Product Review: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows

The transience of eye-shadow is well renowned in the beauty world, with many brands producing their own lines of long-lasting shadows. Many of these shadows claim to last all day without melting, creasing or smudging. I personally find the idea of low maintenance, long lasting shadows very attractive- as most of those on-the-go types would, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the right one that will last on your lids for the whole day. One brand has come close however, Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows ($35) have one of the best formulas on the market.

A while ago I picked up two colours, ‘Flatter Me’- a light, golden taupe and ‘Sippin n Dippin’- a golden peach. The texture of these shadows are initially very creamy, almost to the point where there is a bit too much slip. They ended up in the back of my makeup drawer because of that. However, when I dug them up about a month later they had solidified a tiny, tiny bit and were wore beautifully.

Application is that of an ordinary cream shadow, applying a decent amount of colour in one swipe with very buildable pigmentation. I apply these with a dense, fluffy eye shadow brush or just fingers- which work just as well!  Most of the colours in the line are a satin or shimmer finish, so if matt shadows are your thing you may want to check out the Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo line or stick to power shadows. Now to the most important claim- are they truly creaseless? Surprisingly, yes! I have moderately oily lids but I still get quite a bit of creasing and smudging from most shadows, even with a primer. These wore all day without budging and ‘Flatter Me’ has become my staple all-over-lid colour. Like the MAC Paintpots, these are also be great as an eye-shadow base.

As much as I love the product itself I have so say its major down-side is the limited colour range, if you’re a fan of brights (I quite like them!) then this is definitely not for you. The colours are quite neutral- think Urban Decay Naked Palette type colours. It would also be great for some different finishes; matt eye shadows especially can look terrible when they crease.

All in all, Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows are a great investment if you want some staple neutrals that wear all day. They will definitely last quite a while, you get 4.5g/0.16oz of product, which is a decent amount and the product isn’t so creamy that you’d be scooping out unnecessarily large amounts accidentally.

Do any of you BWAe-ers own this product? Love it/hate it? Let me know!

Xx Jen

Available Shades- L-R:  Fahrenheit Fab, Samba-Dy Loves Me, Birthday Suit, Sippin n Dippin, Flatter Me, Strut, Stiletto, Busy Signal, Skinny Jeans, Get Figgy, Tattle Tale, RSVP

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46 Comments

  • Reply T1NA Wednesday 4th July, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Benefit is brilliant!

  • Reply bardie Thursday 28th June, 2012 at 8:37 am

    beautiful

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Wednesday 27th June, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    These are some gorgeous colours! i love every one of them!

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Wednesday 27th June, 2012 at 10:18 am

    AUDREY! We should have these available in the shop!!! Pretty please!

  • Reply Audrey1989 Thursday 21st June, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    This looks gorgeous.

  • Reply Audrey1989 Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    So many beautiful colours!

  • Reply fifi73 Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 11:20 am

    They sound lovely, love the soft colours….

  • Reply fengari Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Nice range of colours

  • Reply ozproductjunkie Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Oooo I’ve heard great things about these. Especially Birthday Suit which lots of bloggers seem to rave about being a great everyday colour.

  • Reply Zerotolove Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 10:42 am

    the colors! <3

  • Luci
    Reply luci321 Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Get Figgy looks great, fantastic colour for winter!

  • Reply Ange Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 9:52 am

    This looks good

  • Reply julzjulzz Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for this review! I will definitely try this product soon!

  • Reply rzyanina Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Looks amazing!

  • Reply ichigolove01 Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Gorgeous shades. Would definitely love to get my hands on some!

  • Reply pn1986 Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I would like to try all the shades~~

  • Reply sappheire Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    so glad to see purple back this year its the feel good colour

  • Reply Jenny Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    cute!

  • Reply lizzie77 Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    love the colours

  • Reply ragdollbaby Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Haven’t tried it before. But as I’ve bought a number of primer’s in the past to only be disappointed, I’m weary to spend $35 to only have to toss it if it doesn’t work for me.

  • Reply traanster Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for the great review!

  • Reply Nimma Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    love the colours

  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Hmmm… might have to give these a go

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Sounds great to me

  • Reply paperplane__x Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    these look amazing

  • wendyandco
    Reply wendyandco Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I’m so trying this when I get my next paycheck 😉

  • Reply KNY Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Great review, sounds like a fab product.

  • Reply maggielyly Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    They look nice!

  • Reply MsKimo Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    This sounds absolutely amazing, I love neutrals as I’m still a beginner, I’m not confident enough to wear crazy bold colours.

    Will have to check it out, thanks!

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    seems great!

  • Reply AmberB Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Looks great!

  • Reply jennybean Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    i so want to try this

  • Reply Through My Looking Glass Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Ooh those colours are lovely. Will have to try it!

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I have RSVP and it is truly the LBD of the eyeshadow world. No wonder it’s world famous and a best-seller shade; its a great base and looks stunning when worn alone, too.

  • sungyoung
    Reply sungyoung Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    That’s so cool! I’s definitely try it 🙂

  • Reply philliponi Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I have this in Sippin and Dippin, its a great colour for summer.

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    So cool

  • Reply anitae Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I dont use cream eyeshadows very much at all but I would be keen to give this a go. might try birthday suit and skinny jeans first and see how I go.

    • Reply stels Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 12:52 am

      yeah

  • Nicole
    Reply Nicole Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I adore Benefit cosmetics.. great colour range!

  • Zoe93
    Reply Zoe93 Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    love the look of the purple.

  • Reply Zerotolove Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Looks amazing!

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Birthday Suit looks fantabulous. I have never tried these but would love that one!

  • MissSharlene
    Reply MissSharlene Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I would love to try this, as I love eye make-up especially!!!

  • Reply Raquel24 Tuesday 12th June, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    sounds good to me

    • Reply stels Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 12:51 am

      agreed

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