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Swatch and Review: Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Color in Lip Service and Tutti-Cutie

What does the new Benefit packaging bring to mind for you? I think it almost reminds me of something out of Aladdin, with their skincare packaged like glass potion bottles with corked tops. Benefit’s Hydra-Smooth Lip Color lipsticks look similarly magical, although the white tubing reminds me a little more of cathedral pillars.

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Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Review: Gumdrop

Last week, I picked up Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butter in Gumdrop in a mini-haul. It seemed like there was a lot of raving about this product. The idea of a moisturizing lipstick really appealed to me, especially since I have dry lips and skin regardless of the season. There were many beautiful shades that I wanted to try, but I figured I should just start with one, just in case I didn’t like it. Since I don’t wear lipstick regularly, I wanted a light shade that wouldn’t be overly dramatic but would still give me some colour.

Gumdrop – taken in natural daylight

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Mini-haul and Applebee’s

Picked up some goodies from the MAC counter in The Bay and from the cosmetics section in Walmart. This is my first in-store MAC purchase that’s actually for me. I’ve went into MAC stores before (usually with my MAC-obsessed friends – I’m looking at you, angelandthings) mostly to just look around. The things I buy are usually gifts for friends. But this time was just for me 🙂

From left to right:

  1. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in 060 Gumdrop
  2. MAC Paint in Bare Canvas sample
  3. MAC Fluidline in Added Goodness

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