Where am I…?
What is this strange place?
It’s as if, when I walked through that door, I came out in a different universe, a parallel dimension, a nexus, if you will, of time and space, where the impossible is possible.
Back in the universe where I came from, primping with the stars — at least the one particular plus-size feline celebrity I’m familiar with — often took hours, days and sometimes even weeks.
Based on my star-primping experience, which involved prepping a superstar kitty supermodel for all the major awards shows, it was always a chore, but Benefit designed this kit to change that.
They filled the $32 Primping With the Stars kit with six sample-sized products from their permanent line, hand selected to fake a flawless face in mere minutes. In the kit, you get Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray Eye Primer, The POREfessional face primer, Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter, their Some Kind-A Gorgeous cream foundation in Medium, one Benetint lip and cheek stain, and a tube of They’re Real mascara.
Two of the products in this kit are Benefit favorites of mine — Benetint, which I’ve been using off and on as a blush since 1998 (!), and Girl Meets Pearl, a dope-@ss warm golden pink highlighter I wear a lot beneath foundation or mixed with tinted moisturizers and lotions.
The other products here — the eye primer, mascara, face primer and foundation — I’ll use if they’re around, but I probably wouldn’t reach for them over NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance face primer or Chanel Le Volume mascara.
One thing — if you like the way you look in light beige and need a new foundation, the kit comes with Some Kinda-A Gorgeous cream foundation in Medium. Hopefully it works better for you than me, because on my tan skin it looks a little ashy.
All in all, I think this is a pretty good kit of fairly wearable products, probably a little more wearable overall than the products in Do the Bright Thing… I just don’t know if I’d call the kit lust-worthy, ya know?
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon exclusively to Sephora stores and sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
If Monday was a dragon, we slew it
You did a great job today. I hope I wasn’t the only person to tell you that, but it’s true. You here reading this now tells me that you made it in one piece, which is quite an accomplishment for a Monday.
I actually managed to cross most of the things off my to-do list today and even squeezed in a workout. Tonight, I was hoping to make it over to Old Navy to look at sweaters because I realized this morning that I don’t have any cute holiday-ish ones, but then the couch caught me with its tractor beam.
Dang, that thing is powerful…
Maybe I’ll try Old Navy again tomorrow. I don’t know exactly what kind of sweater I’m looking for, but maybe something tasteful with a little shimmer or sparkle that I can just throw into the wash (because dry cleaning is such a pain).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,