I feel like I’ve been robbed of a Tuesday afternoon. Seriously, where’d it go? One minute I’m playing with a few of the new Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners ($19 each; exclusive to Sephora), and the next minute it’s dark and I hear crickets outside!
Maybe I was just having so much fun finger painting my lids that time got away from me.
I know I’ve gushed over Benefit’s Creaseless Creams many times before. I’m like a broken record with them, “Benefit Creaseless Creams! Benefit Creaseless Creams!” Sorry. It’s just that I like ’em that much.
More on the Benefit Creaseless Creams…
And now with Purple Snap, Tidal Rave, Silver Spoon and Icy White showing up at Sephora, I better warn you — I’m going to do it again!
The New Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners: Sephora Exclusives
I tried three of the four new colors today and picked a favorite: Tidal Rave. Truthfully, its name gave it a big advantage over the other two. Coupled with its color — shimmery teal with golden glitter — which Benefit must have borrowed from a peacock, my loving it was a foregone conclusion.
I did a light wash with it over the entire eye and then added a few more layers directly onto the lid.
HOLY! I just thought of something… Can you picture MAC Club worn on top of this!? Oh, that’s something I have got to try. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
I thought I’d seen Purple Snap somewhere before but couldn’t place it at first. Now I know where it was, or something like it — Gossip, a Creaseless Cream from the spring of 2009, and Plum-Ing for Gold, from the Femme Metale Kit.
But I pulled both of them out to take a closer look, and Purple Snap’s actually quite different, more of a pastel lavender than the other two.
And Purple Snap is no snap to apply. It’s so pigmented, and I find it rather easy to over-apply. The result looked a little patchy and uneven, so less is probably more when it comes to this shade. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
I would have liked to have been born with one of these… Ya know, I have to be in the mood for silver eyeshadow, but this version of the color could put me in the mood more often. It’s a pearly silver with hints of medium gray, almost like liquid mercury in cream form. Try it layered on top of a dark creamy black pencil for a slammin’ smokey eye. Ricky Schroder would approve. MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
I haven’t seen the fourth shade, Ice Shot, in person yet, but I’ll post a swatch when I can. It’s described as an icy white. Ooh, right? I can’t wait!
Swatches from left on NC35 skin: Purple Snap, Tidal Rave, Silver Spoon
From left: Purple Snap, Gossip, Plum-Ing For Gold
If you’re chomping at the bit for these, you might want to bite sooner than later; once Sephora clears these out of stock, they’ll be gone, POOF! All four limited edition colors are available now at Sephora stores and online at sephora.com.
How do you feel about these (and the Benefit Creaseless Creams in general)?
Onward to Wednesday!
I hope your Tuesday was more productive than mine. It was another one of those days for me, you know the kind. You start out with a long list of things you want to get done but only get to two or three of them. Lovely, but tomorrow’s a new day!
Before I dive headfirst into a bowl of Trader Joe’s chicken chow mien, I have to share my new favorite song (new to me), India.Arie’s A Beautiful Day.
I love this part:
Life is a challenge, not a competition
You can still smell the roses and be on a mission
Just take a moment to get in touch with your heart
Sometimes you feel like you’ve got something to prove
Remind yourself that there’s only one you
Cheesy? Yeah, but who cares?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,ac