Reach for the Stars – Benefit They’re Real Mascara Review

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I finally got on the band-wagon and tested Benefit’s well spoken about Mascara – They’re Real and I am not disappointed!

This mascara performed well in a consumer panel survey. 94% saw dramatic length & volume, 90% saw base-to-tip curl, 94% saw visible lift and 100* saw long-wearing results. It has a lot to live up to with statistics like that and I was really excited when it landed on my desk this week.

I m happy to say I agree with the majority and saw amazing things happen to my lashes in one lovely swoop of this mascara. My lashes were definitely a million per cent curlier than normal, thicker and longer.

It was really friendly to my sensitive eyes and they haven’t been agitated at all by it. It didn’t smudge or clump and was really easy to use. It also dries really quickly which I always give a bug thumbs up to. It also lasted all day.. it’s still exactly the same s when I put it on this morning… 12 hours ago!

Below are photos of this mascara in action after just one coat.

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What I love most: Everything, this mascara deserves the hype it gets.

What I like least: NOTHING!

Try it: RRP £19.50, www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk

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Thank you to everyone who entered the competition to win a MAC  ZoomLash Mascara in ZoomBlack. It was great to hear everyone’s favourite Mascara’s too.

Each entry was assigned a number and I randomnly generated a number on http://www.random.org/.

Congratulations to Jodie Sprake who is our winner this time.  Jodie’s favourite Mascara was They’re Real by Benefit, I have also now purchased this one and I will pop up my review during this week! Jodie if you could email me your address to tams.watt@hotmail.com I will send this out this week for you.

Once again thank you to everyone who took part.

Tams

Don’t forget!

1Don’t forget to enter our competition to win a MAC Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack!

This is one of my current favourite mascaras and I’m giving one away to celebrate a fantastic first week (last week) blogging about beauty. I thought I’d throw in a couple of images of this mascara in action today.

 

For all the details on how to enter and about the mascara CLICK HERE 

The competition closes on Sunday and is open internationally so don’t miss out!

On a side line.. It’s good to be back wearing make-up today but if you didn’t get a chance to send my your photos over for The Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Challenge Yesterday please do send them to tams.watt@hotmail.com and I can still add them on!

Don’t forget to stop by and congratulate all our girls on their bravery yesterday and see the photos HERE.

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Win a MAC Zoom Lash Mascara worth £14

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I reviewed this mascara yesterday and I’m feeling generous an so I have a brand new one to giveaway to one lucky reader!

See my review here: https://nakedbeautyblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/mac-cosmetics-zoom-lash-mascara/

How to enter

It’s really easy, just comment on this post telling me your favourite mascara, in return one reader will win a MAC Cosmetics Zoom Lash Mascara in ZoomBlack worth £14… my favourite!

If you want an extra entry simply follow my blog or share a link on your blog or facebook!

All entries will be popped on a spreadsheet and so assigned a number and I will then use a random number generator online to pick a winner, simples!

The winner will be announced on 1st July 2013 on a post, so keep your eyes peeled that day!

Enter by 30th June 2013 for your chance to win.

Tams x

Perfect red lips and subtle smokey eyes

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So this is my favourite look for a night out.. and here’s my very handsome husband too!

I thought I’d share my all time favourite look for an evening out with you all. I don’t ever feel myself without late night red lips. I don’t have time to do them during the day but if I did I’d probably always choose them over anything else! My husband on the other hand hates them.. but only because he doesn’t also want red lips. As a result I’ve spent so much time perfecting my non-transferring red lip look.

I have included a list below of all the products I used for this look and I’ll do a quick run down on how I got there. I also styled my hair with GHD’s and covered it in Shockwaves Ultra Strong Power Hold Hairspray.

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Step one: Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise. Leave for at least 5 minutes before starting on the make-up, this will give you a perfect base to start with and hold your make-up in place longer.

Step two: Dab concealer over any problem places, blemishes and spots.

Step three: Use a liquid foundation all over that matches your skin tone well. No one wants to look tangoed!  Top tip: Use a good foundation brush rather than hands or a sponge.

