Ben Nye • Toffee • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I only can't buy this again because I believe it's discontinued. It was hard to track down a refill and the newer Ben Nye catalogue doesn't have it. Some websites still have some on stock though. Having said that, it is a rather unique shade. It's a *very* warm caramel brown (literally quite like real toffee or caramel) with some orange undertones, but it's actually quite wearable. Actually, looking at it now, it's quite like a cross between caramel and terra cotta. I bought this sight unseen, based on reviews and color swatches, and wasn't sure what to expect. I'm an NC30(ish) and this doesn't clash with my skin tone, though I might advise an NW against it. It works nicely in the crease with a deeper brown in the outter corner.
I tend to find Ben Nye e/s to be very smooth yet a bit powdery. The tradeoff with that is that for mattes, they're incredibly easy to blend and work with.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Toffee is matte warm medium brown – this is indeed a straight forward toffee-color brown eyeshadow (love!) and looks very natural on my caramel color skin. This is a wonderful everyday eyeshadow that can be worn in professional environment as well as can be glammed up and IMHO this color or a similar color should be a staple in every makeup wearer’s collection. As with all Ben Nye Pressed Eyeshadows, they are finely milled, very pigmented & blendable, and have remarkable staying power.
The best thing about these eyeshadows is that they come in a 36mm professional refill pans and only cost $6.99 each. I purchased this eyeshadow from Funhouse Theatrical, an eBay vendor, (please note: that this vendor also has its own website which offers a larger inventory of goods than their eBay store; however, the shipping costs from their website is more expensive, thus I only buy products from this vendor’s eBay store). Ben Nye Pressed Eyeshadows as well as all Ben Nye products can be found in costume stores or anyplace where theatrical makeup is sold.