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 the look of liner when applied with an angle brush.
At first glance, things seemed to be going swimmingly between us and our new eyeliner friend. Unfortunately, the easy application comes at a price: mad smudging. Within an hour or so, the liner began to wear off a bit and, worse still, some transferred from above our lash line to the crease of our lids, resulting in all the downsides of the morning-after look with none of the benefits. Love Benefit, but sadly, Babe Cake simply didn’t work out for us. [$22, Benefit] Keep reading »
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 me propensity for girly pink-or-peach makeup is misguided. Someone like me, with dark, dark brown hair and pale, pale ivory skin (think: Christina Ricci’s coloring) should be wearing brown blush and brown lipstick. Yes, brown. Keep reading »
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 the new Benetint Lip Balm is perfect. The tinted lip balm comes in a pot, so you use your finger to apply it, and it contains vitamin E and sunscreen. Now, if only someone would kiss us. [$20, Benefit] Keep reading »