I picked up the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Strut recently because I wanted a dark coloured cream shadow. I wanted to use it as a base for my eyeshadow since I do smokey looks a lot – in the day and for the evening. Using a dark base is the quickest way to start. But I digress.
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Strut seemed to fit the bill. Described as a charcoal black, the colour is in fact a dark grey and applies with a dark blue-grey tint. I thought it was alright. not quite what I was looking for.
When applied, its not too dark. You can see a swatch of Strut below. It can get darker if you layer it. Or if you just pat it on instead of swiping it on your skin.
But then, I worked out that it works great with Skinny Jeans! Not jeans, Benefit Cosmetics’ Skinny Jeans 😛
It also works very well as a base shade. Helps lighter colours transform and deepen which can be very pretty. So I’m very happy I decided to buy this sight unseen 🙂
On my lids, it lasts the whole day. It works great on its own or as a base for powder eyeshadows. The texture is very creamy and applies like a dream. I use my fingers but you can use a brush – just make sure its a synthetic one 🙂
I believe it retails at RM85 at Benefit Cosmetics counters. Its US$19 online but it looks like Strut is no longer available!. I got mine for US$13 (about RM45) off StrawberryNET.com 😀 They are still on offer now (May 2010) but I don’t know how long it will be there for. I’m itching to get more colors 🙂
Pros: Creamy, Stays on my lids all day, Good on its own or under powder eyeshadow
Cons: Expensive locally but cheaper online, Might not suit those with very oily lids
This brings my Benefit Creaseless Cream eyeshadow collection to 2 – Skinny Jeans and now Strut. Am now wondering if I want to get something a little more neutral while the offer’s on 😉
Have you tried the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows and do you have any thoughts on them? I’m liking the dark shades but I’m not sure if I’ll like the light ones. Which ones do you like?