This cult item from Benefit has long been a staple for me. A complex pewter, Skinny Jeans has glorious hints of gunmetal, grey, olive, antique gold and taupe, plus a sprinkling of colourful micro-shimmer – minuscule and barely discernible, except under strong lighting – for subtle twinkle.
I love it as a base for smokey eyes and used it often with Fasio Gradation Deep Eyes in I-8 and Kosé Visée Blackish Forming Eyes in B-3. It also pairs nicely with Dior Argentic and the pewter shade in Jill Stuart Seductive Eyes in Sensual Fairy. I use this intense cream shadow very often with Lancome’s iconic Erika F (another complex shade like Skinny Jeans, only greener in tone) too.
Like Shiseido Hydro Powder Eye Shadows, Benefit Creaseless Creams spread very well and is water/smudgeproof. However, they feel creamier and firmer than the former – Hydro Powders are somewhat softer and airier. I’d say that the texture of the Creaseless Creams is more similar to that of MAC Paint Pots.
I have only one swatch photo of Skinny Jeans but Jojoba has lovely shots of this beautiful colour, as well as good comparisons with other similar shades.
I bought my pot of Skinny Jeans so long ago that I’ve forgotten how much I’d paid for it! :P I’m certain it costs more than S$30 though (S$32?). And you know, when you say the words ‘skinny jeans’ to me now, I don’t think of apparel any more – I would picture this cream shadow instead! :D
I recently placed an order for this creaseless cream thru their US website! And I can’t wait to receive it! lolx
I hope you love it as much as I do. It was wonderful seeing you the other day. You’re a very attractive person – you have beautiful features and you carry off that hairstyle wonderfully. I couldn’t help but notice! :) I forgot to ask you for your number but let’s stay in touch, ok?
I have Skinny Jeans too and I love it! i think it retails for SGD$37 now. It was constantly OOS and I had to place an order for it at the Benefit counters. Its really nice for smokey eyes – this was actually what I was hoping MAC’s Smoke and Diamonds would be like. And yes, I really like the texture – it doesn’t crease on me either!
Thanks for the price update! It’s a very special smokey taupe. Now that you’ve reminded me of Smoke and Diamonds, I need to take that out to use! ;)
Thanks Mag. “feeling shy”
You too have very beautiful skin, very pretty and somewhat familiar (Have you appeared in any TV shows or what?) Me and Kas(cocomotion were saying you look kinda familiar)
Of -course, we should stay in touch ^__^ (I always check out your blog!)
I can give you my number thru email? Or the next time we meet again! ^__^
Thanks for your generous comments; I truly appreciate them at my age! :) I get that comment sometimes – looking familiar (maybe I have a common face, lol!). You might have seen me here and there but I don’t think tele? Not that I can remember…:P Yes, let’s stay in touch! Email is great! :D