Posts tagged "benefit cosmetics"

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

Somehow I managed to enter my third decade on Earth without ever having tried a cat's eye with gel eyeliner before. Of course I'd worn eyeliners — browns, golds, even blues — but something about that thick, black cat's eye intimidated me. I thought you needed to have that "cool girl" look, like the author…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Nick Verreos From “Project Runway Under The Gun” Wants Your Boyfriend To Wear Makeup

Once upon a time long ago in a land far away ... well, okay, it was 2005 on Bravo ... there was the world's most friendly and energetic designer, Nick Verreos. Although he was eliminated on episode 10 (boo), his involvement on the show shot his line,  Nikolaki, co-designed with his partner David Paul, to stardom…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2014

Benefit’s New Mascara Ad Might Make You Blush, Or Just Really Confused (NSFW)

Lolwhat. Allow me to present to you Benefit's new "Real Men Don't Fake It" video spot, feat. some bulges, babes, and Vinny of "Jersey Shore" infamy doing… yoga? And all this for mascara! Not safe for work, my friends, not safe for work. (All said, that mascara is pretty fucking great… but big dick great?

By: Rachel Krause / August 22, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s Fakeup Concealer

Concealer is one of those beauty products that isn't the least bit fun to purchase. It's a lot more exciting to go straight to the eyeshadows and lip glosses, you know? But the un-fun stuff like foundation and concealer is what someone with, say, redness around their T-zone uses to get an unblemished palette, so…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Fine-One-One Cheek & Lip Brightener

My natural skin color is death warmed up (uh, I mean, "porcelain") so I'm all about blush and bronzer for achieving that vaguely human look. To me it's really important that blush and bronzer look as "natural" as possible. Alas, that is not always the case. Benefit Cosmetics sent us Fine-One-One, their new cheek/lip brightening…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2013

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit’s Perk Up Artist Concealer Set

I feel pretty lucky that the most annoying beauty problem that I face on a regular basis is dark undereye circles and redness around my nose and chin. Those are easily fixable, if not particularly "sexy." I mean, no one gets excited about going to shop for concealer! But with the Perk Up Artist set,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2012

Fresh As A Piece Of Summer Fruit

Don't let the summer pass your face by. Benefit's new watermelon-inspired Bella Bamba collection will leave your face glistening like a piece of ripe, summer fruit. The 3D, brightening face powder illuminates cheekbones with shimmering gold undertones. It goes perfect with a tan, if you've found a way to acquire one. Or if you're more…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 16, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Boi-Ing Concealer

I've long complained in these Beauty Test Drives that I have dry skin. The driest skin. Well, I'm going to complain about it again! But this time it is to tell you that Benefit's Boi-Ing concealer, which has a greasy, almost melted-waxy consistency, is a super choice for quick coverups on the go. Or, i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2012

Fairy Tale Makeup Kit

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Why, you, my dear! Just in time for "Snow White and the Huntsman," Benefit is releasing a makeup kit called Rare Beauty to get your own fairy tale look. There's a rosy lip/cheek tint sample, highlighter sample, a full-size pore minimizing balm, and a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Cosmetics’ Watt’s Up Highlighter

Highlighter is one of those makeup products that sounded kind of like BS to me, like lip gloss primer. Really? Do I really need this? Then a makeup artist at a MAC counter put some sparkly highlighter on me and — ta-da! — I had cheekbones for the first time in my life. As someone…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 9, 2012

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Babe Cake Eyeliner

We are forever looking for the perfect easy-to-apply eyeliner. Problem is, pencils often smudge and liquid can be a tad tricky for quick and easy application. That's why we were so excited about Benefit's "Babe Cake" liner compact. It comes in half black, half brown and the liner is basically the consistency of eyeshadow with…

By: Lily Q / November 29, 2009

How To Wear Brown Makeup Without Looking Like A Chocolate Bunny

While Amelia, Erin and Catherine hobnobbed with celebs like Janelle Monae and Miss J on >Fashion's Night Out, I swung by Sephora in Times Square for a mini-makeover by co-founder of Benefit cosmetics, Jane Ford. I thought she'd just swish some pink blush on my cheeks and call it a day, but Ford actually told…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2009

Crave: Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15

Benefit's versatile Benetint stain has long been one of our favorite beauty products, mainly because it makes our cheeks look nice and rosy, like we just spent a couple hours sledding in Vermont. It's supposed to work wonders on lips, too, but when we tried it once, the brush tickled us too much. That's why…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 29, 2008