Julia Petkevich-Sochnova, author of the BeButterfly blog and columnist at BeautyHack, talks about the best cream eyeshadows that you should go for right now.
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to the best cream eyeshadows. A few years ago, they became a real breakthrough in this area, showing the beauty world that creamy eyeshadows can not roll, blend easily and look 100%! Therefore, it is not surprising that other analogs are constantly compared with Eye Tint and in most cases lose to them. Now the brand regularly produces limited edition shades, but I want to focus on a few of the permanent collection, namely 8 Flannel, 9 Cold Copper and 11 Rose Ashes. They are so beautiful that even after years they remain in the favorites of the cosmetic bag.
The second creamy eyeshadows in my permanent favorites are ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows, which have a very interesting texture. Visually it seems that these are ordinary pressed shadows, but upon contact, you immediately understand that this is not so - they hide under your fingers. The most important advantage is that they hold on like nailed ones! Even without a base and other tricks that are resorted to for the sake of stamina. The second plus is the number of shades: now there are more than 100 of them on the site. And also a variety of effects and finishes: matte, with a large shimmer, metallic, satin and duochrome - just have time to add them to the basket. By the way, they cost more than nicely - $ 5 for one shade.
Another creamy eyeshadow that will fall in love after the first use is Urban Decay Liquid Moondust. If you are familiar with Moondust dry shadows, then these can be taken without looking - they are even better! And for those who have not tried either one or the other, I hasten to tell you why they are good. So, this series is for everyone who is not afraid to shine - their sparkles are tangible and noticeable. But they are here not in a negative sense, as they often like to say, but on the contrary - very beautiful, voluminous and multifaceted. Several shades belong to duochromes (like Recharged or Solstice) and this is a separate delight. Considering that the shadows belong to real glitter, then most likely you will need a substrate for them: first you need to do eye makeup in the way you are used to, and then apply Liquid Moondust on the movable eyelid or, say, in the inner corner of the eyes. They are also very resistant and will not roll off!
Not really shadows, but I also need to talk about them: I really love Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer in the shade of Smoke. This is a dark base under the eyeshadow that brings out the color of the darker shades of the eyeshadow and allows them to last longer. But the base can be used not only for its intended purpose, but also as a stable shadow due to the correct gray-brown shade - a 2-in-1 tool is obtained.
One of the most durable cream eyeshadow is Clarins Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow. Without unnecessary epithets - they last forever! But along with such phenomenal durability, there are several nuances that should be taken into account: it is better to apply them with a thin translucent layer, which looks organically within the framework of daytime makeup, otherwise they may crack and not have time to charm you. Unfortunately, they came out in limited edition, so now they are selling off the rest. Hurry up, you can still make it!
If we consider the budget segment of cream shadows, then the ultra-long-lasting cream eyeshadow Yves Rocher Couleurs Nature is undoubtedly in the lead! Unlike most other inexpensive cream eyeshadows, these really last without a base for the whole working day, in fact, that's why they got into my selection. Recently, the brand has updated its palette, so now it has a large number of shades in the nude range - they deserve the closest attention.
And I will complete the selection with one more novelty - Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint cream shadows. Like all shadows from the review, they have remarkable durability without first applying a base under the shadow: applied in the morning and in the evening returned with a "live" eye makeup! In addition, they are quite easy to apply and shade, which will appeal to both makeup artists and all other makeup lovers. Their only drawback is that in Russia there are only eight shades, mainly in a neutral scale, and there were as many as twenty of them! Therefore, I hope that the whole bright palette will be delivered to us.