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Cream Eye shadows are my new best friend

A new love of mine which I have discovered over the last few weeks are cream eye shadows. I know I am really late to the party but I was still in my 'eye shadow isn't for me' phase until a month ago. I had two of these pots in my make up collections since last year probably and they had never been used. They was collecting dust in my draw until one day when I randomly thought 'I'm going to put that under my eye shadow' and like they say the rest was history. Since then I have either wore a cream eye shadow everyday by its myself or with powder eye shadows on top.
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The main reasons why I now love cream eye shadows are;
  • They look much more natural then powder shadows 
  • They keep your powder shadow in place all day like a primer 
  • They last all day themselves 
  • The colour payoff is really good because they are creamy and rich
  • They are easy to blend and easy to get rid of if your make a mistake 
  • They are much easier to pop on your lids in no time at all
  • You only need a little bit of product so these pots can last for months
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Two of these pots I already had in my collection from a birchbox and boots (which I don't remember buying) and then this week I went to Superdrug and made use of their 3for2 offer to get three more. Here are the cream eye shadows I now own...

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow - This was sent to me in a Birchbox so long ago I don't even remember if it was this year or not and to be honest when I first got it I didn't know what it was. Then one day I thought 'hey I've never used you before' and so put it on before I put my powder shadows on. It is amazing at keeping your eye shadow in place and still looking untouched all day and I love the colour of this cream shadow as it is basically the colour of my eye lid but a flawless version so if I have any veins or discoloration on my lids it covers it up. I also like to wear this by itself on them lazy make up days where I don't want to look all done up but I want my eye lids to pop. 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather Effect in Creamy Beige 98 - This is the other cream eye shadow which I had in my collection and never used. It is a great base taupe/beige colour which I like to use as a base/primer for when I do a smokey eye effect. I like to put this all over my lid so that this base colour can be seen under the other eye shadows I will be putting on. I then take a darker shade and cover my outer half of my eye with before I take my darkest colour and blend it into my crease. This shadow is really long lasting at it feels like it dries on the lid so it will last all day (without being flakey or horrible) but it isnt as creamy as the Benefit cream eye shadow. Its more of a harder product to pick up on your finger and work into the lid but this may be because I have had it for so long, and it does help it last longer. 
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Max Factor Excess Shimmer Pot in Bronze 25 - This is the first of the three pots I purchased this week in Superdrug. This first one by Max Factor is the most amazing golden metallic shimmery bronze colour which I thought would really suit my brown eyes and look amazing for a Christmas party look.  I have yet to try this pot and I hope it works as well as the Maybelline pots which I am now a huge fan of. 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold 05 - This gorgeous gold glittery shade again I thought would be great for Christmas as a base underneath golden eyes. It has hints of yellow in it but the gold wins the colour battle. This colour is so gorgeous in the pot I don't particularly want to touch it and ruin the top but I can't wait to use it. 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate 70 - This is my last purchase and maybe my favourite. It is a great burgundy pomegranate shade which I think is so beautiful. I have used this shade already underneath Purple/burgundy shades in my palettes. 

I can see myself growing my cream shadow till I have every shade that is made, which I won't be complaing about! Let me know what you think of the cream eye shadows, do you love them or hate them? 
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  1. I adore the maybelline color tattoos!
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  2. I'm completely with you. I love cream shadows and they're just so easy, especially on the go as you can just use your fingers. I wasn't sure of the pomegranate one but now on second glance, it looks quite lovely. Maybe I'm just channeling my Christmas spirit. X
    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. The pomegranate shade was a whim for me but now i've tried it I love it underneath darker shades. I do feel very christmasy wearing it! xx

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  3. Maybelline ones are the best!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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