October 9, 2018

Benefit Vanity Flare Nude Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2018

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Benefit Vanity Flare Nude Eyeshadow Palette for Holiday 2018 launched today and it does so surprise as I’ve never seen them launch such a large palette. This 12-pan eyeshadow palette in neutral shades in matte, satin, and shimmer shades. The palette also features a tips and tricks guide to get the look!


  • Buff (nude matte)
  • Shimering Nude (nude shimmer)
  • Shell Pink (pinky-nude matte)
  • Pink Pearl (nude-pink satin)
  • Peachy Gold (warm golden nude shimmer)
  • Satiny Heather (cool purple grey satin)
  • Rosy Brown (rich mauve satin)
  • Cappuccino (neutral brown matte)
  • Deep Mauve (deep mauve)
  • Ripe Plum (deep purple satin)
  • Mink (cool brown matte)
  • Charcoal Brown (grey brown matte)

I know we keep saying no more nudes but I have to admit I like the looks of this palette. It seems like a safe, everyday palette for work friendly looks!

Any takers?

The Benefit Vanity Flare Nude Eyeshadow Palette is available now for $34.

Where to buy

Sephora Ulta HSN


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  • Hollie

    Is it just me or is this a horribly put together palette that looks like a muddy mess? Not enough contrast and these are all colors makeup lovers have 100x over

    • Isabella Muse

      def not enough contrast but it’s a nice one and done palette if you’re in a rush if that makes sense!

    • Cady

      Or…. maybe not every release is geared toward makeup lovers? There are plenty of people with small makeup collections, or no makeup at all for that matter, who would LOVE to buy a palette like this. It’s monochromatic with a variety of finishes and it looks pretty idiot-proof. Not everyone wants/needs super contrast. Many people *like* subtle washes of only a couple colors.

      Clearly, this palette is not to *your* taste. And that’s okay. I’m sure one of the other dozens of vendors will put out something that you will want to buy.

      • Isabella Muse

        gotta admit, even though I have literally dozens of palettes like it, I want it. ITA that it is idiot-proof and that’s prob why I like it so much!

      • Hollie

        Very true, but I feel like a beginner or a person who only wants to work out of one palette would be better served with another neutral palette that has more of a range of depth with some lighter and deeper colors for highlight and transition.

        • Isabella Muse

          I’m sort of ok with slap on one shade and head out of the house. I’m so basic lately it’s not even funny. or maybe I’m just lazy 😀

        • Cady

          Again, your opinion is coming from *your* experiences and taste regarding makeup.

          Highlight and transition shades are not necessary for a lot of people. Actually, the entire concept of a matte transition shade is a pretty new trend, only emerging in the last 5 years or so. Contrast is not necessary for what a lot of people do with their makeup on an everyday basis. Lots of people slap one or two shades on their eyes and call it a day.

          “Better served” is subjective. It relies entirely on the aesthetic one is going for. For someone who likes subtle, fool proof, “no makeup makeup”, this palette is pretty much perfect. And it was thoughtfully designed with that audience in mind.

          • Isabella Muse

            Let’s just leave it at everyone is entitled to their own opinion 🙂 and what someone’s needs are when purchasing a palette and the shades they like etc!

          • Hollie

            This got really dramatic for some reason lol… you’d think I had said I was going to buy one and burn it on Facebook

            Literally just makeup, literally just my opinion 🙂

          • Isabella Muse

            Everyone is entitled to an opinion on here. I want to hear everyone’s voices about what they think of something and it’s ok to have a different view on it but let’s also, let’s be friendly about it 🙂 and keep it light!

      • kjh

        I think holiday offerings often are geared more to the newbies, than the overstashed. Being old, think I was far more interested in Benefit as a new brand at Bendel’s, where I had my face done (poorly, albeit) by Jane. Then Benefit was fresh, new, departure. Now with the daughters, the brow emphasis, not even much nod to new colors in their classic box blushes, just rehash palettes, Benefit has fallen totally off my radar. I think this is probably just as Muse says, an idiot proof palette for 1-2 color looks. Plenty of room in the market, even though most of us blog readers have these shades multiple times over.

  • Tatyana

    I had a look at the palette IRL today, it looks really gorgeous.

    I have an absurd number of palettes, but if it gets good reviews…….

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t seen it yet! gonna try to hop in Ulta at lunch and peek!