The Benefit brand sorta slipped under my radar for a couple years, but I used to be a big fan.
Back when I worked in downtown SF and every other person worked for a dot com (*rolls eyes*), I remember wearing Benetint and Dr. Feelgood. I’m not sure why I stopped following the line. I guess it fell into the same black hole that swallowed my Hello Kitty lunch box and black jelly bracelets.
I decided to take a new look at Benefit recently and noticed a few things, like their Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner ($19), lil’ pots of cream shadow similar to MAC Paint Pots. Bellasugar wrote about them in a recent post, and so far I dig ’em too.
I went to see all 15 shades in person at a freestanding store, and three of them really stood out:
- Birthday Suit: light tan shimmer
- Skinny Jeans: khaki-grey shimmer
- Strut: grey-black shimmer
A Smokey Eye with Benefit’s Cream Shadows
Try a quick and easy smokey eye using Skinny Jeans on the lid. After applying Skinny Jeans, add Strut to the outer corner of the eye, finishing with a swipe of Birthday Suit on the brow bone.
I hemmed and hawed over which shade to bring home with me and finally decided on Birthday Suit. It’s a shimmery neutral that should go with everything, kinda like a reliable pair of black shoes.
So what do you think of Benefit? Do you have any must-have products in the line?
Breaking Dawn and Morning Grumpiness
Last night I e-mailed the winners of the Breaking Dawn book giveaway (congrats!). One of you hasn’t gotten back to me yet, so check your email just in case. 🙂
Speaking of breaking dawn, this morning I woke up C-R-A-N-K-Y! I was up late last night reading, so, technically, it’s my own damn fault. Nothing a few cups of coffee won’t cure.
How are you doing this morning?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,