Cream eye shadows generally have a bit of a reputation as being the less effective, greasy, creasing sisters of the powder eyeshadow. Feared by those with oily skin or by people with fine lines around the eyes.
Over the last 5 years we have seen a real boom of cream eye shadows and such a massive improvement in the textures and finish.
Cream eye shadows are great for people who are short of time, have no brushes or who are not a fan of powder 'drop down'.
You can create a quick seamlessly blended look even using you fingers and due to the creamy texture colours blend into each other with little effort.
They are also perfect to use as a base for powder eye shadows to help the longevity of the eyeshadow.
Use a cream in a dark colour as a base under your smoky eye and you will be amazed how much more vibrant the layered eye shadows become and how they will last so much longer.
We have compiled a list of a few of our favourites here at Pixiwoo for you to check out.
Metallic Creme Eye colour
These 8.5g tubes available in 5 colours £18.50 each are great if you like a more metallic sheen to your creme eye shadow. These are all waterproof and glide onto the skin with little effort. The drying time is not too quick which enables you to blend easily.
You can layer the creme colours on top of each other for added density, use on their own or use under powder eye shadow.
Paint potsM.A.C paint pots come in a mixture of satin, matte, pearl and cream textures with a wide variety of colours ranging from nude to black.
Colour pay off is strong so you can wear them on their own but we love wearing these under a powder eye shadow.
The colour Painterly is a particular great flesh toned colour that sits well on a pale skin tone and evens out any redness in the lid.
A 5g pot is £14.50 and they last months. Just make sure you do the lid up tightly as with any cream product they can dry out if air gets to them for long periods of time.
Cream colour for eyes
They are whipped into a 6g glass pot and provide a sheer veil of metallic colour to the eye.
They feel very cooling to the eye and blend very easily.
All the colours available have a shimmer so if your a fan of matte then these may not be the brand for you.
We particularly like the colour Platinum which is a soft silvery brown. This colour looks beautiful on its own or as a base for a bronze smoky eye.
All the colours have a more metallic finish to them and a sheer veil of colour.
Eleven different shades that are easy to use, quick drying these are a good alternative to one of the more expensive brands although colour pay off is not as strong.
This brand is good at keeping up with the times as they bring out limited edition colours frequently.
Have fun layering on these different textures and please share with us if you have any favourite products or colours
Post written by @pixiwooHQ
Disclaimer: Some of these products may be tested on animals. Please research before purchasing.