I am a big fan of cream eyeshadows although pick the wrong one and you end up with dreaded creasing. I have quite a deep crease so it is not uncommon to get product creasing unless it’s the lighter, finer textured cream eyeshadows that tend to have a shimmery all over finish.
I was excited about trying out these Make Up Atelier Paris creme eyeshadows. The brand is made for make up artists and is generally very high quality. These plastic pots of colour come in very simple but functional packaging:
I tried two very wearable everyday shades, Taupe and Bronze. The colour selection is quite generous on their website with some brights and neutrals in there.
Taupe is a medium toned grey taupe with a metallic sheen once swatched.
Bronze is a rich deep dirty gold coloured bronze rather than an orange based one.
These colours don’t look as great in the pan as when they are actually swatched – they are much prettier on the skin (eye!) than in the pot so don’t be deceived.
The texture of theses cremes is lovely – really super soft without being oily or too squishy. A small swipe picks up a decent amount of product, due to the softness, so you don’t have to work too hard with it.
Swatches – you can see how pigmented the colours are with just one layer:
A few other thoughts about this product – the rich pigmentation means that you don’t need much at all for the colour to show up on the eye. As it’s a cream tapping it on the eye builds the colour up nicely.
This product also blends nicely too, with your finger or a blending brush, as in, it doesn’t dry or set too quickly as some cream shadows do. Once it does set, it feels drier like a powder shadow with a cream base underneath does, and it doesn’t crease or move. You do have to let it dry properly first though to avoid that creasing.
Bronze is lovely, a really rich gold which I like wearing with just liner.
Taupe is also a nice daytime shade – less shimmery once it has set. I was surprised by the level of pigmentation as I don’t always find cream shadows are that pigmented without tons of layers.
If you want very pigmented and soft cream eyeshadows that are creaseproof, these are a great bet. They don’t look huge, but they actually have the same quantity as MAC Paint Pots, it’s just that MAC post are thicker which makes them look like they have more than they actually do!
These cost £14 each (for 5g) and you can buy them here.