Benefit Spring 2010 Eyeshadows ($18.00 each) come in six, limited edition varieties: Bo Peep, Buns, Nice Melons, Shamrocker, Mermaid, and Fancy Pansy. They’re new and only available for a limited time, unfortunately, but they are perfect spring-friendly shades.
I am a big, big fan of Benefit’s Velvet Eyeshadows. I have been for awhile (you can see my original review, if you’re curious), so when I found out that there were six new shades for spring, I got a little excited. When I saw that they had pops of color, I couldn’t wait to try them. You know me, I love me some color–even though I can totally appreciate a good neutral–and Benefit finally brought me some color.
All six shades have the same softness, smoothness, and pigmentation as I’ve come to expect of Velvet Eyeshadows. One of my favorite qualities about these is the consistency across the line — there are no duds. There are no misses in texture, color pay off, or feel. Everything is as it should be, even if one color may not be to your taste. I can really appreciate the consistency, because it means you don’t have to worry, “Is this one going to be a flop?”
I would, of course, love to see Benefit add even more vibrant hues (a girl can dream, right?) or even a line of matte or semi-matte eyeshadows to complement the Velvet Eyeshadow line (which is all on the shimmery side of life). But nevertheless, I hope they’ll continue to release new and/or limited edition shades throughout 2010!