The cream shadows I’m super obsessed with at the moment (and probably for the rest of my life) are the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows ($6.99). I remember first seeing these at Walgreens a year or two ago, but didn’t end up trying them until hearing rave reviews about them on YouTube. The first one I bought was Bad To The Bronze – one that Ingrid couldn’t stop talking about, and with good reason. I was immediately in love with the creamy formula (ideal for a smoked out, blended look) and effortless color payoff. All I did blend some onto my lids with my ring finger and I had the most amazing bronze eye look – something you would think took an hour but really only took a minute or two. There’s just something about these cream shadows that makes the light bounce off your eyes, highlighting some areas while darkening others. It’s awesome that one product is able to do so much.
Since discovering my love for these fantastic cream eyeshadows, I’ve picked up a few more in different shades and finishes. After BttB, I picked up Inked In Pink, which is part of their metals collection. It’s a gorgeous baby pink with a metallic sheen, very pretty as an everyday shade for Spring. More recently, I picked up two colors from the new leather collection – Creamy Beige and Vintage Plum. When I first saw this new collection I was smitten with Vintage Plum, so I decided to try it since I don’t own very many plum shadows. It’s gorgeous, a smokey grey-purple that is fantastic for fall and winter. Then a couple weeks later, I had to get Creamy Beige after reading this post from Esteé – it looked so pretty in her pictures. It has since become a daily favorite of mine, whether I wear it alone of with a powder shadow over top to add a little more dimension. The cool thing with the leather collection is that it offers a satin (practically matte) finish, which is a nice change from the metallic sheen from the first two collections.
I’m really in love with these cream shadows, and hope Maybelline keeps releasing more of them. They do tend to crease around mid-day if you wear them by themselves, but use an eye primer beforehand and you’ll be all set. If you’re looking for cream eye shadows to add to your collection, I highly recommend these.
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