Friday, December 11, 2009

spend or save.


I have only recently started getting into makeup within these past 6 months. I use to wear very minimal makeup and would have a horrible time at attempting to put it on when I tried. So over the past year I started watching youtube.com videos of girls showing how to do makeup, I seriously recommend doing that because I honestly learned some pretty cool tricks. I still don't wear a lot but I have totally been venturing out and investing more on quality products since they have proved to be successful with me. The only problem I have experienced is that I'm too scared to drop money on stuff I'm not sure I will like or use. So as usual I went on ebay.com to find a better deal on some new products I wanted to try. Last week I purchased two Benefit Cosmetics items (I have never used this brand before) I bought the Erase Paste and the Thrrrob Blush. Not only did I get a great deal on these items but I also searched reviews and found they are awesome at what they do.

Have you used any of these products or bought make up from Benefit?

{thrrrob blush - $28 & I paid $5}
{erase paste - $26 & I paid $10}

30 comments:

~kristie~ said...

i love erase paste...it's not too thick and blends well. i like using my fingers more than a concealer brush though...and the blush is a pretty pink. i don't like to use the brush they give you since it doesn't go on even...benefit has the best products ever!

www.thesocietyofstyle.com

Diane said...

Hy there!
It's a great idea to watch youtube tutorials. I am obsessed with them, especially with Kandee Johnson, I'm sure you know who she is.
I love make up anyway, but congrats on buying the products cheaper on youtube! I like this kind of deals:D

Thanks for commenting on my blog!

kiss!

dianefreedom.blogspot.com

Miss V said...

I have found that all Benefit cosmetics are great. I haven't used the Thrrrob color but I have the same pressed powder in other shades and it's fantastic, it's somewhere in between translucence and color. If you're not into make up but just need a "touch up" on your face, try carrying their "Just in case" kit. It has a base color to touch up unexpected blemishes, eye brightener, lip gloss and lip tincture. That, mascara and an eyeliner in your purse and you could do practically anything/

Tights Lover said...

Wow. That's an amazing deal. Good thinking checking out youtube for makeup tips too!

Betty said...

I have the erase paste too and like it a lot. It's the first concealer that actually covers my dark circles instead of making them even more visible.

Couture Carrie said...

I love Benefit! Fab post and products!

xoxox,
CC

San said...

Haha, I just started out with makeup too. And watching the youtube tutorials. Kandee Johnson and juicystar07 are my favourites.

And I LOVE benefit cosmetics. My skin is really sensitive and I have no problems with benefit!
I haven't used these two. I've got YouRebel lite and the pocketpal so far. Maybe Baby is on my christmas list.

Blonde Chicette said...

I love Benefit makeup, especially Bad Gal Lash.

xx

Heather Taylor said...

Benefit's lip glosses are great! I love that company to pieces, they have such a distinct look in their advertising!

PinkBow said...

spend - always! u don't use benefit even though their packaging is yummy!

Cat said...

erase paste just sounds cool, and makes me want to try it!

xo
Cat

Michelle said...

These look cute! I've never used any Benefit products.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there, great post as usual, wondered if you might like to exchange blog links with me over @ My Passport to Style? Sharon xxoo

Noble Beeyotch said...

Wow....great stuff for such great prices....awesome!


www.callmestylista.blogspot.com

Alexandra said...

im a benefit junkie and cannnnot believe you found earse paste for that cheap! such a bargain!

Plume. said...

I add you in my links "is chouette" (:
Kiss.

Melmo said...

wow. that is a great deal you paid so much less!
i've never tried benefit because it was quite expenisve...

Lauren said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

I was a huge benefit lover in middle and high school with their dusting powder eye shadows, but I find the color to be too sheer now and definitely overpriced! I will definitely look online now when trying to find their products!

But with that said, I SWEAR by Benefit's Hoola ($28). It's the only bronzer I can find that has no shades of orange in it and really blends well with the skin, I'm also pretty pale and it still looks natural!

I also love their concealer sticks which I always keep stashed in my purse.

Which beauty channels do you look at?! I watch Blair and Elle a lot but don't know of much else.

www.everydaytorunway.wordpress.com

fancykazoo said...

you should watch "ricebunny" on youtube. she's amazing for makeup tutorials! btw, i bought the lime colored necklace below...it's more gorgeous in real life!

Lindsay said...

Havent tried any of those yet, really cute blog! You should check mine out! having a giveaway right now :)http://bearypixie.blogspot.com/2009/12/giveaway-you-have-all-been-waiting-for.html
xoxo,
Lindsay

Toothfairy said...

I've never tried any benefit make up but have heard great things about the brand, so I might try it out sometime, starting with the blush or bronzer I think.

loves

B a la Moda said...

What a deal finder!! You are right those youtube video help you develop your interest in make up. I have been watching some. I haven´t tried that brand but looks very good and at a good price.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE... WE HAVE CANDY said...

it looks great!

The Unpredictable Bride said...

I use BeniTint all the time, best product I have ever used! Works as a lip stain and a great cheek stain as well.

Dirty Hair Halo said...

I haven't used these particular products, but I love benefit. My favorite items are their Moon Beam Luminizer, which makes your skin look like it's glowing, and their Benetint pocketpal lipstain, you can use it as blush too.

XO

www.SeekingDirtyHairHalo.blogspot.com

The F Word Online said...

thats a steal, that's amazing!

slash thanks for stopping by, would you care to exchange links? I'd love for you to stop by more often as I too would love to stop by

xx lue

.mck said...

i've only used benefit's eye primer. i forget what it's called but it works really well for me.

let us know how these products work out for you. i'm looking for a new blush.

ღ♥ MY FASH' said...

Ur just like me, i also never wear that much make up and I have a big ass hard time putting it on when I have to haha! I will do the same and watch some vids to learn and practise after *shameshame*

Curious what the erase paste is, will google right away!

Anyways, great prices!

Have a great week girl and thanks for the darling comment!
xxxxx

The Queen of Hearts said...

And more pictures of you you you! You're too beautiful NOT to be down off : )

I'm bookmarking you. : )

AlyciAmore said...

I love Benefit products and actually am ordering some in time for Christmas but was actually wondering if I should try the erase paste too. I might save my money, but if you buy it be sure to let us know how it is!

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