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This Formula Is the Answer to All Your Eyeshadow Problems

P.S. It’s not powder.

cream eyeshadow

Though powder eyeshadow is a makeup staple, I’d have to say I prefer cream formulas for several reasons: They blend seamlessly, making it easy to mix and match different colors. They’re feather-light, so they don’t weigh down your lid, and they stay put, with zero fallout. Plus, they make it way easier to achieve any and every makeup look you could dream of. Convinced yet?

From shimmery eyeshadow sticks to multichromatic tints, here are the nine best cream eyeshadows for crease-proof eyes.

Ash and Ember Eye Soot

Whether you tap it onto your lid with a brush or your fingertips, the subtle metallic finish of this cream eyeshadow leaves behind a multidimensional and long-lasting pigment.

Rituel de Fille

Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment

With a range of shades suitable for any skin tone, this cream eyeshadow can also be tapped on your lips or cheeks, delivering pigmented color that won’t sink into creases.

Danessa Myricks Beauty

Long-wear Cream Shadow Stick

With a stick eyeshadow pencil, even the most complicated makeup looks can be made beginner-friendly. Use it as a liner or blend it all over your lid for a diffused wash of color.

Bobbi Brown

Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

This satin-finish shadow comes with incredible staying power. Layer it on and watch the pigments dance on your lid or keep it light for just a touch of sparkle.


Caviar Stick Eyeshadow

The shadow sticks come in a vast range of colors that won’t budge once the pigment has settled onto your lid. They’re also blendable and easy to layer, in case you want to add some additional shadows on top.

Laura Mercier
$29 $20

Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint

If you want a shadow that’s easy to swipe on and blend out, look no further. This shadow applies like a cream but dries like a powder, giving you the best of both worlds.


Cream Color for Eyes

Up the ante on your matte shadow by patting this rich cream shadow on top. It’ll add instant depth and dimension, transforming an okay look into something photo-worthy.

Tom Ford

Eyes to Mesmerize

With just one swipe, glitzy cream shadow powerful punch. Sweep it on for a vibrant and slightly holographic finish that’ll last you into the evening.

Charlotte Tilbury


Adorn your lids in light-reflecting shades with this cream shadow. The formula is smooth to apply, and the pigment quality is top-notch, ensuring optimal shine each time you swipe it on.

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