Product Reviews

Smashbox & Benefit Cosmetics Review

The struggle to find a good foundation is ongoing for me, and living on a teacher salary does not allow for a lot of “extra” spending money.  But, we all know every girl has a secret obsession with Ulta, Sephora, and Mac.

After dinner one night, I told my husband I wanted to “pop” into this nice little tucked away Ulta.  As soon as  I walked in, the sassy most highly qualified guy came over to see if we needed help.  Of course, we all know how it is when you ask one question.  This man could sale a nun a condom.

I ended up leaving with the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water, Benefits Porefessional, and a “free” Benefit Porefessional License To Blog Stick.  My thoughts you ask?

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Smashbox BB Water (light to medium)

Love it! Hands down on a scale of 1-10 it’s a 10.  Why? It’s light weight, little to no transfer, and provides great coverage.  Personally, my day to day makeup has to provide all of those components because of my profession.  If you are striving for natural this is the way to go! I must say, on a date night or special event I would reach for another foundation to intensify my look. But, Monday-Friday in the office, aligns perfect with what this foundation has to offer.

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Benefits Professional Pore Minimizer

Hmmmm….I’m still debating on my love for this product.  It’s true to it’s advertisement to reduced the size and appearance of pores, but I have oily skin and this product to me is very oily. I do not use it everyday, now I find myself using it once a week (Monday’s). I would definitely recommend this product if you are having enlarge pore issues like myself.

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Benefits License to Blot

This is heaven on a stick if you are a fellow oily girl like me.  About mid way through my day when I feel myself getting oily, I bloat a few times in my oily spots and I’m good to go.  I’ve also noticed that the amount of oil produced has been minimized now that I’m using the BB Water as my everyday foundation.

Overall, I’m loving my new everyday makeup staples.  I’m on the hunt for a new concealer.  So, leave a comment below and let me know your favorite concealer.

Until Next Time,





5 thoughts on “Smashbox & Benefit Cosmetics Review

  1. How much was the BB Water?

    And for concealer, I use MAC Select Cover-up on top of foundation but I also use MAC CC Cream before I apply my foundation. Then I don’t need as much concealer.

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    1. The BB Water was $32! Definitely worth every penny.
      Thanks for the concealer suggestion. Losing an hour of sleep is not helping the bags under my eyes!


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