I’ve always been particular to Benefit beauty and their creative line of makeup kits so it’s no surprise I’m addicted to their latest release, Benefit Cosmetics World Famous Neutrals Eyeshadow Kit in “Sexiest Nudes Ever” ($30). The eyeshadow kit packs four powder and two creaseless cream shadows, a built-in mirror and fold-out how-to tips n’ tricks sheet.
I swear, eye kits are the bane of my existence. Aside from being super portable and easy to use on the go, they’re essential for anyone who doesn’t know how to properly apply eye makeup. I’ll admit, prior to this beauty blog, I wasn’t very good at any form of a smoky eye.
The creaseless shadows are easy-to-use but I highly recommend priming your lids prior to application. I happened to be brush-less when I was testing out the daytime look (included in the tips n’ tricks booklet), so it was easy for me to blend the array of neutral and lavender-like shades, but at times I was definitely in need of a good shadow and liner brush to amp up my look. Also, don’t apply with a heavy hand. Gradually layer the shadows to get the look that you want.
Benefit World Famous Neutrals “Sexiest Nudes Ever”, $30. Available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com