Cream Eyeshadow in pot is a great alternative to powder eyeshadow palettes for women over 50. If you are tired of dealing with dry skin on your eyelids messing up your eyeshadow, this article is for you. Keep reading if you get annoyed at the powder fallout on your checks.
Often the texture on your eyelids looks worse instead of better after you apply your eyeshadow. I wrote this article spefically for you because I struggle with these eyeshadow challenges on my over 50 eyelids all the time.
Cream Eyeshadow in Pot is one of the more affordable options for cream eyeshadow. You can get some great one and done color choices at drugstore prices if you look for cream eyeshadow in pots. Cream eyeshadow sticks are very popular too.
How Do Eye Pot Shadows Work – How Should I Apply?
I definitely recommend using an eye primer underneath your cream eyeshadow, even on dry lids. You will get a much longer wear time with a primer. I hear alot of talk about using eyeshadow primer if you have oily lids. But those of us with dry eyelids can greatly benefit from using a primer as well. If I take the time to use a good eyeshadow primer, I can use almost any brand.
A makeup brush will help if you have long fingernails. The product tends to get stuck under your nails when using cream eyeshadow in pots. I can simply see where I am putting the shadow on my lid much easier with a brush.
Don’t use a natural hair makeup brush with cream eyeshadow in pot. The eyeshadow is hard to blend with the soft bristles of a natural makeup brush. With cream products, natural hair makeup brushes are difficult to clean .
Stick with a eyeshadow blending brush make of artificial fibers. As a woman over 50, I like brushes that a little stiffer to blend cream eyeshadow on my lids. I need a little more “power” when blending the cream eyeshadows than I do with powder eyeshadow.
One and Done Looks
The look I like best is a simple one and done eyeshadow application with only one color. simple and FAST.
My second favorite is to first apply a matte color all over my lid. Then grab an accent color in a darker shade and apply it to the outer corner of my mobile lids.
Affordable Drugstore Brands of Cream Eyeshadow
I am going to show you a few of my favorite good drugstore makeup options for cream eyeshadow in pots. Not all drugstore brands offer a selection of cream eyeshadow in pots. Here are some of my favorites.
e.l.f. No Budge Cream Eyeshadow
These are relatively new, the No Budge Cream Eyeshadow line from e.l.f. comes in sticks and pots. I have them all! I mean seriously, why not? They are super affordable.
The color selection for the No Budge cream eyeshadow in pot is a little wilder than the other drugstore brands. These colors are fun.
I do indeed enjoy wearing them now and again. But for an everyday look the e.l.f. cream shadows in pots are not the best for my skin tone. For women over 50, sometimes – not always! – softer more muted colors are more flattering.
I wear these mostly when I am in a mood to show a little flair on my lids. I like to pair these with a a subtle lip and cheek color.
Revlon ColorStay™ Crème Eye Shadow
I have every single Revlon Cream Eyeshadow in the small glass pots. I absolutely love them. They are long-wearing and the colors are easy to blend.
They have a certain translucent quality to them when applied to my over 50 eyelids that I can’t get with powder eyeshadow.
These Revlon cream eyeshadows have been around for years. They have some ride or die fans for sure.
I find them not to dry out as long as I make sure to put the caps back on firmly. They last for years and don’t get crumbly.
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I don’t find these cream eyeshadows to be highly fragranced with floral perfume. Although I do notice a slight chemical smell when I use them that dissipates quickly.
Maybelline Color Tattoo
UP TO 24HR LONGWEAR CREAM EYESHADOW MAKEUP
I do not have the complete color selection for these Maybelline Color Tattoo pot eyeshadows. I do have 3-4 lighter colors that I like just as well as the Revlon. Keep in mind, I think the Maybelline brand has more shimmer than then Revelon brand.
Theses affordable cream eyeshadow in pot are definitely worth trying.