Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Review: Benefit Palette - World Famous Neutrals - Sexiest Nudes Ever

A couple of weeks ago I ventured into the city to shop the mid year clothing sales.  Although I had convinced myself before I left the house that there were no necessary makeup purchases needed, I somehow found myself in front of the Benefit counter in Myer.  I told the lady I was "just looking" and 5 minutes later I walked out of the doors with this little beauty. 

Wow that sounds like I stole it, Ha! I didn't, promise :)

As soon as I started swatching it and saw the colours, the only thing I had to do was decide which palette to get.  There is a collection of three palettes and they are all stunning.  I settled on this one:

Front of Box

Back of Box

As you can see the box contains four eyeshadows and two creaseless cream shadows.  This is my second Benefit palette so I already knew that the quality was going to be fantastic and I wasn't disappointed.  The Creaseless Cream Shadows are so soft, are easily applied and once they're on - they're staying on!  They can be worn alone quite easily or you can use the powder eyeshadows over top to create different looks.

Benefit Palette - World Famous Neutrals - Sexiest Nudes Ever

Swatches L-R: Bikini Tini, Holy Smokes, Milk It, Pause for Applause, Raincheck? Blingo!

The Sexiest Nudes Ever palette includes two contrasting cream shadows, Bikini-tini (a pale champagne) and Holy Smokes! (a charcoal grey) as well as Milk It! (a satin white), Raincheck? (a satin plum), Pause for Applause (a matte, pale rose) and Blingo! (a shimmery, icy blue) Longwear Powder Eyeshadows. - See more at: http://www.beautezine.com/benefit-world-famous-neutrals-eyeshadow-kits-review-photos-swatches/#sthash.1grYvrKc.dpuf

As you can see from the swatches Bikini-Tini, Milk It and Blingo are all very shimmery shades.  Milk It is perfect for an all over base or as a highlighter just under the brow, it's shimmery but not over the top!  Blingo is a shimmery silver that looked a little scary to me at the start but you only need a tiny bit to make an impact - I've been using a tiny dot of this in the inner corner of my eye and it looks superb! Holy smokes is a deep charcoal colour that creates a perfect night-time look but can also be brightened with the other colours to make it wearable in the day time. Pause for applause is a matte rosy pink and Raincheck a satin plum colour.  Bikini-tini is the perfect base colour for any look and I just know I'm going to get a lot of use out of this colour - it's my favourite out of them all.

I have been using the "Sexiest Nudes Ever" palette every day since I got it and there are just so many combinations of looks you can do from day to night.  The pigmentation and lasting power of these eye-shadows are fantastic and it's all housed in a perfect travel friendly case. 

The palette costs $44(AUD) which in my opinion is fantastic value!

What do you think of Benefit Cosmetics? Do you have a favourite Benefit product?

Kayte xx

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  1. Oh wow those cream ones make my wallet itch! Beautiful!

    1. Oooh I know that feeling well :)

      Thanks for your comment x

  2. Hahaha that happens to me with Benefit all the time! Gorgeous swatches, particularly Bingo and Bikini-tini.

    1. They're great aren't they - I can't stop wearing them :)

      Kayte x

  3. I lovvvve Bikini-Tini!

  4. I'm would so love that palette. You lucky thing! Price is actually better than I expected too. Thanks for sharing :)


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