Thursday, September 15, 2011

Get Jiggy with Benefit's Get Figgy

I purchased Benefit's Cream Eyeshadow in Get Figgy ($19) a few weeks back and finally have gotten around to reviewing it. Get Figgy is a purple-pink cream shadow with a hint of shimmer that also doubles as a liner. This cream shadow is nicely pigmented and lends itself well to blending out so you don't have to worry about rough edges on your smokey eye makeup. I, also, like that the shadow was very buildable meaning that I could easily layer up this color to get the intensity I want. Get Figgy looks best with pink and purple shadow shades, my favorite pairing so far has been with MAC's deep eggplant shadow called Shadowy Lady as a crease color. For all my brown-eyed babes Get Figgy will really make your eyes pop.
MAC makes Paint Pots, which are also creaseless cream shadows with loads of staying power. They apply exactly the same as Benefit Cream Shadows and have excellent pigmentation. Paint Pots come in a greater variety of shades and come in both shimmer and matte colors (Benefit only offers shimmers so far). The cost of a MAC Paint Pot is $17.50 for a 0.17 fl oz. container while Benefit's Cream Shadows are $19 for a 0.16 fl oz. container. MAC gives you more bang for the $$$$, however, either product you choose will last you a lifetime.

Tip: If you are in a warm, humid environment or oily lids apply a small amount of primer before applying your cream eyeshadow.

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