I am a big fan of cream eyeshadow when I'm in a hurry and don't have a lot of time to do a four course eyeshadow look or if I'm just lazy. I've tried lots of different ones because not only do they work well when you just want a single wash of color all over but they also can work amazingly as a base for your powder shadows. I know a lot of people love MAC paint pots for that same reason. But if you are looking for a cream eyeshadow that doesn't budge and lasts until you remove it yourself, you don't have to look any further than the Bobbi Brown cream shadows or the Tarte Waterproof Amazonian Clay cream shadows. Both are so amazing it hurts. My favorites are "Sand Dollar" by Bobbi and "Shimmering Taupe" by Tarte. If you're a fan of neutrals, you'll love these shades.
|Photo Credit www.the-beauty-blog.com, Tarte Shimmering Taupe (above)|
Sand Dollar is a silvery-taupe and Shimmering Taupe is ..well... a shimmering Taupe, which is more of a golden brown taupe. Neither are glittery, both have the perfect amount of very fine and subtle shimmer. Because of the beautiful sheen that both shades have, they can stand on their own if you are in a "mono-shadow" kind of mood. But I have a little bad news about Shimmering Taupe. It's only available in the Tarte Glow Your Way to Gorgeous kit that is only available on QVC. It's a drop-dead amazing kit and a heck of a value but if you aren't in the market for a $60 kit, then it sucks to have to do that. I know they have them on Ebay though and most sellers also give you the brush that goes along with it. I paid around $13.99 I think for the shadow and brush back when I saw it on QVC featured in the kit. I think its a popular shade because I am doing a swap with a lovely young lady in France and she really wanted that kit, so I ordered it and instead of giving me the cream shadow they gave me something else that was taupe but there was nothing shimmering about it! I think they tried to pull a fast one and kept the cream shadow. But they did remedy the situation by sending me a nice replacement gel eyeliner.
|Photo Credit: fitinthemidwest.wordpress.com Bobbi B Sand Dollar (above)|
|Photo Credit: Karlasugar.net (amazing world class swatcher, go visit her site!!)|
The Bobbi Brown "Sand Dollar" (No. 15 in pic above) is always available though, and pricier of course at around $24. It's pretty much worth it though because of its extreme longevity. And because of its budge-proof nature, you have only a few seconds of playing time before it firmly plants itself and then you've fully committed to the look.
P.S. The Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof cream eyeshadows were tested on the US Women's water polo team and needless to say, the product passed the test with flying colors.
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