September 29, 2010

New products from Benefit - Girl Meets Pearl, Magic Ink and Prrrowl!

Girl Meets Pearl - $34 - a luminous liquid illuminator for your face that you can wear with makeup or on its own.  Contains raspberry and chamomile for soothing, sweet almond seed for firming and smoothing, sesame seed oil for moisturizing.

I have been using a bit of this over my foundation on my cheek and brow bones and I'm a fan - best part, it smells like raspberries!  I tried using it allover and it would start off looking good but would end up looking greasy in my oily areas so I now avoid using it there.

Magic Ink - $24 - a jet-black, non-irritation, smudge proof liquid eyeliner with a really thin brush that I expect liquid eyeliner expects will appreciate - that expert would not be me because if there is a bigger spaz out there then me when it comes to liquid eyeliner, I would like to meet her! 

Of course Benefit has a solution to my problem of not being able to draw a straight line - the jimmy jimmy DOT technique - you are supposed to say the phrase out loud as you move along your upper lash line and every time you say DOT, you make a dot of black line in between your lashes.  Space out the dots for natural looking volume or dot closely together and connect for a slim sleek liquid line.  I was a little skeptical at my ability to do this but it actually worked for me - when I have dots to connect, I can actually draw a line!

Prrrowl - $32 - a double ended tube with a sparkling peacock-blue iridescent mascara topcoat on one end and a shimmering pink lip gloss on the other

The lip gloss is okay, nothing exciting on it's own I like it much better layered over a deeper lipstick - the mascara on the other end is amazing!  If you've ever thought about doing coloured mascara but thought it might be too much wear this on it's own, you get a little bit of colour and sparkle.  If you want something more dramatic, wear it over your usual black mascara - so pretty!

This is the kind of thing that I wish had been around in my clubbing days - so cute and so portable!

You can get your Benefit fix at selected Shoppers Drug Marts, Murale, Holt Renfrew, Sephora and online at

- Lisamarie -


  1. :D i shared this about a month ago on my Blog, happy they are out now!

  2. I really love the look of Girl Meets Pearl - it's like a useful version of That Gal - which does nothing for me! The eyeliner and mascara are yet to grace UK shores!
    Kat x Click&Make-Up

  3. cool products! i reaaaally wanna get girl meets pearl!


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