Ben Nye • Pressed Eye Shadow (ALL) • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Very matte, very neutral shades. These are superb offerings for those of us who want simple, natural looking daily makeup. While Ben Nye does have Lumiere shimmer eyeshadows I think that the formula of the mattes is divine and rivals what used to be my favorite, UD mattes. I have switched over all my eyeshadow now to Ben Nye. I originally purchased the Essential Eyeshadow Palette and worked with that for quite awhile and then purchased a 12 well palette and filled with other choices for eyeshadow and blush. These blend well, stay on all day, look chic and sophisticated. They can be applied heavy for a dramatic look or sheerly for everyday makeup. Ben Nye offers very natural neutral colors and also some bright and deep colors in the blue and purple categories. There should be something for everyone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
These shadows are a steal for the price. I just wish they were more readily available. I highly recommend!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Bought mine in the refillable pan and put them in a Z palette. Love all of the shades I have. Love the wide selection of matte shades, and the luimieres look great too. Great for the price! I will be buying more.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I agree with the reviewer below. I don't understand why these eye shadows don't get more love! They are amazing for the price. Being a professional line, they are generally found in theatrical supply stores, many of which are online as well (Frends, Naimies, CameraReadyCosmetics, Int'l Funshop, just to name a few...) I have a few of these and can't wait to get my hands on more. In general, the "Pressed Eye Shadows" are all matte in both neutrals and brights and come in the larger 36mm size. You can get them in either pots with the black matte rubberized coating or in refill pans and they sell 4, 8 and 12pan palettes. (The Lumiere line consists of the metallics and shimmers).
The texture of these are smooth, almost creamy and for mattes are not difficult to blend so they're easy to work with. They're also quite pigmented so these will last a long, long time.
At posting, I generally found the pricing to be around $8 for refill pans and $9 for pots though it may vary but that's within the US. (I tend to shop online. I'm sure these are more in Canada, I just haven't had the chance to find out in person. The closest theatrical store to me is a good hour's drive.)
Also, I found a great Australian site that has actual pictures, not just colour swatches of the shadows, which can be found here: http://www.scottysmakeup.com.au/Search.html
Also, you may not find every shade at every store. I had to shop around a little to get the ones I wanted, but they're worth the effort.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
Brilliant color and loooong lasting
I have this in Raisin. I absolutely love this shadow and color. I use it as more of a transition color between my browbone and crease, but it also makes a lovely lid color. I'm always surprised to see so few reviews about Ben Nye products. The are superb quality at ridicilously cheap prices.
These shadows will last all day with a primer underneath. I have been out in crazy heat and humidity and this stuff will-not-budge! It blends very easily and you get a lot of product. I can't wait to try some more colors.