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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in 'R.S.V.P' | A little gem!


I love cream eyeshadows - especially those that act as a base for further colour - I love how versatile they can be.  After trying Maybelline's infamous 'Colour Tattoos' and giving Mac Paintpots a whirl, I've become somewhat hooked and cream eyeshadow has become a key part of my daily makeup routine. My newest addition? Well, it comes as no surprise that it wasn't long before I decided to have a mooch around the Benefit stand.  I settled on the shade 'R.S.V.P' - a beautiful, shimmery pink/nude shade that flashes silvery-white when it catches the light (oo - poet and I didn't even know it ;)). Shade wise, I'd liken it to 'Sin' from the Urban Decay Naked Palette but in cream form - simply stunning and perfect for everyday wear.  It's also a little less pink than 'Pink Gold' from Maybelline (often find that shade hard to wear but I have no problem with R.S.V.P!).

As for the 'creaseless' claim - I'm happy to say it stays put perfectly fine on me and I've noticed no creasing at all.  I would like to point out though, that I don't get oily eyelids and eyeshadow going all 'creasy' on me is quite a rare occurrence. The wear time is incredible and easily lasts me through an entire day at uni, and any powder shadow I apply over the top looks brighter and bolder.  I tend to wear this all over the lid on 'lazy days', with a subtle matte brown in the crease and it looks so striking - it really wakens up your peepers!  My favourite way to use this shade though, is in the inner corners.  I kid you not, it is like beauty sleep in a pot! On those mornings where you struggle to brush your hair let alone apply makeup, this is a little gem.  I simply use a clean finger to dab some on my inner corners and sometimes just below the inner lash line and voila - instant pick me up!  Due to the sligh pink-ish hue, it doesn't look like you've tried to counteract sleepiness with the brightest white shimmery shadow you can find - it looks quite natural and is so easy to apply.

As for consistency, it's a little thicker than Mac's paintpots and fairly similar to Maybelline's Colour Tattoos - it has that creamy paste sort of feel that is both incredibly blendable and soft to smooth onto the lids.  The pigmentation is also second to none and requires no building up - just what you need from a cream eyeshadow - colour in an instant.  I also can't wrap up this little review without mentioning the packaging.  How pretty?!  I'm a design student so I do tend to go a little 'cray' over this sort of thing, but the decorative cardboard casing and delicate scalloped plastic/glass pot of product encased inside is just what packaging dreams are made of for me.  Benefit really do get it spot on the mark with their unique packaging, don't they?! The big question - would I purchase another? Of course I would! I quite fancy 'My Two Cents' or 'Bikini Tini' next, who knows - I might even opt for a bit of lilac in 'Always A Bridesmaid'.  The shade range is simply stunning and if you're a neutrals girl at heart (like myself) I think you'll find it a doddle to pick our your perfect shade (or two...)


Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow retails for £15.50 and can be found at Benefit Counters, Debenhams and Feel Unique.

Have you tried Benefits Cream Shadows? What's your favourite shade?

43 comments:

  1. Now this is beautiful! Do you think it is similar to the maybelline colour tattoo I'm 'pink gold' because I can really see a similarity! Also your photography is stunning!:)

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    1. Thankyou Jordan!
      Yess it is very similar - just a little less pink - which is great because its a little more brightening! x x

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  2. Sin eyeshadow is my all time favorite shadow which I have had to buy several times over after using it all up in my naked pallet. The fact you say this is Sin in cream from has me sold the only thing is the price as I remember when they used to cost just £12! x

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    1. Sin was one of my favourites too! I find it so similar - maybe slightly more silver-y but extrememly similar :) Ahh no they've gone up in price a little bit then?! They're still worth it in my opinion - lasts all day! :) x x

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  3. This is so pretty! I also love the way you accessorised the photos x

    Urban Decay 24/7 Liner Dupe!

