I haven´t written a make-up post in sooooo long. The truth is that I moved to New York with very little make-up in my luggage and the rest I shipped over along with furniture and general “stuff”. It took three months to arrive and in that time I got used to wearing the same eyeshadow, eye liner, blush etc. every day.
Now I’m more settled and no longer toiling in the office until 10/11pm every evening, I’m starting to get back that thrill I used to get cruising for beauty products. I’d lost it for a long while but I spent about an hour in Sephora the other day looking for nothing in particular, so it must be back.
While in Sephora, I found this Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow in the shade, “Where There’s Smoke“. I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before because I’ve been looking for an eyeshadow this exact colour for literally four years since my trusty Revlon “Taupe Star” eyeshadow was discontinued.
It’s a neutral-toned, slightly murky, pewter grey. I usually have a real problem wearing grey on my eyes because it makes my skin look orange in contrast. But this shade has just a hint of brown in it which stops it doing that. It’s also not too dark, so I can just slap it on without worrying about harsh lines.
The shadow has a satin finish with a very fine, multi-faceted iridescence. This is my favourite type of finish because the light-reflection hides clumsy application. I’m really not someone who spends ages (or any time at all) layering and blending eyeshadows.
Here’s a swatch…