Maggie was in town for a Eaton Centre Sephora event but luckily she first had time for a chat about her obsession with eyebrows, Kate Middleton, the early (crazy) days at Benefit, her must-have Benefit products: Instant Brow, Boi-ing and They're Real! Mascara and of course Benefit's latest launches: They're Real! Mascara and Eye Wanna! Eye Gotta! Eyeshadow Kits.
If you missed it, you can find our review of They're Real! Mascara here - and of course I was excited to check out the new eyeshadow kits! Limited Edition and exclusive to Sephora at only $40 each, you might be hard pressed to pick just one:
Both kits are gorgeous - I especially love how pigmented the powder shadows are and how clever they were to put the cream shadows into little pots so they won't dry up like they do in most palettes. I also love the funky artwork on the packaging - you can always count of Benefit to bring the cool factor!
If I was a normal person who ever actually used up an eyeshadow, my only complaint would be the design of the eyeshadows and how there is no divider between the colours which means as the colours start getting used up they will eventually crumble into one another. The smartest thing to do with this kind of design is to use the 1st and 3rd colour starting at the outer edge of the pan and work your way in and start using the centre colour in the middle and work your way out in a circle - this will cause the least amount of stress to all the colour borders keeping them intact for as long as possible. Who said I never learned anything in my structural engineering classes!
I'm probably more partial to Maggie's Collection because I love lots of colour, put if you like things a little more toned down, the Annie Collection might be more your style.
Whichever one you choose don't drag your feet - when they're gone, they're gone so get yourself to Sephora to check them out or you can order them online at www.sephora.com.
- Lisamarie -