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Bobbi Brown Corrector Review and Swatches

January 25th, 2011

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For very dark circles and extra coverage, makeup artist Bobbi Brown’s secret are the Bobbi Brown Correctors.Bobbi Brown Corrector
Designed to be used under your regular concealers, the correctors come in a range of 4 Peach shades and 8 Bisque shades. The Peach shades have an orange undertone to counteract purplish/brownish tones while the Bisque shades are pink-based to counteract bluish/greenish tones.I normally use peachy correctors for my NC30 skin but since the artists at Bobbi Brown all recommended the Bisque shades, I ended up with both Light to Medium …

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Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

July 11th, 2010

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Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Get Ready to Make a Scene

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette ($38.00) contains something for each part of your face — 0.1 oz. CORALista, 0.09 oz. High Beam, 0.18 oz. Juicy Coral Lip Shine, 4 0.1 oz. eyeshadows, Smokin’ Liner, and 2 double-sided makeup brushes.

  • CORALista is a pink-cral with subtle sheen but not a lot of shimmer. It’s very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. I actually didn’t even realize it was in the palette until I went to write the review! It’s a pretty small pan, so it may take some maneuvering to get your brush in it. The included brush is a bit stubby, so I find it cumbersome to use.
  • High Beam is a light, shimmering pink-toned highlighter. It’s a whitish-pink, and it works best on light to medium skin tones (Moon Beam better for deeper skin tones).
  • Juicy Coral Lip Shine is a semi-opaque coral-orange with golden shimmer. It’s a very pretty shade of coral, and it’s not too orange either.
  • Smokin’ Liner is a dark black-brown eyeliner that goes opaque without trouble. Very smooth and richly pigmented.
    Charcoal is a darkened gray-black with subtle silver shimmer.
  • Shimmering Beige is a pink-toned medim beige with a frost finish.
  • Misty Blue is a slightlyg rayed medium-dark blue with a silver sheen.
  • Navyis a rich navy blue with a purple edge and flecks of midnight sky blue shimmer.
  • Dual-Ended Brushes have an angled brush on one end and a fluffier brush on the other–and then two of them. They’re usable in a pinch, but they’re not the best brushes of all time. Better than the usual inclusions, though.

I like all of the products individually, and I feel Benefit gives you a good amount of each of them (in fact, the eyeshadows are surprisingly weighty–0.1 oz. compared to the average of 0.05 oz.–but I don’t feel that such a rich shade of coral on both cheeks and lips is actually all that suitable to pair with the eyeshadows. I think medium skin tones will be able to pull off that look, but paler skin tones may have to be a little cautious. I fear it may be too much all at once. I was expecting a pinker blush (maybe Sugarbomb) rather than CORALista here.

That’s my only gripe about the palette, though! There are only powder products exposed, while the lip and cream products are housed in their own containers, so there’s no worry about cross-pollination of shadow dust. The palette is cute and still functional, and it even includes a step-by-step guide on how to wear the palette.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 10/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you like yourself a blue smoky eye, this may make a great g-to palette.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette
CORALista (left, included), Hoola & Dallas (right, not in this palette)

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette
Eyeshadows: Charcoal, Shimmering Beige, Misty Blue, Navy (NC20)

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette
Eyeshadows: Charcoal, Shimmering Beige, Misty Blue, Navy (NC15/NW15)

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette
Smokin’ Liner, Juicy Coral Lip Shine

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette
High Beam

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette
Smokin’ Liner, Juicy Coral Lip Shine

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette
Juicy Coral Lip Shine

Benefit Scene Queen Makeup Palette
Juicy Coral Lip Shine

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Makeup Tutorial:Rihanna Inspired Look/Summer Look 2009

October 8th, 2009

Eyes: All by MAC Expect the UDPP UDPP Saddle Brown Down Bronze Rice Paper Black Track Zoom Lash Smolder Brows: Wet “N” Wild Pencil Face: Dior Bronzer MAC: Pinch me & Trace Gold Lips: MAC Impassionated & Any Clear Lip Gloss