Along with every new season comes the opportunity to switch up your signature statement eye look. While this often means switching from shimmy nudes and hot metallic pinks to more subdued taupes and matte grays, this year we think it's time to think beyond the finish to take a closer look at the products bringing our statement eye look to life. While eyeshadow palettes will undoubtedly always have a place in our heart, this year we've decided to take some inspiration straight from the runway with a cream-made look.
Since there are so many cream shadows on the market, we rolled up our sleeves and got to swatching to find the best to share with our fellow makeup addicts. Keep scrolling to find your soon-to-be favorite new eye product(s). Easy enough, right? You're welcome.
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Christian Dior Metalizer Eyes & Lips Cream Shadow, $25
Topping the list, we're absolutely in love with this ultra-pigmented, high payoff line of limited edition cream shadows. Take our word and remember that less is more. You will seriously be so shocked how far a tiny, pinpoint dollop can go. And, if you want more, just keep layering it on without fear of it looking muddy or caked-on.
Equipped with a wand, this super shimmery shadow goes on smoothly without the fuss of getting it off your hands. When applying, be sure to start from your outer corners, moving your way in, to create a natural-looking fade. We find that wherever your brushstroke ends there will be a heavier concentration of product, much like how liquid lipstick can clump a bit at the end. So, just be sure not to be heavy-handed when applying this gorgeous, creamy goodness.
Guys, we're so obsessed with everything Tom Ford is doing right now so is it really any wonder that we're absolutely head over heels with these little pots of creamy eye magic? The luxurious cream shadow glides on smoothly for metallic lids that are subdued enough that they look perfectly illuminated as opposed to clumped with glitter. Our personal favorite? Major heart eyes in the direction of the Midnight Violet hue.
Make Up For Ever stays true to their name by stepping outside of the realm of other cream shadows and maintaining a waterproof formula. And with 20 slightly poppier, bright colors to choose from, you best believe you'll find one (or ten) that you'll want to stock up on ASAP.