behind the sheen! catalog sneak peek!

As if working on our iconic catalog doesn’t give the copy team enough reason to be giddy, most of the writers have the chance to be in it…this season that lucky gal is me! In the days leading up to the shoot, I launched Operation Zoolander, which involved practicing my smize* in front of the office bathroom mirror and waging a full-blown war against breakouts. At the studio I picked up these insider beauty tips:

a prime-a-donna moment

Soak a washcloth in ice water and hold it on your face like a mask to bring lackluster skin to life. This little trick has the same effect as dandelion, our pink perk-ifying powder. Try both to fake 8 hours of amazing sleep, pronto.

Mix girl meets pearl with foundation to lighten up the coverage, brighten and “dew up” the skin.

When you can’t find your speed brow, brush a little Vaseline on brows to give them healthy-looking shine and keep strays in place.

For smoky eyes that last, apply stay don’t stray, followed by cream shadow and layer a matching shade of powder shadow on top…on cheeks, the same rule applies for liquid tint layered with our box o’ powders. Try a combo of posietint and CORALista tonight!

Use eye bright to draw a line from the tail end of the brow to the outer edge of your eye and lightly blend for a beautiful, bright finish.

**Fun fact: Benefit co-founders Jean & Jane Ford are former models, both 6’ tall and masters of the “smize,” a term a certain model coined to mean “smile with your eyes.” Incidentally, our team coined the term “smeave,” or “smile with your cleavage,” upon creating 10, a bronzing and highlighting powder duo for sculpting canyon cleave.

proud in prrrowl

Which one of our blogettes will be Benefit’s Next Top Model? Stay tuned!