Friday, March 1, 2013

NEW! Color... by Benefit Collection: Creaseless Cream Shadows

I'm back today to share more products from the new Benefit Cosmetics Color... by Benefit Collection!  This collection released on their website last week and features 10 Creaseless Cream Shadows in fun new packaging and 7 new shades!  I've used the Creaseless Cream Shadows for years and they are some of my favorite products to use as eyeshadow primers, so I was super excited for this launch.

This release features 8 neutral colors, which I love because when it comes to eyeshadow bases, I prefer neutrals.  Of the four lighters shades, two are new (Bikini-Tini and No Pressure!) and two are previously permanent colors redone in the new packaging (R.S.V.P. and Birthday Suit).  I love Bikini-Tini, partially because the name is adorable, and also because it is a great light shimmery neutral.

Bikini-Tini, R.S.V.P., Birthday Suit, No Pressure!

All of these have frosty finishes and good pigmentation.  The formulation of Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadows tends to be thinner in consistency than other cream shadows in its class.  These are thinner than MAC Paint Pots and Maybelline Color Tattoos.  I find the feel of them to be very similar to the Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams.  This doesn't seem to affect their pigmentation though.

Bikini-Tini, R.S.V.P., Birthday Suit, No Pressure!

The four darker neutrals include one previously permanent shade (Skinny Jeans... one of my favorites!), and three new shades: My Two Cents, Bronze Have More Fun, and Holy Smokes!

My Two Cents, Bronze Have More Fun, Holy Smokes!, Skinny Jeans

Of this group, Holy Smokes! stood out to me the most: it is the ultimate rocker-chic smoky eye color.  I'll be wearing this out sometime with a leather jacket and killer heels!

My Two Cents, Bronze Have More Fun, Holy Smokes!, Skinny Jeans

The two non-neutrals of this release are both new shades.  Blue My Mind is a light icy blue that turns a little silver on the skin.  Always A Bridesmaid is a light purple.

Blue My Mind, Always A Bridesmaid

Both of these have frosty finishes and are nice "Easter egg" colors for spring.  Blue My Mind is almost so light and silvery that it probably isn't the best choice for a blue base unless you are looking for something very light and silvery.  Always a Bridesmaid is great for a base, but is so pretty it can just be worn along on the lower lash line for a springy pop of color!  Love it!

Blue My Mind, Always A Bridesmaid

Overall, I'm very happy with this release and think these new shades will continue to sell as well as the old line did.  My favorites are Bikini-Tini, R.S.V.P., Birthday Suit, My Two Cents, Holy Smokes!, Skinny Jeans, and Always A Bridesmaid... you guys know I love my cream shadows!

These shadows wear all day on me without creasing or budging, with or without powder on top!

These retail for $20 and contain4.5g/0.16 oz of product.  These can be purchased online right now and will be hitting stores soon!

What do you think of these?  Are you a cream shadow addict like me? ;)
xx, Allison

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