Musings of a Muse

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May 27, 2009

Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow Review and Swatches

Oh how terribly awesome is the Muse. Bringing you a review of the brand new Benefit Velvet Eye Shadows just in time for their 20% Off sale! I'm such a good mate aren't I? You can proceed to tell me how wonderful I am in the comment box and send donations in honor of my awesomeness to my paypal account. Ok, ok I'll take cookies at the very least. Deal?

Didn't Benefit have eye shadows a little while ago? I can't remember. I dunno why I forgot them. Were they forgettable? I remember Benefit having a line of shadows but nothing like these....hmmmm you can refresh my memory alone with those cookies while I give you the details on Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow.

I don't normally go for velvet but I can get on board with these as the formula is so buttery smooth and easy to blend. I like to think of these as the dummies guide to eye shadow as they truly are goof proof. They glide on beautifully well and make shadow application a snap. Benefit Velvet Eye Shadows are brand new to the Benefit family and available in nine shades, no worries I'm sure Benefit will extend the color selection.

The formula is extra light which makes the shadows ideal for Summer. Who wants a load of eye makeup on when you can do a nice wash of color that's soft, smooth, and light. With proper prepping they will remain fresh all day without creasing or fading away. Each shadow is very nicely pigmented for a good burst of color on lids. From what I've read so far people are really loving piling this on top of some Benefit Creaseless Shadow and rockin' out. I haven't tried that yet but they work just as wonderful on their own.

I tried out five shades which are as follows:

Like What You Sea?-Cloudy Sky Bluish Grey
Dandy Brandy-Brown with a tickle of gold
Where There's Smoke-Pewter
Bikini Line-Buttery Yellow
Leggy-Icy Nude Pink

Out of the five I loved Dandy Brandy as it flattered my brown eyes! Bikini Line I'm favoring for Summer as it's such a pretty soft yellow. I did several photos with the shadows on as you can see above, the only one I didn't use was in a pic was Like What You Sea? I'll do one shortly and update the post.

Overall, definitely a quality shadow in my opinion. Nice soft finish for both younger and older girls, very natural and fresh, easy application with little to no fall out, plenty of pigmentation, and the buttery smooth formula makes them very easy to apply. Likey! If you're a lover of velvets I imagine you'll fall in love with Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow.

These are available now at

And don't forget 20% Off coupon code hiding out in this post!

Anyone try these yet?

Wanting to?

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OpenID AmRam113 said...

These little pretties are tempting me! I love the idea of layering them on top of Benefit's creaseless cream shadows (which I love!) I might have to check these out! Thanks for the post and review!

May 27, 2009 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

These shadows are gorgeous on you! I've got Benefit's Samba-dy loves me and it's a great shade. I REALLY like the finish. Like what you sea? and bikini line are really gorgeous.

May 27, 2009 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Vonvon said...

I've been hoping these e/s will arrive on our shores soon....can't wait to test it out, even if my pocket doesn't allow me to own it! :( sob sob....

May 28, 2009 at 2:05 AM  
Blogger ~tHiAmErE~ said...

everything looks divine

you look divine!

i think i like bikini line the best

thanks for the swatches!

May 28, 2009 at 5:05 AM  
Blogger Crissy K said...

I love the where there's smoke look on you. Reminds me of those black and white movies with women in pretty hats. Very classic!

May 28, 2009 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi amram!

my pleasure :-D lots of people have been raving about how great they look on top of benefit creaseless shadow :-D must try it for myself!

May 28, 2009 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd

lovingggg bikini line :-D they have a great texture so soft and butta-like :-D

btw I ordered some aromaleigh glissade pride of me? :-D

May 28, 2009 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw vonvon! wonder how much they will be your side! :-D hope they arrive soon so you can have a play w00t!

May 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi thiamiere

aw shucks thanks so much hun! Thanks for the lovely comment glad you enjoyed the review!

May 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

shucks thanks chrissy :-D

hehe! I feel glamorous :-D

May 28, 2009 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Vonvon said...

Oh Muse, Benefit is always overly marked up here. :((( and they are very stingy with freebies and never have discounts too over here.

But will keep you updated once I see them here. :)


May 28, 2009 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you know if they are out in the uk bikini line is the just the colour i discovered i was lacking the other day

May 31, 2009 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi vonvin!

aw that stinks hun maybe have a free pick some up for ya!


June 15, 2009 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

they are prob there by now anonymous. or at least should be! :-D

check the counter or call :-D

June 15, 2009 at 2:31 PM  

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