Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow In Skinny Jeans: Swatches & Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on October 16, 2013

in A+, Benefit, eyeshadow, Reviews

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Guest Review By Ki (Medium Skintone, Sensitive, Combination Skin)

I’m a self confessed eyeshadow junkie and my shadow collection is pretty vast. But recently, I find myself gravitating towards cream shadows because of how quick and easy they are to use, especially on those mornings when all I want to do is ignore my alarm and grab an extra ten minutes of sleep! (Happens every morning for me until the help rings the bell 147688 times!)

One of my new favorites is Benefit’s creaseless cream shadow in the colour Skinny Jeans. It looks grey in the jar, but the colour is actually a lovely pewter – grey with hints of a greenish khaki, a little bit of pinkish shimmer and a gorgeous sheen.

Isn’t the packaging adorable? I love the cardboard box that it comes in and the little pot with scalloped edges is just too cute!

I usually use my fingers to apply this shadow and blend it into my crease. It has a smooth blendable texture and just glides on to my eyelids. One layer of Skinny Jeans gives just a wash of colour, but it can easily be layered and I usually apply about two layers to make the colour really pop. I would say that it is slightly on the cooler side, but not enough that it makes my warm toned complexion look dull.

I tested out the ‘creaseless’ claim of this shadow by wearing it both with and without primer. I have oily eyelids so I was worried that it would crease, but it lasted a whole day on me (about 8 hours) with no creasing/fading when worn without primer. When I used it with a primer (Urban Decay’s Primer potion), I couldn’t see any discernable difference in the intensity of the colour and the lasting power was the same. Pretty impressive, huh?

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The pros of this product are pretty evident from my rave above, but here’s a list for you:

1.Complex and beautiful colour
2.Great texture
3.Buildable pigmentation/intensity
4.Great lasting power
5.Easy to use
6.Suits both warm toned and cool toned complexions
7.Versatile – I use it mainly as a lid colour on its own, but it can be used as a base for khaki, olive and grey eyeshadows too!

The cons of this product:
1. The price – I paid 19 euros (approx. INR 1570) for this in France and that is a little on the costly side, especially when compared to my other cream shadow love, the Maybelline colour tattoo shadows.

Rating: A+

Price: 19 euros for 0.16oz.

Final Recommendation: I am in love with the Benefit Creaseless Cream in Skinny Jeans and I can see myself repurchasing this over and over again. I recommend it to anyone who loves cream shadows, no matter what your skintone. And you know what? Even if you don’t love cream shadows, give this one a try – it may just convert you!

PS: Ki, i remember interacting with you just as i started off P&B !! :) I remember you were going to be married at the time. Its so good to see an old friend on P&B again…

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Swati October 17, 2013 at 12:03 am

Beautiful colour! I liked the name too :)

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ki. October 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

Thanks Swati, I agree that the name just adds to its appeal!

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Embellished October 17, 2013 at 1:18 am

I need to get my hands on some Benefit. Somehow.

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ki. October 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

You do! They make some fab stuff!

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tiny October 17, 2013 at 9:37 am

lovely packaging :P

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ki. October 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

Isn’t it?! :-D

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Xuvious October 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

Multi colour shimmer and not very in your face, love it! ^_^
I’ve heard good things about these. :)

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ki. October 17, 2013 at 11:28 am

Yes, it is subtle yet beautiful. You must see it in person to appreciate it properly though!

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Lancy October 17, 2013 at 10:20 am

Very unique shade Ki! Nice review :D

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ki. October 17, 2013 at 11:28 am

Thank you Lancy!

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Shrutilaya October 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

Ahh Ki! I love this shade, now I want it! You were so right about how pretty it is!

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ki. October 17, 2013 at 11:29 am

Ha Laya I knew you’d love it!!! :-D

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Shivi@COSMOCHICS October 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I am sure as a lid colour it rocks !
Love Maybelline colour tattoo’s too…nice review ki!

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ki. October 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Thanks! I wish this was was more affordable like those!

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Supria October 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I love Benefit packaging… And the name of this shadow, so cute!

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ki. October 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Benefit’s USP is their adorable names and packaging. I’m a sucker for such cute things too!

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sakhi October 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Beautiful color…and the name is just awesome..skinny jeans…lol

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sahana October 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm

The first thing that comes to my mind when I see a benefit product is “sigh, the packaging is so vintage chic.” This one fits that description – so cute!

The color looks very similar to maybelline silver colored tattoo.

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ki. October 17, 2013 at 8:57 pm

I have both and it really isn’t – Maybelline’s is so much more one dimensional while this is a very complex colour that looks silvery grey/khaki depending on the light.

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