Cosmopolitan (UK)

Beauty lab Crease-free cream eyeshadows

Searching for blendable colour that doesn’t gather in your eye creases? Sounds like a job for beauty editor Cassie Powney…


Trinny London Eye2Eye, £18 (30 shades)

These shimmering and satin formulas have the perfect amount of slip for precision lash-lining and all-over lid colour. I applied it in seconds using my finger, and there was minimal fade by the end of the day. Stop here if you consider yourself a make-up novice and want to swipe and go.

Cosmetics À La Carte Luminous Cream Shadow, £28 (17 shades)

I was obsessed with this metallic veil of colour as soon as I swiped it on. It has a gloss-like finish, but with a colour laydown that people won’t blink and miss (and you won’t blink off throughout the day). With more finely milled sparkle than its Trinny London doppelgäng­er, it’s up to you if you can stretch to the extra £10.

Smashbox Always On Cream Shadow, £18 (15 shades)

If shimmer’s not your thing, check out this eclectic mix of pack-apunch matte brights and reserved neutrals. The primer-infused formula makes it particular­ly good for oily eyelids – I used a neutral one as a base for my powder shadow and it was a game-changer on a hot day.

Byredo Colour Stick, £26 (19 shades)

Fragrance fave Byredo has moved into make-up, and these clutch-bag-friendly sticks of joy can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks. I found the “dewy-creams” easier to apply than the iridescent “dry-creams”, which required a bit more expert blending and faded to a (still gorgeous) glitter finish by the end of the day.

Babi [right], a gentle coral, will stun on all skin tones.

Morphe 2 Jelly Eye Shimmer, £10 (6 shades)

With the sheerest colour pay-off on the page, but plenty of high-impact sparkle (we’re talking glitter-ball eyes in certain light), this will divide cream-shadow fans. The bouncyto-touch formula glides on easily and sets quickly, but the finish is more of a subtle tint than a noticeable colour.

Vieve Eye Wand, £21 (6 shades)

I was worried these chubby pencils were too solid for easybreezy applicatio­n, but the texture was surprising­ly creamy.

Not quite as blendable as the creamy pots on the page, but great if you want to combine colours for a more defined smoky eye (the neutrals on offer go together like the Biebers).

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