Friday, 26 July 2013

Cream Shadow Cluster





From L-R:  Wild Nude, On and On Bronze, 05 Eternal Gold, Fudge, Vanilla, Bronze, Bronze Haze

I think when it comes to eye shadows, the word obsessed does not even cover it. My extensive stockpile spills over two full drawers of my makeup storage, made up largely of bronzey shades with a few other colours thrown in too. But when narrowing down my favourite cream shadows, these 7 truly make the cut.

First up, is the recently mentioned SEVENTEEN Wild Metallics Eye Shadow in the shade Wild Nude. With bronzes making up the vast bulk of my collection I thought I'd try a nice nude and this one is lovely. It has a nice consistency and smooths evenly over my lids to create a lovely neutral eye which can be left on its own or used as a base for other eye shadows. At £3.99 it makes a nice dupe for the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo.

Talking of which, I picked up two of the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo's around Christmas time in the shades On and On Bronze (my personal favourite) and 05 Eternal Gold. The bronze shade quickly became a staple base in my make up bag for a sexy smokey eye look whilst the Gold shade featured heavily on my lids during the festive season for Christmas party looks and has since made an appearance every now and then when I fancy a lighter look. They glide on beautifully, are easily blendable and have kept nicely without drying out.

My first dabble with creamy eye shadows was with the No.7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse in Fudge and Vanilla which I believe have since been discontinued (*WHYYYYYYYYYYYY*) I won't dwell on these too much since obviously they're near on impossible to get hold of now, but I thought they deserved an honourable mention. But never fear! All is not lost, No.7 reformulated their creamy shades and released a new lip gloss styled formula, No.7 Stay Perfect Smoothing Eyeshadow retaining the mousse texture but replacing the squeezy capsule with a doe-foot applicator for easy application. I picked up the shade Bronze which is nearly identical to Fudge and looks really similar on the lid. And I have to say I much prefer it as its much less messy and so easy to use.

Finally, I've included the Max Factor Smoky Eye Effect Eyeshadow in the shade Bronze Haze which comes in more of a crayon form but is decidedly on the creamier side of the equation as it glides on similarly to a cream shadow and looks more creamy than powdery. (Though it isn't quite as creamy as the others). I love the dual ends with a bronze and nude shade as it takes me seamlessly from day to night. 

So if you're looking for a creamy shadow, these are my top picks!