We Tested 7 Cream Eye Shadows—and the Best One Wasn't the Most Expensive

Amanda Montell

It's official: Cream and stick eye shadow formulas have fully taken the place of cumbersome powders. (If you haven't received the memo, here's proof.) We've tried dozens of cream eye shadows over the past year, and during the process, we have discovered several key elements to consider. Color, vibrancy, consistency, and texture are all important, of course. But the difference between a good cream eye shadow and a great one is the “wearability” factor. Especially if you have oily eyelids that can't seem to hang on to color. Think about it: No matter how pretty the pigment, if your shadow does not last through the night, what's the point?

By far, our favorite thing about cream and stick eye shadow is how easy it is to apply—and we'll take an effortless cream over a fussy powder any day. However, our standards for long wear still stand strong. So we went on the hunt to find the longest-lasting cream eye shadow on the market: one that we can just swipe on leave be. We editors put seven cream eye shadows that promise all-night wear to the ultimate test. Keep scrolling to read our reviews of the seven long-lasting cream eye shadows!

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