Cream eyeshadows are a popular choice because they are easy to apply (who needs brushes when you’ve got fingers?) and blend very well, less so for their tendency to crease and fade. Given their reputation for disappearing on lids, basically every cream eyeshadow on the market claims to be fade-proof and creaseless, but let’s face it, they can’t all live up to their promises.
For this post I will be comparing two cream eyeshadows that claim to be immune to creasing, Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow and Maybelline’s Color Tattoo.
|Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Audacious Asphalt|
Retails for approx. $9.99
|Benefit's Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Skinny Jeans|
Retails for approx. $19
I tried to find two similar shades but they still weren't close enough to wear at the same time without looking like a crazy person, so I wore Maybelline the first day and Benefit the next.
I have to say that the pictures do not do the results justice. Maybelline’s contender had barely budged after 10 hours; however, after only 6 hours, Benefit’s supposedly creaseless eyeshadow had almost completely migrated to, you guessed it, my crease.
The one downfall to Maybelline’s Color Tattoo is that it only comes in a few shades, most of which couldn’t be worn in daylight without turning a few heads. You can check them out for yourself here. You can also check out Benefit’s selection here.
I’m not sure if Maybelline’s Color Tattoo could last the promised 24 hours, and to be honest, I don’t know why you would ever need it to. But, considering that it far outlasted a product almost double its price, Maybelline’s Color Tattoo is the obvious winner. The verdict: save.