Benefit has a line of eye shadows entitled “Velvet Eye shadows” that retail for $18.
These eye shadows come in nice packaging. The shadow comes in a small flat square with a lid that opens on one side. The lid itself is white and the base is black. The lid is clear in the middle and has a few dove like birds on the top, but you can still see the product through the lid.
All of the colors are really beautiful and even though some of them are not neutrals, they all seem to be very wearable and not too intense even for a more conservative atmosphere.
They come in 15 colors now, a few of them are limited edition, but there is no telling how long they will be out.
The colors are fairly pigmented but do go on more sheer, which is nice when going to work or school where you don’t necessarily want a bright color anyways.
These shadows are finely milled and soft. They are easily to blend out and apply.
There is a little shimmer, but nothing too much and very wearable for any age.
Some of the colors that have stood out to me in their catalog and online at their site are the following:
“Fawn over me” which is a light tan color. It seems to me that this is a great all over lid color. This might be the most neutral of all of them with.
“Bikini Line” is a golden neutral that seems to be a very light sunny yellow. I would probably use this as a lid color for a simple bright eyed look.
“Buckle Bunny” is described as a “rose mocha”. It does seem like a dusty rose which would be great as a light crease color for those who might like more of a pink look on their lids. It is on the brighter side but is sheer enough.
“Leggy” is lighter than Buckle Bunny and is more pink than nude. This is probably the most wearable of the permanent line and is great for all over the lid with a darker color in the crease. I see this being great for most skin tones and all eye colors as this is definitely a neutral color.
They do have darker browns and smoky colors as well as plums and blues.
The limited edition colors seem to be more for those not liking the normal peach or brown shades.
There are a few other pink colors, lavender, a sea green, a grayish light green, and even a coral color.
Corals are big for summer and this is a great way to try both the color and the brand.
Benefit recommends using these over their cream shadows for a more intense look.
For most of us though, when wanting something more neutral and wearable, these might be the ones to look into if you want to try Benefit shadows.