Love your lips and cheeks even more with Benefit Lolli Tint!

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Benefit Lolli Tint


It’s coming; it’s coming!
Are you one of those girls who just love multi-tasking makeup items? Then this is good news for you! The much-awaited Lolli Tint candy-orchid tinted lip and cheek stain is arriving in March!
Our beloved beauty brand, Benefit Cosmetics, has excitedly announced the arrival of this eye-catchy and tempting item that will definitely be a must-have in our cosmetic kits. This delicious candy-orchid lip and cheek stain is long wearing and leaves skin with a natural finish.
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Benefit Lolli Tint with Brush Applicator

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Benefit Lolli Tint in candy-orchid liquid color

The Formula:
  • Buildable payoff
  • Long-wearing liquid-gel formula
  • Natural finish
  • Enhances all skin tones
  • Smudge-proof/ smooch-proof color

Price: RM125 for 12.5 ml
Availability: March 2014
HOW TO USE:
  1. Using the applicator that comes with the cap, brush three strokes on the apples of your cheeks and blend quickly
  2. Dab on lips and blend for a deeper “pop” of color
  3. For extra delicious color, repeat!

See how the lolli tint gives a chic and pretty blush to these girls while it also adds that luscious sparkle to their lips! And all these from just 1 product! Talk about multi-tasking! Take note: the color of Benefit Lolli Tint blends well on different skin tones. So whether your fair-skinned, tanned or dark, expect beautiful tint results from Lolli Tint!
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Benefit Lolli Tint Candy-Orchid Tinted Lip and Cheek Stain

For a 30-second tutorial, watch Benefit Lolli Tint’s video HERE:
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Watch a 30-second tutorial HERE

Check out more fun and flirty orchid-fuchsia Benefit items!
Benefit Lolli Tint, Lip Color and Lip Gloss 

Stay connected with Benefit Cosmetics, visit their FB page at:
Follow Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia on Instagram via:
BenefitCosmeticsMY
Or visit Benefit boutiques at:
1 Utama Shopping Centre
Starhill
Or visit a Benefit counter in:
Parkson KLCC, Sunway Pyramid, Pavilion, Gurney Plaza
Robinsons The Gardens
Sephora Starhill, KLCC, Paradigm Mall
Metrojaya Mid Valley
Colours & Fragrances, KLIA

Benefit Beauty Bash with Butterfly Project

Happy New Year! It’s the beginning of 2014 and I had to keep reminding myself to write ‘4’ instead of ‘3’ on dates. Lucky I use an erasable pen.
I wouldn’t let this month pass by without sharing a post about one of the most fun beauty event I’ve attended as a butterfly with the Butterfly Project. Last month, me and other gorgeous butterflies had a chance to discover tips and tricks for applying make-up in a few minutes. Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia at Starhill (that’s on a floor above Sephora Starhill) held a gathering for beauty bloggers who are simply in love with Benefit.

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Lovely Benefit make-up collection and pretty pink balloons
I haven’t tried a lot of Benefit products yet but I personally love POREfessional. It’s a great quick fix for my huge pores! (Check my review on POREfessional, click HERE)

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Benefit POREfessional, my hero product!

The Benefit Beauty Bash was such a wonderful start for a great Saturday morning. Sweet, pink balloons adorned the shop, which gave an immediate feel of something wonderful for the day. I was the first blogger to arrive so I didn’t waste time by taking photos of the pretty set-up.

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Benefit boutique at Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang

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Pink balloons scattered on the floor!

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Benefit loves Sephora balloon
One by one, fellow gorgeous bloggers arrived. It was great seeing and meeting all or most of them. A few of the girls I finally met in person were Shivani Balraj, Sabby Prue (Sabrina Azmi), Innanie Ariffin, Wiida Ribbon, Ayna Jalal and more (so sorry if I missed the name of some). Everyone was wonderful and I really enjoy attending events with the Butterfly Project because everyone is simply friendly and approachable. Kudos to our good friend, leader and mother, Ms. Tammy Lim.
  
