Friday, September 14, 2012

REVIEW: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in "Silver Spoon"

one of the reasons i made my recent online Sephora order (which you can read about here) is because they have some fantastic promotions.

with a purchase over $25, i was able to get Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner (4.5 g) for free.
the color is "Silver Spoon" which is a Sephora Exclusive (it doesn't seem to be sold at Sephora anymore either). other Creaseless Cream Shadows/Liners are regularly $24 at Sephora.

it comes in a cute little box with a pamphlet describing the product and how you can use it for shadowing and lining. for shadowing, you can build up the coverage by adding another layer after letting the shadow dry for 30 seconds.

"Silver Spoon" is described as a true silver and that's what it looks like in the jar. in the swatches however, i see a tinge of blue.  the color is not something i'd wear on its own - i like my grays darker so i am glad that i can build it up. i think it will work well for creating a smoky eye!

in terms of its claims of being creaseless, i`d have to disagree. without primer, creases crept up near the inner corner of my eye. i do have a monolid which makes creasing more likely so i was not surprised (especially since i was using a cream eyeshadow).
-- update Sept 16/12 -- using a primer worked wonders for me. there was no smudging and the color remained very pigmented and shimmery all through the day. it comes off easily with makeup remover. --

to compare with the MUFE Aqua Cream i reviewed recently, the MUFE one held up a bit better on my eyes. both are very smooth to the touch and well pigmented; though the Aqua Cream color payoff was more intense. and the scent? both smell like bananas and milk to me - is it a cream eyeshadow thing? the Aqua Cream has a stronger scent though.
i really like the packaging of the Benefit one. the lid is very cute! as for a price comparison? the Benefit one cost $24 for 4.5 g and MUFE cost $26 for 6 g (better value for the Aqua Cream).

what are your favorites in terms of cream eyeshadows?

2 comments:

  1. Bananas and milk you say? I should take a sniff of the MUFE Aqua Cream! So, did Silver Spoon hold up WITH primer on you then?

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    1. haha yes but like bananas and milk that are going bad...
      so don't take that huge of a whiff! and yes primer helped a TON. i am amazed how well it actually held up with primer

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