Saturday, 5 September 2015

The Cream Eyeshadow Edit


Are you ever in a rush to do your makeup? Are you ever stuck trying to create that perfect smoky eye in 2 minutes flat? I know I certainly can relate. That's why today's post is here to give you the lowdown on what to do when stuck in these dilemmas - use cream eyeshadows!

On school days or mornings where I have to wake up early, I just NEVER have time to apply my makeup the way I want it to look. Being only semi-okay at eyeshadow, I always find it best to stay clear of dramatic/smoky looks on these types of mornings. The product I will forever turn to are cream shadows; they sit comfortably on the lid, create a wonderful sheen/colour on the lids and are super easy! Majority of the time, I blend in the shadows with my fingers, as I believe it to be the simplest way to apply but using a brush would work just the same.

Below are a few of my favourite brands that have wonderful ranges of cream formulated and pretty eyeshadows :


Starting on the drugstore end of the spectrum, I'd like to give a hand over to possibly the most talked about eyeshadows from the lower side of the market - Maybelline Colour Tattoos. From the moment I started wearing ON AND ON BRONZE two years ago, I fell in love and have always labelled it as a holy grail makeup product. This particular shade is perfect for day and night occasions and make a perfect base for a warm, brown autumn eye look.


Moving on to a recent favourite of mine - the Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow Sticks. I can't get enough of the pigmentation, even the most gentlest swipe on the hand and you're left with a beam of colour. The shade I got is a mix between champagne/taupe; a great addition to any smoky eye look. Can't wait to be wearing more of this throughout the cooler months.


Another cult favourite of both mine and other makeup fanatics are the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils. I have 3 shades; milk (white), Yoghurt (pink) and French Fries (bronze). Milk is absolutely incredible for a base or to brighten the eye. If you want to read an in depth review about these just click HERE. Personally, I'm a big fan of the stick-shaped cream shadows as they are less messy and simple to apply.


Sliding smoothly onto the more expensive cream shadows, we have the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows. I've been wearing RSVP for a year now and it is the ONE to wear on a 'no-makeup, makeup day'. It gives a glowing, awakened look to the eye as well as creating a pretty pink/champagne sheen on the lid. Oh, and the packaging is to die for!!!


Finally, here come my favourite of all - MAC PAINT POTS. I'm sure you've heard a lot about these are it is constantly talked about all over the blogger community. The easy-to-blend formula makes these cream shadows a dream to apply, not to mention the extensive colour range Mac has to offer. The shades I have are bare study - a classic champagne/cream colour which works fabulous as a base or primer, and rubenesque - an orange, metallic shade that is very autumn appropriate (the various colours it shares when it reflects is beyond gorgeous!)

ARE YOU A FAN OF CREAM EYESHADOWS? WHAT ARE YOU FAVOURITE EYESHADOW CLASSICS?

Love

10 comments:

  1. Ooo yes I love a good Maybelline Color Tattoo, especially in On and On Bronze and Pink Gold. I would loveee to get a MAC paint pot. They just look so delightful!

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    1. Yes you should definitely invest in one, they are sooo pretty Xxx

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  2. I really want On and On bronze, it looks so pretty, I love Maybelline Colour Tattoos. I'm tempted to try out the NYX ones and Kiko too, I love the NYX middle one (I think it's yoghurt). I've become such a fan of cream eyeshadows recently!x
    libbyjade26.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes it is very pretty and Yoghurt is lovely xxx

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  3. Great post! I'm awful at applying makeup so I always stick to cream shadow XX

    The Fashion Road

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    1. Me too, I am a bit dodgy when it comes to eye makeup so I love sticking to cream eyeshadow on days where I can't be bothered :-) xx

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  4. Great post char, I've only got the maybelline color tattoos but I love them!
    Charlotte // charbeautypicks.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. Thank you, I know they are so lovely xx

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  5. I love the Maybelline Color Tattoo shadows! Dior makes really nice cream shadows as well. Great post!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. Aw, I defo need to check out the Dior ones then! Excited to go take a look, thank you for the recommendation :-) xxx

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