The multi-tasking cream eye shadow is giving our beloved powder shadow a run for its money. Smudge a cream shadow along the lash line for a more dramatic effect, swipe it across the entire lid for a smooth, clean look or layer it with multiple shades. From pots to chubby pencils, they make application easy to create looks such as Mila Kunis’ smoky eye to Amanda Seyfried’s classic bronzed eye. From glitter to shimmer or matte to luminous, there are endless opportunities for creating the perfect day-to-night eyes.
Click through my slideshow for 15 eye-catching cream eye shadows worth adding to your makeup bag.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow 1 of 15
There's a subtle shimmer in each of Tarte's cream shadows. They work as an eyeshadow base and they are gorgeous on their own. I can't live without these two colors: seashell pink and shimmering bronze.
Get it at Tarte $19.00
Buxom Stay There Eye Shadow 2 of 15
Stuck in a rut and looking to try a new color? Be bold and try Saint Bernard or Shin Tsu.
Get it at Sephora $19.00
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Eyeshadow 3 of 15
Make Up For Ever was not joking around when they created their Aqua Cream Eyeshadows. With pigments that stand out from the rest, a little goes a VERY long way. Perfect for the makeup artist junkie, but a bit more difficult to use if you're new to cream shadows!
Get it at Sephora $23.00
NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil Eyeshadow 4 of 15
I LOVE a chubby pencil! So easy to use and you can smudge it along the lashes as a liner or glide it across the lid as a shadow. A must-have, if you ask me.
Get it at Nars $24.00
Bobbie Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick 5 of 15
Looking for more neutral shades? This is your pick! Again, I love the easy application of the pencil, and Bobbi's color choices are perfect if you aren't feeling so daring.
Get it at Sephora $28.00
Smashbox Limitless 15-Hour Wear Cream Shadow 6 of 15
Another pot shadow that lasts all day and seriously doesn't move an inch. Use a liner brush to apply as an eyeliner as well.
Get it at Sephora $20.00
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes 7 of 15
A chubby stick at a more affordable price point, and I love Clinique's user-friendly colors. These are more of a sheer formula that just gives a hint of color.
Get it at Sephora $16.00
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil 8 of 15
Glitter heaven for all of you glitter junkies. I love to play around with these shadow liners for a night out on the town.
Get it at Sephora $20.00
BECCA Eye Tint 9 of 15
Looking for just a tint of natural color? Try these cream-gel formulas from Becca, which can be used as a base or on their own.
Get it at Sephora $24.00
Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eyeshadow & Eyeliner 10 of 15
This decadent eyeshadow/liner has a creamy consistency and the appropriate amount of shimmer to wear for those over the age of 25. Trish makes beautiful, high-quality products that make women want to put on their makeup everyday.
Get it at Nordstrom $32.00
Lancome Color Design Infinite Luminous Eyeshadow 11 of 15
Available in 19 vibrant and neutral colors, this silky powder-to-cream eyeshadow goes on smooth and stays crease-free all day!
Get it at Nordstrom $24.50
Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow 12 of 15
The mousse-gel texture makes this shadow easy to blend. It's available in 8 gorgeous, neutral shades with subtle shimmer.
Get it at Nordstrom $30.00
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 HR Eyeshadow 13 of 15
Looking for a more affordable option? You'll love this Maybelline cream shadow, available in 10 gorgeous colors. You can't go wrong with the price tag or the product.
Get it at Target $5.94
Milani Shadow Eyez Eyeshadow Pencil 14 of 15
Trying to find brilliant colors that really last? These eyeshadow pencils go on as bright as they appear and they do not budge all day, even with the oiliest eyelids.
Get it at Drugstores $8.00
Revlon Illuminance Creme Eyeshadow 15 of 15
An assortment of cream shadow pallets available for less than $5? It's true! These are so affordable you can have a palette for each season! A must-have for budget-shopping beauty lovers.
Get it at Drugstores $4.94