Monday, October 10, 2011

Benefit cream shadow in Stiletto

I've already sung the praises of Benefit's cream shadow formula in a previous post, so no need to repeat myself.  

It's a fair value for the amount and quality of product, at $19 for a 4.5 gram jar.  This may seem a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way with these, especially the darker shades that can also be used as liners.

Like all the other Benefit creaseless cream shadows, stiletto comes in a  heavy glass jar with a solid plastic screw top.

The color is rather unappealing and even a bit scary in the jar.  It looks like a red purple with no redeeming qualities to offset the I've-been-crying-for-a-week look you're bound to get lining your eyes with it.  On skin, however, it's a different story.

Full sun 


As you can see in the full sun swatch, there's a distinct copper undertone that balances out the red to keep you from looking Ebola Chic when you wear it.  Instead, it really brought out the blue in my eyes.  I use this as a liner rather than as a shadow, but it would probably make a really lovely smoky eye if that's your thing.  I like just smudging it on in a thickish line, adding mascara, and calling it a day.  It lasts most of the day before starting to fade when worn on its own, longer if you set it with some powder shadow.  Recommended.

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