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Makeup Ideas: 5 Cream Eyeshadow Looks That Will Impress

Renew Your Look With These Cream Eyeshadows Ideas

It’s no secret that cream eyeshadows are much easier to apply than powder-based shadows. All you need is your finger and a few seconds, as opposed to all the brushes required for powders. 

One simple cream eyeshadow can add vibrancy to your lids, make your eye area appear larger, and create an elegant look.

With its diverse range of uses and easy application, cream shadow is a must-have in any beauty repertoire. Mix it with powder shadow for a natural look, or layer it with other cream shadows to create something bolder for any time of day. 

Professional makeup artists always love a chance to work with great cream shadow, so we’ll explain how to apply it in ways that are sure to impress.

Let’s Understand What Cream Shadow Is

They are eye shadows that go on smoothly, are rich in color, and are easy to blend without a lot of work. In the past, they were only known for being glittery; however, they now come in matte and metallic colors as well.

There Are Two Ways to Apply It

Never worry about searching for the right brush again–cream shadows can be applied with just your fingers! If you want to use a brush for greater precision, go ahead, but it’s not necessary.

Use Your Fingers

When you use your fingers to apply makeup, as opposed to brushes, you’ll get more pigment on your lids. You’ll also save time and energy by not having to find the right brush for each color.

To use your finger, place a small amount of shadow on your index finger, then tap it across the lid, starting in the middle and blending outward. Another option is to swipe instead of tap once you have more product on and are focused on blending rather than applying product.

Finish your eye shadow application by filling in the space from the middle of your lid to the inner corner of your eye. You likely won’t want to start here, as it can be tricky to get pigmentation in that small area without accidentally smudging product on or near the center of your face.

Use Your Brush

Applying eye shadow with a brush gives you greater control over the final product. If you want to use your cream shadow as eyeliner, follow these steps:

  1. Place a small amount of product on the back of your hand.
  2. Using an eyeshadow brush, lift some shadow from your skin and apply it to your lids in soft strokes, starting from the middle and working outward.
  3. Wipe away any excess product with a napkin or tissue before moving inward towards the inner corners of your eyes.

This eye makeup brush is ideal for applying both powder and cream shadows effortlessly!

Try These Cream Eyeshadow Looks

It’s easy to go from day to night, or from basic to dramatic, with cream shadow, and the best part is that it doesn’t require a lot of time or skill. Finding two colors that complement one another is all it takes to master these techniques. 

1 – The Simple Look

A single layer of cream shadow is all you need for a beautiful pop of color that lasts all day. Use either your finger or a brush to apply the product just over your entire lid, stopping before you reach your crease.

2 – Shadows Combination

You can create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind look by pairing powder and cream eyeshadow. The powder will help to blend the colors together perfectly, while also softening any harsh edges that the cream shadow may have left behind.

To achieve this effect, apply the cream shadow first before using a brush to blend in the complementary powder color along the outer edge of your eyelid.

3 – Do Not Forget Under Your Eyes

For a more dramatic look, put some cream shadow on your lower lashes instead of liner. This will make your lashes stand out and give depth to your eyes. Apply the cream shadow in the middle of your lower lashes and work outward.

 Applying it too close to the inner corner of your eye can be irritating and actually minimize how open they appear.

4 – Use Luminizer

Adding a bit of luminizer to the center of your eyelid can make your eyes appear wider, especially when using matte cream shadows in neutral colors such as taupe. Whether you’re using a metallic shadow or not, luminizer can help finish off your look while also keeping skin around your eyes looking hydrated.

This product is versatile enough to act as a coordinating eyeshadow for all of your cream shadows.

5 – Eyeshadow as eyeliner

If you want a more blurred and smudged look to your eyeliner, opt for cream eyeshadow instead. It’s much simpler to apply if you’re not very good at liner already too. Grab a precision brush and lightly add the product along your lash line before blending it outward.

 To avoid overdoing it, begin with less product than you think you’ll need; You can always go back for more, but once it’s on, it’s hard to take off without starting from scratch again.

Our Recommendation 

Many cream shadows contain harmful ingredients that can damage your eyesight and health. To avoid these dangerous consequences, always look for the safest and most reliable products on the market.

Pay Attention to the Composition of Your Eyeshadow: Avoid These Ingredients

Trusted brands guarantee that their cream shadows are safe for your eyes by using high-quality ingredients. Beware of cheaper brands that might put harmful chemicals in their products.

Talc and asbestos often form together. Unfortunately, the cosmetics industry is underregulated, which means that talc in your personal care and cosmetic products could be contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos.

Tests have found asbestos in several brands of eyeshadow that contain talc, so it’s best to avoid talc entirely.

  • Parabens are additives usually found in cosmetics that act to prolong the product’s shelf life. However, what many people don’t know is that parabens also play a role in hormone and endocrine disruption, and can sometimes cause skin irritation.
  • Carbon black is an unwanted byproduct of coal mining that ends up in many eye-related products because of its dark color. However, it’s dangerous and can cause cancer.

You might be able to find shadows that don’t have any toxic ingredients, but is it possible to find cream shadows with good intentions? We believe so!

Trustworthy Cream Eyeshadows

Keep track of what ingredients are in your makeup. In natural makeup, you will never find parabens, coal tar (carbon black), or talc. 

Instead, you’ll discover loaded nutrients that help nurture the sensitive skin around your eyes:

The organic green tea extract is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your skin from free radical damage. Free radicals can damage skin cells and cause your lids to age faster than they normally would. 

Quinoa Extract, which is rich in natural peptides, has been scientifically shown to help keep eyelid skin smooth and firm.

Day or Night Looks

Cream shadows are an easy way to get great color and dramatic looks while also protecting and nourishing your skin. They’re perfect for both day and night, long-wearing, and crease-resistant, making them a must-have in any makeup bag.

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