Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Benefit cream shadow in Farenheit Fab Gabbi

I've been on a real cream shadow kick lately.  When I'm in a rush I swipe some on and go, knowing that there will still be *something* on my eyes at the end of the day.  When I have more time, they can take the place of primer, making a great base for powder shadows, enhancing their colors and making them last infinitely longer.  Benefit is one of my favorite lines for cream shadows, giving good value for a wonderful product.  The only other brand that I've tried that comes close for this is Bobbi Brown, who takes the advantage in color and finish variety, since Benefit's shadows are all shimmers and frosts & Bobbi has a nice selection of mattes to round things out.





The packaging is simple: glass jar with a heavy plastic screw top.  It has a wide mouth that allows easy access for your fingers or a cream shadow brush.


 shade

sun


It looks pretty blah in the jar, really. In shade it looks like a boring beige, and even in sun it's just another sandy gold. I wouldn't have taken a second look at it if a MA hadn't pointed it out as one of her favorites.  But look what happens when you put it on!


shade 

sun


The photos really don't do this shadow justice.  It *glows*.  I can't wear it to work without toning it down with a topping on powder shadow.  It really brightens up my eye area, and it lasts ALL DAY.  Really.  If I put it on at 7am it is still there in all its glory when I get home at 7pm!  And have I mentioned that after it sets it can't be smeared or smudged?


If you need an eyeshadow that lasts and lasts without fading or smudging, this is an excellent choice.

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