February 24, 2011

Product Rave: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows

One of the most basic principles of make-up is that if you want it to last, you need a decent base. This is true for both foundation and eyeshadow. There has been a ridiculous amount of hype online about Urban Decay Primer Potion and although I do like it, I do find that blending eyeshadow can prove quite difficult with this product underneath.

I also have Too Faced Shadow Insurance which I also like because you only need a tiny amount, so the tube I have will last me forever. However, I do find that if left for a while, the product can separate which isn't great. So I usually only use these as bases if I want the colour impact to be super-strong.

My favourite eyeshadow bases are Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows and I have three of them: Birthday Suit, Busy Signal and Strut.

For nearly every neutral eye look I do, I use Birthday Suit as a base. The shimmer means it can double as a highlight in the tear duct area and it goes especially well with MAC Sable in the crease. However, the shimmer is in no way offensive or overpowering! I also prefer teaming this with the lighter shades in the Naked Palette rather than using Primer Potion as it it just easier and quicker to apply and blend.

I also adore these shadows for their ease of application. If I'm really rushing, I can literally wear Birthday Suit applied roughly with my finger, add a sweep of mascara and I'm ready to go.

The darker colours are also great for more intense looks. I used Busy Signal in this look that I posted a while back. Strut is also great for a grey/black smokey eye or with Urban Decay Gunmetal in the crease.

Overall I really recommend these as they won't budge all day and really do not crease at all. The packaging is also gorgeous which is always a plus. Can't wait to get my hands on a few more shades!!

D x


  1. How much are they? They sound great!

  2. Awh Leanne they're class! Em I think they're about 19 euro, I got mine in Paris though. They are dear but so worth it, they last forever and don't seem to dry out!

  3. D, it's good to hear a review that isn't raving about UD's Primer Potion, and has something negative to say in way, I think it helps people who haven't got it to build up an accurate idea of the product, instead of only hearing good things alone.


    Steph xx


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