Benefit Sunday Funday Palette – The New Maggie Collection is a makeup kit designed for wear the day after a long night. In other words, everything in this kit will help you look glowing, healthy, and fresh-faced. Benefit co-founders Jean and Jane Ford (yes, they are sisters) have expanded their legacy to include Maggie and Annie Ford Danielson, who are Jean’s daughters, and Jane’s nieces. They are now Benefit’s new makeup trend artists. The Maggie and Annie Collection captures each of their personal flair for modern makeup artistry. Maggie’s palette is called Sunday Funday, whereas Annie’s is called Scene Queen. These palettes are limited edition, and I really love the family-centric idea behind these. To see more photographs,
Sunday Funday – The Maggie Collection
The mastermind behind this kit had this to say about the Sunday Funday Collection
“Sunday Funday is all about pulling together a fresh, fabulous look after a late night. Whether you were watching movies or dancing ’til dawn, this kit has the prettiest eyeshadows and complexion essentials to make you look beautifully revived…just in time for brunch. Waiter, coffee and mimoas, please!” -Maggie Ford Danielson
The Benefit Sunday Funday Maggie Collection contains:
Hoola, a bronzing powder with a mini natural-bristle brush
Benetint, a rose-tinted lip and cheek stain
Shimmering Rose, a beautiful lip shine gloss
Toasty Liner, a brown eyeliner
4 Eyeshadows: Shimmering Bronze, Pink Satin, Light Champagne, and Pretty In Plum
2 Fluff Shadow/Hard Angle Brushes
Step-by-step Makeup Lesson in how to use this palette
Benefit Benetint is one of Benefit’s oldest and most classic products. In fact, I talk to women who are in their forties who have used this product for decades. This product was released in 1976, and has been the bestselling lip and cheek stain since. It leaves a very natural rose tint to your skin and lips, and applies like a red-tinted water before it dries.
Shimmering Rose Gloss
Shimmering Rose Swatch
The Shimmering Rose gloss in this kit is absolutely gorgeous. It’s very sheer and natural, leaving behind a light pink-rose color that contains a fine golden shimmer to it. This will really help to brighten your smile and your complexion in one!
Four Eyeshadows in Sunday Funday
The four eyeshadows in the Sunday Funday palette are extremely soft, both aesthetically to the touch, and also in pigmentation. They leave behind a natural, gorgeous sheen of color on your skin.
Sunday Funday The Maggie Collection Eyeshadow Swatches
Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer is underneath the bronzing brush in the upper left hand corner of the palette, and remains one of Benefit’s best selling bronzers.
Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase of this palette. I feel that it contains a great array of products for a fresh-faced, glowing makeup look, and I love the idea behind the palette. The packaging is gutsy but cute, and the name of the palette is cheeky and fun. Another fun fact is that Maggie Ford Danielson, who created this palette, is an artist, and worked with an illustrator to help create the artwork for this palette. Kudos to Benefit founders Jean and Jane for expanding their brand to the family and creating a fun, fresh perspective. This is one of those really interesting conversation-starting palettes that you can tote around with you!
Benefit Sunday Funday Palette, The New Maggie Collection retails for $38 at your local Sephora or Benefit counter. You can also browse and purchase both the Sunday Funday palette, and Annie’s palette “Scene Queen,” online by clicking the photographs and links below:
Benefit Cosmetics Sunday Funday – The New Maggie Collection
Benefit Cosmetics Scene Queen – The New Annie Collection
As we introduced to you a few weeks back , MAKE UP FOR EVER has created a set of must-have rock-inspired products for the holidays. Though the cases alone are cool enough to make me want to buy them without seeing what’s inside, we figured it couldn’t hurt to share some expert tips from their education manager, Erin McCarthy. After all, it’s what’s inside the makeup bag that really counts, right? Using the Rock For Ever products, follow Erin’s tips to get their favorite looks:
“Start with a medium iridescent grey shadow (Eye Shadow #82) on the entire eyelid, blending up past the crease and smudged across the lower lash line. Intensify the eyes with the deepest black shadow you can find (Diamond Shadow #307 is great with its micronized sparkles). Apply this deep black shadow in a thick line across the upper lash line and smudge with a brush into the iridescent gray and across the lower lash line. As the colors blend together you’ll get a smooth blend from deep sparkling black to soft iridescent gray. The effect is a classy smoky look with a hint of glitz, perfect for any holiday party.”
“MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Rock For Ever Palette is a must-have because it includes a deep black diamond shadow and three neutral shimmering shades to create countless variations of this look—from a soft metallic gray to the most intense black smoky eye, or even a bronze smoky eye.”
“Want to rock this look in a subtle way? Go for a metallic liner. Our Travel Aqua Eyes Set comes with five great shades to try this season. Apply a black liner across your upper lash line and pair it with a silver, bronze, gold, or iridescent steel grey liner placed right on top of it. The black liner along the lash line will frame your eyes while the subtle metal liner will add extra glitz for the holiday season!”
"American Idol" star Jordin Sparks is launching her first scent. The 20-year-old singer had affordability in mind in the concieving the new Because of You fragrance.
"When I was starting this project, I really wanted it to be affordable. I looked at some other celebrity fragrances, and they were like $80. Even now, I look at a fragrance that’s $80, and I can’t bring myself to spend that much," Sparks says. "In this economy especially, my fans deserve a high quality, reasonably priced scent."
The scent will retail at an introductory price of $9.50 for a 2.5-oz. bottle when it hits counters next week. It will then be sold at $14.95 on November 1. Because of You will be available at dots.com or Dots stores next week before it can be made available at Target stores in November.
