I've always generally preferred powder shadows to cream shadows but recently I've been playing around with texture and switching things up.
Most highstreet beauty brands have recently launched cream shadows (I'm thinking Maybelline's Colour Tattoo & Bourjois Colour Edition Shadows) and so I've been happy to see my favourite high-end brands produce some new shades too!
I can't express just how luxurious & stunning these Long Wear Gel Sparkle shades are. Absolutely perfect for this time of year, they sparkle and glisten in the light and really make the eyes pop.
I've been opting for a sweep of these shades blended up to the crease of my eye and smudged out below my lower lash line (with a fluffy eye brush) and they look like I've made loads of effort. They are also build-able so you can layer to get the type of intensity you want. I love the Smokey Topax for blue eyes, and the blue & green shades look stunning on darker eye colours.
You can also use these instead of a bog standard black liner, to create a flick on your top lash line (the shimmer looks stunning peeping behind big lashes). I should also mention there is absolutely no glitter 'fallout' with these shades so you won't end up looking like a sparkly Edward Cullen!
These are available online here and at Bobbi Brown counters for £20. Quite pricey but absolutely stunning and a gorgeous addition to a makeup collection.
What's your favourite cream eye shadow?