Saturday, December 4, 2010
Review and Swatches: Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner
I could have sworn I had done a review of the Benefit Creaseless Cream eyeshadows before, but I must have dreamed it (though I do bang on about them a lot in passing, so you've probably gathered that I like them quite a bit).
In Australia, these cost about $34AUD, which is a bit ridonkulous, but they're almost always available on Strawberrynet for $17 or so, and you can pick them up sometimes on ACW pretty cheaply as well (though they sting you on shipping so watch for that).
Technically they are both a cream eyeshadow and a liner, though I've never used them as an eyeliner. They are smooth and easy to apply, and they set quite quickly and last really well. They live up to their claim of being "creaseless cream" almost all the time, though I have found a bit of creasing at the end of the day in really hot weather. However, I would expect that of pretty much any makeup when the hot weather hits in Adelaide - most of it just melts right off my face, so for me the Creaseless Creams do a damn good job of hanging in there for dear life. I have the following colours:
Strut - smoky, vaguely blue-ish grey - mostly matte with just a wee bit of shimmer
Flatter Me - shimmery neutral light brown (my favourite, it's kind of like a cream version of Urban Decay Toasted)
Get Figgy - frosty pink/mauve
RSVP - shimmery champagne pink
Tattle Tale - frosty cream with a slight yellow tone
Pre Nup - shimmery peach/apricot
Honey Bunny - matte beige
I love these for work, both because they're fairly neutral and also because I am almost always running late, and they're great for just swiping on quickly and still looking done. Occasionally I use them as a base under powder eyeshadows - they are similar to MAC paint pots in that respect. Mostly though, I just use them on their own because they look fab and they're the perfect product for the bone idle - ie: ME.