Before I get a little carried away with this review of two Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows, let me give you a bit of context for this splurge.
Since it’s summer, one of my favorite things to do is sweep a bit of cream eye shadow over my lids, fill out my lashes with mascara, and slap on some lip gloss. There are only a few things I hate about the majority of the cream shadows I’ve tried and it all comes down to whether or not they crease, and how easy they are to apply.
If you’ve watched my latest video titled Beauty Busts & Beauty Musts, you’ll remember that I said I didn’t really get along with the Maybelline Color Tattoos in the colors Bad to the Bronze and Too Cool. My aversion to the Maybelline Color Tattoos is mainly the fact that both products I had purchased were really drying and difficult to work with once you got them on the lid. Although, saying that, they did last a really long time, but that’s really the only thing they had going for them in my book.
So, unfortunately, I hadn’t found a cream shadow that was meeting my expectations of what a long-wearing cream eyeshadow should be… Until I found these bad boys.
My friend Abby had posted pictures and swatches of Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow in the color Always A Bridesmaid on her blog, and I was completely sold. Aside from the price tag, I couldn’t see any downside to having such a gorgeous cream eyeshadow in my collection!
When I researched the collection online, I was really attracted to the color combination of Always A Bridesmaid and either R.S.V.P, or Bikini-Tini. I went into Ulta and swatched all three colors before I made my final decision to go for Bikini-Tini because it wasn’t as pinky as R.S.V.P and I knew I’d get more wear out of it.
Bikini-Tini (left), $20, benefitcosmetics.com, Sephora, Ulta. // Always A Bridesmaid (right), $20, benefitcosmetic.com, Sephora, Ulta.
I would highly recommend Benefit’s line of Creaseless Cream Shadows if you like shimmery and creamy shadows, lovely packaging, or if you’re looking to treat yourself or someone else. These cream shadows glide on so smoothly, I swear it’s like you’ve dipped your finger into a little jar of butter! Once the creams set, it’s easy to build up the intensity or you can just leave it sheer for an easy wash of color all over the lid.
Also, I should probably mention that these babies don’t crease. Like, at all. Seriously, they’re everything I was looking for in a cream shadow. If you’re ever in Sephora or Ulta, swatch them! You won’t regret it!
Until next time…
These swatches are gorgeous – thank you for sharing! <3