Welcome, friends, to round 2493 of my attempts to find a cream eyeshadow which doesn't immediately crease on my eyelids. I bang on about my excessively oily lids fairly frequently, and I'm not going to do it again now - so, on to these Double Wear ShadowCremes. Like many cream eyeshadows, they claim excellent wear, beautiful pigmentation, and a smooth, creamy application.
Top row, left to right: Buttercream, Smokey Twilight
Bottom row, left to right: Mochachino, Golden Sands
Texture wise, these are exceptionally silky. Fingers glide over the surface of the shadows in their pots, and the resulting colour smooths easily onto the eyelid. You get a good thirty seconds or so to blend the colour into the skin before the cream dries down. They do apply fairly sheer, particularly if you apply sparingly to make sure the colour is fully blended, but luckily they layer up well too.
Left to right: Buttercream, Smokey Twilight, Mochachino, Golden Sands
The colours are indeed gorgeous, with a variety of finishes from pearl to matte. The shimmering shades catch the light beautifully.
And the wear?
Taken at around 10AM
Taken at around 11PM
Well, it's definitely not creased into a horribly patchy mess. There are a few signs of wear around the inner corner of my eye, and a crease is beginning to form - but 13 hours of mostly creaseless wear on my eyelids is something short of a miracle for me. And indeed, I've been reaching for Golden Sands frequently since I received it - it's a gorgeously eye brightening shade, easy to apply, and wears well even on my oily lids - definitely impressed. I think I'll be buying Antique Gold or Pink Pearl next!
If you'd like to try Estee Lauder's Double Wear ShadowCremes, you'll find them on counter and online, where each shadow will cost you £15.50. Well worth it for the wear, in my mind. What do you think? Tried these? Found any other unbudgeable cream shadows? Let us know in the comments!
Disclosure: PR sample