Why Cream Eyeshadows Are Your New Favourite Product

cream eyeshadow in pink on a woman

Cream eyeshadows can take your look from 0 to 100 in seconds.

Eyeshadow can make or break a look. Powder eyeshadows are messy and can crease and liquid eyeshadows can be hard to use, so what’s the solution?

Cream eyeshadows are the underdog of the makeup world. They require very little skill, all you need to do is put the eyeshadow directly onto your eyelid using your fingers. That’s it, no other products required. 

Different from other eyeshadows, these won’t smudge or crease, making them low maintenance but impactful. 

Ideal for both subtle and bold looks, cream eyeshadow comes in a wide variety of colours, shades and textures.

Some cream eyeshadows can also double as highlighter or blush, making this product extremely versatile.

If you’ve been looking for the perfect product to master the Euphoria Tik Tok trend, take a look at our top five cream eyeshadows:

Mecca Max: The Illuminati Metallic Eyeshadow

This cream eyeshadow is pigmented enough that it makes an impact, but not too much that it can’t be blended into other products. The metallic element adds a shimmer without being too over the top.

Best point: vibrant colour and shimmer.

Worst point: only 3 shades available.

Point of difference: affordable.

Price: $18

Trinny London: EYE2EYE

With a choice from 24 different shades, Trinny London has a cream eyeshadow for you. 

The shades are categorised into “neutral”, “dial it up” and “smoky” to help you get the preferred look. With a more subtle formula, these eye shadows can easily be used as highlighter as well as an eyeshadow for the perfect glowing look.

Best point: durable.

Worst point: less pigmented formula.

Point of difference: can be used as a highlighter too.

Price: $34

Hourglass: Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow

For the best shimmer on the market, look no further. In an array of earthy tones, unlock your inner goddess with a delicate yet intense look. This eyeshadow may also be used sparingly as a more intense highlighter. 

Best point: made with pearls for the best shimmer.

Worst point: limited colours available.

Point of difference: amazing shimmer.

Price: $46

Morphe: Jelly Eye Shimmer

Morphe’s jelly eye shimmer has a more lightweight formula that is not as intense as other eyeshadows, making it ideal to boost a makeup look on top of other products. This product would be great for beginners starting to experiment with cream eyeshadows.

Best point: long lasting

Worst point: sheer formula

Point of difference: value for money 

Price: $15

Morphe Jelly Eye Shimmer.

Jillian Dempsey: Lid Tint

This vegan eyeshadow range is great for a more natural look that stays throughout the day. The formula includes sunflower seed oil, shea butter and coconut oil to nourish and protect the delicate skin around the eyes, whilst creating a beautiful look.

Best point: natural, dewy look.

Worst point: sometimes creases, but the product comes in a compact for on the go touch ups.

Point of difference: nourishing ingredients create a dewy look.

Price: $45

Cream eyeshadow by Jillian Dempsey.
Lid Tint by Jillian Dempsey.
Elise Elkerton

You'll find Elise either at one of Sydney's stunning beaches or getting ready to hit a trendy bar with her girlfriends. Passionate about the environment and beauty, be ready for Elise to tell you how amazing plants are or what the latest beauty trends are and how to master them.

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