Benefit Cosmetics’ Purple Snap cream shadow review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 710 views

  • Manufacturer: Benefit Cosmetics
  • Availability: from Sephora (exclusive)
  • Description: iridescent ultraviolet shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$19 for 3 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Benefit Cosmetics’ Purple Snap cream shadow

If you took Sephora's Flashy Mauve pencil, added a little more pigmentation, and made it into a cream'd get this. It's not easy to get opacity out of this color. I had to apply more than I normally do, and then I had to wait longer for the stuff to dry. There are slight hints of blue duochrome in there, though, that make the color look good all on its own. If you're looking for a candy-colored purple cream shadow, this might not suit your needs. If you're looking for something other than the standard taupes/neutrals/browns for use as either a semi-translucent base color or a subtle shade on its own, give this a try. It's exclusive to Sephora, which means that unless Benefit has special marketing agreements with Sephora to release this color at its international stores and boutiques later on, you'll have to get a friend to buy this color for you.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeliner tube or pencil barrel; top right, the eyeliner applied over bare skin, to better show the shade and properties; and below, the eyeliner applied on the eyelid at the lash line.

I predict that while there will be plenty of folks who are thrown by the lack of opacity, there will be plenty of others who find interesting ways to use this color. I look forward to seeing what folks do with it!

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