|My Main Tray for Creamey Bases|
|Swatches of Benefit Creaseless Creams|
|(L-R) MAC Paint Pot, Lush's Lifted & Sophisticated|
Liquid Eyeshadows & Stila Shadow Pot
The Lush Liquid Eyeshadows really differ between them, Lifted (the yellow) is kind of watery and not very pigmented (blends into nothing on the eye) whereas Sophisticated is just like a Benefit cream only it's in liquid form and therefore takes a longer time to dry and if you're not careful, creases a tad bit. These are also around £14 a piece but are slightly smaller in size and volume. Cute lil' bottles though! XD
Next up is the Stila Shadow Pot in Ice-I really like this- It's a little difficult to blend in that bits of the shadow stick in lil' clumps, but using your finger to blend into the lid makes it more smooth. These range from £3-£15 though, depending on where you buy them from (obvs Stila is an American Brand but has recently been introduced to Boots and also is available on eBay from reputable sellers) It does crease after a looongg day but I mean a long day, it takes a while to crease but holds it's colour nicely :)
Next are some more affordable Drugstore Brands-
Boots' Seventeen Cream Eyeshadows, B.Beautiful Vibrant Eye Shimmer & Bloom Eye Paint
B.Beautiful Vibrant Eye Shimmers- (Available at Superdrug) These are AMAZING. They're beautifully pigmented, a nice sized pot and EXACTLY THE SAME IF NOT BETTER THAN BENEFIT'S CREAMS! They DO NOT crease. My only gripe is that I wish they had more light colours, all the colours in the range are really quite dark and therefore not my favourite to use as a base. However, at only £6.99 (and usually on offer) I really cannot complain, my Must-Have colour would be Golden Sand-Beautiful Golden Nude Colour :')
Bloom Eye Paints-Rose; (No longer available at Superdrug) I got this eye paint in the sale as it was closing from Superdrug, It's awful as an eye base. It's a nice pigmented colour but creases awfully and tends to move everywhere but doesn't stay on your eye. So, if you see these in a discount shop/online, stay away.
-BEST BUY ALERT-
MAYBELLINE COLOR TATTOOS.
Now moving onto Pen/Pencil/Stick type products :)Elf Jumbo Eyeshadow Sticks and Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick
The Revlon Smoky Shadow Stick, however, is a completely different story-at around £7 you get 2 colours and they do not crease! Yes, they're a tad bit drier than other products but build and set well and with a good primer will stay put all day, great when you're in a real hurry and can't decide what to do. They also come in a nice variety of colours.
Clinique Chubby Sticks for the eyes, Nars' Touch Shadow Pencil & Illamasqua Liquid Metal
Nars' Touch Shadow Pencil is a bit of a funny one. It is meant to be used the same way, all over the eye and blended out and when used alone, it does crease and smudge around a lot. But, when blended atop a primer (like UD Potion) and Set down with a translucent powder/eyeshadow. Stays all day and looks divine. Would I buy another one? Well, the latest yellow/gold one "Corcovardo" is definitely catching my eye over and over :P But at nearly £20 I don't think they're really worth splashing out on, go pick up a Nars Blush instead :)
Illamasqua's Liquid Metal is a similar story to the Nars Pencil in that it needs a primer. However, the Illamasqua Liquid Metal is a lot better in that it can be used on anywhere on the face and produce nice results-It is a whole lot more pigmented than the Touch Shadow Pencil and is better/more easy to set. At around £17 it's not totally worth it-get it when it's on offer or in a gift set-It's a nice addition but not necessary.
|Some of my collection :)|
So that was all of my cream base/eyeshadow/stick etc etc collection, Here's a quick sum up of my recommendations:
-Benefit's Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows in whatever colour takes your fancy as they're all very wearable with a fantastic formulation
-MAC's Paint Pot in Bare Study, The Ultimate Base for ANY eye look
-Maybelline's Color Tattoos in any colours you like as they're just fantastic-remember they're under a fiver each!
-Seventeen (from Boots) Metallic Cream Eyeshadows-Definitely perfect for those wanting to try out cream eyeshadows for the first time as they're good quality, easily blendable and don't break the bank :)
I hope this has been helpful to you (tweet me! @JanBeautyful !!) and hope you're weekend is going well :) xxx