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Lately, I have been feeling guilty for spending wayyy too much money on make-up. I have been going on ridiculous shopping sprees to stock up on things I need for myself and reviewing purposes. So I last week, I put a ban on make-up shopping. That all changed after my amazing “browsing” experience at the Benefit counter of Holt Renfrew in Calgary
. I was just there to show my friend what blush I was wearing (Sugarbomb) and the lovely Benefit lady offered to do a touch up for me. Of course, I obliged *wink*. She pretty much did my whole face, doing my brows with Benefit Brow Zings
and High Brow Pencil,
which I must admit, looked amazing, but I did not purchase (read = self control, lol). She also touched up my cheeks with posie-tint and Sugarbomb and my lips with posie tint and a shimmery purple gloss. While she was at it, she introduced me to my love of the moment, Ooh La Lift!
What is it: A dream cream for the under eye area.
What it does: works like an instant eye lift.
What else you need to know: With light-reflecting pigments and raspberry extract, this magic pink balm gives eyes an instant brightening boost.
So does it live up to its claims, let’s find out
The lovely Benefit lady told me this is a cross between skin care and make-up. You can throw this in your purse for an instant lift on the go or store it your fridge to give your eyes a nice relaxing, cooling effect. It is supposed to be a “lightning, brightening and tightening” tool to give your eyes an instant eye-lift. I don’t really need any tightening, so I can’t assess if it works for that – but brighten and lighten it does! I wouldn’t say it is something to replace your eye-cream, in fact it hardly comes close! It is just an amazing tool to have in your purse for touch-ups through the day. Most South Asian girls do have a problem with dark circles and I am no exception. I just don’t know what to do with mine. No matter how expensive and high end the cream may be, it fails to deliver on me. This luminescent pink potion brightens the eye area and lightens the dark circles, but it doesn’t make it disappear – so do not take the “eye lift” literally. I use it before and after make-up, but I think it looks best to put on top of your make-up. You get 0.25 ounces for $22/US and $28/Cdn
, which is pretty decent in my books. A little goes a long way in this case. The packaging is cute, sleek and practical. I can throw it my purse and don’t need a separate brush to apply – the sponged applicator is perfect to apply it with. Dot & blend – you are ready to go!
The long & short of it:
- Its not a make-up and not yet a skin care. (Britneyyy lol)
- “lightens, brightens (& tightens – dunno)”
- An instant cooling effect.
- A nice accessory to have in your purse.
- Lightens dark circles, but doesn’t make it disappear.
- 0.25 oz for $22/US or $28/Cdn.
- Practical packaging.
Let’s see the before & after on your favorite (?) guinea pig:
See the bags and dark circles? Lately that’s all I see. BOO. lol
Three dots of the magic potion, that’s all you need!
What do you think, does it make a difference? I think it does. I mean it is not a replacement for an eye cream, but it definitely lightens the dark circles and brightens the eye. What do you guys think? Let me know in comments
Will I repurchase? Yes, I will because this is a blessing for the busy girl on the go who has dark circles. A great touch up for the day to make you look less tired and make it seem that you have less baggage, if you know what I mean
Overall Rating: B+
PS: If you are in Calgary and want some help with Benefit products, I would heartily recommend the Holt Renfrew counter. The MUA there is lovely and will do her best to give you a great shopping experience. Sephora girls on the other hand just hound you and offer no help! BOO!