Benefit "Big Beautiful Eyes" Swatches and Review

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

photo of Benefit big beautiful eyes neutral eyeshadow palette
photo of Benefit big beautiful eyes neutral eyeshadow palette swatches
Benefit 'Big Beautiful Eyes' Palette: £24.50 from Debenhams

It seems to me that Benefit doesn't get much love for their eyeshadow products- in fact, ask anyone what their favourite Benefit products are and I bet eyeshadow will be completely disregarded. Their box blushes are always well loved, as well as the infamous Benetint trio; priming products like Porefessional will almost certainly be up there, as well as a mascara or two. Mac and Urban Decay win the eyeshadow popularity contest every time, and while they have a much wider selection of eyeshadows than Benefit the quality of these are just as nice- I absolutely love this little palette!

The 'Big Beautiful Eyes' palette is one of my firm everyday favourites at the moment, I switch up my eye products quite regularly but this contains the perfect neutral shades that I always end up gravitating back towards. It's ideal for an everyday neutral smokey eye as the colours are subtle, easy to wear and don't drop a load of glitter and fallout everywhere when you're applying them. The three shades consist of a light shimmery highlight, a medium shimmery brown lid colour and a dark matte brown crease colour. On the left is a their Boi-ing concealer in shade 2, unfortunately this is too dark for me which is a shame because the coverage is amazing. On the front of the palette are instructions on where to put each colour, which would be fantastic for someone who is just starting out with eyeshadow.

This comes with two brushes, while they're not something I'd use over my own brushes they're a lot better than the awful sponge tip applicators that some cheaper brands include. I quite like the cute cardboard packaging, it probably wouldn't stand up too well to being bashed about in a makeup bag but I keep my most used products in a drawer anyway so haven't found it to be a problem. Overall I love this- it contains everything you need to create a gorgeous neutral smokey eye and the quality is top notch.

Do you own any Benefit eyeshadows? How do you rate them compared with Mac and Urban Decay?

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5 comments

  1. I have to admit, Urban Decay is my first love! but I do adore Benefit products too, I love all the cute packaging and their products really do what they say on the tin! my favourites are the playstick foundations (such great coverage and really easy to apply!) and the highbeam highlighter :) xxx

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  2. Ohh i really like this palette! Benefit is starting to become one of my favorites! Great blog :)

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  3. this palette is beautiful!! i am now thinking of getting it :)

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  4. I am a huge benefit fan, I have loved almost every product of theirs! I haven't tried any of their eye shadows though, I think I will be trying it next though x

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