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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sephora Haul: Zeroin' on the cheeks


I think back to those days when I used to think only older women wore blush and I'm horrified. Blush has to be the best way to perk up your face. Without it, I never feel like my look is complete! I had a Sephora gift card that I was itching to spend, so I decided to invest in some cheek lovin'.
Benefit Benetint:
I have a love/hate relationship with Benetint. I love it because it gives me the most natural, rosy glow. What I don't like is the $28 price tag. I splurge a lot when it comes to makeup (obviously) but for some reason, spending almost $30 for this just never seems to settle well with me. It might be because I know it will finish earlier than other products because of the size of the bottle. So, I have returned it twice already! I was really lemming for it recently so I got it for good. It's a great product for the summer when powder or cream blushes might just be too much work and risks melting off!

Vincent Longo Day Play Duo Compact Powder Blush in Venus Glory:
I absolutely fell in love with this blush despite the hefty price tag ($35). I've been trying to get into contouring lately (thanks to some great videos from Vanessa of Necessary Makeup!) and it cuts down a lot of work when the colors are matched up already, like it is in this compact. The shades are appropriately named 'Day' and 'Play'.The lighter 'day' shade is a soft mauvish pink that is pretty similar to MAC Beauty Powder in True Romantic, but not has heavily pigmented and less matte.The darker 'play' shade is a soft plum color that's great for the night time and contouring. Overall, this blush is great because it gives you a slight shimmer which is not overbearing and the pigmentation is just right. And the compact is so sleek and shiny!

10 comments:

nywele said...

Hello. I've tried the benetint in the past too but it doesn't show up much on my skin. They have a dual benetint and clear lipgloss...the benetint looks great on my lips though

As for Vince Longo, they have a bronzer that i've been dying to buy and the price is quite steep....It has received many great reviews in Lucky Mag.

Mukho said...

He he I so agree with you about makeup being an expensive but absolutely necessary indulgence :)
Necessary indulgence... now aint that a contradiction in terms? who cares, anyway, great find, just seein the "playday" engraved on the blush reminds me of childhood and sand buildings and gives me a warm glow all over :) WISH i could find such stuff in India...

Eru, thepunkcat.es said...

I would love to try Benetint, I don't know why I haven't purchased it yet! :P Please, don't forget to show us some swatches~~

Beauty Guerrilla said...

I love blush so much, I can't go without it. I'm very pale and blusher makes such a huge difference to my complexion - it makes me look healthy for a start!

BeautyTalk said...

Nywele,

Yeah, Benetint is definitely a product for the lighter-skinned I think. It's not as prominent on my skin either, that's why I kept returning it before.
Vincent Longo is so great!

BeautyTalk said...

Eru,

I'll try!

LBIC said...

I love Benetint. It's perfect on my complection.

BeautyTalk said...

Ibic,

Your profile picture is so funny!

nywele said...

i will look into vincent longo.
ibic, i love the profile pic...miss jay is a trip!

JC said...

i like it on the lips better..the benetint