Beginning in February, BareMinerals will add five new shades that range from a neutral light tone to a deep golden tone. Available in both matte and original formulas, these shades bring the total number up to 20. Later this year, Benefit plans to provide more options for its Hello, Flawless! powder foundation (see my review). When it comes to finding the perfect shade, things should get a lot easier in 2010.
BellaTV goes on location at Sephora to show you our pros’ picks for the top beauty gifts of this season. We find you the best gifts in nails, hair, makeup, skincare, and holiday palettes to thrill all the beauty junkies in your life!
This is one deal I'd rather say"hello" to: Benefit's currently offering 24 products at 50 percent off. Included in these buh buys are several shades of glosses, shadows, and more, along with a couple products you've already reviewed (like Jiffy Tan).
The selection features favorites from face wash and foundation to eye and lip liners, so I'm seeing a great reason to stock up on a familiar product or try something new — but don't complain if you feel half-off makes you want to spend twice as much in the end.
I am on a serious pursuit for the perfect self-tanner. You know the drill. It has to be nonorange, nonstreaking, and nonoffensive in the odor department. Frequent contributor Macgirl is a fan of Benefit Jiffy Tan ($28), and here's the scoop:
For whatever reason, I have the palest legs in the world. My upper body is four shades darker than my legs. This gets rough when I throw on a dress to go out, as I hate pantyhose. A little bit of Jiffy Tan mixed with my favorite lotion, and my legs look OK enough to not get funny looks or comments!
Now, it's your turn to help a Bella out. What's your favorite self-tanner? Head over to our self-tanner category in the Product Reviews section and spill it.
We already know that actress Maggie Q does glamazon-gorgeous well, but it's fun to see her hit the red carpet with a more natural (yet equally beautiful) look as well. At the premiere of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, she looks bright-eyed and beautiful. To fake this look at home in five minutes, all you need is a five-step process. For the scoop, read more
When plucking (or is it tweezing?) your eyebrows at home, do you get less-than-stellar results? Whatever your case might be, the Chicago Sun-Times has some great tips for achieving beautiful brows from Benefit Cosmetics' brow expert, Hillary Foote.
I think we've all experienced baldy brows from going overboard with the tweezers at one time or another. Find out what you need to do to avoid wimpy brows and discover six ways to create enviable arches when you read more
Benefit Cosmetics "Hello Flawless!" SPF 15 ($34) is a foundation and cover-up, all-in-one. Recently, reader Lilkimbo reviewed this product and loved it, giving it the coveted five-star rating. Check out what she has to say below, and be sure to read my review, too.
I have never been a big wearer of foundation powders. I've typically gone with a liquid foundation and setting powder combo. But, this is absolutely amazing. It gives great coverage without looking cakey or piled on. (Or too matte, like some powders can.) This is definitely worth trying.
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Review Products For a Chance to Win a $500 Gift Certificate From Benefit Cosmetics Since 1976, Benefit Cosmetics has offered up makeup items that are both whimsical and downright cool — like the iconic Benetint cheek and lip stain. And now, our friends over at Benefit have an offer that's too good to pass up. For the next five weeks (from now until March 23), five lucky readers will have the chance to win $500 each in Benefit Cosmetics gift certificates!
When opening the new Hello, Flawless! compact by Benefit, I got flashbacks from disasters of years past; that explains my higher-than-normal nervousness about powdery foundation. Since this product comes with both a sponge and a flat brush, I went for the sponge first and smeared some makeup on my skin: Way too powdery for my tastes, just as I'd expected. I'd yet to try the brush but, feeling far from open-minded, I set the product aside 'til the following day. The next morning I opened the two-tray, mirrored container and took out the brush to give it a whirl and, wow, was I pleased with the results.
For a sheer finish, use light quick strokes from the center of your face outward with the brush – it totally helped even out my skin tone with what a pal called a "magazine-ready finish," and it didn't look cakey. Word to the wise, it is on the messier side (as with any loose powder) so be careful to not get it on your clothing, too! Now, I'm just using a light daily dusting of this product over moisturizer. Four of the six shades are available online, and they should all be in stores within the next few weeks. I never thought I'd say this, but I love my powder makeup!
Since 1976, Benefit Cosmetics has offered up makeup items that are both whimsical and downright cool. With products like the iconic Benetint, Lemon Aid, and BADgal Lash Mascara, it's easy to enhance your features with their signature, innovative makeup creations. And now, our friends over at Benefit have an offer that's too good to pass up. For the next five weeks (from now until March 23), five lucky readers will have the chance to win $500 each in Benefit Cosmetics gift certificates!
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