We finally got the servers back and our Contensis system was back up at 3pm so we were able to get on with some work. Then, we arrive Thursday morning only to find out there has been a huge flood in the Library, where the servers are, and everything is off, not even the computers will log in!
It just shows how much we now depend on technology. We were literally sat at our desks twiddling our thumbs, or in my case, reading my new Glamour magazine.
See what I did there? I picked up all three of the new Benefit freebies, even though I had no idea what they were or how to use them! Luckily, I've done a little research and have tested the products out, only to find that they are really rather lovely. They were a lot smaller than I thought they would be but I still think they'll last quite a while! I don't wear a full face of make-up every day so they should last even longer.
Of course, the obligatory swatches, along with what Benefit have to say:
|L-R: Benetint, High Beam, Posietint|
Rose-tinted lip & cheek stain
Naturally sheer and sexy on all complexions...innocent yet provocative. This rosy glow lasts for hours.
Originally created for an exotic dancer in the 1970's, benetint has soared to cult fave status. It's loved by celebs, makeup artists and gals around the world!
Luminescent complexion enhancer
Looks perfectly radiant on all skintones.
Can be used as a spot highlighter or delicately blended all over your complexion.
Poppy-pink tinted lip & cheek stain
Liqui-gel formula blends to just-picked perfection on all complexions and lasts for hours.
As I said earlier, I had no idea what these products would be like for me and I guessed they'd probably end up in the draw gathering dust but I'm pleasantly surprised with them. The Benetint and Posietint can be used on lips and cheeks so I tested them out on both and definitely prefer them as cheek tint. When I applied them to my lips they not only tasted discusting but they made my lips very tingly and the tingling lasted for about 5 minutes, even after taking it off my lips. I don't think I'd be able to put up with that so I probably won't be using them on my lips but I did try the Benetint on my cheek-bones, mixed with the High Beam that I applied a little higher. I personally think it looks quite nice. I'm not wearing foundation in these pics so the effect isn't amazing but I think once I have foundation on, it's a nice alternative to blusher.
I'm sure I'm not the only blogger who picked up these freebies so I'm looking forward to seeing how other bloggers use and wear them.
What is everyone up to this weekend? It is bound to be another quiet one for me!