Benefit World Famous Neutrals | The Review

In a world full of brightly coloured eyeshadows I am a neutral girl at heart. I love a good champagne or bronze eye and I am constantly adding to my collection of neutral palettes. 

Benefit is known for their award winning kits and i have loved every single one i’ve tried, but they seemed to focus more on the overall face than just the eyes. So I was very excited when they came out with their World Famous Neutrals collection. Consisting of three co-ordinating eyeshadow palettes labeled as the Easiest Nudes, the Sexiest Nudes and the Most Glamorous Nudes. Each palette features 4 long wearing powder shadows and 2 creaseless cream shadows that are designed to create the perfect eye. 

They are all packaged in a similar fashion to the other Benefit kits, in a small box – resembling a book – with a magnetic closure, a mirror and a handy leaflet with instructions for a day and night eye. The best bit is that the inserts that hold the product are removable so that the box can be re-used. 

Out of the three palettes, I was most attracted to the bronze tones of the Most Glamorous Nudes and the absolute gems of the kit were the Creaseless Cream Shadows(0.11 oz) – my favourite cream shadows on the market – in Birthday Suit (a bronzy chrome) and My Two Cents ( a true copper). These shadows are super creamy with a gel like feel and amazing pigmentation. They do not crease or even budge on my lids and they are incredibly long lasting. The powder shadows (0.04 oz) follow in a similar colour family with Call my Buff (a very sheer cream), Gilt-y Pleasure (a shimmery copper), It’s Complicated ( a rose gold shimmer) and Kiss Me I’m Tipsy (a darker brown with fine gold glitter). They are buttery and finely milled with little fallout but unfortunately the pigmentation is awful. Call My Buff does not show up on my skin tone and is so sheer that you only see a fine sheen. The only shade that actually appeals to me is It’s Complicated, the rest fall short. 

(L-R) Kiss Me, I’m Tipsy | Gilt-y Pleasure | It’s Complicated | Call My Buff | My Two Cents | Birthday Suit
All Shadows required 3 layers for this pigmentation

You can buy the World Famous Neutrals palettes at Sephora for $36. 



  1. Stephanie B
    February 28, 2014 / 5:03 am

    I love the cat!

    • Courtney
      February 28, 2014 / 6:56 pm

      Thanks so much! It's one of my favourite little knick knacks.

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