One of the things that I have searched for time and time again at every make-up counter is a good base. I want a way to make sure that my eyes look just as fabulous at the end of the day as they do at the start. I'm an active person, and I don't have time to retouch my make-up even once a day, let alone two or three. So when a make-up artists even suggests that to me, I'm not convinced. I want to put it on once, and be done with it!
I stumbled upon the Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow at Sephora a few months ago. Some of my friends have had lots of success with this line, and having tried a few of their products before...I figured that the product might be worth trying. I purchased the product in the "birthday suit" shade thinking that it would serve as a good base.
Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner, $19
When I got it home and used it for the first time I was surprised with the consistency. Just a very small amount goes a long way, and it had a silky texture. After putting in on my eyes I was surprised at how easily it went on and how light it felt. Other cream shadows I have tried have had to dry before any additional eyeshadow or liner could be applied. However, this went on and was immediately ready for me to finish my look. But I knew that the true test would be to look at it at the end of the day.
At the end of the day, I was surprised to see how in tact my eye make-up was. Even though the rest of my face needed a touch up, my eyes looked phenomenal - almost exactly the same as when I had applied it nearly 10 hours before. It was amazing. The best thing about this product? It doubles as eyeliner! Therefore, when you have a great angled brush (this one from Sephora is a great value) it applies easily as a great eyeliner that lasts all day!
Sephora Collection Professional Angled Eyeliner Brush, $14
I now own this eyeshadow/eyeliner in 6 shades. I have a few of the darker shades (strut, tidal wave, and smoky denim) to use for eyeliner and a few of the lighter shades as a base (get figgy, birthday suit, and busy signal). It is definitely worth the price and will last for quite a long time. It also works with so many looks...one shade might serve as your daily eyeliner and be used as your date night look. With it's versatility...it makes it a product worth investing in.
So come on ladies...not all eyeshadows are created equally - why not invest in one that has more than one function? I've tried a lot of cream bases and this one is by far the best one. Now all I need is for benefit to come out with some new shades so I can expand my collection!