The Perfect Cream Eyeshadow - Finally!

Okay, where are my girls at who hate the creases that you get after wearing your eyeshadow all day?  For me, I have very small eyes, and I tend to squint a lot.  This has not been a good combination with eyeshadows...especially those that are cream based...until now.

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 shade might serve as your daily eyeliner and be used as your date night look.  With it's 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!



  1. I love get figgy and birthday suit!

  2. Other unique Benefit products I love....

    Posie Tint - pink cheak and lip stain, perfect for fair skin
    Brow Zing - comes in 3 shades, perfect for filling out brows