Sunday, 5 August 2012

Battle of the products: Cream shadows! Part 2

 Part 1 can be found here!

Benefit Creaseless cream shadows were bought at an online site which had Benefit products for sale. I purchased a cream shadow in Slippin & Dippin since it was the only colour being offered.
I enjoy using this product a lot as the pigmentation is a lot stronger than the MAC Rubenesque shadow.
It is more on the golden side and works as a great base to act as an underlying sheen to the lids.
Since my skin tone has yellow undertones, these sorts of shadows don't show up strongly on the skin therefore rather than a colour on its own I use it as a base.
The product itself is creamy and smooth, making it easy to work with and it spreads evenly on the lids.

Last but not least, the new craze of cream shadows by Maybelline has hit the shelves of Australia.
These are set to be the best in the lower price market that will do exactly the same job as high end products.
My verdict? Maybelline you are awesome.
These cream shadows blew me away when I received it from a friend who recently went to America.
Out of the colours that I wanted the most, she could only get her hands on two colours.

I received Bold Gold and Tough as Taupe. I really wanted Bad to the Bronze but it was apparently sold out everywhere so I decided to get it here but it is also sold out everywhere.

First of all the packaging is very sturdy. It is contained in a glass jar just like MAC and Benefit and holds a substantial amount of product.

Bold Gold is a little bit of a let down but is still very good quality. It blends well and if you wanted a subtle wash of gold shimmer on your lids this will do the trick. Since it is a cream shadow it will last on you all day unlike powder shadows. I personally like bold colours therefore I top it off with a gold powder shadow.

Tough as Taupe can be a bit intimidating for some people since it is a matte greyish colour that is quite pigmented. A little goes a long way and once you get the hang of blending it out, the finish is very natural.

If I was to choose which brand I like the best to worst I would have to choose Maybelline as the best because you cannot beat the price and it works so well. Worst would have to be Make up Forever since the formulation is quite hard to work with. The only upside to the product is that it is a waterproof formula so it would be great to use if your on a holiday.

I think cream shadows are a great way to keep your makeup looking fresh, bold and long lasting throughout the day. I will never do an eye look without using a cream shadows ever again.

Do you use cream shadows? If so which ones do you own?

Ciao lovers xx


  1. I have the Maybelline Color Tattoo too! I have Bold Gold, Tough as Taupe, Pomegranate Punk, Audacious Asphalt and Bad to the Bronze! Love all of them! :)


    1. oooo you have nearly every colour! hehe


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