Eyeshadow palettes might be all the rage right now but single-color cream eyeshadow shouldn’t be forgotten. Whether you have dry eyelids, sensitive skin or just prefer the feel of a soft formula on your lids, there’s a cream shadow that will make you forget about your powdery ones—at least for a little while. You can create just as bold and create looks as your usual shadows and maybe even faster, too.

What’s so great about cream eyeshadow is that you get high-pigment color with little fallout. We love to apply cream shadow with our finger to press the pigments right onto the lids. That creates a high-impact look that turns heads. But some still like to use a typical eyeshadow brush and apply a pretty wash of color across the lids. Or you can use an eyeliner brush (tip: wet it a little!) and apply cream shadow as eyeliner on the lash line or above for a trendy floating eyeliner look. The possibilities are endless.

Shop cream eyeshadow in matte and shimmer finishes. They come in neutral shades, dark edgy ones and bright fun hues in super long-wearing formulas. Have some fun blending different tones and hues together.

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