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Emily Avatar

First of all, cream eyeshadows tend to have a more intense color payoff than powder eyeshadows. That’s because they have a creamy texture that allows them to stick to your eyelids and create a more vibrant look. So, if you’re going for a bold and colorful eye makeup look, a cream eyeshadow might be the way to go.

Another advantage of cream eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer than powder eyeshadows. The creamy formula is less likely to crease or smudge, so you can wear it all day without worrying about touch-ups. Plus, you can layer cream eyeshadows for a more dramatic effect, which is always fun.

On the other hand, some people prefer powder eyeshadows because they’re easier to blend. The powdery texture allows you to create a softer and more natural-looking eye makeup look. Powder eyeshadows also tend to be more buildable, so you can add more color as you go.

Overall, the choice between cream and powder eyeshadows comes down to personal preference and the type of look you’re going for. If you want bold and long-lasting color, go for a cream eyeshadow. If you prefer a softer and more natural look, go for a powder eyeshadow. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try combining the two for a unique and creative look!

Devin Avatar

If I am running super low on time but I’m dead set on having my eyes done up before I walk out the door, I opt for my Stila eye duo, or another cream or liquid shadow paired with a creamy stick. That, and my cream and liquid shadows are great smoothing, long lasting eye bases, especially for special shades like duochromes.

cncx Avatar

It’s interesting because I have Scandinavian hooded eyes (like Renee zellwegger ) and before cream eyeshadow formulas evolved, I would never wear cream because it would crease and collect in the fold. The hood means I also do better with one and done color, so I used to wear a lot of mac satin taupe. Literally pots upon pots. Maybe with a brow highlight.

Now that the cream formulas are better across the line, I haven’t bought powder in years.

Latika Avatar

The only cream eye shadow that does not crease on me has been the TF duo pots with the cream/shimmer.. I think it is pretty but I seem to go for the powder eyeshadows..

Kat Avatar

I’m a huge cream eyeshadow fan, I probably use one 75% of the time I wear eyeshadow! They’re great for one-and-done looks, and I also love them as a base under powders to help intensify the look. For example, if I’m doing a smoky eye, I’ll put down a black, gray, or brown cream base to build the powders on top of. I also like putting down a black base to put duochromes on top of!

That being said, I’m not quite talented enough to do complicated multi-shadow looks with them, I usually use powders for that.

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