My Favourite Products For Under Eye Area: Eye Creams + Concealers

If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen this photo, and my promise  of the feature. So here it is…

Actually, believe it or not, but usually I don’t care about dark circles (on myself, not when I am doing someone’s makeup), unless they really look that bad. But when I do want to look flawless, here is what I do.

Best eye creams and concealers YSL benefit Clarins FOM London Makeup4all

First of all, I use a good eye cream, for me it has to be a moisturizing balm, as I have very dry skin. I love  Clarins Special Eye Contour Balm Dry Skin (review) and FOM London Revitalising Eye Care Balm (read about it), I leave it for some time while I am getting ready, and afterwards the following products are being used:

Benefit Erase Paste Concealer (review and swatches)

It is a great concentrated creamy product that counteracts

Want It: Feelin’ Cheeky! Minis by Benefit

I’d really love to get this set as it is always nice to have mini sized products when you are travelling. I have the mini sizes of Benetint and High Beam but I almost finished them. As for the Posietint, unfortunately I’ve never tried it, so I’d love to. Plus the prise is only $15.

Feelin’ Cheeky! Minis ($26 Value), $15

This trio features Benetint, for the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle; Posietint, which imparts a poppy-pink tint to brighten cheeks and lips; and High Beam luminescent complexion enhancer.

This set contains:

  • 0.13 oz Posietint (poppy pink)
  • 0.13 oz High Beam (shimmering pale pink)
  • 0.13 oz Benetint (rose)

I really wish there was also a Moon Beam in this set.

Benefit ChaCha Tint Review, Photos and Swatches

After playing with my new ChaCha Tint for some time I can finally write my thoughts about the product.

It should be available here very soon now, but it’s already available in the US for $29 (for 12.5 ml). I’ve asked my friend to get me this set which was an amazing deal in May.

To tell the truth, I didn’t even plan to get the ChaCha Tint, as I  want to get try the Posie Tint finally but I couldn’t miss such a great deal since I was getting some products from the US back then anyway.

I have to say that I really regret that I never ordered this set, I have no idea what I was thinking about.

But back to the ChaCha Tint… I really like the  design and the package, it is so Benefit and looks great for summer.

It is described as a mango-tinted stain for lips and cheeks and  I agree with the description. It’s just a shame that it doesn’t smell like mango, too.

I know that that the formula is compared to the Posie Tint and according to swatches I can also see some similarities. But, as I have only Benetint, I can say that ChaCha has a thicker and more gel-like consistency.

The colour looks really intense in the bottle and it really is, so you have to blend it out really well, especially if you have a fair skin like I do. I assume that it would look great on the  dark skin tones and I can’t wait to try it on tanned and dark skin tones.

How to apply it?

As it is a stain, I would recommend

Benefit The Rich is Back Makeup Palette

Here is a preview of Benefit’s latest LE kit which is a collaboration with  British fashion designer Matthew Williamson and is inspired  by his vibrant prints.

 

benefit the rich is back!So what’s inside the kit?

  •   eyeshadow palette, 4 x 0.8g
  • they’re real! mascara, 4.0g
  • gimme fever cheek powder with brush, 2.0g
  • lip gloss in inferno, 6.5 mL

Benefit The Rich is Back Makeup PaletteIt will be available from Debenhams from 15th June for £26.50

Red(ish) Blushers: Hourglass, Clarins, Benefit, Max Factor and MeMeMe

Since my post about pink blushers got so many views, I’ve decided to write one about reddish ones, too. Do let me know, if you’d like me to choose 5 corals/peaches and berries/plums…

Red(ish) Blushers Hourglass, Clarins, Benefit, Max Factor and MeMeMe

So here is what I’ve picked:

Hourglass Aura Cheek Tint in Flush (review and swatches)

I think that Flush is a perfect name for this sheer water-based blusher, it gives the most natural and beautiful effect.  Cheek Tint is easy to blend, plus it has a nice staying power.

Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in 18 Soft Cardinal (review and swatches)

This is probably my personal favourite! It is a gorgeous cream blusher with “wet & glossy” texture, it doesn’t enhance any dry patches and looks like a second skin, I use it