It’s official: a cream eyeshadow is a makeup bag must have, especially if you’re a lazy beauty lover like me. I like things simple, you know? If you don’t already own a cream eyeshadow, stay with us while we convince you why your life isn’t been complete until you own at least seven. If you already own seven, stay with us and find your eighth.
A cream eyeshadow is not only the easiest way to swipe some colour over your lids and look like you’ve made an effort, they also get an A* for their wearability and determined lasting power. We’re talking no creasing, no cracking and absolutely no smudging; just long-lasting chic colour that you don’t need to watch a tutorial to get right.
Zoeva Heritage Eye Crayon
The Heritage Eye Crayon glides over the lids leaving sleek pigmented colour that can be blended with the finger to create sultry smoky looks. With four coppery and bronzed shades, the crayons leave a creamy finish with 24-hour staying power and a look that feels as effortless as a Parisian fringe. Compact enough to keep in your pocket for anything-but-basic day to night looks.
RMS Beauty Eye Polish
If you’re like me, and you’re a slave to doing your makeup in the rear mirror of your car because you’re late to everything, (side note: most of my makeup is in my car), then you’re going to love RMS Beauty’s Eye Polish. The organic formula needs the smallest of finger dabs for epic pigment that smudges across the lid, leaving a ‘well-put-together’ look that you mastered in your work’s car park.
Magnetic Matte Eye Color
You might as well just come to terms with the fact that you’re bills aren’t getting paid this month because you are going to buy every shade of Nudestix’s Magnetic Matte Eye Color. The multi-tasking eyeshadows can be used a creamy shadow, a lid primer, or as an eyeliner, drying down to a flawlessly matte finish that’s smoother than velvet. If you’re in the mood to not pay next month’s bills either, might I suggest buying every shade from the Luminous Eye Colour collection too?
BEAUTY BAY Liquid Crystal Eyeshadow
BEAUTY BAY’s Liquid Crystals truly are Gods amongst men; an OG that will change your whole makeup bag thanks to their smudge, fade, and crease proof wear. With a super long-lasting, creamy formula, the shades (all 12 of them) can be applied alone using the applicator, finger, or a brush for a boujee daytime look, or layered over shadows for a metallic finish.
DEPIXYM Cosmetic Emulsion
I’ve done the testing and I’m pretty sure there is nothing DEPIXYM’s multi-use Cosmetic Emulsion cannot do. Ultra-long-wear, waterproof and incredibly high pigment, the creamy formula is basically a paint for your lids and can be customised in any way you want it to be. Cream eyeshadow for Mondays, gel liner for Tuesdays, not sure on the colour on Wednesday? Mix it with another!
BH Cosmetics Eyelights Waterproof Eye Color
If you’re looking for a cream eyeshadow that is going to give you looks to rival your MUA friends on nights out, meet the Eyelights Waterproof Eye Color. The shimmering, multi-dimensional shadow gives even the most basic of makeup looks a serious edge; we’re talking a glitter game so strong, it almost feels like you’ve cheated. Plus, the waterproof formula means you can go hell for leather on the dance floor and still look fresh out the house.
Illamasqua Cream Pigment
If you’ve not been feeling the glitter vibes thus far, do not worry, Illamasqua’s Cream Pigment will help you master your cream eyeshadow dreams without a reflect in sight. With neutral shades that match any occasion, the crease-resistant formula blends perfectly and can be built to create that bronzed, barely there holiday look. Formulated with botanical waxes, the cream eyeshadows will stay firmly put, especially if you’re an oily eyelid-er like me.
Stila Double Dip Suede Shade & Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows
I have such strong feelings for Stila’s Double Dip Suede Shade & Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows, it could be considered being in love. With a velvety matte shade on one side and a creamy sparkle shade on the other, the eyeshadows are ideal for desk side transformations when after work drinks are mentioned. One swipe of the long-wearing, lightweight formula and you’re Aperol spritz ready.