Ugh, my sweet tooth is throbbing! It must be the six new Velvet Eyeshadows ($18) the Benefit babes made for makeup desert.
The limited edition shades remind me of Valentine’s day candy hearts!
Today I played with four of the six — Buns, Fancy Pansy, Mermaid and Nice Melons (ha!). Don’t you love the names?
From left to right: Buns, Fancy Pansy
From left to right: Mermaid, Nice Melons
A few notes on…
Buns: If you dig neutrals, you may fall in love with this shimmery peach (it has just a hint of brown). I tried it with a bunch of my staple MAC neutrals like Sable, Saddle, Soft Brown and Soba, and it played well with ’em all. I bet it rocks with a wide range of browns, peaches, plums and golds.
Fancy Pansy: Of these four, it’s the sheerest of the group — a shimmery medium purple that flashes from violet to blue! Really, I don’t mind how sheer it is. As a matter of fact, if you’ve been wanting to try purple or blue shadows but haven’t had the courage to tackle that much color, a light wash with Fancy Pansy might help you overcome your fears. And girls who long for more POP from their purples can also layer it above a shimmery purple like Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow in Flyin’ Down To.
Mermaid: LOVE this shade! The mix of khaki green and cool gold leads to a complex, rich look for lids. Pair it with a shimmery, peachy golden cream like Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow in Samba-dy Loves Me to really turn up the awesomeness.
Nice Melons: If you feel like you’re constantly fighting the good fight against tired eyes (I feel your pain, sista!), pick up a pan of this shimmery golden peach. I really think it brightens my eyes, and (SIDE NOTE) I always “Ha! Ha! Ha!” whenever I say the name out loud.
From left to right: Buns, Fancy Pansy, Mermaid, Nice Melons
What do ya think of these colors so far? Has your fancy been struck?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,