8 velvety-smooth cream eyeshadows that we promise won't crease
Swipe, set, selfie
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / May 20 2020
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 (...to the couch for your next Zoom call), 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.
By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow in Sunny Flash
This long-lasting cream shadow stick is beloved by By Terry devotees for good reason (and we think this chocolate-chestnut colour has a lot to do with it).
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Bronze
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 milk chocolate hue is here for the long haul).
Chanel Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Scintillance
If your complexion is on the lighter side (and you prefer paler taupes to rich tans) this concentrated cream colour is your ultimate lid neutraliser, perfect for delivering a low-key look.
NYX Professional Makeup Foil Play Cream Eyeshadow in Baroque
With a unique jelly texture and a glitzy foil finish, this sheeny copper shadow is tricky to pin down as anything other than positively glorious.
Givenchy Ombre Interdite Cream Eyeshadow in Gold Spirit
It may look like a liquid, but its buttery blend glides like a cream, melding instantly with your lid to ensure transfer-free gilded gold colour.