Nude and neutral: Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in RSVP

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As much makeup as I have, I find myself often reaching for a nude cream shadow on my lids and a strong winged liner on weekdays.  Maybe because it’s easy to do, or less time consuming than a full look, but cream eyeshadow has become my best friend as of late (well, aside from Ziggy..).

I’ll usually reach for MAC’s Nubile Paint Pot, however, recently I have been grabbing Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in RSVP.  I actually picked this up at the Sephora Boxing Day sale this past year, where I just grabbed it and then took a look at the colour after (hey, it was $12 and there was a crowd!).  Since it’s a nice neutral I thought I would try it out.

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This is my first foray into Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners, which are similar to MAC’s Paint Pots, Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Creams, and Maybelline’s 24-Hour Color Tattoos (in fact, I’m pretty sure they are the same packaging).  You can sport the colour as either a base under your eyeshadow, or rock it out by itself.

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RSVP is a champagne colour with pink undertones, similar to MAC’s Bare Study Paint Pot (which I also own).  I couldn’t find it on sephora.com, however, I did see it at my local Sephora store selling for C$24.  There is a bit of sheen to the product and it seems to have kept it’s creamy consistency, unlike Maybelline’s Color Tattoos, which tends to dry out until you swirl your finger in it.

I have worn this as both a base under eyeshadow and on its own, and it’s great both ways.  I have to say though, and I’m not sure why, but I prefer MAC’s Paint Pots over the Creaseless Cream Shadows.  They are similar in nature, however, I find that the MAC product sets better on my skin, plus the Paint Pots I own (which are both neutrals) seem to be more pigmented once applied.  With that being said though, Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow does tend to stay put better than MAC (but not nearly as much as Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Creams).  I would say it’s more personal preference, however, I believe Benefit’s product costs more.

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The magic of this particular shade is that its universal, you can use it for really any look.  Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner comes in a variety of shades, but with a neutral like this you can either use it as a base or primer for any look, or rock it on it’s own with some liner and mascara.

I didn’t really need another neutral cream eyeshadow, but for $12 I thought, why not?  Overall, I’m glad I bought it and would love to try out different colours, however, for the higher price tag I think I’ll just stick to MAC.

Have you tried Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows?  What are your thoughts?

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