Ever since the release of the uber-popular Benefit They’re Real Mascara a few years ago, the ‘Benefit They’re Real’ family has grown to include several new makeup items, one of which is the Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Eye Kit!
As with pretty much all Benefit products, the Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Eye Kit is an innovative product which I haven’t seen elsewhere before. The kit contains 3 neutral eyeshadows, each of which contains 2 different shades, as well as a ‘They’re Real Duo Shadow Blender’ sponge. The idea is that you simply slide the sponge into your eyeshadow of choice to pick up the product, then apply this straight to your eyes to reveal a ready-contoured eyeshadow look. I love the idea of this, and couldn’t wait to give it a go.
As you can see in the first image below, when you first apply the eyeshadow, it can look quite unblended. However, as you can see in the second image, I was pleased to discover that a quick blend with a fluffy brush – and I mean, 2-second quick – leaves you with a really lovely blended shadow that would normally take a lot more time to achieve. I love that the shadows blend really quickly and easily, and they are also quite nicely pigmented.
As a gold/neutrals eyeshadow lover, the shades in this palette are right up my street. ‘Beyond Nude’ is a light gold and matte medium brown combination that I am wearing in the image above. ‘Naughty Neutral’ is a gorgeous rose gold and taupe combination, whilst ‘Bombshell Brown’ is a light gold and medium-dark brown combination, perfect for a more smokey look.