I meant to buy this shade when I actually bought Birthday Suit (I thought the name “Birthday Suit” referred to the shimmer nude colour that is actually RSVP and I just grabbed the jar off the shelf without looking; that turned out to be a serendipitous mistake, in the end). Anyway, I went back and got RSVP as well. It is very akin to MAC’s Bare Study – a light champagne beige with shine. I find I like the texture of RSVP better – it seems creamier and smoother and it hasn’t dried out as quickly as my pot of Bare Study did. The “trick” with Benefit’s cream shadows – to keep them from creasing – is to apply a very thin layer first and let it set for 30 seconds or so before applying more of the product. I finally learned this after bothering to read the instructions that come with the product!
I bought this by accident. I thought this eye shadow was the more flesh toned shade (actually RSVP, which I bought later, when I realized my “mistake”). It was a very happy accident because Birthday Suit is a beautiful light taupe shade that I really love. As with all the Benefit CCE’s, if you want to avoid creasing, it’s wise to apply a thin layer first and let it set for 30 seconds and then apply a 2nd layer. Very easy colour to wear!
Blendable, beautiful…this do-it-all shadow lines, shades, and contours your eyes with a lovely crease-proof, smudge-proof formula. Mix & match…layer on for the desired depth…go as sheer or as dramatic as you like with buildable color. These gorgeous creams can be worn alone or mixed for endless custom looks. You’ll love the glass jar…remember to close it tight to keep your cream shadow creamy & dreamy!