Wednesday 30 January 2013

The perfect base shadow: Benefit 'Birthday Suit'

Hello Lovelies!

Some of you may already know that I used a new favourite product of mine in the 'everyday make up routine' video I uploaded yesterday. A product which is in fact so good I thought it needed to make it's d├ębut on the Budget Boutique today in a post of its own. So allow me to introduce you to my new holy grail product, the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in 'Birthday Suit'. 

I've been a huge fan of cream eyeshadows ever since getting my mitts on pretty much the whole Maybelline Colour Tattoo collection back in the summer and so was very excited to be given this high end cream shadow as a gift for doing my friends wedding make up back in January. 'Birthday Suit' is not only brilliantly long lasting and creaseless as promised, but is also just the most perfect nudey goldy taupey (lovely clear description there) base shade. This means it works amazingly worn all on its own to give you a pretty and natural doe eyed look or as a base for any powder shadows as it keeps them in place all day and can be made to disappear under other colours or left on show with a nice bit of contour. An example of the latter can be found in this post where I layered it with a couple of darker shades from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, but above you can see it worn alone with a bit of winged liner which is how I wore it in my everyday make up video. It's also so quick and easy to apply either with your fingers or a brush like the Real Techniques base shadow brush and blends like a creamy dream before settling down for the long haul until Bioderma comes to visit it later. So yes this has been an incredibly rave review but I can't rate this shadow highly enough, it also comes in at a pretty reasonable £14 for a high end product that will last for ages and I know it will be a make up bag staple of mine all year round for many years to come.

What's your make up bag staple of the moment?

I've just come in from a long day of rehearsals and I'm rather excited now as I'm getting ready to go out for a night of pizza and cocktails with the cast at a bar in town and you know what, I'll probably be wearing this eyeshadow...and some other more clothing like things of course. Have a lovely night girls!

Love Meg


  1. I wanted to get this a while ago when Boots had a special offer on these eyeshadows, but it was out of stock, argh! Looks perfect on you :) xxx

  2. This is beautiful, such a stunning colour! I love the name birthday suit too!
    Have a brilliant night, enjoy your cocktails :) xxx

  3. That's the most perfect neutral shade! I need it :) xx

  4. This is gorgeous, I want one aha!:) x

  5. I have this but in Sippin n' Dippin. This shade looks lovely! Sophie x

  6. I haven't used cream eyeshadows in a while. This looks lovely on you.
    Maybe I should re-think it and start using them again!


  7. Gorgeous, like a more muted Stila Smudge Pot in Kitten :)

  8. such a lovely shade! x

  9. Totally want to try this. Check out my blog too? Thx!

  10. Oooh it's lovely. I actually went oooh when I saw it, guessing this goes right to the top of the very long Benefit wishlist xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  11. I'd love to try this. Haven't used cream shadows in a long time, but like you, I'm a fan. The color is flattering.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews


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