Benefit Always a Bridesmaid: the perfect spring eye

Lavender lilac eyeshadow cream - Benefit Always a Bridesmaid

To follow up with Monday’s Benefit Always a Bridesmaid Creaseless Cream Shadow review (read it here), I thought I’d bring you a quick eye look with the shade.

It applies much more sheerly than it swatches, so I photographed it three times: with one layer, two layers, and then two layers with a bit of shadow for depth. The whole look took me — I’d say under five minutes, all told.

Benefit Always a Bridesmaid Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow look

Lavender lilac eye makeup look - one, two, shadow

One layer of Always a Bridesmaid / Two layers / Two layers + Urban Decay SWF and MAC Satin Taupe

On the lashes is Senna’s Voluptulash Mascara — I really like this one, but I don’t love it the way I love Fiberwig or Annabelle Expandable. On inner corner is Urban Decay SWF Eyeshadow (mine is from before the reformulation), and on the outer corner, MAC Satin Taupe Eye Shadow.

Just to note, Satin Taupe was colour-adjusted here in post-production — I always forget how warm and ruddy this one goes on me, and I wanted to be fair to the lookAfter all, it’s not Always a Bridesmaid’s fault that Satin Taupe looks amazing on everyone but me!

MAC Satin Taupe, Benefit Always a Bridesmaid, Urban Decay SWF

Two layers of Benefit Always a Bridesmaid Creaseless Cream Shadow / Two layers of Always a Bridesmaid with a hint of Urban Decay YDK and MAC Satin Taupe overtop. (With Senna Voluptulash Mascara).

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Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Always a Bridesmaid ($20 USD/$24 CAD)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in SWF ($18 USD/$22 CAD)

MAC Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe (Frost) ($15 USD)

Senna Voluptulash Mascara ($22 USD)

Benefit Always a Bridesmaid, Coralista lipgloss, Girl Meets Pearl swatches

Benefit Always a Bridesmaid (left) swatch

Benefit Always a Bridesmaid Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow

Benefit Always a Bridesmaid Creaseless Cream Shadow

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  • mostlysunnybunny

    Oh this looks SO pretty on you, Rae! I'm not too sure at all how it'll look on me (probably not too good), but dang, this is the perfect spring eye for you!
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  • beautyreflections2013

    Love it! So pretty! I have to look for this one. And Satin Taupe doesn't look good on me either Rae! Or Club. Both of those MAC cult faves look horrible on me too.
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    • *\o/* I haven't tried Club, but I'm assuming it would look awful on me, too — it's pretty in the pan, though!

  • Actually, Satin Taupe goes completely bleh on me too so you and Trakee are not the only ones…maybe there are more of us out there! (why am I getting so excited over this possibility?) Love this look on you! And gorgeous pictures too :)
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  • howdoesdeedoit

    THis is the PERFECT shade of lilac – I have been on the hunt for a shade exactly like this. The last time I owned something like this was when Rimmel was putting out these little cream eyeshadows ( probably 10 years ago)!! Very pretty ! thanks for sharing!:)

  • meganjoy

    I love this! Purple shades are my favourite for eyeshadows, regardless of eye colour or skin tone. It just looks lovely on everyone.
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