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
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!
This came out incredibly well. I love that you take objects as inspiration and then run with it!
Ah, that means so much to me! Thank you Julie 😀
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.
The colour is so pretty for spring! Great review!