10 April 2013

Battle of the Cream Shadows

You know when you leave it too late to get ready before you're going out somewhere, or you spontaneously decide to do something with your friends and you just haven't quite got the time to go all out with your shadows and blending and everything else that goes along preparing for a night out. When all else fails, i go for the cream shadows. They're easy, they blend almost instantly, they come in a multitude of gorgeous shades; what's not to love?

Here i'm going through the pros and cons of three cream eyeshadows that i own, and tell you why i love or hate that.

Seventeen Wild Metallics Cream Eyeshadow in Wild Nude: £3.99 | This is the newest addition to my cream eyeshadow family, and i would have to describe this as more of a mousse than a cream shadow. It's very soft, and fluffy and rather than being able to swirl your finger around in the pot, like you would a cream shadow, you need to be careful because you could easily push your finger right to the bottom of the pot. It's very creamy in consistency which helps the product to beautifully, either on it's own or with another eyeshadow. The colour is gorgeous, it's the perfect nude, not too bronzey and still light & bright. I would really recommend this product, especially for the amazing drugstore price.

Maybelline Expression Color Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze: £4.99 | This is the American version of the Color Tattoos, if you're looking for this shade in the UK i believe it's called On & On Bronze. These are an amazing product and were one of the first drugstore cream shadows on the market. They're beautifully smooth and create a great wash of colour but have really great pigmentation. These are also really great as an eyeshadow base for layering your powder eyeshadows, i find this shade great for pairing with the naked palette. This is also really great value for money, and is totally worth the price point.

Stila Smudge Pot in Kitten: £13.00 | I bought this product with some Christmas money after hearing every blogger, youtuber and their cat raving about it. The colour is beautiful and like nothing i had seen before, i even prefer it to some of the highlight colours in the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. When looking in Boots, i was faced with whether i wanted to opt for the cream or powder shadow, and because of the reason i explained in the opening to the post i went for the cream and now very much regret it. I've had this product for about 2 to 3 months and it's already drying out, which for £13 is really not good enough. Also, when i open the pot somehow, and i have no idea where from, there's a sticky substance around the rim. It's horrible and gets all over my fingers every time i open it, and when i've tried to clean it off it just doesn't budge. For this price point, i am not impressed with this product and wish i'd gone for the powder option.

So, here are my cream shadow picks. Do you have any must haves for me?


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