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!
Our award-winning cream shadows are as crease-proof & budge-proof as ever! The 10 incredibly wearable shades (including original favorites r.s.v.p., birthday suit and skinny jeans) glide on easily and last all day long. It’s fresh & fabulous color for all.