Friday, 8 August 2014


I'm such a sucker for a neutral eyeshadow palette. It's my go-to makeup look every day. I'm the type of person who would rather spend those extra 10 minutes in bed every morning rather than applying my make up, so for me it's got to be quick and easy so that I can rush out the door! I hadn't actually heard too much about this particular palette before I bought it but I convinced myself that I had no other neutrals like it and that I simply couldn't leave the shop without it (I know, that's what we all say every time right?).

The palette includes 6 shadows: 2 creaseless cream shadows (Birthday Suit & My Two Cents), and 4 longwear powder shadows (Call My Buff, It's Complicated, Gilt-y Pleasure & Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy). This palette is lovely for anybody with blue/green eyes since the golden/copper tones that run through all of the shadows really compliment the colour of the eyes making them pop. Take a look at the swatches of the longwear powder shadows (shown below), I was happy with the pigmentation and texture of all of the shadows apart from one, the lightest shade Call My Buff was a little chalky for my liking and the colour pay-off wasn't as good as the other shadows.

L-R: Call My Buff, It's Complicated, Gilt-y Pleasure, & Kiss Me I'm Tipsy

Now, my favourite part of this palette is the two creaseless cream shadows (shown below). Birthday Suit for me is the perfect eyeshadow base for a dramatic smokey eye. It's also the perfect taupe-y brown shade to quickly apply to the eyelids for a pop of colour if you're in a rush. It blends effortlessly and looks lovely on its own. My Two Cents is the other creaseless cream shadow in the palette and it is more of a bronzey/warm toned neutral. Again, it can be used on it's own or as a base for applying other shadows. It's perfect for those with blue/green eyes and really helps you to achieve more of a "Golden Goddess" look.

Top: My Two Cents
Bottom: Birthday Suit

Top: My Two Cents
Bottom: Birthday Suit

I have been loving this palette this summer. It's so versatile and the mixture of neutral shades allows you to create endless looks for both daytime and night time. Smokey eyes have never been so easy to achieve! The lid of the palette also folds out to reveal a mirror and a mini-tutorial showing you exactly how to create the perfect neutral eye, making this ideal for anyone just starting out in makeup.

Whilst I wouldn't say this World Famous Neutrals palette replaces my Naked palettes, it is a great (slightly cheaper) alternative especially for those of you who go for a light, subtle everyday makeup look.

Have you tried out this or any other Benefit eyeshadow palette? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Love the shades in this x


  2. Those shades are gorgeous! I have a different Benefit nudes palette and love it so much! Their shades are so shimmery and easy to apply.

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