Cream shadow newbie
I've never tried cream shadows before, but I'm kind of interested in trying one out, maybe just on the lid as a wash of color. But would I have to layer a powder shadow over top of the cream shadow? I was more specifically considering MUFE or Benefit. Benefit's Birthday Suit cream shadow seems so pretty. Do you think the cream shadows work well for sensitive eyes? I typically use powder shadows, and always use either Mac Paint Pot in Painterly or UD Primer Potion underheath, and I don't think my eyelids are exceptionally oily. My eyes are hazel, and my skin is light neutral. Any color suggestions would be awesome.
Do you have to use a powder shadow on top of a cream shadow? Not necessarily unless your eyelid area is super oily.
Are they suitable for sensitive eyes? With any product, it depends. Luckily most of these varieties do not come with overpowering fragrances in them. To be cautious; using a primer prior to application will act as a barrier. Keeps from having to apply too many layers and removes with less rubbing of the eye.
As a side note, those with allergies to certain colors may have reactions to the cream variety of the same particular color range.
With cream shadows, try not to use too much or else it might cause creasing. Most brands are buildable so sheer wash to full on color is possible. Application can be done with a brush or by letting a small amount warm up (either on your fingers or putting some product on the back of your hand) first. They will also need to be kept in a cool dry place for longevity purposes.
Try birthday suit. It's only makeup. (:
MUFE Aqua Creams are nice. Last time I tried the newer shades, it seemed the formula is a little more creamy than the two pots i've purchased in the past.
13 Warm Beige
Other ideas for hazel eyes:
Shiseido Shimmering Eye Color in Tin
Benefit Creaseless Cream - Get Figgy
Hope this helps.
I ran out to try the new MUFE cream shadows, but was a little disappointed and ended up returning it. My issue was workability. It dries so fast that I had very little time to get it on and blended out. I ended up sticking with the Benefit cream shadow/liner and saved a little money. I have hazel eyes too. I find RSVP to be an extremely pretty every day go to color.
I just spotted the new Tarte Precious Gems kit for $44. It says it's new and limited edition. I love the colors, but I haven't had any experience with the Tarte Cream Shadows. Ladies..I'd love your feedback on the formula!!!
My other go to favorite is actually a cream shadow in stick formula rather than pot, which makes it a little less messy. The Urban Decay 24/7 shadow sticks are amazing. They go on smoothly, have some blend time, and are very long wearing.
Have fun with them!!
I only just began building up my cream shadow collection, and I must say - I LOVE IT. I do have a fairly oily lid, and it does aid in keeping the color all day long.
To break it down for you, I do prime the lid first with UD or Nars Pro-Prime. Afterwards, I apply my base cream shadow pot. Right now, I'm obsessing over Stila's Prime Pot in Taffy.
Afterwards, I will use Stila's Kitten on the lid, with a powder shadow in the outer V and crease. I like blending both cream and powder to add more depth.
Some of my other favorite cream shadows are:
Bobbi Brown in Cool Lilac, and Heather.
Smashbox in Gemstone, and Stone.
Tarte in Slate.
I didn't mention the **bleep** because I haven't had a great experience. I purchased one from Sephora and it was dried out, and had to return. Haven't bought another one since. Also, Benefit seems to make my eye water, which is odd since no other brand does that.
Good luck in your ventures into cream eye shadow!
I prefer cream shadows to powder shadows because I can just swipe them on in seconds and get out! You dont have to mess with brushes if you dont want to, clean fingers will do just fine. I have tried lots of cream shadows (Shiseido, MAC, Benefit, etc) and Benefit Creaseless Cream is by FAR the best. I cant live without RSVP and Birthday Suit, I use them almost every day and I always run out of those 2 colors!
Cream shadows are a really pretty everyday look in a neutral color. You shouldn't have to layer a powder on top unless you have oily lids. I think they work fine for sensitive eyes as long as they're not to clost to the inside of your eye. I have blue eyes, but I think hazel eyes might look pretty in a green, light blue, or possibly light pink if it matches the skin. I hope this helps you!
Cream shadows are a nice option. You can wear them under eye shadows or by itself. I suggest the Smashbox Limitless 15 Hr Wear Cream Shadow. It has a really nice smooth texture and has a nice amount of pigment.
Another suggestion is the Smashbox Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof. I recommend the shades 05 Beige or 04 Taupe.