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Benefit eyeshadow is not something I had tried until recently. I bought my Benefit silky eyeshadow powder from cheapsmells.com at a reduced price, although I can't remember exactly how much.
The recommended retail price for this eyeshadow is £13.50 for 3.5g, but they are currently selling them on cheapsmells.com for £10.80.
A google search helped me to find a website selling them for just £4.00. It is called beautyboxx.co.uk, but I'm not sure if they're genuine as I've not heard of this site before.
The eyeshadow comes in a smart tub. It is larger in diameter than your average eyeshadow, but it is less deep as well. The container is round and black with a clear circular window in the middle with a little white pattern on and 'benefit' written in small black letters at the top.
To open the eyeshadow, you just unscrew the top and it comes off.
I bought this eyeshadow in a shade called moody. It is a beige/brown colour. What I really like about this eyeshadow is that it is matte. There is no shimmer to it. While I do like shimmery eyeshadows sometimes, I think it's nice to have some matte colours in your collection for a more natural look. This really feels like a good quality eyeshadow.
To apply, you simply swirl an eyeshadow brush around the powder and sweep over your eyelid. I have found that with this eyeshadow there is no fallout and you only need to apply it once for a good coverage.
The eyeshadow has great staying power and lasts from morning until night without budging! However, it is very easy to remove.
Overall I think this is a great eyeshadow. I would definitely buy it again, in the same or another colour. I think it is worth the full price as it feels good quality and I like that it is matte. I also really like the container - I think it is really smart and even though it has been in my make-up bag for a while now, it hasn't got scratched and it still looks as good as new.
I love just about everything about benefit - even their super cute packaging! However, I'm not such a big fan of their not-so-student-friendly pricetags which is why I instantly snapped up this Benefit eyeshadow from a website called fragrancemad.com for just £5.95 which is a 52% reduction on the RRP price of £12.50. That is a huge saving and I know from past experience that Benefit make up is very good quality so I couldn't let an offer such as this pass me by.
In this particular range I have come across four different shades including moody, guess again, bossy and fishnets. The one which I purchased and will be reviewing is the eyeshadow called 'fishnets'.
The eyeshadow came in a little cardboard box with a black and white graphic print all over and the benefit sign/logo. The box has a cut out square meaning that you can see the product through the box. Inside, I received a small black plastic tub which again has the Benefit logo. The packaging is really cute and the plastic container is strong and durable.
The eyeshadow itself looked very dark to start off with in the container and I was worried that I'd made the wrong choice in terms of colour. I then applied some of the eyeshadow to the back of my hand to check the colour and was pleasantly surprised. To touch the silkiness of the eyeshadow is very apparant and my finger was able to glide across the surface of the eyeshadow and subsequently the powder glided with ease onto the back of my hand.
I applied some eyeshadow primer to my lids and set about applying the eyeshadow. I used a soft brush and dusted the shadow in the corners of my eye lids I really liked the texture of the eyeshadow as, even though I only applied a little bit, it looked thick and glistened with a slight sheen so i didn't look over the top but didn't look bland either!
I noticed that during a 6 hour night out I didn't have o re-apply one which is a testament to the durability of this product and is one of the main advantages to using it. It was also easy to remove with a standard make up wipe at the end of the night.
I would definitely recommend this product especially at £5.95 a pot with free delivery!
I own a fawn colour (Getaway) Silky Powder Eye Shadow from the Benefit range and received it as a stocking filler for Christmas last year. I was surprised as I knew Benefit did a whole range of cosmetics - but I had never seen their eye shadows!
The eye shadow stands up to the Benefit namesake. It goes on and stays on - unlike cheap store's own brand eye shadow that seems to disappear within 40 minutes of wear into a greasy line on the eye lid.
As for the packaging of the product, it comes in a beautiful little box, like much of the Benefit branded products do. The eye shadow itself comes in a round container so you can get a fair idea of the shade that suits you before you buy. The container is also small, so fits perfectly into a small make-up bag or even in the mobile compartment of your handbag for little touch-ups during a night out.
There are different shades to try and starting at £2.20 a pop on Amazon (my own eye shadow was a gift, but on further research I have found it on Amazon) it might be worth trying a few shades to decide which compliments best your skin tone and eye colour.
I haven't done a normal beauty product review for ages now and the longer I seem to leave it the more my list seems to grow so I'm going to try and attempt a few today - I just haven't been able to get into writing recently for some reason! Anyway since I joined Dooyoo Ive read loads of reviews on cosmetics I wouldn't normally have considered buying but as Ive heard great things about the Benefit range on the whole I thought it might be time to try out a few of their products starting with this "Benefit Silky Powder Eye Shadow" which I bought about 2 weeks ago from amazon. I didn't even buy it because of the brand name but because I was on the lookout for a new brown eyeshadow and a certain shade of this fit the bill - Id definitely buy it again - just to save on the suspense!
Price: Varies! From around £4 - £8 (I paid £5 including P&P)
Stockists: Amazon, Debenhams, Boots & House Of Fraser
Shades: Low Profile, Soft Shoulder, Bossy, Moody, Guess Again, Blushing Bride, Fishnets, Shallow & Getaway. I personally own the shade "Soft Shoulder" which is a dark beige shade but with a pink undertone - it sort of looks like blusher but much darker.
