If you’re like me (most of the times) trying to create a nice eye look, with different colors and good blending work, you want the result to stay in place for many hours, preferred all day. Often we find some of the eyeshadows not being as lasting as we would wish. And that was exact the moment, when I discovered the cream shadows.
In the world of cream eyeshadow there is big variety in color and consistency these days. Almost every brand has some creaseless longlasting cream shadows out on the market, both high-end and drugstore. So basically there is no excuse for not having tried them yet.
They all come in a little glass pot and you can apply easily with your finger, although I’m not a big fan of dipping my finger in (even less while having long finger nails). I prefer using a small synthetic brush to apply those.
Today i would like to talk about the newest addition to my little cream eyeshadow collection and two other favorites for the fall time of the year.
My newest shadow is the Made to Stay Longlasting Eyeshadows in 070 Mauvie Star.
(5.0 g /0.17 oz)
It’s a very intresting greyish silvery purple with multicolor shimmer.
And if you are a Chanel lover, you will also notice the similarity to Chanel Illusion D’Ombre 83 Illusoire.
The color appears pretty sheer after just one coat, which means you can easily build it without overdo it too fast. I found it a good solution to apply more after blending the first layer and having it dry for a few seconds. The mauve color and all the shimmer stand out pretty well, so the compliments are guaranteed. Finally a really great drugstore cream shadow!
Try it, if you can find Catrice products in your area.
Beside my new addiction i have also two of my favorite autumn appropriate shadows, which are the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Strut (4,50 g/0,16 oz) – a shimmery charcoal gray and the Maybelline Color Tattoo in 45 Bold Gold (4g/0,14oz) a medium toned golden shade with a little bit of bronze it it (which I personally love).
As you can see, Strut can also be used as a cream liner. That would explane all the lines in the pot (and the fact, that it’s my oldest cream shadow). I also tried to line my lower lid with the Mauvie Star, but it’s a little too creamy to be used as a liner.
The Maybelline one if definitelly an alternative to the Mac Paint Pots and can be used as an eyeshadow base, eyeliner or eyeshadow. Hello, versatility! It’s not fully opaque but is easily buildable, same as Mauvie Star by Catrice.
The creaseless cream by Benefit is good as a liners and works well as a base beneath powder shadows. But if i’m honest, i wear it best just by itself, creating a nice greyish smokey eye look.
Each of them paired with a good primer, will stay put all day long without creasing or fading. That’s for sure. And those three colors are basicly my pick for the autumn looks. What are yours?
Have you worn the Creaseless Creams, Color Tattoo’s or the Made to Stay longlasting eyeshadow’s before, and do you have any must-haves ideas for me? Please share your secrets!