April 7, 2010

Benefit Spring Collection 2010: Benefit Velvet Eye Shadow Nice Melons and Bo Beep Review and Swatches

It’s been a little quiet on the Benefit front hasn’t it….

Do you think they’ll be introducing some crazy cool offering for Summer 2010? I’m dead curious about what’s in the works over there for Summer but for now how about I occupy you with Benefit Spring 2010?

New shades of Benefit Velvet Shadows hit the stands a few months ago and I’ve been busy playing with ’em! Bestest shade evers? Nice Melons, oh hail you needs it!


I’ve done a detailed review of Benefit Velvet Eye Shadows before so def go check it prior to reading my dribble about the new shade selections on offer for Spring 2010.

There are a total of six new shades to choose from and I do so believe that Nice Melons is the best kids. I wasn’t so into Bo Peep which I also tested out but damn that Nice Melons is totally turning into an HG (holy grail) eye shadow of choice. Of course, the name doesn’t hurt either, I’m easily amused.

If you’re a lover of mod pinks you’ll absolutely adore Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow in Bo Beep. It’s a rather a great little shade for waking up tired eyes and will work on just about anyone.


My fav!

Nice Melons is a sweet soft peach shade that’s every so flattering on my lid. I have alot of oranges, corals, and peach shades but Nice Melons is probably the nicest I now own. Its extra soft on my eye and looks so stunning on. It’s an ideal shade for Spring but it’s going to rock when Summer approaches and I’m wanting to sport warmer colors.

Benefit Velvet Eyeshadows all sport a pigmented, buttery smooth formula. If you like shadows that glide onto your eyes sans fall out and mess these should appeal but do read my prior review for more details.


You need Nice Melons in your life.

Gorgeous shade!

Muse Approved for purchase and a must have shade for Spring and Summer in my humblest.

Loves it!

Anyone a fan of these shadows?

Tried out any of the new Spring shades?

Do share your mini review!

Available now at www.benefitcosmetics.com

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  • Wendy

    Don’t feel bad — I giggled when I saw Nice Melons too, lol.

  • Su

    I look not bad
    I will go and check out at boots =]

    p.s. why don’t you do a post on over-hyped products? it has been going on youtube..I think it is kinda interesting to see what products disappoint ppl

    • the Muse

      hi su, def do, worth a peep.

      I did a post like that a few months ago hun 🙂

  • Sarah

    I love Benefit. I’m glad that they came out with new shades of these shadows. The texture is awesome 🙂

  • Maggie

    I’ve wanted Nice Melons ever since Karen (MBB) showed them on her blog. (no pun intended) It was the only shade I wanted! Definitely getting it now! 😀

    • the Muse

      worth a haul maggie, such a pretty shade. 15% at sephora right now too 😀 save $$

  • Taylor

    Is Nice Melons at all like Urban Decay’s X eyeshadow? It’s so pretty, but I need to budget for the upcoming summer collections. lol

    • the Muse

      oh taylor babe I hear you. Summa coming at us full force!

      It’s not. I think X is way deeper and this is lighter and prettier. If it’s any help Sephora has 15% off which I’ll be telling everyone about shortly hehe!

      • auroragyps

        Thanks for the info. I was going to ask the same question. X is one of my favorite shadows, so I’ll have to take a look at Nice Melons (wow, that’s sounds so wrong 😉 ).

  • Phyrra

    I love the names, but Nice Melons looks fantastic!
    I’ve been really liking orange/corals lately.

    • the Muse

      dd it’s the warm weather that has you craving peach/coral/and orange!

        • the Muse

          lucky cheeky dd 😀 not sizzling yet but well on it’s way! was 90 here today unheard of!

          • Phyrra

            Wow! I wouldn’t expect it to be that warm there yet. It’s definitely ponytail weather for me down here, or peacock twists. My long hair is soooooooooooooooo friggin hot. It’s taking all my willpower not to cut it off. It’s finally about 3-4 inches below my shoulders.


    Oh Bo peep is such a a cut ecolour and name ( benefit has the best names on all of their stuff)

    and Nice melons look really good on you!! I think it matches your skin, sadly I doubt it would work with my skintone :'(

  • jonnie

    Nice Melons… love it! 🙂 Well, actually I’m not thinking the color is something I want, but I have frequently wished for Nice(er) Melons…

  • Donna

    Nice Melons does look good on you! Is this a dupe for NARS KualaLumpur? (the orangish side). Cause I got that and love it, but don’t want to buy the same one over.

    • the Muse

      eep I dunno donna I don’t have kualalumpur 🙁 sorry babe!

  • aquahartz

    heyya Muse,
    i love Nice Melons, and i also haf Buns from Benefit. i wear these to work alll the time & sooooooo glad i found them! have u tried Buns, Muse?

    and oh, Nice Melons is definitely not the same like Kuala Lumpur from Nars 🙂
    u hafta haf it, Muse 😀

    • the Muse

      I have no aqua, one to add to the list 😀
      and obviously KL too now lol!

      Lemming creator! 😀

  • Lisamarie

    It probably makes me equal to a 13 year old boy that I laughed when I read the name “nice melons”…right? I hope it redeems me that I think it’s a pretty colour – although I would have to pray that noone ever asked me what colour it was if I wore it…

    Best, Lisamarie

    • the Muse

      are kiddin’ lisa marie? I swear a teenage boy lives in my body 😀 LOL! hahaha “oh my eyeshadow…um…nice melons”


  • sureyya

    nice melons is a reallly good highlighter too!! 😀 also have you watched the new dr who? xx

    • the Muse

      sureyya not yet babe april 17th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! don’t tell me ANYTHING shhh! 😀

  • lulubell13

    I’ve been wearing “Nice Melons” with “Slippin’ and Dippin'” creaseless cream eyeshadow t0gether and it’s now my new favourite look! It’s just so pretty.

    • the Muse

      hey lulu! don’t have slippin and dippin but must try this combo 😀 sounds nice!