Favorites: Cream Eyeshadows For Summer
Eyeshadows come and go, but the creaseless cream shadow remains… on your lid… all.day.long. Makeup artists swear by the ease and longevity of cream shadows, which are the perfect choice for summer’s hotter, more humid temps. Touted as 24 hour waterproof, sweat-proof, and smudge-proof formulas, the newest crop of cream shadows are made with innovative technologies that apply like a cream, dry like a powder, and last all day. A light dab with the fingers offers a fast and simple wash of color, while layering will bring more intensity. You can even use a cream shadow under a powder to play with consistencies and dimensional finishes. The gel and cream-like consistency allow these shadows to mix well with others, while the high tech formulas make cream shadows both primer and color in one product with serious staying power that never crease, regardless of heat and humidity. To dramatize your eyes without fear of smudging or melting, opt for a cream shadow in a shimmering summer shade like these favorites below:
Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36) in Convoitise, a neutral eggshell, and Illusoire, a mauve-rosy shimmer.
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Pearl Cream Eye Color ($36) in Bronze, a shimmering gold-bronze, and Gold Dust, a light gold with pink undertones.
*Application tip: Apply directly with your middle finger (less weighty than your pointer) and dab on for a light wash. Gently rub out and up to create smokiness. Then use a dense, oval-shaped brush to blend color and give the illusion of a seamless, airbrushed look. TRY: Sephora Collection Pro-Cream Shadow Brush #28 ($20) to seriously up your cream shadow game.