Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow
Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “rose gold.” It’s a warm beige with a hint of peach and a champagne sheen. I expect that it may look more like a rose gold, as listed, on those with pink undertones–against my warmer undertones, it loses the pink, but I do see a pink tinge to the color when I look at it in the pan. Cinderella Midnight Hour is less metallic and slightly pinker. L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant is very similar but more metallic. MAC Naked Lunch is less metallic.

It had good pigmentation, though it could have been a bit denser and more buttery, so it could be a more versatile shade. As is, it forms a very thin layer that is mostly opaque. It does apply smoothly and evenly, and it sits nicely on the skin. It’s not quite metallic, but it has a high sheen to its finish, so it works well to brighten lids.
The color payoff is decent but not fully opaque. It had a slightly drier texture compared to other shades I’ve reviewed from the range, so it doesn’t apply as smoothly. It is, however, still soft to the touch and easy to blend out on the lid. When I wore Nude Swings, it lasted for seven hours well but was slightly faded and starting to crease after eight hours (no primer).

And good (bad?) news–this shade doesn’t appear to be included in any of Benefit’s World Famous Neutrals’ palettes, so it is only available individually.

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Nude Swings is a good, solid neutral eyeshadow with warm undertones. I expect it may look a bit pinker on cooler complexions, but on warmer ones, the pink seems to disappear.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow
Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow
Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow
Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow
Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow
Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow
Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $20.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Cinderella Midnight Hour is less metallic and slightly pinker. L'Oreal Blinged & Brilliant is very similar but more metallic. MAC Naked Lunch is less metallic.

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11 thoughts on “Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Hi Christine, there seems to be something wrong with this article. I can’t see the pictures, there is just a bunch of lines saying

    “Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
    Benefit Nude Swings Longwear Powder Eyeshadow”

    a couple of times :(

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    This may be me, but I’m getting broken images when I load the page. When I hover over it I get an option to share on Pinterest, but I can’t get the pictures to load. I’m running Google Chrome, Version 25.0.1364.172 m, and I’m on a PC running Windows 8. HTH.

  3. This is a really really beautiful color – though I do have a lot of similar shades :)

  4. I see everything fine. The swatch is very pretty. I’d probably use this to highlight.

  5. Janelle

    Christine it looks very orangey bronze

  6. I actually didn’t think I’d like this shade so much but swatched, it is gorgeous! It seems that all the Benefit single shadows you have been reviewing lately though don’t score the highest so maybe I should try to find a similar shade elsewhere.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lyndsay Lyndsay

    Do you happen to know if this is close to Lancome Kitten Heel?

  8. Leeza

    This is GORGEOUS- I’m addicted to these sorts of colors. Unfortunately I can’t justify if- too many dupes :(