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Why cream eyeshadow is the perfect product for a chic, modern eye look

Why cream eyeshadow is the perfect product for a chic, modern eye look
Team LF
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Easy to apply and fuss-free, cream eyeshadows are the dream product for anyone who loves to create divine eye looks.

With no need for a brush, cream eyeshadows blend out beautifully with just your fingers, smudging and becoming more sheer with just a few strokes. As they dry so quickly, they're also so easy to use on the go and are incredibly quick to apply.

In both stick and pot forms, from subtle soft mattes to high-shine shimmers, there is really something for everyone when it comes to cream eyeshadows.

Best cream eyeshadow formulas

We have put together an edit of our favourite cream eyeshadow shades and formulas to help you choose your perfect product for a fool-proof eye look.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Eye Shadow

Formulated with moisturising emollients, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots are a classic go-to when it comes to cream shadow formulas. The flexible, buildable colour has up to 15 hours wear and applies to smoothly to set down and stay in place all day and all night long. Worn alone or with other eyeshadows, Paint Pots create eye-catching looks in seconds.

Our favourite shades: Groundwork (mid-tone warm matte brown), Vintage Selection (frosted, peach-toned pink)

butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss

Leaving a chic wet-look shine on your lids, butter LONDON Glazen Eye Gloss is the perfect cream product for a night-out look. The mess-free gel texture smooths seamlessly onto the lids and blends so well with just your fingers. Enriched with skin conditioning and gelling agents, the Eye Gloss catches the light beautifully and lasts all night on your eyelids without fading or creasing.

Our favourite shades: Moonshine (rich, shimmering bronze), Icing (soft, gold-flecked pink)

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

In an easy-to-apply stick form, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks glide on to the eyelids without tugging or pulling and set down for up to 8 hours of perfect wear. With shades to highlight, shade, define or smoke up your eyes, the cream shadow sticks blend together beautifully to create a truly eye-catching makeup look.

Our favourite shades: Violet Plum (shimmering, rich plum), Nude Beach (soft, matte pink)

3INA Cream Eyeshadow

With a metallic sheen finish, 3INA Cream Eyeshadow creates an alluring eye look with just one product. The luxurious creamy formula blends seamlessly onto your lids and adds depth and definiton where needed to enhance your eyes. Worn alone or layered with other shadows, the 3INA Cream Eyeshadows create a beautiful look that lasts for hours without smudging.

Our favourite shades: 313 (shimmering nude), 311 (purple-toned grey chrome)

Eyeko Me+Myshadow

Multi-purpose and so easy to use, Eyeko Me+MyShadow can be worn as an eyeshadow all over the lid or as a metallic eyeliner to create a shimmering, smouldering eye look. With an in-build brush to expertly blend out the product, the shadow sticks deliver richly pigmented colour which can be worn in multiple ways and lasts all day. Enriched with Vitamin E, the formula glides onto the lids and stays put without creasing or fading.

Our favourite shades: Chocolate (rich, shimmering brown), Topaz (light champagne)

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