I lovvvve Mac Paint Pots. I have just a few that I depend on heavily (Constructivist, Dangerous Cuvee, Indianwood, and Blackground) so when I saw a really good blog post on Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners, I had to go to Sephora to check them out. I had quite the swatch fest going in the store and I finally decided on three. Skinny Jeans, Get Figgy, and Strut pictured in order above.
These three shades were unlike anything that I have and I felt like I could get some use out of them. I use Mac Paint Pots and these Benefit Shadow/Liners as eyeshadow bases for different eye looks. Sometimes I use these alone and sometimes I put powder shadow over top of them. I use my finger to apply the color to my eyelids. Regardless of how I use them they don’t move and they are an easy way to put an eye look together without much fuss. I still use an eyeshadow primer because I hate creasing shadow with a passion. I don’t have particularly oily eyelids but I don’t want to take any chances especially during the heat of summer. These retail for $19 each for .16oz. of product.
If you’d like to try a less expensive option try L’oreal HIP Cream Eyeliners. I have two of them that I use in the exact same way (as shadows) and they are under $10 at your local drugstore. The shades I have are #960 Eggplant and #956 Midnight Blue. Both of these colors are no joke and VIBRANT. So they are way less subtle than many Mac Paint Pot’s or Benefit shadows but can be used the same way. If you feel like experimenting these are fun and eye-catching. If you’d like to see them swatched I did a post and included them a while ago. Check it out here if you want to see what they look like.
Have you tried Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners? Do tell!