My MAC Cinderella Collection Picks

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On Friday morning, the MAC Cinderella collection was finally released in the UK, and unsurprisingly, it sold out within 20 minutes. I was really hoping it wouldn’t release on Friday with it being the one day of the week that I wasn’t in front of my computer as I was attending my part time advertising course at a local London University and was spending the whole day in the classroom.
Luckily for me, I’d given my Partner ‘M’ the heads up the day before that the collection was being released. As soon as I received a text message from April telling me it had gone live, I began manically texting M, hoping my tutor sat across the table from me wouldn’t notice. The boy did good, and I ended up with 4 of the products I was wishing for from the range.
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MAC Iridescent Powder – £23.00
From the images alone, I knew I had to have this gorgeous metallic powder. I’m looking forward to seeing how it works with my skin tone. I have a feeling it’s going to make for a beautiful pink glistening finishing powder on the cheeks.
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MAC Royal Ball Lipstick £17.00
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MAC Free As A Bird Lipstick £17.00
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L-R Free As A Bird & Royal Ball- £17.00 Each
The things I can never have enough of in my make up collection, are Pink & Nude lipsticks. I have to admit, I don’t actually own any MAC Lustre lipsticks and wanting to add a few to my collection, I jumped straight in. I’m obsessed with a soft lip, and the Royal Ball lipstick was my first choice. It’s a beautiful frosted pink shade. The other lipstick in the range is Free As A Bird which is more of a golden nude shade.
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Cinderella Glitter – Reflects Pearl – £18.50
Glitter, oh how I both love and loathe it at the same time. I love a good sparkly eye, but I absolutely hate how much mess it makes. There’s nothing that fills me with a sense of dread more, than the thought of a bottle of glitter erupting in my make up bag and having to clean it up for the next few months. Glitter fears aside, I wanted to push myself and try something new, so I added the Reflects Pearl Glitter onto my wish list. I have absolutely no idea how i’m going to wear it – and it’s worth pointing out that the glitter isn’t eye safe, so beats me what i’ll use it for.
So those are my selects from the MAC Cinderella collection! Did you manage to get your hands on anything before it sold out online? Don’t despair too much, as it actually hits the MAC Stores and Counters on 13th March, so there’s still time to pick up a few bits before you resort to overpriced items on Ebay.

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Tint-spired Spring Looks with Short, Broke & Happy

Hey Guys,

It’s Kari from the blog Short Broke and Happy. Benefit asked me to guest blog on Friends With Benefit and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Today I’m going to be talking all about tints and balms.

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With spring right around the corner, I am slowly transitioning my makeup routine to match the upcoming season. I don’t know how the weather has been where you live, but I can tell you that this past winter here on the East Coast has been brutal. I tend to wear heavier makeup in the fall/winter and keep it a little lighter in the spring/summer months.

I had the opportunity to try out chachatint, lollitint, benetint, and posietint as well as chachabalm, benebalm, and posiebalm. Benefit’s tints and balms are perfect for spring. The tints take the place of your blush, or even add an extra pop of color underneath your blush. They leave the skin looking dewy, fresh, and they are all perfect for day or night. The balms add a pretty tint of color to the lips. They are moisturizing and are the perfect size to throw in your purse for touchups. The best part about the balms is that the color is buildable so you could go with a sheer tint or an extra bit of color.

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The tints did not disappoint. I think my favorite part about them is that the colors are so buildable. I could wear a light layer during the day and add a bit more at night. There is nothing more I love than dewy, glowing skin and I think each one of these balms add the perfect amount of glow to any look. I personally love adding High Beam to each one of these looks for an extra dewy look.

The application is so simple. Just dab a few dots on the apples of your cheeks and distribute using a patting/spreading motion. You want to move quick with the tints since they do dry fast.

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These balms are amazing. Since I tend to have dry lips year long, (lucky me, right?) I am always on the lookout for a hydrating balm. I really love each one of these balms, because not only are they some of the most hydrating lip balms I’ve ever tried, but they also give the prettiest hint of color. I can totally picture myself wearing these all spring and summer long. I see it now, I’m laying on the beach somewhere tropical, sipping a cold drink, and looking oh’ so fresh with my bronze skin and pretty lips. OK, so I don’t think I’ve ever been “bronze” but you get the idea.

Thank you so much for reading.

xoxo,

Kari

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