Right, so re-focussing on what Benefit do really well, instead of the awful advent, I’m very impressed with the Benefit Big Sexy Eye Kit. It’s less of a kit than a palette to be honest, but it’s been done differently to any palette I’ve seen and done very nicely, too. It also includes a tiny sponge applicator in a format that I have never come across before – and it actually works, despite me being convinced it wouldn’t.
Inside the tin, you get three bars of eyeshadow, each with two different shades and textures. One is shimmery, one is matte.
You also get this odd little do0berry thing than Benefit calls a ‘custom shadow blender’. Initially, the sponge looks too big to accurately pick up one shade from the slim bars – but it can and does. It’s very soft sponge and delivers a perfect amount of product in the easiest possible way. I used a shimmer on my lid and then a matte in my crease and it worked for both – perfectly well! It’s never going to be as precise as a brush, but I was really impressed with it. Hope they’ve got it patented to the ends of the earth, because it’s a little bit genius.
All the shades swatched easily and smoothly – I’m wearing the top duo on my lids right now and it’s an eye-wakening duo with a light gold sheen and a coffee shade crease. It’s £27.50 HERE and somehow a bit more lively than lots of the current nude palettes.
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