They say that necessity is the mother of invention… Well, after seeing Glen do that thing with the zombie’s arm in last night’s episode of The Walking Dead (HOLY SCHNIZZ!!), I believe it!
I don’t know where I was going with that…but I think it had something to do with Benefit’s new $32 Do the Bright Thing Face kit.
I was thinking about decorating the house for the holidays, how I wasn’t sure if I have enough decorations, and then I looked at this kit’s bright, eye-catching packaging and thought, “Gee, this’ll work as a Christmas decoration in a pinch.”
This little Sephora exclusive lives to make faces glow, and it comes with five-sample sized products from Benefit’s permanent line.
See that pretty girl in the mirror there? (What mirror, where?)
Sorry! — random music reference! 🙂
She turned up the dial on her outer glow by wearing Do The Bright Thing’s soft, shimmery pink That Gal primer under her foundation, and to give her cheeks some color, she swiped light pink Dandelion Blush on her cheeks. Then, she dabbed and blended a few dots of highlighting High Beam on the tops of her cheekbones.
To make her eyes look bigger and brighter, she smudged Jet black Bad Gal Waterproof Liner along her lash lines and applied They’re Real Mascara, which works like yoga for lashes, s t r e t c h i n g them out.
I could have really used the extra brightening help this kit promised to deliver (staying up too late reading in bed), but on my skin tone (NC 42), I feel like the brightening effect of the primer, highlighter and blush is maybe a little too subtle.
I like it…but I’d like even more!
The soft, pale pink face and cheek products would probably benefit (pardon the pun) paler pretties, at least in terms of their brightening power, more than I think they benefit me.
As for the black liner and mascara? Sign me up! You just can’t go wrong with that combo.
Like most people, I always try to Do The Bright Thing…but sometimes, you know, the temptation to be bad is just too strong. 🙂
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MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Some of the best writing on TV is on a show about zombies…
Stop right here if you haven’t watched last night’s episode of The Walking Dead.
STOP! SPOILERS AHEAD!
I’m warning you… Don’t read another word.
Last chance! Spoilers ahead.
Um…how cray was that episode?! I literally felt my heart jump in my chest when Michonne stabbed the Governor in the eye.
That episode blew me away. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire 50-something minutes.
Just great, epic, fantastic writing. It’s a total turnaround from last season, too, which I thought kind of veered off the rails.
I don’t know if you’re a fan of the show (it is about zombies, after all), but I think it’s one of the best things on TV right now. The stakes are so high, the characters so believable, and the situations are just so…I don’t know, authentically disturbing, but not gratuitously so, that I find myself thinking about it for days after each new episode.
If you watched last night, did you happen to catch that commercial for Warm Bodies? I read the book a couple months ago and enjoyed it.
Three-word summary: zombie love story.
Boom. â€˜nuff said.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,