I love Cream eyeshadows. They can look lovely on their own or work as powder shadow primers & help to make some eyeshadows really pop & last longer.
Here’s a look at some of the ones I have in my collection.
Revlon Colorstay Creme eyeshadow:
I have 2 colours in from this range 710 Caramel & 720 Chocolate .
The packaging on these are a bit bulky & excessive IMO. There is no need for it.
The brush isn’t bad, I didn’t automatically throw it out like I normally do. It would do in a pinch.
They are extremely pigmented. The shimmer one is a tiny bit sparkly.
There was a small bit of creasing by the end of the day.
Lasted a good 10 hours.
It was easy enough to put powder eye shadows on top of them.
Maybelline Color Tattoo’s:
I’d run out of page if I listed all the colours I own.
These were the first cream eyeshadow that I bought & I loved them so much that I just kept buying them!
The packaging is a nice glass pot that is fairly flat & neat and tidy.
I find that these are super pigmented & long lasting. They rarely crease on me.
Some of the shimmer colours are excessively glittery but for the most part they are just a pretty shimmer. The matte’s are prefect as primers. Possibly even dupes for MAC paint pots! There are one or two that can be a bit patchy but overall I love them.
Max Factor Excess Shimmer:
I have the colours 25 Bronze & 20 Copper. This are also fairly new to my collection though they are on the market quite a while.
The pots are a tad deep, which can make it hard to get your finger in, but other than that not bad.
These nearly have a mousey consistency. It blended out very well. Having said that as the day went on I did notice a good bit of creasing. Also it wasn’t great with powder shadows on top, so I would recommend wearing these on their own.
You need to be extremely light handed as they are soooo pigmented so I would advise going in with a light hand. They are a tiny bit glittery but I find myself really enjoying the shimmer they provide.
Primark Metallic Eye cream:
Couldn’t see a colour on this but I would describe it as a shimmery Bronze colour.
The pot is hard to close & there is quite a a gap between the top of the pot & the actual product which makes it very hard to dip your finger in.
But the colour itself is quite lovely & the formula has a serum like feel to it.
L’Oreal Eye Paint in 205 Cocky Bisque:
This is quite wet & velvety. It’s easy to blend with a brush & you have enough time to before it sets to really blend it in. But I would recommend one eye at a time.
I would say it is more metallic than glittery which makes my happy.
It creased a little bit but was very long-lasting. Powder shadows went on top OK but this kind of shines better when it’s on its own.
No 7 Stay Perfect Smoothing Eyeshadow in Pretty Pink:
I found this to also have a very mousey consistency.
It’s easy to apply but it does set quickly so you need to be quick about blending it in.
It lasted a good 10 hours & really doesn’t budge.
I didn’t find that powder shadows did well with this, it was really grabby!
It was also very glittery but I did enjoy it.
And I can’t for the life of me pick a winner, they all have their pro’s & con’s. I really want to try out the MAC paint pots to see how they fare against their drugstore brethren.
But if you twisted my arm I think I’d have to go with the Maybelline Color Tattoo’s. They have the widest range of colours & finishes & were some of my first cream eyeshadows that I discovered & so hold a special place in my heart.
Do you like cream eyeshadows? Have you tried any of the ones I’ve mentioned? Would you recommend some others that are your absolute favourites??