The Ladybug’s Quiet Desire: Reviving the Dream of Perfect Pinup Eyes with Benefit Cosmetics

The Ladybug Chronicles - B-Liner 02After more than two years of vintage blogging, of pinup dreams and retro outfits it is time for me to confess a sad truth. Aside from my successful red lipstick I have failed at my attempts to look like a pin up… for years!

Yes, my ugly truth is that I consider myself a failed pinup.

I am awful at making lustful waves or victory rolls with my hair, and I am even worse when it comes to makeup. I can’t make a cat-eye line, and every time I try to put on an eye-liner- I end up looking more like someone who forgot to remove it the night before, slept in it and had to quickly run out of the house before consulting the mirror.

Indeed, it’s that bad… How can I fulfill my pinup dreams with this eye-line nightmare?



I’m not sure, but believe me… I will not be defeated. I will keep refining my techniques- practicing my victory rolls and eye-liner lines; still, sometimes you just need help! And that’s where Benefit Cosmetics, with their natural penchant for retro style, came in and thought of me and of all the failed pinups when it launched the “They’re Real” line for perfect eyes not long ago. I started using their “beyond mascara” a year ago after buying it in the States and (even if I have natural voluminous and curled eyelashes) I found it gave me a more dramatic effect. The long-wearing formula that avoids smudging and drying out also helped me gain more volume and well separated lashes. I can use it every day and was sure that after a whole day of work the mascara would still be up and with exact same effect that I had in the morning. No need to say that it is my new mascara!



Even more surprising is the incredibly innovative They’re Real push-up gel liner pen: I say surprising because I didn’t expect that it could give new life to my failed pinup dream! Yes; because of this incredible pen, the “ugly eye line killer” is now a light-weight professional! Can you imagine that I now do my eyes in few minutes while I am rushing to work in the morning? I know, it sounds crazy but it’s true. [My valley girl impression] Like; the mascara, like, it doesn’t smudge, budge or dry out (which was my main problem with the other eye-liners that I tried in the past), and it is, like, so easy to use! Jokes aside; for me, it’s the product of the year!

Now with them both being waterproof products, let me add one me beauty to the mix: the They’re Real Remover that lifts away the long-wearing products with a gentle formula that won’t make your eyes red or wet.

This is the result, what do you think? Maybe I can revive my old pinup dreams after all,  because… They’re Real!!

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