For the Bene-babes dabbing daintily at glittery tears while clutching embroidered hankies and waiving a slow, sad farewell as their favorite Creaseless Creme Shadows sail away to the Island of Dr. Moreaus’s Discontinued Beauty Favorites, I have some potentially good news.
At least one of the colors, Strut, will live on in the newly repackaged Creaseless Cream Shadow line launching this spring.
Remember Strut? The dark shimmery gray has long been a perfect partner in crime for smokey eyes, and it’s not going anywhere, although it has been slightly tweaked with a blink of taupe and given a new moniker: Holy Smokes.
A few days ago, I wore Holy Smokes on one eye and Strut on the other, with Laura Mercier’s Stormy Grey along my water lines (they go together like peanut butter and jelly), and really, I couldn’t tell the difference between them on my lids (unless I looked really close).
Wear time remains solid, as Holy Smokes serenades lids with shimmer from your feline overlord’s first morning mrrrows (“Wake up and feed me, woman!”) till his last late-night pleas for gravy.
Benefit wisely kept the same long-lasting Creaseless Cream formula, so Holy Smokes parties all day and night with hardly any creasing or fading.
Whew! It’s nice knowing that I won’t have to bid farewell forever to Strut anytime soon (even if it is getting a dash of taupe and a name change). I was getting nervous there for a while!
AVAILABILITY: Coming the spring to Benefit counters and benefitcosmetics.com
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,