August 9, 2013

Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back Palette Review & Swatches

The Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back Palette is on sale at and YOU NEED it. This is one of my favorite palettes that released this Summer and I adore the combination of great shades Benefit packed into this little palette.

The Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back Palette teams up with international fashion designer Matthew Williamson to create this flash back to the glam days of disco with vibrant shades paired up with sexy gold for a disco fab look!

Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back Palette

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Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back Palette Summer 2013

I dunno if the Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back Palette gives me the disco look but it does give my eyes a sultry look!

Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back

The set includes a deluxe size sample of Benefit They’re Real Mascara paired up with a ruby red Lipgloss entitled Inferno with a plush, glossy formula that resembles that of the Ultra Plush Lipgloss’s formula. You also get a Gimme Fever Cheek Powder (kinda reminds me a low key, lighter version of Dallas) as well as four stunning eyeshadows in natural shades of color including gold, brown, and a pop of teal!

Benefit completes this ensemble with a how to get the look guide with trips and tricks for application.

I’ve always been a fond fan of Benefit’s palette boxes like this as they always pair up some excellent products with some great formulas. The shadows here are soft, velvety, and easy to apply. They create a rather stunning little look that has a bit fun thrown in with the pop of teal I used in my look below within my outer crease. The shimmering glow of Gimme Fever Cheek Powder is a dusky shade of light bronze-y pink with a good dose of shimmer to create disco worthy cheeks (wink!). This soft, silky powder applies easily but be careful it is heavy on the shimmer so blend, blend, blend it out for the best finish possible. It is a bit sheerer as well so it doesn’t necessarily leave behind a lot of color but acts more as a highlighter.

Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back Palette 14

Benefit Gimme Fever Blush

Benefit Inferno Lipgloss

Benefit The Rich Is Back Palette

Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back Palette Swatches

Disco Dust, Feel So Teal, Get Down Brown, Solid Gold

I don’t the palette is huge on bells and whistles. It doesn’t contain 20+ eyeshadows and 4 blushes with mascara, gloss, and the whole world of beauty thrown in. It does however, include essentials with high quality formulas to create a few great looks with. Sometimes too much variety can kill a palette and this case Benefit focuses on simple yet dramatic. I really loved the way the shadows worked together! I’d never consider using teal blended into my outer crease with brown and gold but somehow, someway it works! I did sheer out the Inferno Lipgloss to a lighter finish as it was just a tad too red and thought it killed the look for me…! But outside of that I’d say the The Rich is Back is a fab little number.

Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back Palette FOTD

Benefit Matthew Williamson The Rich Is Back Palette Face of the Day

This one shouldn’t be missed and gains a Muse Approval.

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  • AnniLau

    I don’t get the “Here’s some pretty neutral shadows…and a random blue” thing. Also, their mascaras always smudge like crazy on me.

  • Stellar

    I literally had a double take ’cause I thought it read, “the rice is back.” Silly me.

  • Missmacbeauty

    This is beautiful! I would love to try this! And they’re real mascara is my favorite!

  • Fru

    I love this! But I’m not sure if the blue would work with my brown eyes? 🙂

    • Caroline

      Blue eyeshadows and brown eyes go perfectly together! You should give it a try! 🙂

  • Therese

    Gagh!! I ordered this online in JUNE and it never arrived (I’m in Australia). Benefit have been wonderful and sent another but I don’t have it yet. Will it ever be mine?!
    PS I think the gloss really suits you!

  • Aretsuya

    Hi Fru! I think that it would be lovely with brown eyes…you just have to place it right. I’ve seen lots of FOTDs featuring blue shadow (or maybe in this case teal) on brown eyes but they mostly put it around the bottom lash line. Most people use purples with brown eyes and I think it brings out the warmer golden tones of brown; when you use blue or teal-ish blue, it deepens the brown.

  • melissa

    i want ! i adore benefit they have adorable packaging that makes their cosmetics fun ! i only own 2 things from them & i want more, which i want more of everything beauty related lol

  • Linda

    This is very similar to a Too Faced Quickie Chronicles palette that was discontinued a long time ago. Light blush, neutral shadows, with teal thrown in for a pop. I was scraping the bottom of the pans, I used it so much. I think this might be a great dupe/replacement! Thanks, Muse!!! You always make my day.

  • DerpinCindy

    Mathew Wiliamson ….. I dont know why but when I first saw that I remembered “Will Grayson,will grayson”, y’know , the book. How Odd. As always , lookin’ good, Musee !

    BTW, have you tried Tonymoly’s newest mascara? I haven’t found any review about them, but I’m not sure if I should buy it; it doesnt really convince me, although the packaging looks like it would be a great mascara. Hoping for a review soon! Cheers from the Philippines^.^

  • KS

    i have this in my cart at Sephora but haven’t convinced myself to pull the trigger..I did order like 20 of the OPI polishes they have on clearance..ahhhh