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.
This eyeshadow feels great to use and applies smoothly and velvety like its name.
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...
And here I am wearing it....
This Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow cost me $18 (around £13.50 in the UK) for 3g.