Unsung Heroes: Benefit Skinny Jeans Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner

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Wearing Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans

Aaand this is how much I love Benefit’s $19 Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Skinny Jeans

an empty pot of benefit skinny jeans!


Yeah, THAT much.

I just picked up my umpteenth pot and figured it was high time I publically professed my love for this shimmery cream eyeshadow.

Why? Because these Skinny Jeans are astronomical! — in that they also moonlight as an eyeliner and an eyeshadow base.

Benefit describes the color as a “pretty pewter,” but I think Skinny Jeans is more complex than that. On my NC42 skin, it’s like an alchemist’s brew, an enchanting blend of khaki, gray and taupe.

So pretty!

Question: how are real skinny jeans like zombies? Answer: they keep coming back from the dead! Seriously, what’s up with that? Just when I think skinny jeans have gone out of style forever, they come back! Which reminds me…OMG! Last night’s The Walking Dead!!

I happen to love these skinny jeans, because unlike the tapered Guess acid-washed pair (with the zippers on the ankles) I wore in eighth grade, these always fit. ๐Ÿ™‚

You know how a black blazer can really dress up a pair of jeans and a white tee? Well, that’s what I think Skinny Jeans does for my eyes.

If I’m wearing something basic and simple — like maybe a sheer lip balm, a dash of cream blush and a couple coats of mascara — Skinny Jeans on my lids and lower lash lines adds some polish to the look and turns things up a notch.

I’ll happily wear this Creaseless Cream/Liner any time of year, but because it has some smokiness to it, my favorite times to wear it are fall and winter.

benefit skinny jeans

benefit skinny jeans

Most of the time, I’ll apply Skinny Jeans with a fluffy, domed eyeshadow brush like the 217 Blending Brush from MAC, buffing a layer or two on my lids, and then for extra definition, I’ll run a small amount along my lower lash lines with a pencil brush. A quick lash curl and a couple coats of mascara later, and I’m done!

Oh, I also think Skinny Jeans looks amazing layered on top of powder eyeshadows. When I want to deepen and enrich the khakis, taupes or grays in my collection, I’ll press Skinny Jeans on my lids with a finger and smooth out the edges before patting and blending the closest eyeshadow in reach directly on top (for this I really like the Hourglass Dune Duo, MAC Club and MAC Sumptuous Olive).

Worn this way, the shadows last all day long without creasing.

I LOVE this color, and I think it’s one of those products that just about any gal (or guy) can use. I’d even go so far as to call it an essential, like a good brow filler, a great lash curler or a lipstick that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of skinny jeans…

Blast you, Nordstrom catalogue! Blast you and your irresistable temptations!

The new one arrived in the mail last weekend, and the theme appears to be pricey party outfits.

Most of the things I’m lusting after are out of my price range…but I still like looking at the pictures for inspiration.

Like this outfit with skinny jeans and a blazer…

I’d rock that in a hot second…if it was already in my closet and I had a party to go to, LOL!

Tabs never invites me to any of the soirees he attends… I’m usually left behind to tend to the boring admin stuff while he lives it up and paints the town red. ๐Ÿ˜‰


And now, “In other news…”

I couldn’t think of a better way to transition from skinny jeans to this next topic: The Walking Dead.

If you saw it last night, WE NEED TO TALK. I feel traumatized.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Alison M says:

    Skinny Jeans was on my “possible” wish list. Consider it officially bumped to the actual list.
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  2. Jenny says:

    Great color! Karen, I see that you have NC40 skin type, how does one learn their “type?”.


    • Karen says:

      Hi Jenny,

      I got mine matched at the MAC counter. It’s just a general point of reference that moset people seem to know. Do you live near a MAC counter?

      • Jenny says:

        Hi, Karen-

        Unfortunately, no. We love about 2 hrs from the closest MAC counter! Sigh ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Karen says:

          Hi Jenny,

          Well, you still might be able to ballpark your color. ๐Ÿ™‚ Generally if you have more yellow tones in your skin, you’re an NC; if you’re more cool-toned, then you’re an NW. The higher the numbers go, the darker the shade in the foundation.

