Cream eyeshadows are often the ones I reach for most on a daily basis; they’re easy to apply, long-wearing and rarely crease – if you hunt down the right ones. I wasn’t a big fan of creamy shadows until last year, but I’ve definitely made up for lost time. Use them as a base or alone, they’ll stay put all day and don’t require any top-ups. Here are my picks of the best.
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot £14.50 *
An interesting shade, a little dull in pan but incredibly flattering on, Groundwork is a lovely satin brown with a hint of grey. My favourite thing about this? It makes my eyes look big and bright, I also apply a little under the lower lash liner for a more intense look. The shade is perfect for wearing alone but also ideal for giving a bit more oomph to powder shadows alike. Don’t be tempted to pass this one up, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in On and On Bronze £4.99 *
This is my budget version of the aforementioned cream shadow, it’s a more shimmery bronze shade that always manages to work it’s way back in to my routine. These are high-quality and very impressive – I’d definitely say the Colour Tattoo shadows are one of my favourite budget buys. On and On Bronze is more of an evening shade for me, it’s not over the top so it could definitely be work during the day but I do find I prefer it in the evening. It takes no time at all to sweep this over lids, I use my finger as I’ve had a lot of time to experiment over the last year and I do find this to be the easiest method. I also love the Permanent Taupe shade from this range, a richer version of MACs Groundwork.
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Emerveille £23.50 *
These little pots are described as cream eyeshadows but they actually take on a completely different texture in my opinion, they’re quite spongy and drier than usual cream shadows. Emerveille is a shimmery rich pink that, admittedly, I don’t get enough use out of. I like that different texture of these, they’re a little less messy and it’s very hard to overdo them. I’d love to see more shades from the range as, although I’d love to try more, there’s nothing that speaks to me.
Estée Lauder Pure Colour Eye Shadow Pot in Chained £19 *
A new release from the brand and the latest addition to my growing stash, these pots from Estée Lauder have worked their way straight in to my favourites pile. I’m wearing Chained, above – a beautiful bronze that’s really easy to wear and is so flattering. Again, a slightly different texture from these as they’re a bit more sticky but with a little practise I don’t think you notice too much. Halo is another must have for the range.
So that’s the rundown on my most worn cream shadows – are there any you recommend?