The Benefit brand sorta slipped under my radar for a couple years, but I used to be a big fan.
Back when I worked in downtown SF and every other person worked for a dot com (*rolls eyes*), I remember wearing Benetint and Dr. Feelgood. I’m not sure why I stopped following the line. I guess it fell into the same black hole that swallowed my Hello Kitty lunch box and black jelly bracelets.
I decided to take a new look at Benefit recently and noticed a few things, like their Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner ($19), lil’ pots of cream shadow similar to MAC Paint Pots. Bellasugar wrote about them in a recent post, and so far I dig ’em too.
I went to see all 15 shades in person at a freestanding store, and three of them really stood out:
- Birthday Suit: light tan shimmer
- Skinny Jeans: khaki-grey shimmer
- Strut: grey-black shimmer
A Smokey Eye with Benefit’s Cream Shadows
Try a quick and easy smokey eye using Skinny Jeans on the lid. After applying Skinny Jeans, add Strut to the outer corner of the eye, finishing with a swipe of Birthday Suit on the brow bone.
I hemmed and hawed over which shade to bring home with me and finally decided on Birthday Suit. It’s a shimmery neutral that should go with everything, kinda like a reliable pair of black shoes.
So what do you think of Benefit? Do you have any must-have products in the line?
Breaking Dawn and Morning Grumpiness
Last night I e-mailed the winners of the Breaking Dawn book giveaway (congrats!). One of you hasn’t gotten back to me yet, so check your email just in case.
Speaking of breaking dawn, this morning I woke up C-R-A-N-K-Y! I was up late last night reading, so, technically, it’s my own damn fault. Nothing a few cups of coffee won’t cure.
How are you doing this morning?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,