Here are the girls having fun chitchat while waiting for the others to arrive…
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Beauty bloggers having fun at Benefit boutique


Check out the pink-themed snacks and drinks for that day…
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Benefit Cosmetics pink-themed snacks for the day
The event started with an introduction from James of Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia. He gave a very good tutorial on how to complete a make-up look in a few minutes; I’d say around 15.
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Benefit Cosmetics quick makeup demo
Pretty Sabby Prue was the make-up model for the day. James did a really good job in transforming her eye into an even more captivating one. Sabby already has a naturally beautiful pair of eyes but with James’s makeup technique (here seen on one eye first), Sabby’s eyes became more gorgeous and perfect for going out or for an event.
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Left eye transformed by Benefit Cosmetics

After the tutorial from James, we were challenged to do our own make-up look using any of the Benefit products displayed in the boutique. It was fun looking around and trying different products! The activity was also a contest wherein we need to post our before and after shots to Instagram with tag to Benefit Cosmetics.
  
Here are my top picks for my own make-up look…
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My top Benefit picks for my look!
And here is my before and after look…
Before and After applying Benefit Cosmetics


There are so many interesting products but I didn’t have much time. One of the most useful and practical products I noticed was the set collection. Each set contains several items that are perfect companions for make-up. And the sets come with a tips and tricks booklet attached to the box cover. Cool and genius!
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Benefit make-up set: How to Look the Best at Everything

The contest time finished and Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia announced the lucky winner! (Sorry, I didn’t catch the pretty blogger’s name, if anyone would be so kind to comment her name that would be so great)

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And the tall, pretty blogger won the contest!
This was such an enjoyable event with the bloggers and the Benefit Cosmetics team!

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Me with the Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia team

(Check my post about Benefit Holiday Look, click HERE

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Stay connected with Benefit Cosmetics, visit their FB page at:
Follow Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia on Instagram via:
BenefitCosmeticsMY
Or visit Benefit boutiques at:
1 Utama Shopping Centre
Starhill
Or visit a Benefit counter in:
Parkson KLCC, Sunway Pyramid, Pavilion, Gurney Plaza
Robinsons The Gardens
Sephora Starhill, KLCC, Paradigm Mall
Metrojaya Mid Valley
Colours & Fragrances, KLIA

Get Ready for the Holidays with Benefit Cosmetics!

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‘Tis the season to be jolly…and fabulous! For the month of December, I’m sure we all have several events to attend to. There are annual dinners, Christmas parties, holiday dinners and probably weddings. I, for one, have 3 events to prepare for: our company annual dinner tomorrow, family dinner next weekend and a birthday party plus dinner on Christmas day. Parties everywhere. Are you prepared?
Aside from the presents to shop for and the attire to wear, don’t forget to have THE LOOK! Ever since I stepped into College/ University, I always make sure that my face is part of my presentation. At 16, I’m already wearing eyeliner and lipstick as part of my college look. I probably started with eye shadows at a later age of 21 but, hey, not a bad age to start learning makeup!
I’m not really the type who follows color makeup trends and sticks to those colors for my look. I love smoky eyes, neutrals, purples, greens, blues and metallic hues. But one thing is for sure; I must always blend solid black on my eye makeup. Call it boring or typical but I particularly blend black to have a darker, bigger eyes effect.
And what about this holiday season? I’m not recommending particular colors or a specific look but I’m sharing some tips to be gorgeous for the holidays (and for other occasions)!
HOW TO LOOK GORGEOUS FOR THE HOLIDAYS (AND BEYOND):
Tip No. 1 – Get your brows trimmed or waxed by experts!
We sometimes overlook the impact of having nicely-shaped eyebrows. I myself am guilty of forgetting my eyebrows. It seems minimal but those 2 lines of hairs adorn our eyes. When not properly cared for, there will be stray hairs around and it messes up the way you look. Overly thick eyebrows can also look quite messy. Inappropriate shape can totally change your look in a not very nice way.

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Benefit Cosmetics Brow Bar ready to serve you!

