Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow
Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow

Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as an “orchid silk.” It’s a cool-toned, pink-lavender with a pale, iridescent lilac shimmer-sheen. At first glance, it seems like it might be like shades such as MAC Stars ‘n Rockets, but it’s much, much lighter with less of a duochrome; it’s more like the iridescence of those types of shades without the strong fuchsia base. Inglot #346 is a matte version of this shade. Milani Royalty is the closest dupe I found.

It has a silky smooth texture, and the powder is finely-milled. It’s not powdery but so soft that it makes blending a breeze. The powder feels dense and buttery, so it delivers good color payoff without having to pack it on. Compared to other shades in the range, this one is just a tiny bit under-pigmented but that’s being nit picky.  Velvet Eyeshadows wear well, too, without fading during the day and no fall out occurs.  Another nice thing about the range is that they’re twice the size of most eyeshadows.  Fancy Pansy pairs well with darker purples, whether blue or red-based, along with navy blues.

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Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow
Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow

Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow
Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow

Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow
Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow

Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow
Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow

Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow
Benefit Fancy Pansy Eyeshadow

Velvet Eyeshadow
Benefit
$18.00/0.11 oz.

99%

Average

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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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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The first thing I thought was Asphyxia! It is more pink like Christine said(looking at other swatches), but on my nc45ish skin it looks exactly like her swatch of fancy pansy.

Lol why would you redo all of your previous reviews? I actually thnk they’re well written just like all the rest reviews you have done (;..
Hm, back to the shadow; i actually did like it though i tend to only like super pigmented shadows.. It’s a nice colour if you’re looking for a wearable purple shade

The photos are poor, the reviews are not as detailed and the rating system isn’t the same – there’s not much I like about them. If I could delete the first 3-4 years, I would, but I recognize that that is something I just have to deal with!

I’ve also wondered why there isn’t a lot of buzz surrounding these eyeshadows. I bought one in Leggy about a year ago and I LOVE it. The color and texture are great.

This is very lovely, and reminds me of an old Clinic shade I used to use. You have to be careful with this shadow if you have dark under-eye circles (like me) because it will bring those out, even with concealer on (somehow!).

I have this shadow, but I use it as a highlighter on my cheeks. It’s perfect for the face. The only thing I don’t like about it is that powder goes EVERYWHERE when I dip my brush in. I don’t know if it’s because of how soft the shadow is, but it’s rather annoying. I feel like I’m wasting product.

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