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Reviews of the latest; Scene Queen palette, The POREfessional and Tweezerman for Benefit.
Here at wht, we talk about Benefit a lot. As a matter of fact, they’re one of the top three brands we talk about most! But one can understand our reasoning; they consistently release fabulous products. Why, like these 3 right here…
Scene Queen ($38) is the most ingenious palette I’ve seen cross my vanity in some time! It’s one of two new palettes released by Benefit’s new makeup trend artists; Maggie and Annie, the twin founder’s daughters/nieces. (Side note, how lucky are these ladies? Can you imagine if your Mom invented Benefit?!)
Scene Queen is from The Annie Collection and is the warmer of the two palettes (cool toned gals, check out Sunday Funday, from the Maggie collection). How much do I love this palette? Let me count the ways…
1. Would you look at that mirror? It’s giant (3.25 x 4.75 inches). It props up so you can see into it a good angle. And best of all, it’s a great mirror. There’s nothing I hate more than a good palette with a cheap, fun house mirror. (Take a peek at the adorable packaging by London-based illustrator Nikki Farquharson too!)
2. It has a whopping eight items! Plus two double ended high-quality brushes and the cutest blush brush I’ve ever seen. Smokin’ Liner eyeliner, High Beam highlighter and Coralista blush are all pretty tiny. But the four shadows and the exclusive Juicy Coral lip gloss are nicely sized.
3. About those eye shadows, talk about perfect! The number of combos you can come up with is huge; smoky blue, smoky charcoal, a wash of champagne beige with a cat eye, a pop of bright blue in the corners of your eyes with a mess navy lid, to name just a few. There’s not a throwaway color included. I’m pretty sure if this palette were scientifically tested, it would be deemed the most perfectly chosen eye shadow combination ever!
So, have I convinced you yet? You need Scene Queen.
(a Picasso-esque look at a smoky blue eye, a neutral day look and that fabulous Juicy Coral lip gloss)
The POREfessional ($28) tackles one of skin’s biggest issues, pores! It’s a lightweight, translucent balm said to make them near invisible and leave you with baby smooth skin. Can be used under or over makeup. Love that this is oil-free! Pore challenged tester Sherri will be along in the comments to fill you in on the rest.
Tweezerman for Benefit tweezers ($30) are as cute as they are useful. If you don’t already own Tweezerman tweezers, you must not pluck your eyebrows. Or stray chin hairs. Or have ever had a splinter. Because these are the best tweezers on the planet, period. So, if you don’t own them, I suggest scooping these adorable ones up. These are the pointed slant tips (really good for the pesky hairs that are just breaking the surface, that you can feel and almost not even see.) They also offer a non pointed slant tip. Tyna will be echoing my statements in her comment, I’d bet on it!
How about it ladies, what are you loving most from Benefit this summer?
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