Benefit Cosmetics has been famous for its Brow Service. Even if your eyebrows were as hairy as a gorilla, their experts would know what to do. You just need to proceed to this cute Brow Bar and Benefit’s expert will be working on those hairs! For a reasonable cost of RM42 (brow waxing) or RM45 (brow tweezing), you can have gorgeous brows in no time.
On the Brow Bar table, I noticed this cute booklet, which shows every step of the Brow Service, before and after look. I didn’t realize that there are more than 30 steps to get those perfect eyebrows!
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Benefit Brow Service with more than 30 steps


Tip No. 2: Prep your face with the right skincare products.
This should actually be a daily routine to follow for years but I’m writing it here as a reminder. Even if we can have the best makeup available, nothing beats a good canvas to put makeup on…your skin. Cleanse, tone, moisturize are just the basic steps in taking care of our face. Breakouts, pimples, discolorations, wrinkles and fine lines at a younger age can damage the way you look.
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Benefit Cosmetics skincare collection
Benefit Cosmetics has a good skincare selection ranging from cleansers, to eye creams, to moisturizers and more. Recently, it has been raining quite frequently and temperature in the office can be quite cold, which can make our skin dry and dehydrated. You can check out Benefit’s Total Moisture Facial Cream and other skincare products to take care of your skin. Don’t forget your eye cream!

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Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream
Tip No. 3: Get a good makeup primer.   
Even if you have beautiful skin, it’s great to apply a primer for longer-lasting makeup and conceal some imperfections, too. Benefit’s That Gal, which is one of their best sellers, is a silky pink primer that takes your complexion from dull to darling! Simply blend it on for the look of brighter, smoother skin. Contains light-reflecting pigments to help brighten all skin tones and raspberry & chamomile to soothe skin. Priced at RM115.
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Benefit That Gal brightening face primer
I am personally in love with POREfessional, a Benefit best seller, as it conceals my huge pores nicely and evenly. You can quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Just apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals. Priced at RM115.
 

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Benefit POREfessional to minimize the appearance of pores

And do you have problems with eye shadows that don’t stay in place? Creating that unsightly line on your eyelids? Check out Stay Don’t Stray Eye Makeup Primer. A real must-have to combat messy eye shadows, especially for those with oily skin like me.
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Benefit STAY Don’t Stray for longer-lasting eye makeup that stays in place!

Tip No. 4: Get a good foundation.
I’m someone who will not get out of the house without applying foundation, except when I’m asked to, like when I attended the Benefit Beauty Bash last Sunday. Although I work hard in having healthy skin, I was not blessed with pore-less face and quite the opposite. My nose, forehead, chin and cheek areas have very visible pores. If those are pockets, I probably don’t need to bring a bag everyday!
Kidding aside, applying good foundation, even on beautiful skin, has its benefit. It creates a luminous, flawless look, making you even more stunning and photo-ready, too!
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Benefit HELLO Flawless Oxygen Wow 

HELLO Flawless Oxygen Wow! by Benefit is a great item to complete your makeup routine. It’s a brightening makeup available in different shades, also contains SPF25, making you sun-protected. And it’s only RM135!
Tip No. 5: Be armed with a good eye makeup set!
The eyes particularly need more attention and items, as these are the windows of our souls! To have a fabulous look for the holidays, arm yourself with good eye shadow colors, at least a black eyeliner, and the right makeup brushes.
Benefit Cosmetics has eye makeup kits that can be a girl’s best friend. It’s very easy to choose as the colors come in lovely combinations. Take this Big Beautiful Eyes set for starters!

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Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes

I’m not a big fan of mascaras because I often experience smudges but this one’s sure to catch your attention. Now, I am thinking about including mascara in my makeup routine.

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Benefit They’re Real Mascara

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See the genius display of Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Tip No. 6: Have kissable lips!
This one’s pretty easy and simple for everyone. I’m sure most of us have several colors of lipsticks and several lip balms, too. Don’t forget to complete your look with a nice lip color or lip gloss. If you like multi-functional products, you’ll love  Benefit Lollitint! 