Step four: Make a fish face and apply a rosy blusher to your cheek bones, don’t forget to blend.

Step five: Now it’s time to start on the eyes! Use a light grey eyeshadow right across the eyelid and up to the crease using a soft eyeshadow brush.

Step six: Use a darker grey eyeshadow with an angled brush at the corner of your eye, blending it along the crease in your eyelid and the eye line to about half way along.

Step seven: Use a nude colour eyeshadow from the crease of your eyelid to the brow. Blend all the colours gently so that they gradually move into each different colour.

Step eight: Use a good eyeliner to draw a think line right across the top eyelid and half way along the bottom one.

Step nine: Use the angled brush and black eyeshadow to gently go along over the top of the eye-line at the top.

Step 10: Use a pink highlighting cream in the corner of the eye. Apply 2/3 coats of Mascara.

Step 11: Use a highlighter just under the brow and at the top of cheeks also to define those areas.

Step 12: Time for perfect red lips! I use Benefit cupid’s Bow pencil first but I believe this has been discontinued so I won’t go into that for now. But if you are blessed in owning one still you know what to do!

Step 13: Use a red lip liner to line your lips, I also fill in the whole of my lips too as I find it make the lipstick last longer! Cover carefully with red lipstick.

Step 14: My holy grail for red lips is Lipcote, use this over the whole lips and just over the edges a little too, allow to dry and then blot. Reapply lipstick and Lipcote a second time. I like matt lips but you could always add a gloss at this point too if you wish.

Step 15: Spritz your face with The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz to set make up.

Then go have fun!

Product list

Organic Surge Super Intensive daily Mosituriser
Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid in Ivory 010
Benefit Cupid’s Bow
Lipcote
The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising Face Spritz
Benefit Coralista Blusher
Benefit Smokin’ Eyes
Benefit High Beam Highlighter
MAC ZoomLash Mascara
MAC Eye/Lip Liner Pencil in black
Barry M Lip Liner in Red (No 3)
Barry M Red Lipstick (No 121)

 

MAC Cosmetics – Zoom Lash Mascara Review

MCMascaraReviewed by Tams

No hassle beautiful lashes!

Mascara is my must-wear-everyday item and as such I’ve tried hundreds but I think I may have found a new favourite!

I often have a lot of trouble with mascara due to very sensitive eyes, so its really hard to get a good one that doesn’t agitate them further. MAC’s Zoom lash mascara was incredibly kind to my peepers, I didn’t even feel like I was wearing mascara.

Although the mascara is light to wear it also gave me gorgeous long, thick lashes with no clumping. Being my normal clumsy self I managed to get a bit on my nose (don’t ask!) but it wasn’t a problem, it wiped away with no smudging.

This mascara claims to be long-wearing and that is a statement that for once I 100% agree with, my lashes looked just as luscious when I got in last night as when I left the house. As with all hard working mascara’s it’s really difficult to get off at the end of the day, in fact I think I still have a bit lurking around this morning despite my best efforts to remove it last night! Guess it’s time to test some new eye-makeup removers.

I’ll pop a photo up of this mascara in action tomorrow, once I’ve worn it again tonight! Watch out for my evening make-up post.. smokey-eyes and red lips will be my chosen look this evening.

What I love: It’s eye-friendly and hard working.

What I like least: Someone give me some tips for getting it off?!

Try it: RRP £14.00,  www.debenhams.com

Jelly Pong Pong – Fairy Lashes Mascara Review

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Reviewed by Tams

Fairy Lashes Mascara – don’t be fooled by the name, this mascara isn’t a bit fluffy, glittery or girly. Not only did my lashes look amazing when I used this it lasted all day too!

I love the name and the packaging which does appeal to the girly girl inside me but I also love that it doesn’t smudge, wear off or slide down my face when it rains! My lashes looked and stayed long, full of volume and curled! It was also quick and easy to use – no need for several hundred coats – bonus!

It can be a bit tricky to get off as it is a bit on the stubborn side but a bit of eye make-up remover does the trick.

What I liked most: Staying power!

What I like least: Nothing!

Try it: RRP £15, www.jellypongpong.com