If you’ve owned a cream eyeshadow/ paint pot for a while, you know the sad reality that they eventually dry up. While it’s good practice to always store them upside down to keep them fresh longer, they will all inevitably start drying out the older they get. One of my favorite cream eyeshadows in actually Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Birthday Suit. It’s a beautiful and unique brushed chrome shade. Since I’ve owned it for quite a while now it’s becoming drier and harder to apply smoothly these days. The thought crossed my mind to just purchase a new one but I recently learned that Benefit will be changing the packaging of their Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners this Spring! I LOVE their original packaging so I’m a little bummed and perplexed about the change!
Original Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner Packaging
New Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner Packaging
Photo courtesy of MBB
I MUCH prefer the original packaging over their new one!
On a side note: Benefit is coming out with 10 Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners this Spring- 7 new shades and 3 originals. Thank God they aren’t discontinuing Birthday Suit!! The other two that survived the cut are Skinny Jeans and R.S.V.P. I’m excited to check out their new shades! Karen from MakeupandBeautyBlog did a great preview of the new colors (linked above) if you want to check them out!
Anyway, I want to keep my original Birthday Suit packaging while also being as least wasteful as possible. Cuz you know, the more money I save on Birthday Suit, the more money I have to check out the other NEW shades! Muhaha! JK… but not really. So I did a little research on what I can do to restore my dried up cream eyeshadow!
Here are the materials that you’ll need:
- 70% Alcohol (Around 10 droppers full – eye it as you go)
- Makeup Spatula
- Eyeliner Brush
Check out this awesome visual I found on TheBeautyDepartment.com!
I’m really excited to try this out! I haven’t been able to do it yet since I’m lacking a few essentials materials but I’m thinking I’ll be able to pick everything up in one stop at Walgreens. I’m probably not going to get a spatula… I’m hoping my butter knife will do the trick.
I have to confess, I’m actually tempted to pick up a backup of Birthday Suit in the original packaging if I can find it in stores… The packaging is so pretty- I really don’t understand why Benefit had to go and change it! I personally find the new packaging very dull.
What do you think about the new packaging? Have you ever tried restoring an old cream eyeshadow or paint pot before? Let me know in the comments below!
Wishing you a wonderful day!
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