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Benefit Lollitint for lips and cheeks

And lastly, Tip No. 7: Smell amazingly good.
Take your fabulous look to the next level; make your impact stand out and unforgettable by even smelling good! I never noticed this before but Benefit has a lovely collection of EDTs (eau de toilette). I sampled a few and they smell damn great. So add 1 or 2 to your collection and spray some fragrance before your dinner. You’ll be surprised at how much good vibes you’ll get!
Check out this beautiful set of 4 Benefit fragrances. Perfect as a gift and perfect for the season!
 

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Adorable set of fragrances from Benefit

This is how Benefit Cosmetics transformed me that day! Take note, I only applied everything on my own. That’s how easy it is to use Benefit products!

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Before and After using Benefit Cosmetics!

To find out more about Benefit Cosmetics, visit their FB page at:
Or visit Benefit boutiques at:
1 Utama Shopping Centre
Starhill
Or visit a Benefit counter in:
Parkson KLCC, Sunway Pyramid, Pavilion, Gurney Plaza
Robinsons The Gardens
Sephora Starhill, KLCC, Paradigm Mall
Metrojaya Mid Valley
Colours & Fragrances, KLIA
   

Reduce Pores Instantly with Benefit POREfessional!

Pores, pores, pores all over my nose, chin and cheeks have always haunted me. I used to have a lot of pimples when I was younger. Pimples on my nose, cheeks, chin and other spots on the face. Did you ever have those irritating pimples on the edge of your nose that really make you look funny? Or just under your nostrils and it’s so painful every time you wipe your nose? And the worst thing is you’re having running nose then you have one pimple right on your nostril? Agh, I hated those days. I don’t squeeze or pop them myself but I still developed big pores over time. 


Although I am using skincare products that address pore concerns, I still require an instant solution that will hide or, at least, reduce the appearance of my pores. Foundation does great magic but it’s just not enough especially for the size of the pores on my nose (gasp!). Thank goodness for skincare science and we now have access to quick-fix stuff. 


I’ve always been intrigued by Benefit’s line of products but so far, I haven’t really bought or tried any item. The product names are very clever and witty while the packaging design is just catchy. Have you seen Hello Flawless, Confessions of a Concealaholic, Benetint, Posietint, Some Kind-a Gorgeous, Stay Don’t Stray, Ooh La Lift or That Gal? The names don’t immediately tell you what it is but makes you curious enough to read on, don’t they? 


I haven’t tried Benefit products before but, well, there’s always a first time. The POREfessional has always caught my attention and when I finally finished my other pore quick-fix, I decided to give this a try. 


Benefit POREfessional


The caption on the box tab caught me: QUICKLY minimize the appearance of PORES

The POREfessional PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores




I liked that the tube has a seal which makes the product less prone to oxidation before you actually use it. 



It’s also a thoughtful idea from Benefit to place a product insert with this item. It shows techniques on how to use it, even outlines the areas for retouching over makeup. PORES…now you see ’em, now you don’t!



I only need a little amount on each pore-prone area on my face. I apply it on my nose, cheeks, chin and forehead before my foundation. It does wonders to make my skin look even, less oily and, of course, almost pore-free. 



The texture is very smooth and silky, very lightweight and works well as a makeup primer. It makes my foundation glide even more smoothly and stay longer throughout the day. I tend to have some oily spots around my face but with the POREfessional, my foundation doesn’t clump at all. 


I’ve been using it for 5 days now and I’m lovin’ it! I made the right decision to switch from the other brand which happens to be a bit more expensive. 


Price: RM115 for 22ml


Where to buy: Sephora, Metrojaya Mid Valley, Robinsons The Gardens, selected Parkson stores, Benefit boutique and counters


What the box says:Apply this silky, lightweight formula to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin. To use under makeup:Apply to moisturized skin to help makeup stay put. Focus on problem areas and blend with fingertips.To use over makeup:Pat on lightly over makeup and blend.