If, when you read the title of this post, your eyes bugged out and you felt a sudden surge of panic as you exclaimed, “OMG! Did Benefit get rid of Skinny Jeans!?” chillax, kitty cat (as I often tell Tabs).
No need to shake your fist angrily, and shout like we’re in the audience on The Maury Povich Show. Benefit’s got our back.
Yes, they repackaged their Creaseless Cream Shadows. Yes, they added some new colors. Yes, they discontinued some of the old-school shades (RIP, Sippin’ N Dippin’), but they did keep three all-star shades from the existing line, and one of ‘em is Skinny Jeans, THANK GAWD!
Because if they’d gotten rid of Skinny Jeans, first, I would’ve freaked! — then, I would’ve had my unicorn teleport me to Sephora to pick up every last pot. Then, I would’ve cryogenically frozen them to keep them fresh for the day when I’m buried next to Tabs in his pyramid…
My point is this: don’t panic (she says, rocking you back and forth gently).
Of the 10 new Creaseless Creams, seven are new shades, and three — Skinny Jeans, R.S.V.P. and Birthday Suit — are old-school MVPs.
So wipe that glittery perspiration from your perfectly plucked eyebrows. Things are gonna be okay.
I’m waiting to hear back from Benefit about the formula they used for these and whether it’s new or remained the same, but as far as I can tell, these new versions look, feel and behave like the previous Creaseless Creams.
Lightweight and creamy, they’re easy to build up in layers or apply sheer, and they last on my lids all day long. They also remain the same 0.16-ounce size and price: $19.
Um…anyone else getting a Paul & Joe vibe? Not that I’m complaining. I love how these look (part of me hopes the Bene-babes go full-on Paul & Joe cat lady one of these days).
Oh, and Benefit did something kinda neat with these I’ve never seen before with a cream shadow…
Notice the “B” logo and girl silhouette on these pots? See that block of color there? That’s actually the bottom of the pot.
WEIRD! These actually sit like they’re upside-down, which I think’s pretty cool because that’s how I usually store my cream shadows — upside-down.
I’ve been doing it that way for years and years, ever since a MAC artist told me that it kept cream shadows from drying.
I think it helps… When I screw the caps on tightly and store them upside-down, they do seem to stay creamier longer.
With these, I like how you can see the colors through the tops, but I don’t know… Maybe I’m just a butterfingers, but for some reason, these new caps seem a little tougher to close.
I keep having to double check and make sure I’ve screwed them on correctly. Just something to think about if you’re clumsy like me and/or always in a hurry.
I’ll update you in a week or two, but so far, I’m totally loving coppery My Two Cents, bronzy Bronze Have More Fun and light pink Bikini-Tini.
Those are my faves! If you like neutral shadows, too, they have the makings of an ultimate trio.
The new Creaseless Creams debut on Benefit counters, in stores and online this March. Keep your eyes peeled!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,