I got this eyeshadow in a really cute black and white presentation box which I have decided to keep - and it must be nice as usually I throw all the packaging away. The powder itself comes in a black plastic tub with a screw off lid which is quite nice even though I would have preferred it had a flip open lid but I guess this way it isn't as likely to break in my bag. The powder is pressed so some people will immediately go to apply it with their fingers but I find it is much easier to apply with a brush as you don't use as much and its quicker and much easier but if you are on the go using your fingers does work very well also.
As I mentioned the colour I own is "Soft Shoulder" with is a dark brown but it has little flecks of pink in it as well - they are not as noticeable when you actually have it on but they can be seen clearly when its in the tub. This does go on really easily and does feel proper silky while your applying and once its actually on which means you don't feel weighed down or feel like your wearing tonnes of eye make-up. Having said that though one sweep across your eye will give you a highly pigmented colour which is quite light but can be darkened up a bit with a second coat should you want a more dramatic look but just one sweep is enough for a natural look with a bit of edge.
Ive been wearing this pretty much everyday since I got it and I honestly LOVE it because not only does it feel and look great it lasts for ages as well. Id say this tends to last about 6 hours on my eyes before it starts to fade and even longer if I apply a primer beforehand so in my opinion that's amazing staying power and this is one eye shadow I do highly recommend. Its cheap, looks and feels great and lasts for hours - basically everything I want from an eyeshadow!
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I ordered a couple of things from the US Benefit website a few months back, and received a free Silky Powder Eyeshadow for the privilege. I love freebies so I was pretty impressed, especially after I checked the Debenhams website and saw the same eyeshadow (albeit in a different shade) on sale for around £12!
My eyeshadow came in a black and white box with a bird pattern, similar to other Benefit makeup I've seen. To be honest I find the cardboard box a bit wasteful, but I suppose the packaging is part of what makes 'premium' makeup premium. Personally I wouldn't mind if they left out the box!
Inside the box is the eyeshadow in a little black round pot, which is really cute and looks nice in your makeup bag. The lid of the pot is clear plastic, which is handy to see the colour of your eyeshadow through. This would be especially useful if you had a few of these.
The colour of my eyeshadow is Soft Shoulder. This is a reddish-brown, rather terracotta-ish colour. I wasn't that sure about the colour at first but I think it looks ok, although it's not my favourite. To be fair though I did get it free and wasn't able to choose a colour - if you were buying this obviously you'd get to pick one!
There is quite a lot of eyeshadow in the pot (3.5g to be precise) and I estimate it will last a long time. There is no applicator included so I use my eyeshadow brush to apply. The powder is very soft and the colour goes on easily and doesn't get all over my cheeks, which is a bonus. It is highly pigmented, which means you only have to use a little. The eyeshadow blends in easily - 'silky powder' is a good description of the product. It definitely looks good on.
One downside that I found with this product is that it didn't seem to have any more staying power than some cheaper eyeshadows, such as No 7 or Urban Decay (ok, to be fair, Urban Decay is expensive too). I use UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion so this isn't too much of a problem, although I would have expected better staying power for the price.
Having said that, it's still a nice, highly-pigmented eyeshadow that will last a long time, probably longer than its cheaper counterparts (as you need to use less than cheaper brands) - for this reason I'm going to give Benefit Silky Powder Eyeshadow four stars.
i got the lilac colour of this as part of my wedding makeup, it goes on really nicely and stays put well, it comes in a small pot but don't be deceived it will last forever. the pots have see through lids so if you have a few it is easy to see which one is which quickly which is handy. also being small they are easy to carry about in your handbag, perfect for touchups. the only disadvantage of this is that you have to carry a brush around with you. its not a problem if you don't mind reapplying with fingers but if your a bit clumsy like me you run the risk of poking your eyes out! however if your have a benefit eye-liner or lip-liner on you the sponge or brush on the ends of these is perfect for the job. this eyeshadow stood up to the challenge on my big day and can still be seen in the evening pics that's not bad going in my view
The packaging of this eye shadow is a little plastic tub with a transparent overlay on the top which flips up. It comes in a very shallow pot, containing 0.12 ounces, but don't let the amount out you off as only a tiny bit is needed so this pot will last you for ages. The size of the pot makes it very portable, so it will fit in your jeans, tiny bag - just about everywhere!!
It lasts for several hours before it needs to be touched up, even if you do use a primer/base (which I would definitely recommend with this).
It doesn't come with a brush or applicator but it is easily applied using your fingers, although I found it tended to last a little longer when applied with a brush.
The price seems a little expensive for the tiny amount but the tub will last for ages and with Benefit you get what you pay for - and this is definitely worth it.
It also comes in a good range of colours. I have it in Big Kahuna and it looks the exact same colour on as it does in the tub (which is rare).
This review is for Benefit Silky Powder Eye Shadow in the shade BLUSHING BRIDE.
This eye shadow comes in a small, round black pot with a clear lid so you can see the colour through.
Blushing Bride looks sort of baby-pink meets mauve in the pot but once applied I found it looked more off-white.
If you apply it with a brush it tends to be quite powdery and end up everywhere, but no more than a lot of eye shadows. The best way to remedy that, I feel, is just to apply it using your finger. Because the eye shadow is such a light colour it doesn't ruin your foundation too much if you drop powder on your cheeks.
It is quite a nice shade (up close you can see the pinky tinge) and worked well with my pale skin and dark hair.
Since the pink didn't show so well, it didn't give me that 'I have a cold' look that most pink eye products give you.
I'm not really sure it's worth buying this, though, as I really think you'd get about the same quality from a £ Shop - that's not to say it's a bad eye-shadow - just that I don't really think eyeshadows are a cosmetic product you need to spend lots of money on.