My sister was in the market for a good, full-coverage, natural, flawless looking foundation. Now, that's a tall order to fill but I knew the foundation that could handle it. The much raved about (3,775 reviews on sephora.com and counting!) Make Up Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation. So I told her about it, she researched a few blogs and youtube videos and decided that it was something she wanted to try out.
So during our 2 hour break after our morning class exam today, we decided to head on over to the Brea Mall. Big mistake, big, big mistake. I have been on the search for a good neutral shade of lipstick. So far, everything I have tried has turned out too orange or pink on me. I am sure it's my yellow undertones but the counter ladies always want to prove me wrong. I really wanted to try Sephora's line because it's fairly inexpensive but the quality is good.
In my own little world, I selected a color I thought looked to be promising and that is when she pounced. The Benefit lady! She wanted me to tell her my cosmetic woes about finding that HG neutral, but I didn't want to engage with her because I was set on what I had chosen. However, my sister was no where near picking out her shade, so I though I'd be nice. Within 5 seconds flat the lady had whipped out 3 products. (I am sure it's a part of the rules.) She had me sit down in a cute little make-up chair while she did her magic.
I am such a sucker.
Benefit Lip Plump - $22.00
At first I was very afraid of the amount she was slathering on, but she assured me that this product is not your typical throbbing, warming plumper. It is more of a primer or concealer for your lips. It neutralizes your natural lip tone so that the lip color stays truer to what's in the tube. Me likes that idea lots! I noticed that it does help with the my usual trouble with lipsticks being inconsistent with pigmentation, especially within the cracks. One of the reasons I don't wear lipstick on a daily basis. This primer made the lipstick color bold and rich.
Benefit Automatic Lipliner Duo in Nudist Colony - $20.00
Next she tried this lip liner which she promised would blend seamlessly without smudging and could work with any neutral lip color. One end has a lip brush for convenience. Since she was doing all the work, I can't really say yet if it is as blendable as she promises but I do love the color!
Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick in La La Land - $18.00
The swatch on here isn't really true to the color. I would say that in person, it's more on the mauve side than pictured. I do like the finish, it's a not too out of control shine. In the end she didn't push me into anything, which I liked, but I ended up getting all three products anyway. So I have to admit, I got worked.