If you decide to add one of Benefit’s new World Famous Neutrals kits to your holiday wish list, there’s a good chance (at least 93.5%) that your sis, mom, BFF or Secret Santa will find it hard to resist keeping it for herself.
(Because that’s totally what I’d be tempted to do.)
These three new $30 Sephora exclusive kits are some of the most exciting neutrals I’ve seen since Naked2, and I’m going bananas (B-A-N-A-N-A-S) over the colors, almost all of which are new.
Just when I thought the whole neutral palette craze was completely played out, along comes Benefit to put their signature spin on it.
First, they created “Eyenessa,” the magical, mystical makeup maven/character who graces the covers of all three World Famous Neutral kits, and judging by her giant hoop earrings and affinity for gold jewelry, she’s a girl after my own accessories-lovin’ heart.
Second, there’s the Creaseless Creams! — which are my favorite things about these. Each kit comes with two of them in tiny pots, along with four Longwear Powder Shadows.
Now, it seems like every brand has a nude/neutral palette of powder eyeshadows, but not many of them come with cream shadows. By including two Creaseless Creams with each of these, Benefit takes these kits to the next level. I think the Creams give Bene-babes much more power to layer and create their own custom combos.
What do ya say we take a closer look now at each of the kits?
KIT #1: Most Glamorous Nudes Ever
Abracadabra! This spellbinding kit’s combination of rich, warm neutrals is prompting me to put my obsession with Skinny Jeans on pause (BTW, have you tried Skinny Jeans yet?? It’s one of my favorite cream eyeshadow colors of all time!). The kit features two enchanting Creaseless Creams of its own, the shimmery champagne Birthday Suit and My Two Cents, a shimmery warm golden copper.
The kit also comes with Longwear Powder Shadows in Call My Buff (a pearly, peachy beige), Kiss Me I’m Tipsy (a warm reddish brown with a hint of plum), It’s Complicated (a shimmery pinkish gold) and Gilt-y Pleasure (a shimmery peachy gold) to add even more glow to your eye looks.
KIT #2: Sexiest Nudes Ever
If sultry eyes are more your style, you might get lucky with the mostly cool-toned shades in Sexiest Nudes Ever.
Benefit loaded it with Longwearing Powder Shadows in Milk It (a pearly off-white), Raincheck (a demi-matte mauve), Pause for Applause (a matte purplish pink) and Blingo (a metallic silver), but it’s the two Creaseless Creams in Bikini-Tini (a shimmery golden peach) and Holy Smokes (a shimmery bluish gray) that are driving me wild. I can’t wait to use them for smokey eyes.
KIT #3: Easiest Nudes Ever
This kit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows in shimmery pink R.S.V.P. and shimmery purplish taupe No Pressure could soothe any cravings you have for soft neutrals. Neither the Creams nor the Longwear Powder Shadows in Call My Buff (a pearly, peachy beige), Thanks a Latte (a shimmery, bronzy taupe), Pinky Swear (a shimmery matte pink) and Quick, Look Busy (a matte purplish brown) seem very cool or warm, so these should be colors most guys/gals can wear.
Swatches on my NC42 skin
All three World Famous Neutrals kits roll up on Sephora stores and sephora.com some time between the middle and end of December. I bet they’ll make great gifts, but you may want to save one (or two or three) for yourself…
I would not be surprised if these zip and dart off shelves, pew, pew!
PRICE: $30 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon exclusively to Sephora stores and sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Boy, it is storming here tonight! The rain is coming in sideways, and Tabs is freaking out! I think we might even lose power…
Guess I better watch TV while I can, LOL!
Hope you’ve had a good week so far. Just a couple more hours till Friday.