Friday, February 8th, 2013

Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow ($20.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as an “oyster pink.” a soft champagne beige with a frosted, metallic finish. Maybelline Barely Branded is a bit lighter. Urban Decay Illusion is less golden and a powder product. bareMinerals Kudos is darker and a powder product. MAC Retrospeck is a bit browner and a powder product.

The neutral color works well to brighten the lid for light to medium skin tones, and it works as a neutral base underneath eyeshadow. It has a very creamy consistency that glides on well and applies smoothly on the lid. The texture isn’t too thick or too thin, so you get full, opaque color coverage in a single layer, but it sets fast enough that it doesn’t settle into the creases right off the bat. This was the first shade I tested out of Benefit’s repackaged Creaseless Cream Shadows, and it wore well for eight full hours and was slightly faded after twelve hours. The consistency of this shade felt comparable to the original formula (based on other shades).

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What I really like is how opaque it applies without having to load up the brush or build-up the color in layers, so it can work well as a base or a wash of color--whichever you feel like!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Bikini-tini / Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Benefit, $20.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Maybelline Barely Branded is a bit lighter. Urban Decay Illusion is less golden and a powder product. bareMinerals Kudos is darker and a powder product. MAC Retrospeck is a bit browner and a powder product.

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40 thoughts on “Benefit Bikini-tini Creaseless Cream Shadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Lizz

    I’M IN LOVE! This is so going on my wishlist :D I love the packaging and the color is stunning.

  2. Avatar of Elyse Elyse

    Mmmm, I love peachy champagne-colored shadows! This is a maybe for me, but I still really really like it!

  3. Avatar of Icequeen Icequeen81

    love how compact it and the shade i love this kind of shades for an eye look

  4. Avatar of LeeAnn Moena

    So frosty :/

  5. Emme

    It’s stunning, but I think the packaging looks so cheap. I loved the old packaging. Any thoughts on why they changed?

  6. This is so pretty! I own Barely Branded by Maybelline, but I think I want this too! It’s too gorgeous of a color to pass up!

  7. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Weird that it’s not LE but yet it’s not packaged the same as the other Creaseless Cream shadows. I’ll pass on this, though, as it isn’t really all that unique and I’ve so many shadows (cream and powder)that are awfully close to this.

    • They’re re-doing their packaging :)

      • Avatar of Mariella Mariella

        I’ll miss the pretty birds on the lid but this looks like a much more practical packaging in that it is easy to get every last bit of product without having to use a brush if you don’t want to. It also explains, perhaps, why these aren’t showing up in the Canadian Sephora site – none of them are! I hope Tidal Wave (the green shade and a Sephora exclusive) will still be available!

  8. Megan

    What brush do you like for this product?

  9. Avatar of Marianna Marianna

    Ugh, this looks so pretty, and I’m so tempted! But I find that after a month or two, these “creaseless” cream shadows become anything but! I always close the lid tightly, but to no avail. They dry up and then become very difficult to work with, and once I actually manage to make them look decent on the lid (even with primer), they still crease. Anybody else have this problem?

    • Really? I was comparing the originals to the new ones (I don’t know if the formulas were changed–about to send an email to inquire) and mine from 2-3 years+ ago are still going strong.

      • I own most of the ones from their old line, and I find that the consistency varies between each of the colors. I’ve had Flatter Me dry out on me a couple times. The last couple years, when I’d buy them, I’d take them out of the jar, and the lid would be half unscrewed, every time! Drove me nuts! This past year, when I buy them the lid is screwed on. I have a feeling the way they sent them out in the factory caused some of them to dry up early. Sephora has always been really good about taking them back though.

    • Try storing them upside down. If they still dry up and form cracks, you can nuke them for a few seconds in the microwave to get them all creamy again. Tried these with MAC and eye cream and gel eye products and it never fails me. HTH

    • Laura

      I’ve heard that to keep cream shadows from drying out, they should be stored upside down. have you tried this? I haven’t had issues with mine, and I’ve had them 1-2 years.

    • Alice

      Have you tried storing them upside down? For some reason that seems to work (make them last) for me…

    • Avatar of Marianna Marianna

      Thanks for the tips everyone! I honestly can’t remember if I store them upside down (just finding room for them is challenge enough, haha!), but I’ll make sure to do that from now on. And I didn’t even think about microwaving them! I’ll definitely have to try that!

  10. Avatar of Celine Celine

    I’m almost out of my beige cream shadow from Mary Kay and was looking for another one, and this looks like the one! Can you use your fingers to apply? Gorgeous colour! I use my cream shadow as a base before powder too, works great! Its also wonderful for when you want a quick, polished look just by itself.

  11. Stephanie TP

    I really like the packaging on this product. I hated all the other packages that benefit is re-doing now, but this looks good. The best part is how wide the pot it, seems easy to use your fingers!! Gotta love user friendly packaging :D

  12. This is so pretty! I feel like i have a few cream pots that are similar in color already though >_<

  13. Avatar of Tuva Tuva

    Oh, it’s very pretty indeed! :D

  14. Pretty, especially as an accent color me thinks!

  15. Avatar of Kelly KELLY

    None of the creaseless shadows are on the Sephora website anymore…

  16. Ana

    thank you for the review, I love what you paired this cream shadow with on your bottom lash line! may I ask what it is?

  17. Hello! Personally I have tried many products and shades but I concluded that for me neutrals are “precious”.Gorgeous colour!

  18. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    This shade looks nice, but the old versions of thes shadows crease like crazy on me (within 30 mins).

  19. Karen

    Awww looks like a perfect champagne! It looks soft and beautiful with the gold reflection. And seriously love the way it clashes with the eyeliner, what’s the name of it?

  20. it looks so gorgeous on your lids! this is going on my wishlist..

  21. Bana

    The color is nice, but the packaging looks cheap!!!

    • CC

      I don’t see how, because its the exact same packaging as the old style, just different colors. The old packaging was a glass bottom with a plastic top, these new ones are a glass top with a plastic bottom. It’s still the same heavy glass as before.

  22. jkj

    I love the look of this, but I’m worried it’ll crease on me, like Painterly does. :P I realize they’re completely different brands and maybe formulas too, so I wonder if this is still worth trying? The color is gorgeous.

  23. Avatar of BooBooNinja BooBooNinja

    Christine, which do you prefer — Benefit Bikini-tini or Maybelline Barely Branded?

  24. Achilles

    how will you compare this to mac bare study paint pot? :)