Benefit Cosmetics’ Samba-dy Loves Me cream shadow

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  • Manufacturer: Benefit Cosmetics
  • Availability: from the webstore and select channel partners
  • Color Range: soft peach-nude creme
  • Cost/Amount: USD$19 for 3 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Benefit Cosmetics’ Samba-dy Loves Me cream shadow

Not as “flash” as some of Benefit's colors, and a rather obvious color to boot (which probably explains why it wasn't made regular.) It's not a satin finish, not a frost or metallic, but has just a hint of glimmer so it isn't really matte, either. Think of it as a quieter version of MAC's Rubenesque. Without primer, I can wear this color (most of Benefit's creaseless cream shadows, actually) for about four hours before it starts to crease up a bit. The curse of super-oily lids! But it's a nice, serviceable color, great for days when I want a little more color than UDPP but not a whole lot more.

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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.

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