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    1. It's a beaut! Aww thankyou Anita :) x

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  4. This looks like a gorgeous colour! You always write such great reviews :)
    x

    Sweet Dreams

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    1. It's stunning! Such a nice base or on its own. Thanks so much Alexandra :) x

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  5. This is a lovely review. I have been wanting to get a benefit creasless cream eyeshadow for ages and really love the colour RSVP! Defiantly need to get to a benefit counter soon :)

    Bella x

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  6. This looks gorgeous, thanks for the informative review xo

    www.theglamaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Sin in cream form?! It sounds amazing! I have Maybelline's Pink Gold and I find it too pink for me as well. I'm definitely checking this one out when I go in London. It's such a shame Benefit is not sold in my country.

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  8. This is such a beautiful shade!

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  9. This is one of my favourite shades Beth! I've got three of these cream shadows in the last week from work, oopsie... xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I always see these on the benefit counter and im always tempted! I have maybellines pink gold colour tattoo which is similar to this. I have recently written a review on the colour tattoos on my blog!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  11. This shadow is so pretty (: and it could also be used as a base which is nice

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  12. This looks beautiful and the packaging is so cute...another one for the wishlist!

    alittlepopofcoral.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Everyone has already said it but it looks so much like Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pink Gold!

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  14. Love this shade its such a perfect everyday cream shadow. I'm the same, love cream shadows for an easy daytime look that takes minimal effort!

    www.walking-in-heels.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  15. These are a great alternative to the Mac paint pots!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  16. I love Benefit creamless eye shadows! I have this shade and it is beautiful :) xxx

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  17. I got a mini of this in the Luv It Up set - it's stunning and a perfect base for powder shadows for a really nice nude look :) Your swatches make it look really beautiful! xx

    imaginarycocktails.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I adore this colour, i've just branched out to the cream eyeshadow world and im loving it so need to pick one of these up for sure, they are just so easy to use!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  19. I had a mini version of this in one of my Benefit kits - I think it was the "Sha La Lovely" palette :) It's so pretty, was such a shame when it dried out! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Wowwww this is too perfect, how cute is that packaging and that colour!!
    Sarah x
    thepalettee.blogspot.com.au

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  21. Beautiful color!
    and nice photo's !

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  22. This is such a beautiful shade, I'm loving cream eyeshadows too!

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  23. This has been a favourite of mine for ages. I absolutely love the new packaging! It's practically identical to the Urban Decay Primer Potion in 'Sin', which is also amazing x

    styleaffix.com

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  24. Cutest packaging ever! Benefit is the best...

    Emma
    xx
    www.theheropiece.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I adore the packaging its so cute!, I love the shade its gorgeous, beautiful photos xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC

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  26. I absolutely looove the packaging! So pretty :D x
    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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  27. SUch a gorgeous colour, definitely need to try some of these:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  29. great post! I hope to see you in my blog sometimes. thanks!
    following you now!
    Kisses from VV!!

    www.voguelyvan.com

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  30. I immediately thought of the Maybelline Pink Gold Tattoo too, this is a beautiful shade. I've just picked up Metallic Pomegranate today :-) xx

    Curls & Swirls Beauty Blog

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  31. Really like the look of this, the packaging is so cute - as always!

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/4164767/lifebyemmy

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  32. Such a gorgeous shade - I have a couple in the old packaging but I personally wasn't that impressed with them, maybe because every eyeshadow creases on me x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  33. Urban Decay 'Sin' is my absolute favourite. I'm sold now! :)
    xo

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  34. Urban Decay 'Sin' is my absolute favourite. I'm sold now! :)
    xo

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  35. Beautiful colour! :)

    http://novarellie.blogspot.com.au/

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  36. I have a mini version of this, in my Benefit World Famous Neutrals Eyeshadow kit and absolutely love it! Definitely thinking of repurchasing the full size when my mini pot runs out!

    http://bekyboo1.blogspot.com
    xx

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  37. Oh I want to try this so badly now Beth it sounds amazing!! Love the look of the colour too, I may just have to ask for this for my birthday :)
    Love Holly x
    h-c-love.blogspot.co.uk

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