Product: Benecos Natural Eyeshadow Quattro in Beautiful Eyes 001
What I love: In case we’ve never met, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Melissa and I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with purple eyeshadow. I can’t remember exactly when it started, but for at least a decade, purple has been my go-to color.
I was already well into my purple-propelled passion when a makeup artist told me that this hue is an excellent choice because it complements my green eyes. What luck!
So I could barely contain my excitement when I saw the Benecos Natural Eyeshadow Quattro in Beautiful Eyes 001. This four-pack features two shades of purple (one is a dusty lavender and the other is a deeper, darker eggplant color) and two brownish hues (think the color of a very almond-milk infused cappuccino and a Mexican hot chocolate with little glimmers of cinnamon… is anyone else suddenly craving a coffee?).
Each of the colors glides on smoothly—I barely applied any pressure with my brush and got plenty of product. It’s not overly powdery, but I did get a few specks on my temples, so make sure to tap and/or lightly blow on your brush before you apply it. The luscious color lasted all day, but came off easily with my regular makeup remover. Note that you’ll need your own shadow brushes since none come included with the shadow.
I’m tickled pink (or, uh, purple) that I’ve found a new shadow to keep my lids looking lovely!
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