Sunday, 19 January 2014

Creamy Colour

In the midst of summer I've been loving creamy formulations, pushing aside their powder counter parts to embrace a more glowy, summer appropriate me. Cheeks and eyes are my favourite places to experiment with a bit of creamy colour and these are the products that have been gracing those more often than not. Those of you still struggling through winter, don't fret, these are all colours and textures you can work with all year round and failing that, Spring is just on the horizon, hang in there.

Starting with eyes, my love for cream formulas here is a well documented one. I've raved countless times about my love for Maybelline's Colour Tattoos, the shades shown here are Bad to the Bronze and Tough as Taupe. Creamy, long lasting and oh so easy to apply, you can read more about these here. A less creamy, more powdery shadow is Bourjois' Colour Edition Creme to Powder Shadow, shown here in the shade Prune Nocturne, a nice one for gals currently enduring winter. A shimmery, purple shade that once blended out onto the lids takes on a more brown-y appearance making it much easier to sport than first anticipated. If you're wanting to really channel that purple, I went a little crazy and sported a full on purple smokey eye recently which you can read about here. The final eye colour is one of Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadows, this one in the shade Bikini-Tini. Much thinner and more silky than it's fellow cream shadows, not one that sets tough in place like Maybelline's, but still a nice addition to the makeup bag. My favourite when used as a base for other shadows to add glowy radiance.

Now onto the cheeks and this is where my cream formulation love really takes over the makeup drawers. First up a palette, I do love me a nice palette, Laura Mercier's Bonne Mine Palette. One I recently spoke about here, it's a combination of 'veils' to create a glowing complexion. One bronzer, two blushes and two highlighters, if you were to only own one cream cheek product this would have to be the one. Everything you need to perk up your cheeks all conveniently housed in one palette. If you're just after a one compact colour I'd recommend Stila's Convertible Colours. I own the shade Peony, a dusty pink that works equally well on the cheeks and lips making it a stand out in my collection. Perfect to pop in your bag for touch ups due to it's dual purpose abilities and handy mirror. Easy to work with and apply, it's a good one for anyone just starting out with cream formulations.

What are your favourite cream based products?



  1. I picked up the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze and I love it. I'm yet to try tough as taupe but I really want to - I've heard so much about it and the swatches are great.
    I really love the MUA cream blush in Dolly - such great staying power, easily blendable and very affordable!

  2. I love the maybellines colour tattoos, I really want to try the Benefit ones x

  3. I love Mac Paint Pots! Let's Skate is a gorgeous one. I am also loving the Josie Maran Cheek Gelees although I am guessing they're not strictly cream products. x

  4. I am seriously tempted to buy the laura mercier palette you're talking about but I own a few of the stila convertible colours so I don't really need it. But I love the cream bronzer and highlighter idea, very intriguing...

  5. They all like lovely. I really want to try the Laura MercIer palettes. x

  6. nina alexandridis20 January 2014 at 07:01

    I love the topshop cream blushes, they last a long time but don't leave your skin looking oily. The colour tattoo in taupe looks gorgeous too!

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  8. Great post x


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