Benefit’s Eye Wanna kit review

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  • Manufacturer: Benefit Cosmetics
  • Availability: beginning July 2011 exclusively through Sephora
  • Description: 1 pressed-powder eyeshadow trio, 2 cream shadows
  • Cost/Amount: USD$36.00
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Benefit’s Eye Wanna kit

I was interested in these two kits (this one and Eye Gotta) primarily for the creaseless cream shadows. (I really like Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows - which I have to wear with a primer in order for them to last all day without creasing, but they are excellent shadow bases.) The pressed-powder trios didn’t interest me nearly as much, though they were attractive shades. The kit price was about accurate for the contents, and if you did appreciate the pressed-powder shades they’d have been an even better deal. The darker cream shadow, Static, initially looked like it might be similar to Skinny Jeans. It is similar, but it’s a little brighter than Skinny Jeans - more of a silver-grey than a medium pewter.

This kit contained:

  • Airbrush — peach-beige matte
  • Static — silver-grey shimmer
  • Deco — medium-deep mauve-wine satin
  • Inked — medium navy satin
  • Skyline — cool blue-grey satin

The box artwork is attractive enough, but the packaging doesn't list the names of the contents. There's just a plastic overlay that lists the names of each color (similar to how Sleek packages their i-Divine palettes) and unfortunately, that plastic insert can easily get lost - meaning that if you store your paint pots anywhere but in that little box, you've got to label them yourself so that you don't forget the names smile The box also isn't necessarily travel-friendly, nor great for longer-term storage because it's cardboard, there's a significant amount of space between box lid and contents, and overall there's a lot of unused space in the kit box, once it's closed. It's excellent for display, though, with specially commissioned artwork for these two kits. The "Eye Wanna" collection is also the "Maggie" collection, named for and chosen by Maggie Ford-Danielson, daughter of Benefit co-founder Jean Ford.

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