The "Battlefield" hitmaker said that she also wants Because of You to "transfer easily from day to night," describing it as a "fruity floriental" scent.
She has experienced vicious bullying, manic depression, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and major cosmetic surgery . She told Pat Kenny how her father, the celebrated poet Brendan Kennelly saved her life
Currently, universities and private companies working to build more robust "Facial, facial plastic surgery, Recognition Technologies" due to Homeland Security funding for such research this area continues to grow. anti-terrorism efforts are a target all over the world, to share these technologies with its allies to use in their country. These new technologies will also be in the hands of our enemies or perhaps future, facial plastic surgery, enemies. These nations hostile to the United States with recognition software may prevent our clandestine spy efforts abroad.
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As this technology continues to reach a higher percentage of positive recognition, it will be more widely used. We know that is the natural evolution of facial recognition systems,
It’s official…I found my New Year Eve’s nail color – Milani One Coat Glitter Nail Polish in Gold Glitz! Milani’s One Coat Glitter line is very similar to their 3D Holographic line, but with more and larger glitter! Gold Glitz is a whole lotta bling!
Approx. Price: $4.99 Where to Purchase? CVS or other mass market retailers
Gold Glitz is a gold and copper glittery nail polish that will add glam to ANY outfit. The nail polish contains multi–shaped gold and copper glitter that gives Gold Glitz dimension and opaque coverage. Overall, Gold Glitz is glamorous, over the top and demands to be noticed! According to its packaging, you only need one coat to give you full coverage bling. And it’s true, you only really need one coat!
*This posting includes product sent to me on behalf of the Milani Cosmetics brand for review.
Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Palettes are a like a Valentine from Bobbi… they’re filled with chocolates and roses (the colors, that is). The spring 2011 palettes celebrate the first anniversary of the Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful campaign, are inspired by Brown’s favorite look – fresh and healthy – and are designed to be universally flattering.
There are two palettes to choose from – the Pretty Palette (above left), a lighter palette for light to medium complexions, and the Powerful Palette (above right and at top), a darker set for medium and dark complexions. I have a light to medium complexion but I tried the darker palette, because I was drawn to the deeper shades.
A rosy look for spring with the Bobbi Brown Powerful Palette
I think the strengths of the palettes are the lip and cheek colors. Rosy tones can work well on most any complexion. In the Powerful Palette, there is a mix of soft and vibrant shades with two light lip glosses and a vivid rose lipstick: Pink Pudding Shimmer Lip Gloss (new color), Pink Bouquet Glitter Lip Gloss and Powerful Pink Lip Color (new color).
Bobbi Brown Powerful Palette: Pink Pudding Shimmer Lip Gloss, Pink Bouquet Glitter Lip Gloss and Powerful Pink Lip Color (left to right)
The two glosses are both pretty sheer and look quite similar on. My favorite is the Pink Bouquet Glitter Lip Gloss. I love the sparkly flecks in it (although they don’t show up so well in photos).
Bobbi Brown Powerful Palette: Pink Pudding Shimmer Lip Gloss, Pink Bouquet Glitter Lip Gloss and Powerful Pink Lip Color (left to right)
The Plum Blush gives a great, rosy flush that looks very healthy and springy. It packs a lot of pigment so it should show up on darker complexions. For someone like me, I only need to use a tiny bit.
The size of the palette is also good. It’s relatively slim and small so it will travel easily. And the price is right. You’re getting eight products for $60 (the same cost of buying three full-size shadows).
I was underwhelmed by the eye shadows overall. Navajo (cream) is a great base to use all over and Chocolate Caviar (new dark brown) is wonderful for shading and lining. But the two pinks are the stars of the show and I don’t think I’ll be getting much use out of either of them: Burnished Rose (new matte pink) and Rose Gold (golden pink shimmer).
Bobbi Brown Powerful Palette: Navajo Eye Shadow and Rose Gold Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (top), Burnished Rose Eye Shadow and Chocolate Caviar (bottom), Plum Blush
While all the colors are supposed to be universally flattering. I didn’t find the matte pink to be all that flattering; and it was just sort of a ho-hum shade. I would’ve been much happier with a matte taupe in that spot. The shimmery pink is nice, but it seemed rather ho-hum too. I would’ve preferred something a bit more exciting or out of the pink color family.
I like the pink and brown color theme. But I think it would’ve worked better to keep the pinks for the lips and cheeks and have done something different for the eyes. Maybe the colors in the lighter Pretty Palette would have worked better for me; but I’m doubtful, because the eye shadows shades look quite similar to the ones in the Powerful Palette.
If you tend to keep your eye makeup very subtle, this probably won’t be a big deal for you. This is more of a disappointment for someone like me who tends to do more with my eye makeup and keep lips on the more subtle side.
Wearing Navajo all over, Burnished Rose in the crease, Rose Gold on the lid, Chocolate Caviar at the outer corner and along the top and bottom lash lines.
Another weakness is the product layout. As with all palettes of this kind, the powder products tend to migrate into the creamy products. You have to be very careful to avoid this. In other palettes, the company has gotten around this by keeping the powders and creams separate. But that tends to lead to bulkier and probably costlier packaging.
The Bottom Line
Overall, the Powerful Palette includes many pretty lip and cheek shades, and a couple very wearable shadows mixed in with a couple less-than-stellar shadows in a very portable package at a very good price. It could be a great choice for anyone who likes to keep their look focused on lips and cheeks paired with more subtle eye makeup.
The Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Palette Collection is available now at Bobbi Brown counters and online.
What do you think of the colors and the packaging? Are you more of a eye girl or a lip girl? Do tell.
Disclosure: A product sample was provided for review.