alright, here is our final dream job! the circus performer. i have always been completely obsessed with those feathered headdresses and when i saw this one at the fitting my jaw hit the floor.

and let me tell you about this location! we took a drive out to riverside and shot this at a legit circus prop house. i actually think the couple that owns this place knows how to swallow fire. it was sensory overload. a magical parking lot of authentic circus. (watch the video below to see!)

the goal for the beauty portion was big hair, soft makeup with some shimmer. i thought the subtle glow under the eyes was a nice touch.

shop this benefit makeup look: hello flawless oxygen wow brightening , they’re real! , fine-one-one sheer brightening , the POREfessional , ultra h lip  (shade: a-lister), creaseless cream  (shade: blue my mind), longwear powder (shades: blingo, call my bluff)

this was an unforgettable day. and definitely felt the most like a dream out of all the looks.

now for the video. i feel super proud to call my boyfriend. shot & edited the footage for this project and it was so fun to be able to hang out with him on set and watch him do his thaaang. you should check out his work  and here’s the magic he created for benefit…(and the soundtrack was made by a super talented gal, just for this video!)

and as promised one lucky designlovefest reader will win ALL the makeup used in the video and series! you are basically set for life in the makeup department…

the prize package includes…
hello flawless oxygen wow brightening , boi-ing , stay don’t stray , longwear powder  (shades: quick look busy, pinky swear, thanks a latte, kiss me i’m tipsy, call my bluff, blingo), they’re real! , posietint lip & cheek , dandelion brightening face , ultra h lip  (shades: lollibop, a-lister) magic ink jet-black ,  (shade: pillow talk), hoola bronzing ,  complexion enhancer, badgal waterproof , benetint lip and cheek ,  creaseless cream  (shades: no pressure, blue my mind), fine-one-one sheer brightening , the POREfessional , instant brow , watt’s up soft focus , fakeup hydrating crease-control

here’s HOW TO WIN all the benefit products! (CLOSED)

1. leave a comment below and let us know what was your favorite makeup look out of the 4 in our series? (take a look at them here) which one was most your style?

one winner will be chosen on thursday, march 14th at 10am PST. open to us residents only. the retail value is $640+

UPDATE: winner is #877

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see the past looks here. thanks so much for following along during the series! xo bri


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    Kat says:

    I loved the jazz singer look! The hair and makeup looked stunning!

    I loved the detective look! Remembered me of my childhoof! 🙂

    Meg says:

    Loved the florist look! I died over the headpieces!

    Emily says:

    I loved this series! You looked beautiful in all of the scenarios. My favorite was definitely the detective. I’m a sucker for winged eyeliner!

    Eileen says:

    I’m in love with the florist look, but all of them are simply gorgeous 🙂


    Dang! That video was awesome. So much talent involved in this project! My favorite make-up was definitely the jazz singer – I rarely leave the house without a little pop of color on my lips.

    anne cuddy says:

    Loved the detective look! So sweet and sassy!

    Megan says:

    I love the circus performer! It was glamorous and natural.

    Heather says:

    So hard to choose, but the detective calls my name the loudest!. Love love love this project; beautiful & inspiring!

    Meredith says:

    Wow – what a great giveaway! I love the look of the detective!

    This has been SUCH a fun series to follow…I’m sad it’s over!! As for my favorite look?? It has to be the detective…I loved the vintage throw back!

    dot says:

    I am pretty obsessed with Benefit’s Erase Paste (it’s my little makeup secret), so this giveaway gets me really excited! I loved the detective look the best…sleek & glam.

    Jenni says:

    I’m digging the florist look the most. Great giveaway!

    Naomi A says:

    My favorite look was Jazz Singer, and it’s something that I’d call my own Dream Job! I wish this collaboration could keep on going and become a feature on your blog! I loved each and every one of the different set and stylings! xoxo

    Elise says:

    I loved all of the looks, but I loved the old Hollywood glamour of the Jazz Singer!

    Tasha says:

    This whole series was amazing! My favorite was the circus performer, hands down!
    Soo fun!

    Jessie says:

    I would have to say the circus performer. Loved the the soft look of the makeup and of course the headdress! 🙂

    Kate says:

    My favorite look is the florist. So lovely!

    Heather says:

    I’m certainly more of a Florist gal, though all the looks were beautiful!

    Jenna says:

    My favorite look was the jazz singer. I’m so blown away with how much work went into these looks and your video was amazing! So fun to follow!

    Trisha says:

    The detective look was my favorite of all.

    Victoria says:

    The subtle shimmer of the circus performer was so perfectly hazy and dreamlike. It was perfect for the over the top costume and amazing set, but it would also transfer beautifully to “real” life.

