8 velvety-smooth cream eyeshadows that we promise won't crease
Swipe, set, selfie
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / January 27 2022
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.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Eyes To Mesmerise in Chocolate Veil
If you were 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. The A-list makeup artist just dropped a range of matte-finish cream shadows with 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 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).
$60 at MECCA
Revlon ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow in Crème Brulee
We never met a built-in-brush we didn't like, but we still maintain this velvety blonde gold goes on best with a little warmth from fingers.
$14.95 at Priceline
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).
$50 at MECCA
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.
$52 at MYER