Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow ($20.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “brushed chrome.” It’s a warm, bronzy brown with a hint of gray; that tint is really only apparent when it is worn at full opacity, but the sheerer you wear it, the warmer and browner it appears. bareMinerals First Class is very similar in color but is a powder product. Urban Decay Muai Wowie is lighter, more golden (and a powder product, to boot!). Make Up For Ever #15 is much redder in tone.

I confirmed with Benefit yesterday that the Creaseless Cream Shadows were repackaged but not reformulated–but I did compare with new and old, and I didn’t notice any differences in texture or color.  Birthday Suit is kind of a my-lid-but-better kind of shade, for those with neutral to warm undertones. I think this is going to appear slightly more taupe-like in cooler complexions.   It had good color payoff without having to build up the color, but the consistency was thin and creamy, which allowed for very easy blending and sheering out of the color, if desired.  When I wore Birthday Suit on the lid, it lasted for ten hours well, and there was some slight fading after twelve hours of wear (no primer).

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Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Shadow

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

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I guess these are all being repackaged, then, since I’ve got Birthday Suit already and it’s in the original packaging with the birds on top. It also explains why I can no longer find these on the Sephora website (I hope they’ll be getting them again!). It’s probably just your lighting and the vagaries of online photos but my Birthday Suit looks a wee bit darker and taupier than your photos would indicate (I sure hope they haven’t change the colour!)

I went to Macys yesterday 2/8 to look at the Benefit Bikini-tini and they were not familiar with it, said they’d be getting a new line of cream shadows in by early March. They did show me Birthday Suit in their “old” line which was going away soon, said they had only a couple of shadows left in the “old” line. So they were in transition with practically nothing to sell at that time, awkward timing for followers of Temptalia’s blog.

All my eye shadows are in powder form, but I’m interested in moving to cream shadows. How do they differ from powder shadows? and how long do they last before you have to throw them out for drying up? I rarely hit pan on my mac pro pans; do you even get a chance to reach the bottom of the cream pot?

I don’t, but I’m not exactly a normal consumer. My Creaseless Cream Shadows from 2-3 years ago are all still creamy–not at all dry–though. I find cream eyeshadows are great as eyeshadow bases and as quick washes of color.

hi Christine,
I know this is not my place to ask but i feel really sad that you have not been making yt video reviews:(
is there a reason why? you are to busy?
i really miss your honest reviews! you are like my new collection fairy! without you i cant keep up with all the new products!
anyways i understand if you needed a break permanent or just for a while, but i will say your subbies miss you!!
-katie

This is my favorite eyeshadow ever. The one I go for when I don’t have time to be creative but still want to look nice. It has been in my most reached makeup basket in the last 2 years. Almost finished now (will buy a new one soon) , but still perfectly creamy!

hey christine!
i need helpppp!! Im trying to decide between skinny jeans and birthday suit, which one would you say is better!? thanks x 🙂

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