Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Cream Eyeshadow Favourites

Read my review of my favourite cream eyeshadows

I can be quite lazy when it comes to eyeshadow, it's probably cause I'm so rubbish at it that I don't really work on it. This is why I absolutely love and swear by cream eyeshadows. They're easy to apply and can make such a difference to a usual plain eye look.

I often use cream shadows either on their own or as a base for eyeshadow. I have super oily lids so I need some form of base and especially if I haven't used my Urban Decay potion primer (which is amazing). I haven't tried a whole bunch of makes when it comes to cream shadows, but I found a few brands I liked and stuck with them. So why do I need any more ha?

Read my cream eyeshadows review here

They're mostly similar neutral/bronze shades, apart from one which is a dark grey tone. I only ever use the grey for a smokey eye that will last all day or if I really want to darken a smokey eye, which is something I use a lot in Autumn/Winter time. It has the perfect shimmer to it and blends so well without leaving an obvious line. But onto the rest..

Read about these cream eyeshadows here

Right to left - Mac Cosmetics Layin' Low £16, Maybelline Pink Gold £4.99, Mac Cosmetics Let's Skate £16, Mac Cosmetics Groundwork £16, Maybelline Immortal Charcoal £4.99 and Makeup Forever Gold £17.

See more about these swatches here

The two Mac shades (Groundwork and Layin' Low) are quite matte compared to the others, which is what makes them the perfect base for any eye look. Groundwork is good for dark brown smokey eye and Layin' Low is quite light so it's good for any golds and pinks. I apply both of these with my Spectrum brush to avoid scooping the whole pot out with my acrylics (every single time), and it also makes them a nice smooth base. I have previously written about Groundwork and Layin' Low when I bought them, but they are worth the mention again!

The Maybelline, Makeup Forever Gold (review here) and Mac's Let's Skate are shimmer shades, which look amazing as the main colour on the lid. They're all so pigmented and stand out so well. Their staying power isn't half as long as the two Mac shades above, but I find if I don't apply them to the crease it doesn't crease (I couldn't think of another word for crease!). Although, I do often use the Immortal Charcoal shade as a smokey blend, but in light amounts so it doesn't melt into the other colours in the afternoon. Again I have to apply these with a brush as my acrylics don't fit in the pot..why are they made so deep?!

I definitely want to grab some more matte like shades from maybe Mac and Makeup Forever, they are my all time favourite formulas of the bunch. But if you want a good budget version the Maybelline ones are amazing, hopefully they will bring a matte one out for a base someday? Please.

These are amazing if you want a long lasting eye makeup for a day at work or a night out. I know primers make your eyeshadows last longer, but creams last longer than eyeshadows or any powder makeup in general.

Have you tried any of these before?

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