Posts tagged ‘benefit’

September 23, 2012

Current Skin Care Routine

My face has finally settled down after it’s typical ‘oh god a new season, time to freak out!’ episode, and I’m really happy with my skin care routine at the moment so I thought it would be a good time to share it with you all.

Cetaphil Gentle Cream Cleanser – I slather this over my face and wipe it off it with cotton pads to remove my makeup before hopping in the shower at night and properly cleansing with the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel.

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – I’ve mentioned this quite a few times before, and it’s really the only cleanser that I use. I now buy the giant pump top bottles because they last a longer than the smaller bottles (obviously) and the packaging makes it so much easier to use when I’m in the shower. I only ever cleanse my face at night, so I use this in my shower in the evening.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – I’ve really cut back on the amount that I exfoliate my face and my skin seems to be thanking me for it. This is my holy grail facial exfoliant and I use it once or twice a week in the morning or evening – depending on when I feel that I need it most.

Echolife Lavender Face Mist – This is such a gentle and soothing face spray, I think I’m going to cry real tears when I run out of it. I use this every time I get out of the shower before putting on my serum/moisturiser.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser SPF 15 – This is my favourite warm weather daily face moisturiser and I wear it every day.

Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil – I use this at night after I’ve spritzed my face with the Echolife Lavender Mist. I pat a couple of drops of the oil into my skin and let it sit for a couple of minutes before applying my moisturiser.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Creme – I use this as a day time moisturiser in the cooler months of the year, but when it gets too hot to have anything heavy on my face I stick to using it as a night cream only. I layer this over the Weleda Almond Oil in the evening and I swear to god it is the most soothing and nourishing combination that I’ve ever come across.

Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream – I really like this eye cream and I use it every morning and night, but I think that when I run out of this little deluxe sample jar I’m going to switch to the Kiehl’s Creamy Avocado eye cream instead.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Stick – Why do all spot treatments have to smell so flipping bad? I like this product, it does the job pretty well. I don’t break out that often so to be honest I’m not really that phased on what spot treatment I use.

July 23, 2012

Shop My Stash: July

In an attempt to try and utilise some of the products that I own but rarely use, I’ve been grabbing a few items out of my collection at the start of each month to try and work into my daily makeup routine. I’m going to do a little roundup each month of the products I’ve been using and what I think of them. These are the products that I shopped from my stash during July –

Benefit Girl Meets Pearl – I’m usually pretty loyal to my Benefit High Beam, but I’ve been using this liquid illuminator quite a lot recently. It gives a pretty peachy gold sheen to the cheeks which helps to brighten my corpse-pale face on early winter mornings.

Becca Lip & Cheek Creme in Rosebud – Honestly, I can’t wait to finish this blush. Not because I don’t like it but because it’ll be the second blush I’ve ever finished completely and that is a massive achievement. Hooray for me!

Benefit BeneTint – I completely forgot that I owned this (possibly because it’s so tiny and I had it tucked away at the back of my makeup storage) but I’m really glad that I dug it out to use it again because it gives the prettiest rosy tint to the lips. It’s designed to be a dual-use product but I stick to using it as a lip stain only.

MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study – I wear this on my lids on most weekends when I can’t be bothered putting in much effort. A simple swipe of this across the lids gives a lovely champagne sheen.

MAC Gleam Eyeshadow – My friend gave me this eyeshadow because it didn’t really suit her makeup style anymore, but it is absolutely perfect for me. It’s very similar to MAC’s Naked Lunch eyeshadow in that it’s a neutral champagne colour with a satin finish. Which is what around 75% of my eyeshadows are. Nice.

December 6, 2011

November Favourites

November was yet another blink-and-you’ll-miss-it month for me, despite celebrating my 27th birthday, nothing really seemed to happen. I’ve been using quite a few of the same things on rotation lately, but there were still some stand out products that I thought it best to mention. My pick of the bunch for November: By Terry Ultra-Correcting Foundation, Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara, Echolife Floral Facial Mist, b collection by Bloom ‘Barcelona’ Nail Polish & Byredo Gypsy Water perfume.
October 21, 2011

Product Review: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in RSVP

The Benefit Creasless Cream Shadow/Liner in the shade RSVP has been one of my most reached for products lately. I fell in love with the idea of a simple wash of champagne colour over the lid as part of a basic summer makeup look, and this does just the trick. The Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners can be work as either an eyeshadow or a liner (as the name would suggest), but I tend to only wear them as all over lid colours. RSVP is a really gorgeous champagne gold shade, and exactly what I’ve been looking for in an eyeshadow.

The wear of these shadow/liners is pretty good considering I have oily eyelids, but of course it helps to wear them over a primer (I use Urban Decay Primer Potion). I apply it to my lids with my fingertips and then blend it out with an eyeshadow blending brush (Tip: If you are going to buy one of these babies, be sure to store them upside down to help retain their shelf life) The Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner retails for $34 AUD and is available for purchase online from Adore Beauty.
October 4, 2011

September Favourites

Peace out, September! Some favourites for the month: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in RSVP, Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus, b collection by Bloom Nail Polish in Seychelles, Flourish Bath & Body Perfume Oil in Sugar and Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara in So Black.
August 14, 2011

Beauty News / Weekly Roundup

> Esteé Lauder announced the release of their new Pure Color Sensuous Rouge LipColor range, set to hit shelves on August 21st. Two intoxicating formulas are combined to create a luscious, one-of-a-kind elixir that is introduced in 16 delicious shades. Taking cues from couture fashion, this lipstick fuses a creamy, luscious shell with a liquefied core for a lipstick that is truly uniquely decadent while marrying style and performance. The new lip colours will retail for $49 AUD and will be available for purchase from Esteé Lauder online. (you can see a sneak peek of the collection here)

> TRESemmé are proud to announce that they are once again the major hair sponsor for Australia’s Next Top Model. This year, you can catch up on behind-the-scenes news and hair-goss with TRESemmé Insider, the ‘morning after debrief’ in blog form.

> Jane Iredale is yet another amazing beauty brand stepping up to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October, Jane Iredale will donate $1 from ever sale of their new Roses & Lollipops lip duo to the National Breast Cancer Association. The Roses & Lollipops lip duo retails for $40 AUD and is available for purchase through selected destination salons, spas and medical practitioners.

> Benefit have announced the release of “Ring My Bella”, the latest Crescent Row fragrance, just in time for Spring. The top notes of the fragrance are – pink rose petals, soft lily and summer daisy, the middle notes are – egyptian jasmine and creamy peony and the base notes are – white patchouli, vanilla tincture and white musk. Ring My Bella retails for $59 AUD and will be available for purchase on August 20th 2011.