    Erin says:

    My favorite was The Florist! Beautiful! 🙂

    Lauren says:

    I really loved the florist, but it was so hard to pick! Loved the photos!

    Ergo-Blog says:

    I absolutely loved this series and your video is so great! I almost wish it was a trailer for a movie of some femme fatale because it looked so awesome! =) Your boyfriend is super talented because really that video is flawless! =)

    Thank you so much for sharing!! I have to check out some of the cosmetics you used!!

    The circus performer was my favorite! That headdress is so fabulous!

    Jen L. says:

    Love love love the florist. Well in fact I love them all..

    heather says:

    I love the circus look! What a beautiful glow. Thanks for the giveaway!

    You are so pretty! I loved all of the 4 makeup looks. This was a fun shoot. My favorite was the circus performer. That look was so much fun and your eyes were BEAUTIFUL!

    This was such a fantastic series. All four looks are amazing, but I think my favorite look is the detective. Also, that video is perfection.

    Maria M. says:

    I dig the florist. ahaha. get it?

    My favorite look was the Jazz Singer one! But the one that was most my style was the Florist look! 😉 You look beautiful in ALL of them!

    Tiffany says:

    This series was so fun! I love each look, but I think the florist look was my favorite. I really need to try these products!

    Krystle says:

    My fav look is the circus performer. That under eye shine is beautiful!

    Rita says:

    The jazz singer! You were beautiful in all!

    Lorrie says:

    The detective- I love the eye liner and the whole outfit!

    angie says:

    detective for sure! Harriet the Spy forever!

    ah! this is such a great giveaway- who doesn’t love benefit? my favorite shoot was the circus one- all of the props were so dreamy and i love your hair piece! but the look that is most my style would definitely have to be that of the dreamy, whimsical florist. thanks for the giveaway + love your blog!

    charlotte says:

    only open to the US….sad face 🙁

    Emily says:

    I love the florist look!!

    Dot chan says:

    I love the circus performer! 🙂 so light and airy!

    Charlotte says:

    I’ve really enjoyed this series.. you are very inspiring x

    Lauren says:

    I love the circus performer the most! I love the contrast of your makeup and your outfit. I would have expected your makeup to be bold, but it works so well with the red dress and the head piece. The neutrals look beautiful!

    Justine says:

    Loved the circus performer! So beautiful! The hair was amainzing and I loved the simple makeup!

    Shannon says:

    This series is absolutely amazing. The florist is my favorite, those giant peonies! And I would definitely rock that dress (with my grey Hunter boots).

    kathleen says:

    I love the jazz singer- reminds me of tap classes!

    Nicole S. says:

    I love them all but my favorite has to be the detective!

    Aubrey says:

    This series was beautiful! It is hard to choose a favorite, but I’d say the florist look. Something magical about it really!

    Sarah says:

    You look AMAZING in all 4 looks. I LOVE the circus performer for myself. So playful…like my personality. 🙂

    cj says:

    i loved the florist b/c that’s one of my dream jobs, too!

    Michelle says:

    I love love loved the Detective look for me. But I have to admit I liked the Jazz Singer best on you. That hair was amazing!
    Can’t wait to watch the video – when I try to use Benetint I end up looking like I ran a marathon so need the pointers!
    I loved this whole series and am looking forward to your next big idea!

    Lisa says:

    So hard to choose, they are all beautiful! But secretly I have always wanted to perform so the jazz singer wins my heart. 🙂

    Katie says:

    LOVED THAT VIDEO! You’re stunning and this was so creative. Love Love Love!

    Paige Smith says:

    I loved the circus performer! It was sweet and natural with a beautiful glow. Amazing!

    Rebecca Popenoe says:

    I love all of them but I’m leaning towards the lounge singer. Sexy and simply beautiful. Nice work, the project turned out amazing!

    Jennie S says:

    Love the simple beautiful look of The Florist!

    Christina G says:

    I loved the Jazz Singer look the best, but always secretly wanted to be a Detective. Harriet the Spy was my favorite movie!

    kristine says:

    i loved all of the looks (and benefit for doing this!), but especially adored the florist. gorgeous.

    Erin says:

    THE FLORIST FOR SURE! So fresh and what a rad job!! The flower outline was ethereal heaven.

    Laura Bear says:

    The florist is my favorite! A soft braid and make-up to match, so pretty and fresh!

    Danielle says:

    i love the cat eye of the detective look! it’s not over the top, but still a little dramatic. 🙂

    Brooke Stuart says:

    I’dd have to go with The Detective look! I love how simple the makeup is. It also may have to be that I wanted to be Priviate Eye or a spy when I was growing up!