I have to admit, I have never been a fan of cream eyeshadow. My lids tend to get oily and the formula always creased and smudged off before I even got to really enjoy it. So while shopping online at Ulta I saw that they had a sale going on where you could buy $35 worth of products and get a Benefit creaseless eyeshadow for free! (I think it was $35) Well I had my eye on the new Oxygen Wow Foundation by Benefit and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try something new.
Pro's: I love the color. I have always been a neutral person when it comes to eyeshadow and I recieved the color No Pressure which is a medium copper brown color. Because it is a cream eyeshadow it was very easy to apply and glided over my eyelids with no weird pull marks. I have found that a little really does go a long way and when you layer powder shadow over the cream formula you can get really beautiful results. I used this with a primer and without and much prefer the look and feel of it without a primer. The container itself is nice and heavy, being as it is made of glass, and I really like the heaviness of it as opposed to a powder shadow container.
Con's: The container, while I love it, is very small. I don't always like using brushes, especially with anything of a cream formula, and this pot is just too small to put my fingers into. Since it wasn't a full size product I'm sure that won't be a problem in the larger size. It is also very messy as must creams tend to be. I tend to get it all over my fingers and this gets hard to just wipe off after a few minutes.
All in all my pro's outweigh my cons, as the cons are across the board with cream formulas. I think it does live up to it's name as being a creaseless eyeshadow, and I can wear it a full eight hour work day and longer in 85+ degrees and still not have a complaint.
What do you think of Benefit products, and which would you recommend to others out there looking to try new things?