Benefit Watt’s Up

[Photo credit: Benefit Beauty]

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and I feel like this product isn’t talked about a lot. Correct me if I am wrong. Now, all of the information down below is based off of the sample size.

Packaging: Super compact and easy to carry around with you.

Durability: Lasts for a long period of time without becoming greasy or oily.

Pigmentation: I like to apply a good amount because then I can blend it in smoothly and my skin looks luminous without looking like I had just applied it, if that makes any sense. When applying it will look golden. What is so great about this product is that no matter what skin color you have, it will look great on you!

Budget: $30.00. I am not crazy about the price but I will be on the look out for an alternative that is budget friendly! If you have any suggestions, leave them down below!

 

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Benefit Porefessional Makeup Primer

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and can I tell you that this is definitely worth the money! I have yet to find a primer that does the job like this one.

Packaging: Sleek, modern, and sophisticated.

Durability: Definitely longer than most primers I have tried. The surprising thing is that I could barely tell that makeup was on my face with this and everything else on. This primer literally makes all the difference when it comes to how well your makeup will sit. I have some acne scarring that can be covered up by a lot of foundation but with this I can concentrate most of the primer there and it really evens out the scarring.

Pigmentation: This comes out as a nude-beige so I am not sure how well this blends in to darker skin tones but this definitely blends in well and it feels like a really smooth and light lotion. I used a dime size which may be larger than what most people use but I have relatively large pores so I want them to disappear, in a sense.

Budget: $31.00 which I definitely did not pay for since I don’t remember it being that expensive. Worry not, I will find an alternative one day!

Ready for a Wedding!

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here and recently I attended a wedding and a two day process overtook my life because I wanted to look the best that I could for the event. So, why not review all of the products I used? Some I have tested longer while others are still new to me so in the coming weeks you may see a jump here and there. Please note that some of the items are more high end than others but I have purchased them if they were on sale or when I wanted to treat myself. I still love shopping on a budget but I do know when some items are clearly much better than others after trial and error. Also, some of these items have already been reviewed so you can go ahead and get some reading done! Now, let’s get ready for a wedding!

Ulta Freshwater Mist Body Scrub
It’s a 10
Bosley Professional Strength Voluminizing & Thickening Nourishing Leave-In
St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub Mask
Soap and Glory Body Butter
St. Ives Timeless Collagen Elastin Moisturizer
Benefit Porefessional Makeup Primer
Smashbox BB Cream
e.l.f. Eyeshadow Primer
Too Faced Summer Eyes Palette
Sephora Cream Eyeliner in Electric Teal
Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara
e.l.f. Studio Kohl Eyeliner
Benefit Blush in Coralista
N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Benefit Watt’s Up
Covergirl Powder Foundation in Natural Beige 140
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

Review: Benefit Coralista Blush

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and I have to say that this blush is amazing and I love it but I am going to be honest and let you all know what to expect from this blush since it is on the higher end of makeup.

Packaging: I have to say that this little box is really sturdy. Yes, it is cardboard but it definitely holds the product well. It comes with a brush that is not sitting on top of the blush, there is a plastic protector that cubbies the brush nicely and the brush feels so good!! I also like that it has a mirror but I wouldn’t say it is the most practical mirror since it is so tiny.

Durability: I have noticed that it lasts all day and it definitely keeps a nice glow on my skin.

Pigmentation: I would have to say that this is medium pigmentation and better for people with really light skin. I am Asian and am relatively light but I have red undertones so this blush and the redness on my cheeks tend to blend and the product doesn’t show its true color. However, the redness on my skin has gone down and I love the color pay off when there is no other colors interferring with this blush.

Budget: Coming from the Sephora website: $28.00. Now, I just looked and they have a lip and cheek kit which is also $28.00 so that is a pretty good deal. It doesn’t look like a full size kit but it definitely is good if you want a variety of items.

I honestly bought this because of the name and I have no shame but I have also seen it used in multiple makeup tutorials and loved the payoff on the whole look. So, I would say that you should definitely look at all of the benefit blushes and choose one that suits you best because I think that these blushes are a splurge but one I will probably make in the future.

Review: Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and I have been on the fence about this product for a long time. I first got this product in a sample size for my birthday. I will be basing this review off of my sample size.

Packaging: It’s nice and sleek for a sample size. It is a straight cylindrical tube rather than the angled tube that you see above. I am going to mention the brush in this section and let you all know that I understand what they were going for but it doesn’t seem to work 100% of the time. The end of the brush is meant for the inner and outer lashes since they can be hard to get to with a normal mascara brush, but when I pull my wand out every time there is a literal clump of mascara that comes with it and I have to dab the want onto a tissue so I don’t look like I have a bug on my lashes.

Durability: It lasts long and keeps my lashes up.

Pigmentation: Black as can be.

Budget: Based on Sephora prices, the small version (not sample) is $10.00 and the full size is $23.00. I would recommend going for the Maybelline Lots of Lashes more only because it does the job and is significantly cheaper. Here is my post of the Maybelline Lots of Lashes.

Overall, I wouldn’t say I would go out and purchase this again but if there is a sample size for free my way I am not going to object to it.

Graduation Essentials

Hello ShopaHAULics, Tiffany here, and I have some essentials to share with you that I think you may enjoy. I recently went to my brothers graduation and literally moved back from my dorm the night before the graduation. Waking up early-ish and prepping for the day I knew I didn’t want to have a heavy load of makeup or anything that would be hard to maintain in case we had to go outside to take pictures. So…here is the list of the items I used:

-Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

-Love My Face Pressed Powder

-Maybelline Lots of Lashes Mascara in black

-Benefit They’re Real Mascara

-Benefit Blush in Coralista

-Cailyn Gel Liner in black

Full reviews will be coming your way starting this week!!