Pretty soon it’ll be spring, and then summer soon after. Before you know it, our conversations will turn more to topics like swimming pools, beaches and other things, like how…
…getting ready to chill at the pool with Ryan Gosling can be sooo stressful (or so I’ve heard).
Do I go the glamazon route, curling my hair into beachy waves and shimmying into a string bikini, a cute coverup and a pair of nude wedges? Or do I go the rough-and-tumble surfer girl route, and scoop my mop into a messy bun, slip on a practical two-piece (the one with the top that looks like an industrial-strength sports bra) and my favorite pair of ratty Reef flip-flops?
It’s a big decision — but until I make it, one thing’s for sure: the new Benefit Cabana Glama ($26) kit will have my back.
This latest kit from the boys and babes at Benefit comes with brightening and bronzing makeup for eyes, lips and cheeks.
If posing on your beach chair beside a fru-fru umbrella drink and a stack of glossy magazines ranks up high on your agenda (I could get into something like that, hello!), do it in style with a sun-kissed glow. Just sweep Cabana Glama’s Hoola Bronzer and Some Kind-A Gorgeous in Medium on your face, followed by one (or two or three) of the kit’s Eyeshadows on your lids.
And when you’re ready to cool off with a quick dip — and maybe do a few underwater handstands or dive from the high board (you so crazy!) — Cabana Glama can also help you keep it simple, by just blending soft pink Posietint on your cheeks and lips.
Swatches from the left: hoola, Peach Fizz, Bronze Buzz, Cocoa Pizzazz, Some Kinda-A Gorgeous Medium and Posietint (unblended and blended_
Wearing Eyeshadows in Peach Fizz, Bronze Buzz and Cocoa Pizzazz on my eyes (no fallout!); Hoola across my forehead and to contour my cheeks; and Posietint on my cheeks and lips
I love almost everything about this kit — the bronzy skin, the growing neutral eyes, the sweet pink cheeks and lips. I just wish Some Kind-A Gorgeous came in a few more shades, because I think Medium is a little light and pink for me and my NC42 tan.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Benefit stores, counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,