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By Ankieta Thackur
I recently happened to purchase this crème crayon by Ben Nye which is actually a concealer crayon, but can be used in multiple ways. I mainly bought it because it can work as an amazing nude eye liner and as a highlighter. So let’s see how the product works on me.
Neutralizing Crème Crayons come in 5 shades in a creamy texture that allows you to spot neutralize any deep discoloration in the skin, and blend it seamlessly.
Approx Rs.350 (on sale)
My Experience with Ben Nye Neutralizer Creme Crayon Lite NP-2:
Ben Nye Crème Crayon comes in a thick, wooden, nude colored pencil similar to the Colorbar’s Take Me As I Am pencils. The pencil needs to be sharpened as it is not a retractable one. The crayon can be shut tightly with its transparent cap, and thus is travel friendly. The color of the body is exactly similar to that of the product.
Ben Nye Crème Crayon comes in variety of nude shades, but I could find only one shade in the market at that time. I feel the shade Lite NP-2 is an extremely light shade to be used as a concealer or to neutralize any spots or discoloration on Indian skin BUT it is perfect to be used as a nude eyeliner or as a highlighter and that is why I bought it!
The shade is a perfect neutral shade which can be used on the waterline. Just one swipe of the crayon on my waterline is enough to make my eyes look bigger, fresher and wide awake. It can also be used for highlighting facial features like brow bone, cupids bow and wherever necessary.
Ben Nye Crème Crayon mainly being a concealer product, is very creamy and highly pigmented. Being creamy, the staying power is not so great, but can sustain for 2-3 hours and will fade gradually.
Pros of Ben Nye Neutralizer Creme Crayon Lite NP-2:
• A perfect nude color for lining the waterline
• Needs no sharpening which prevents product wastage
• Highly pigmented
• Cap shuts tightly, hence travel-friendly
• Nude liner looks natural and better than white liner
• Can be used for highlighting facial features
• Multi-purpose product
Cons of Ben Nye Neutralizer Creme Crayon Lite NP-2:
• Sharpening leads to product wastage
• This shade is not suitable as a concealer for Indian skin tones
• Packaging gets dull and unattractive over time
• Low staying power owing to the creamy texture
• Availability in India
• Needs dual hole sharpener due to the thickness of the crayon
• No ingredient list
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Ben Nye Neutralizer Creme Crayon Lite NP-2?
I would recommend it but as a nude eye liner or a highlighter and not as a concealer. And I would not purchase the same shade again, but I will definitely go for darker shade, if available.
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