Friday, 27 March 2015

Inspired By....Benefit "Lollitint", Review & Nail Art

Hello Tea Mates!  When I first started this blog, I did a few posts called "Inspired By", where I did nail art inspired by things that caught my eye, for example, I did mani inspired by a Herve Leger dress.  More recently I did a nail art look inspired by the packaging from a few Anna Sui products, which I actually got to show Anna, in-person (you can check it out HERE).   Today, I start a new series, where I mix 3 things that I love - make up, reviews, and nail art.  The product of the moment is.........

Click through to see how the product works, and to check out the nail art look that I created.

What better way to celebrate the upcoming opening of the Benefit store (you heard me) in Toronto, than by showing my love for one of their easiest-to-use products?

Meet Benefit's "Lollitint", a 2-in-1 product.  Just a heads-up that in-store the bottle is much larger, this was a sample size that I received at Spark Sessions, where I got to meet and chat with the lovely ladies from Benefit Canada.

This product can be used on your lips, as well as your cheeks.  For review purposes, I tried it on my cheeks.  The directions are simple - in fact, theres only 2 steps.

Step 1 - Apply the product onto the apples of your cheek with the brush applicator.
Step 2 - Blend out the product with your fingers or a brush - I buffed it out in circular motions, with a Sonia Kashuk flat-top brush.
And voila!  That's all it takes.  I would definitely recommend this product, especially if you are a beginner at applying makeup or are looking for a very natural look, because it doesn't look stark or fake.  The application is light, and it gives you that "barely-there" flush of colour.  This product would also be great for your young beauty enthusiast who is just staring to get into makeup, because application-wise, it's hard to over-do it.  Lollitint only takes about 30 seconds to apply, so it can easily work its way into that quick 5-minute-beauty routine.

Now, onto the nail art!  I tried to match the colour of the bottle, and from there I matched the design on the bottle.  It's pink, it's girly, and it definitely makes me feel like a Bene-babe.

Cute right?  Now, onto deciding what kind of Benefit nails I'll be wearing, when I visit the new Toronto store.  I hope you liked this review, and I can't wait to see what inspires me next.  Until next time - Shawna


  1. This came out incredibly well. I love that you take objects as inspiration and then run with it!

  2. Ah, that means so much to me! Thank you Julie :D

  3. Thanks so much, Chelle! It helps get the creative juices flowing, especially when I get writers block - I just paint it out on my little canvas. Plus, I've recently become a huge sucker for packaging, so this is my way to show some love to the brand's designers.

  4. The colour is so pretty for spring! Great review!



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