In my late 40s, I guess some might consider me too "mature" to attempt the smoky eye look but thanks to this wonderful palette I can manage the look without resembling a panda at the end of the process! It is a perfect size for your handbag, even the slimmest of clutch bags, and contains all you need except mascara. ( I can recommend Bad Lash mascara)
The compact contains three very blendable eye shadows - a pink toned highlighter, a pewter (taupe) base and a deep charcoal for contour and outer edges. These can be built up gradually so you don't overdo it. Also included is a small "smokin' liner" which is very easily applied and does not flake like other eye pencils I have previously used. For filling in and taming eyebrows there is a mid-brown brow shaping wax although you will probably need an eyebrow brush for finishing off. A tiny pair of tweezers is also included for stragglers. Finally there is a small palette of eyebright.
As usual, Benefit include an excellent, easy to follow make up tutorial which takes you through all the stages to create the perfect smoky eye.
This kit is ideal for any ability level as the shadows are high quality and the tutorial is foolproof. You can adjust the amount of eyeshadow for a more subtle daytime look if you prefer. Another winner from Benefit!