07 January 2011


Two posts in one week?!?! Yes, I feel motivated! It's partially due to the fact that I can't sleep right now because my back is killing me since it's that time of the month. I swear it just crept up on me this month, so unexpected!

If you're a long reader of my blog, you'll know I love to buy sets that are a good value! I recently purchased the Benefit Femme Metale set from Sephora a couple of weeks ago for $28. Benefit really likes to price things at $28 whether it's one blush, a liquid highlighter, or even a gift set but it says it's original price was $38. Either way that's a good value too with what you're getting in the set! You can find it here at sephora. Online it says it's not in stock anymore but when I went to purchase it in store they had more than enough so I'd probably check there if you're interested in purchasing.

Here's what to look for when purchasing in-store. It's a small box so it might be easy to overlook.

When you take off the clear plastic... I guess box cover???... all the items are held inside with some spongey material. At first try it was a challenge to remove but luckily I had to the help of my co-worker! (Yes I opened this at work lol.. and I tried out the products there too.)

This set contains:
  • 3 x 0.16oz Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows
  • 3 x 0.04oz Eyeliners
You're getting 3 full sized cream eyeshadows (which normally retails for $19 each) and 3 mini pencils to try out! I'd say that's a great deal. Plus the liners really won't budge for anything! Well, maybe if you're attacking it with makeup remover but that's a given.

However, these cream eyeshadows differs from their original ones when it comes to packaging. The name of the shade is actually on the top of the lid versus being on the bottom on a clear label. Either way it doesn't matter to me because I keep them stored sideways so I don't see either side when I'm choosing a shade to use.

  • Platinum is a metallic white
  • Plum-ing for Gold is a metallic plum
  • Taupe-aztic is a metallic golden-beige (On my skin and in the pot it appears to be a simple gold shade instead of 'taupe' like the name says.)
  • Gem-n-Eye is a golden olive with shimmer
  • Steel Her Date is a steel blue
  • Blinged is a silver

Also if you've been a long reader of this blog, you know I'll hardly (more like never) post swatches of products! Reason being is because it always looks too washed out or I'll write up a review at night so there's no natural light to take a non-flash photo in... or usually I'm too lazy. Today I am writing this up in the morning and last night I discovered a setting on my camera that really doesn't wash out the colors so I give you... SWATCHES!

Platinum, Plum-ing for Gold, Taupe-aztic, Gem-n-Eye, Steel Her Date, and Blinged with flash.

Platinum, Plum-ing for Gold, Taupe-aztic, Gem-n-Eye, Steel Her Date, and Blinged without flash.

This is such a great kit and if you're a fan of colored bases and liners, you'll love this set just as much as I do! I'll try to post more hauls/reviews with swatches now that I've figured out a setting that works well :)

Thanks all for stopping by!



  1. i think that is a good deal. i love how you always love buying sets and you find great deals! :D this definitely looks like an awesome set.

  2. Awesome deal! That kit looks totally worth it! :)

    I saw the swatches of the kissable lipcolours on temptalia, and I was super tempted to pick up a lip color just to try it out! :)

    What does the regular Fix+ smell like? I went to the MAC counter, but I didn't see it, I don't know, I think I'm blind or something?? haha.

  3. That does seem like a good deal, that's how they always get you!

    Taupe-aztic looks really pretty. How are they as bases? I've always heard about them but I'm not sure if it would hold up against my oily lids.

  4. haha...you do love to buy makeup sets...I swear I noticed it lol...but its good because you get more for your money and this one is really nice!

    So sorry to hear about your back :( I hope it goes away :)

  5. Very Beautiful swatches!! :D I love it! Can't wait for your make up looks!! and I see you got the Champale paint pots! So jealous!! They're beautiful!!! :D

    Btw, thanks for the bday greetings!! I appreciate it a lot :)

  6. wow they're really nice metallic colours, I love the gem-n-eye liner colour the most :D

  7. Thank you for the swatches! They look so pretty :)

  8. That plum colour is so pretty! Damn theUK for not having sephora.. =.=" such a good deal too..


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