Flower Cosmetics Color Play Creme Eyeshadow Review

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.

Wear Time:
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?

xoxo, Moe

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  1. I'm always seeing mixed reviews on Flower cosmetics. It seems people either love the brand, or hate it. I haven't tried anything yet though, and I gave up buying makeup for Lent. Poo.

    Have you used the BH Cosmetics gel liners ever? The base thing made me think of it because I'll use them as a base for shadows sometimes.

    Also, we SERIOUSLY need to get together soon!

  2. Have you ever thought about mineral eyeshadow..? Mineral eye shadow gives a natural look to a person. Today you have seen that in all places light makeup is famous. So for that mineral eyeshadow is very much trendy. It does not have any side effect and that is the reason people prefer this. Apply accordingly and see its magic.


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