Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer

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It would be an understatement to say that we are just a little bit obsessed with Benefit Cosmetics. We have tried many of their products over the years and can’t recommend them enough. One of my all time favourite beauty products in the whole entire world is Watt’s Up!. I cannot live without it. It is one of the few highlighters that work with my skin and the only highlighter that I receive compliments on when wearing. If you are on the lookout for that perfect cream highlighter, definitely give Watt’s Up! a try!

When we first started our blog a few years ago, one of our very first beauty posts was actually on our Benefit collection, (see post here). We adore Benefit Cosmetics for many reasons – the beautiful, playful packaging, bright colours, fun names. Most importantly though, all of their products are amazing and actually work! There aren’t too many beauty brands out there who knock it out of the park with every single new release. When you purchase a Benefit product, chances are high that you will be extremely happy with the quality of the product and not end up regretting your purchase.

We are so excited about Benefit’s latest release, their new Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer.

Available in 3 shades, the new Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer provides sheer to medium coverage. It blurs, smoothes and conceals dullness, dark under eye circles and redness. The soft-focus, lightweight formula does not cake or crease, is waterproof and provides 10 hour longwear.

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We’ve tried many different under eye concealers and are SO happy with Benefit’s new concealer. The formula is very impressive. It’s creamy and mousse-like. Very soft and easily to apply with your fingertips or beautyblender. I found that it looked best when I applied it softly with my fingertips. It blends in easily within seconds and sets to a matte finish. Again, this product provides a sheer-medium coverage. It is not full coverage. If you are looking for a full-coverage concealer, you may want to try Benefit’s Industrial Strength Concealer.

The Airbrush Concealer naturally blurs under eye circles and it will cover blemishes. I found that it was the perfect amount of coverage for my under eyes. It concealed but still looked natural and not overdone.

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We just had to include this photo that I snapped of our sweet little Mr. Gatsby. This is a usual occurrence while I’m trying to take blog photos. He was completely fascinated by the fun little paper strips and couldn’t help himself. Hehehe :)

Benefit’s Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer retails for $27.

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Natasha & Laura
(written by Natasha)

Fall Beauty: Vampy Lips

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Nothing says Fall like dark, rich lip colours!
We believe the deeper & vampier the colour, the better.

Playing up your lips is an easy way to complete your look.
When you rock super sexy dark lips, keep the eye makeup neutral and let the lips be the main focus.

Tips for rockin’ dark lip colours:

Always line your lips first.
We’re not talking about a big, thick line of lip liner on the outside of your lips – Clown lips are definitely a no-no!
Use a lip liner that matches the colour of your lipstick and lightly create a faint line around the edges of your lips to help define & keep the colour from running.
If you are weary of lip-liners, we highly recommend a clear lip liner called No Bleeding Lips, which helps define your lips and prevents lip colours from bleeding.  (We love the product & will be featuring No Bleeding Lips on the blog soon).

Apply a thin layer of lip balm/moisturizer/primer before applying the lipstick.
Many lipsticks tend to be dry & matte, so applying a bit of lip balm before the lip colour helps hydrate your lips & prevents your lip colour from cracking.

Use a highlighter to contour your lips’ cupid’s bow.
Your cupid’s bow is the middle curve of the upper lip.
If you apply a light shimmery highlighter just above the cupid’s bow of your lips, it helps to make lips look more defined & full.
(Use Benefit’s Watt’s Up!, or any nude shimmery eyeshadow pencils/eyeshadows).

A tip for women with thinner lips:
if you have thin lips, dark lip colours will accentuate that and make thin lips look even slimmer. We recommend wearing dark reds, instead of intense browns and purples.

Here are two of our favorite lip colours this Fall.. (so far!)

1. Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in F-Bomb.
Rich and creamy lipstick with insane amounts of high-gloss shine – all captured in one chubby pencil.

Urban Decay’s Super-Saturated High Gloss Color’s are the ultimate – you get the best of a lipstick, gloss & stain all in one!
Easy to apply, this lip colour is long lasting, shiny, creamy & highly pigmented.

How great are the names of the colours in the Super-Saturated line as well?!
(F-Bomb, Naked, Adrenaline, Big Bang, Crush) Pretty funny!

We definitely recommend this Urban Decay Lip Color.

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2. Guerlain Rouge Automatique in 170 Nuit d’Amour.

A gorgeous berry, purple colour.
We love Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique lip colours and have a few different colours.
They are amazing quality, very hydrating & long lasting.
A bit on the pricier side, but we believe its well worth it!

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Laura & Natasha XO