spring awakening

Call me optimistic, but  my heart goes pitter patter when new spring trends emerge in the dead of winter — like a daffodil breaking through the snow. Why, yes floral prints, I can wear you with my large wool coat! As I’m dealing with a reality of dark and stormy day and nights, I can dream of cheerier days ahead [insert dream of me frolicking through a field of wildflowers a la the Von Trapp Family]. Ahh, spring, how do I love thee.

This spring, Benefit is embracing color, color, color…and I am STOKED! Have you seen the six new velvet eyeshadow shades?! And with names like bo peep, shamrocker, and nice melons, I want them all! Please pass me nice buns, thanks.

amp up the color

amp up the color

The creative geniuses that are our makeup artists sat down to create some incredible eye looks, including a totally fierce purple liner on the lower lash using fancy pansy. Check out Karolina’s colorful creation using three of the new shades (she went lighter on the top lid  to balance out the violet). As she says, “Purple is the color of royalty!”


technicolor dream eyes

I can’t wait to introduce a bit more pazzazz into my makeup collection and start coloring outside the lines! What new looks will you dream up?