I like most of them but was also dissapointed. 

Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara
I was interested to try this mascara because it has a really unusual shaped wand, it's like a spiral.  I really enjoyed using this the first two times, it made my eyelashes really thick, but it did smudge a bit.  Then the third time I used it (within the same week), I had to comb through my eyelashes with a seperate brush because they were so clumpy.  The consistency of the mascara just turned really clumpy but in the worst way possible.  It looked as if, my eyelashes were glued together.  I have decided to put this aside and do not think I'll be using it again. 

Benefit Gimme Brow (light/medium)
I was very curious to try this eyebrow wax because I heard so many great things about it, and I really like it!  I have dark hair and dark eyebrows but the light shade was perfect for me.  It looks really natural and keeps my brows intact all day long. The brush has a really practical shape and is nice and small.  I get a lot of compliments when I wear this, which has been everyday since I got it. 

Benefit High Brow Highlight
I've wanted something that highlights my browbone and stays there for a while, so I bought this lovely pencil!  It has a really creamy texture making it super blendable and really defines my brow arch.  The colour is a very light pink, so I would recommend trying it on first if you have an olive toned complexion.  It stays on throughout the day which is exactly what I was looking for, and I've really enjoyed wearing this. 

&Other Stories Lip Pencil in Tiretaine Blush
I saw this pencil and thought it would be a great dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk which I lost about a week after getting it.  It has the same peach colour with a brown undertone but is slightly darker than Pillow Talk.  That being said I do think it has the same lip plumping qualities!  I really like this colour, it has a nice creamy texture!  I like to wear it during the day to define my lips.

L-R: Armure Plum, Mac Vino, Tiretaine Blush, C.T. Pillow Talk
 &Other Stories Lipstick in Armure Plum
I had swatched this lipsticks a few times in & Other Stories but it was only on my most recent escapade that I decided to purchase it.  Armure Plum is a lovely raspberry-toned wine-red.  It isn't as dark or as matte as Mac's Diva which makes it much more wearable.  I've been wanting a wine coloured lipstick where the purple shows through, but not too much, for a really long time and now I have it!! It's not drying but you do have to be careful because it will smudge if your rup it with your hand or something.  I found that the Mac lip pencil in Vino works so well with this which is a total bonus! 

L-R: Tiretaine Blush, High Brow, Armure Plum, Mac Diva
 x Megan

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