Friday, November 8, 2013

Easy-Peazy Everyday Look

If you know me personally, you know that I do not wear makeup very often; however, I want to improve upon that aspect of my life. I like makeup that enhances your natural beauty rather than hiding yourself behind a painted mask. A few days ago, I received my recently purchased “Today’s Special” from HSN (the Home Shopping Network). It was a Benefit Cosmetics “Get Real Glamour 4-Piece Collection” for under $40. If you would like to purchase this set, it is now priced at $50 (free shipping):

I used this set (products listed below) along with a few other staple items to create an “easy-peazy” everyday look; see pictures below.

Products Used

[Benefits Cosmetics “Get Real Glamour 4-Piece Collection”]
  • Bad Gal Eyeliner Pencil – Extra Black
  • Fine One One (for cheeks)
  • Peek-A-Bright Eyes Compact (for eyes)
  • They’re Real Mascara – Jet Black (included in kit, but NOT used for this look)

[Staple Items]
  • Benefit Boi-ing Full Coverage Concealer (Shade: Light 01)
  • Benefit BADgal Lash Ultra Black Mascara
  • ModelCo Lipstick Lip Couture – Color: Emily
  • Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara (for brows)
It was my first time using the Benefits “Get Real Glamour 4-Piece Collection” and I INSTANTLY fell in love!!! The instructions provided included pictures and all of the products were uber easy to use. If you’re a newbie to makeup and want something easy, yet stunning, GET THIS KIT!!! I’m also new to the Benefit Boi-ing Concealer and Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara; both of these products have earned a place in my “staple” makeup collection kit. They’re super easy and fool-proof to apply. I LOVE how my lashes look with the BADgal Lash Mascara (full and separated lashes with NO clumps) and the Boi-ing Concealer was perfect for the dark circles under my eyes.

I’ve always used Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara for my brows and on very lazy days where I know I’ll rub my eyes, I slap that puppy on my lashes as well. Lastly, the ModelCo Lipstick was included in my “Beauty Box 5” October subscription box and OMGosh! I LOOOOOVE this lipstick. I don’t normally wear lipstick, but this tube has totally changed my philosophy on lipstick. It is very buttery and blends in nicely with the natural color of my lips. The tube even has a little mirror on the side of it; tré cute!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


  1. Your eyes are even more gorgeous. It really enhanced them!

    1. Awwww! Thanks Lyssa! :) It was fun applying the makeup. It was my first experience with Benefit Cosmetics <3

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    1. It is SOOOO worth the sticker price. I totally love this color and the feeling of the product on my lips.

  3. LOVING the amount of Benefit products being featured in this post! Makes me happy :) and I totally remember sitting in the library in middle school, playing with the Maybelline clear mascara haha!

    1. I thought you might like that! :) I've ALWAYS wanted to try out the Benefit's brand ever since you started working there and have made postings about it, but you know me... Ms. Drug Store queen. Well... now that I'm really getting into makeup more and have subscribed to a LOT of monthly beauty boxes, makeup has been on my mind a lot more lately. THEN when I saw that under $40 deal on HSN, I HAD to jump on it! So needless to say.... I'm now hooked! And will be keeping my eye out for more deals :) :) :) The middle school library had such great times! Man, I miss those days <3

  4. I LOVE the benefit boing concealer. It's my holy grail concealer. I haven't used the other products but I love Benefit. There Porefessional primer is amazing!

    1. OOH and I forgot to ask, hows the staying power of the clear gel? im using a anastasia gel now and it works great but it's a little pricey.

    2. I tried two diff tubes of the Maybelline clear gel (thinking maybe the first one had gone bad on the shelves or something) and they had no staying power for me. It just made my brows wet and slightly sticky for a few minutes. If you have unruly brows like me, try using hairspray on a clean mascara wand and comb thru brows. After it's dried, comb through again (without hairspray) to get rid of the rock hard feeling. My sister just ordered me the Too Faced eyebrow kit and I cant wait to try it. I haven't tried any big brand name eyebrow stuff before (I dont count drugstore stuff in the 'big brand name' definition lol)

    3. I'm definitely a fan of the Boing concealer; it's my ONLY concealer right now, but I think I've struck gold with it. I've used the clear Maybelline Mascara since Middle School lol, so it's my favorite. It can be gloopy, but it's inexpensive and you only need a little bit to keep those pesky brows in place.