The Cream Eyeshadow Edit

cream eyeshadow edit
cream eyeshadow edit

Oh boy do I love creams shadows. They give that one wash of colour which lasts all day and is a breeze to apply. I’ve got quite a few in my collection that get rotated on the daily. As you can see they follow a pretty similar spectrum of colour, soft frosty pinks or warm brown. The two classics! For a daily look when heading into the office I opt for the pinky shades giving me that classic ‘All That Glitters’ look. Either worn alone or paired with a matte crease shade, they get slapped onto my lids on the daily with either a stiff shader brush or my fingers if I’m in more of a rush. Opting for a darker brown gives the perfect evening smokey eye without the faff. Praise the cream shadow gods!

Best for Budget – here my Bourjois Colour Edition Shadow in Petale de Glace and Max Factor Excess Shimmer Shadow in Copper* reign supreme. Both sporting a sizeable dent these are the two shadows I can apply without thinking. Even for a budget option it doesn’t impact their staying power and both still blend out quickly and easily across the lid.

Best for Everyday – for a classic cream shadow that remains a staple in many an MUA kitbag, it’s got to be the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Vintage Selection or everyone’s favourite, the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eye Shadow in Norma Jean. The MAC offering is an oldy but a goody working perfectly for those days where I simply cannot decide what to pop onto my lid we all have them. Charlotte Tilbury brings some glam to an everyday look with a luxurious feeling shadow that gives a super wearable look.

Best for Luxury – I’m sorry for mentioning this yet again but I still to this day haven’t found anything that beats this Tom Ford Creme Colour in Spiced. It’s rich colour delivers an instantaneous smokey eye that simply screams luxury. The golden undertones brings a unique shade to a classic brown and I often wear this alone on the lid yet am met with questions asking how many shadows I’m wearing. Keep your eyes peeled at duty free as you may still be able to snap one up.

What are your favourite go to everyday cream shadows?

*pr sample

  • There’s just something with gold-bronze-rose toned cream shadow that’s so pleasing to the eyes. I have only tried Maybelline so far but you convinced me to try Max Factor one.

    Selene Addicted

  • Kathryn

    I really need to get my hands on the TF option!

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  • I love cream shadows, they are great as primers specially for my oily lids. I need to try the Bourjois ones yet, I haven’t seen them here in Hong Kong

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

  • I love cream shadows – they’re so easy to apply and look so beautiful! I must look into some of the shades pictured above, they look gorgeous :)
    – Ambar x

    • Totally agree – perfect when you have limited time when getting ready in the morning too!xx


    Great post! I am such a huge fan of cream eyeshadow and am always looking for new colors. My favorites (right now) are perky and rubenesque by MAC.

  • I don’t often use cream eye shadow as i stick to using palettes with all the shades in one place. I do need to use some of my cream shadows more!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

    • I find they are fab as a wash of colour worn alone or under some of my fave shadows as a primer :) xx

  • I’m eager to try some of these Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadows. They just look absolutely gorgeous from the swatches I have seen. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • maybelling colour tattoo are also a great drugstore alternative
    zaynab |

  • I weirdly don’t have any cream eyeshadows. I need to try out some budget ones first I think to see whether I like them

    Lauren x |

  • I love cream eyeshadows, I prefer stick formulas to pots as they just feel less messy, more hygenic and tend to last longer (without having to faff around adding drops of beauty oil). The best ones are the Kiko Long Lasting Shadow sticks and the beautiful By Terry Ombre Blacstars. The new Zoeva Graphic Eyes look wonderful as well.

    Kiran |

  • Coco

    I love the Pro Longwear Paint Pots, they’re so long wearing x