Friday, April 12, 2013

Swatches: Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow in Fawning Over You

Fawn Over You is described by Benefit as a Cafe au Lait. It was released in the It girl collection in Spring 2009. I originally bought it for my mom because she doesn't have any eyeshadows and I thought this is the perfect basic neutral shade.

I would describe it as a champagne taupe color. The texture is amazingly smooth and is a dream to apply. I just dug it out of my collection and started using it this month and I LOVE it! <3

If I'm in a hurry I would just apply this all over my lid. Otherwise if I had more time I'd add in a darker color to my crease.

Here are some pictures!

So cute!

Isn't the color gorgeous?!

Look at the beautiful sheen.

Would I recommend it? Hmm it depends. The color is not the most unique and at $18 there are plenty of dupes out there. However I would consider purchasing the Benefit Velvet Eyeshadows in other colors  because the packaging is sooo cute, you got a lot of product (3g) for your money and the formula is top notch.

Here are some possible dupes.

MAC All That Glitters

Urban Decay in Ruthless

Covergirl Singles in Mink

These may not look identical in the pan but I've seen swatches and they all have the same effect. This is the perfect color for a wash all over the lid.


  1. What do you think of the new benefit packaging? I kind of miss the old style! That shadow looks super pretty, I actually haven't ever tried all that glitters!

    1. I hate it! :( you are talking about the circular ones right? It reminds me of the 1960s haha. I wish they'd bring this packaging back.

  2. Wow, this is so perfect!

  3. Lovely colour! Benefit is so cute!


    1. Thanks! Yea they are one of my favorite brands :)

  4. Great review hun! For some reason I am not a huge fan of Benefit eye shadows but this one looks great! :) I have MAC's All That Glitters so I probably won't purchase this one but the color is so pretty to look at! <3


  5. I love this kind of natural shadows and I also love Benefit as a brand! You have such a lovely blog! I invite you to come to mine, which is about fashion, trends, traveling, decoration, beauty and beautiful things in general that inspire me. If you like it we could follow each other on gfc and the other social networks. Let me know sweety!! Kisses & Hugs


  6. I love doves on the packaging! I don't really look into benefit eye shadows but this looks good. xx