Cream of the Crop

If you have only ever used powder eye shadows, then you’re truly missing out on something special: cream shadows. Cream eye shadows, whether it be stick or pot, are my favourite, so I thought I’d share the ones that I’ve been loving over the past year!

Now that we’re getting closer to summer, the thought of a heavy eye look is unappealing to me, so instead, I love to use a cream shadow for a dewier look.

Starting with a stick shadow, one of my favourites is NARS Oaxaca Velvet Shadow Stick. I would describe this as a beautiful velvet taupe shade, which makes my blue eyes pop. The pigment of the Velvet Shadow Sticks is full and the colours are really easy to blend. I find this shade looks perfect under a shadow or on its own, so it’s completely up to you.

My next two products are from Tom Ford, and before I start going into detail, I must say that Tom Ford cream shadows are my favourite. They’re pigmented, long-lasting, and amazing. If you’re on the market for a cream shadow and don’t have a budget, then I can’t recommend these enough! My first product being the cream shadow in the shade Opale, a pale shimmery champagne shade. Though incredibly neutral, this shade looks stunning on the eyes and I think it would look amazing with any eye colour. The next Tom Ford shadow I want to talk about is my all-time favourite shadow, the Tom Ford Cream Powder Eye Duo in Naked Bronze. In the duo, you receive an incredibly pigmented antique gold cream shadow and a sparkling sheer gold shadow, which is designed to be layered on top. For this shadow, I simply pat onto my lids with my finger and I’m good to go. I love this. I need to get more shades.

Again, the next two products are from the same brand, but I like them so much, I couldn’t not give them a mention. The fourth item on my list of cream shadows is Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Mona Lisa, a shimmery brown with plum undertones. Firstly, the packaging of this is beautiful and so luxurious, but then what do you expect for £22? Rather than using my finger, I find this product is best applied with a dense brush (I like the Real Techniques deluxe crease brush). Next, I have the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eye Shadow Pencil in Amber Haze, an antique amber with rust and pink undertones. To use this I simply draw onto my lid and blend out with a fluffy brush, simple. This is said to be for brown eyes, but I don’t agree. My eyes are a light blue and I think that this really makes them pop. If you’re looking for something quick and easy to use day-to-day, then you need this.

Last but not least, my final favourite cream shadow is the ColourPop crème gel colour in the shade Over Board, a truly stunning bronze metallic shade, which is extremely long-lasting, yet creamy. Although technically a liner, these work perfectly as a cream shadow, so I recommend trying them.


From left to right- Nars Oaxaca, Tom Ford Opale, Tom Ford Naked Bronze, Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa, Charlotte Tilbury Amber Haze and ColourPop Over Board.

If you’ve never used a cream shadow, then you need to try them out! I find them so quick and easy to use, and they’re a simple way to create a beautiful makeup look!

Let me know what your favourite cream shadows are or if you’ve tried any of the above on twitter @emstagramr.

9 thoughts on “Cream of the Crop

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  1. I just can’t seem to get on with cream eye shadows, having slightly oily eyelids they crease so much for me even with primer. Maybe I should give these a try though as they look so pretty!


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