8 velvety-smooth cream eyeshadows that we promise won't crease
Swipe, set, selfie
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / July 03 2023
We're pretty certain that the world is split into two types of people: ones able to flawlessly execute a seven-shade smokey eye with pigment-packed (albeit unforgiving) powders every time they pick up a palette, and ones that can't (hey, that's us).
So, if you also missed out on the 'blessed in the blending department' gene, we cannot recommend creams enough. With no need for expensive brushes or elaborate blending, they're both entirely foolproof (they're practical) and just plain fabulous (they're pretty).
Because while powders have their place, creams are absolute game-changers on the mornings when you have to get up and go, offering a super easy swipe and set application style.
Got a clean finger and a cream shadow? That's your everyday eye look sorted. Without further ado, here are our absolute favourite formulas for crease-proof cream eyeshadow.
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Worried about wear? Don't be. This fade-proof formula won't crease or flake for up to eight hours (in other words, the matte hue is here for the long haul).
$51 at Myer
M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot
The one and only. M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot is an iconic cream eyeshadow with a long-wear finish like no other. Available in a range of finishes and shades, it not only adds buildable colour but primes the eye area for you to create eye looks that last.
$43 at Myer
Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
If your complexion is on the lighter side (and you prefer paler taupes to rich tans) the Scintillance shade in this concentrated cream colour is your ultimate lid neutraliser, perfect for delivering a low-key look.
$55 at MYER
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Eyes To Mesmerise
If you're a fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes To Mesmerise classic cream eyeshadows ($44 at Charlotte Tilbury) then boy, do we have great news for you. This range of matte-finish cream shadows contain the same rich pigment and buttery blendability. Personally, we’re coveting the shade ‘Chocolate Veil’ for its ability to be worn day or night with the mere swipe of a finger. Wear this long-lasting formula on its own or layer with a glitter eyeshadow to really make your eye look pop.
$44 at Charlotte Tilbury
By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow
This long-lasting cream shadow stick is beloved by By Terry devotees for good reason (and we think its range of stunning shades have a lot to do with it).
$62.90 at Fresh Beauty Co
NYX Professional Makeup Foil Play Cream Eyeshadow
With a unique jelly texture and a glitzy finish, NYX Professional Makeup Foil Play Cream Eyeshadow is a glam eyeshadow that's tricky to pin down as anything other than positively glorious.
Was $16.95, now $4.95 at Cosmetic Capital