Today I want to review for you some of my favorite cream eyeshadows. I haven't been a big cream product fan until recently - I just feel like they don't play well with my skin. When I got the Be A Bombshell One Stick in my Ipsy bag one month I thought I'd give more cream blushes a try. But I gave up on cream eyeshadows because I don't really care for the Maybelline Color Tattoos. One day I caved & bought some of these Color Play Creme Eyeshadows from the Flower Cosmetics display in Wal-Mart. I have to say I do quite like these as eyeshadow bases much more than I like the Color Tattoos.
From the Website:
Enriched with Vitamin E for antioxidant protection. Long-wearing formula. Water infused with a weightless finish. Lid-smoothing texture. Buildable, blendable coverage. Moves beautifully during application then sets with out creasing. Easily removed with make-up remover. Taken from the Flower Beauty Website here.
First Impressions & Application:
The packaging on these is rather pretty & looks high-end. Much like the L'Oreal Infallible Shadows, there is a stamper underneath the lid. Pulling the stamper back I noticed that some colors stuck to the underside of the stamper while others did not. The creaminess & whipped texture of this product almost turned me off because I thought they would instantly crease. A little seems to go a long way when it comes to application & they smooth on to the lid evenly.
I apply these with my ring finger all over my lid. They blend well & do set to a powder finish. They feel less creamy than they look making them one of my favorite bases. I don't use a primer with these as I'm afraid they will crease but use them as the primer to my eyeshadow looks. Each is shimmery, there are no matte shades in this line.
I love using these shadows as bases because they don't crease on their own & they prevent other eyeshadows from creasing. They are easy to blend meaning I can take a brush to the colors themselves & blend into the crease or blend other eyeshadows over them. My current favorite color is Mums the Word which is a beautiful, shimmery pink color. And though I don't use it a lot the deep rich chocolate color of Cocoa Camelia is beautiful! I find the wear time to be impressively long & these are great for a quick look.
Overall Impressions & Recommendations:
These are my favorite cream eyeshadows. Compared to the Maybelline Color Tattoos that crease & seem to break down on me, I love that these Color Play Creme Shadows dry to a powder finish. They work perfect on my seemingly oily eyelids. These shadows live up to the claims on the website as well. I do find them long wearing, light, and easy to blend. I would recommend these to anyone who's not too fond of cream shadows. If you feel that cream shadows breakdown on you & crease through they day - these might work for you. They do smooth out evenly over your lid & aren't as thick feeling as the Color Tattoos. Additionally, I wouldn't recommend using a primer with them as that might alter the powder finish of the product.
These are my favorite ways to start an eyeshadow look. If ever I have no idea what to do, I start with one of these!
What are your favorite cream shadows? Any tips for working with cream products?