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Benefit RSVP Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit RSVP Creaseless Cream Shadow
Benefit RSVP Creaseless Cream Shadow

Benefit RSVP Creaseless Cream Shadow ($20.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “sparkling champagne.” It’s a warm, champagne beige with a frosted, metallic finish. Make Up For Ever #13 is darker. Urban Decay Sin is a touch pinker and is a powder product. MAC Darling Coquette is very similar but is a loose powder. Milani Champagne Toast is a bit warmer. Urban Decay Sin is slightly pink and more frosted.

It’s brightening without being too warm-toned; it’s not orange, tan, or red, but it is slightly warm-toned overall. The reflective finish helps make eyes look more awake when it is used as a wash of color. The more neutral coloring also enables it to work well as a universal base shade underneath other eyeshadows. It applied with full color coverage right off the bat, but you can use less or blend out what you’ve applied for sheer coverage, too. I like the versatility of the formula; it’s creamy enough to apply evenly and solidly, but it can be sheered out for lighter looks. RSVP wore for twelve hours on me without creasing, fading, or smudging (no primer). This was one of the best-performing shades from the range.

Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow Review, Photos,S watches

Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow
Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow

Sephora French Riviera (04) Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “glittering gold.” It’s a warm, yellow gold with a frosted, metallic finish and gold micro-glitter. Urban Decay Spell is darker but has a similar finish (including the micro-glitter). L’Oreal Gold Imperial is lighter and has a browner base. Urban Decay Blitz is a touch browner/less yellow. Inglot #403 is yellower and has no micro-glitter. Make Up For Ever #10 is a touch warmer and has no micro-glitter.  Generally, French Riviera was slightly less warm, orange/brown, so it is a “cooler” gold (but not really cool-toned).

It has a glitter finish, and it won’t come as much of as a surprise, but there is fall out both during application and later on while the shade is worn. I found the fall out and feel to be in line with Urban Decay’s micro-glitter-infused eyeshadows. I’d love for a glittery eyeshadow that would apply and stay put, but unfortunately, this isn’t it. The texture of French Riviera is soft and smooth, so the underlying gold base is lovely and works, once you get past the glittery fall out. I found that much of the glitter gets lost during application and little remains on the actual lid, so there isn’t a lot left to fall out while it is worn (and fall out during application is easier to deal with, since you can clean it up and be done with it).   When I wore this shade, I had no problems with it wearing a full ten hours without fading or creasing–but the micro-glitter did migrate.


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This Week’s Sales for February 11th, 2013

Get $10 off $50 at Beauty.com!

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Sheer Cover (25%), Lancome (10%), Elizabeth Arden (9%), Sephora (8%), SkinStore (8%)
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  • GILT: H2Pro (2/4), Oscar Blandi (2/4)
  • HAUTELOOK:  Nia 24 (2/11), United Scents of America (2/11), Stila (2/12), Dermedicine (2/13), Terax (2/13), Jose Eber (2/13)
  • IDEELI:  —
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I used to in the beginning, but I think I buy and keep enough products that I shouldn’t feel guilty returning the occasional product–because if I return it, there’s a good reason. Companies have return policies for a reason, and I think as a long as you’re not abusing it (e.g. buying 100 things and returning all 100 things, then doing it again the next day!), then it’s fair for you to make use of the policies.

— Christine