  3. Rosa says:

    The Walking Dead was amazing!! And this is a great color. Love Benefit

  4. Katie says:

    That’s a mesmerizing color on you, Karen. It’s no wonder why you’ve hit pan.

    As for The Walking Dead…oh my goodness. I have a gajillion things to say, but I don’t think you’ve the time to read an essay, LOL. Several things on my mind, though:

    1) The acting between Michonne and the Governor was spectacular to watch, and the Governor’s interactions with Andrea and Merle reveal just how charismatic and manipulative he is.
    2) I screamed the entire duration of Lori’s C-Section. So much…blood. So traumatized. (Though, T-Dog’s throat getting chomped off was pretty horrific.)

  5. Crystal says:

    I love this color it’s so pretty alone and with the other colors. Beautiful. Walking Dead….I watch with one eye on the screen cause I’m a wimp and WOW!
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  6. norajeans says:

    My favorite color!

  7. megan says:

    Love Skinny Jeans, I don’t use it enough!

    Yeah The Walking Dead was insane last night!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Megan,

      Ya gotta give your Skinny Jeans some love!

      Re: Walking Dead. At the end of the episode I was in tears. ๐Ÿ™ The scene with Lori was so, so heartbreaking.

  8. Kalli says:

    Ooohhh that is so pretty, I may have to add that to my beauty want list!

  9. Roxanne says:

    I love skinny jeans for a smokey eye but with my light peachy complexion it’s too much for an everyday look for me.

  10. gio says:

    This has been on my wishlist for a while. I think it’s time to pick it up now. The colour is so pretty!
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  11. Ok, I’m SO glad I didn’t read the comments in this post til now–I JUST finished watching the Walking Dead from yesterday. OOOOO. MMMMYYYYY. GOSH!!! That was soooo INTENSE!!! I can’t even…I don’t even know what to say!!!
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  12. Teri says:

    I love how Skinny Jeans seem to look a bit different on people. On me it looks more greyish while on Sunny it looks more green. The formula is really great too! For some reason people tend to overlook the Benefit cream es here, which is too bad because they are really good!
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  13. Jenna N. says:

    I love Skinny Jeans. I should use it more. Thanks for reminding me how awesome it is ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love Birthday Suit, which I just bought my second pot of!

  14. Yaaay glad to see this one getting the love and praise it deserves! Absolutely fantastic formula and color! I’m amazed too ๐Ÿ™‚
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  15. Kim says:

    You won’t be surprised to hear that I had those same Guess jeans. I mean, what could be better than pegged jeans? You guessed it! Zippered jeans. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Marina says:

    I adore Benefit’s eye shadows, would love to have all the shades!
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  17. Nina says:

    I need to un-neglect my Creaseless Creams. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Barb says:

    Don’t own Skinny Jeans but I can guarantee I’ll be going out and buying a pair . . . I mean a pot of this. The color is awesome.

    The Walking Dead – WOW! I was literally sobbing when Lori died and I was crying when T-Dog died. The scene between her and Carl was so, so, so sad! And Rick at the end . . . I’m shocked my eyes weren’t puffy the next morning. I’m curious to see how he copes through this with a newborn that might not be his. I hope Carol’s not dead! She needs to hook up with Darryl!

  19. Fieran says:

    Oh my goodness. How do you finish your jar of Skinny Jeans? I’ve had mine for a few years now and have barely made a dent in it. Which reminds me, I should use it ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Liz says:

    Skinny jeans is one of my favorites, but I use it as an eyeliner due to my light complexion. I love how it changes color depending on what you wear it with!

  21. Christy says:

    Yes this is a staple for me I also use it with Nars duo eyeshawdow tzarine and underworld

  22. Sarah says:

    OK, I officially NEED this!

  23. Nicole says:

    I finally got around to purchasing Skinny Jeans and I looove it!!! Now I understand how you emptied your pot! It’s so tempting to use daily but I feel like I need some sort of rotation because I have so much makeup haha =)

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