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I saw these cream shadows on offer in B&M. I'm not someone who usually goes for cream shadows as I have extremely oily lids, so I'm in need of powdered ones. But as they were Urban Decay(And i'm a brand snob), I decided to buy them anyway. They were £1.75 each but I believe they retail for around £9 full price.
Okay so the packaging, as all Urban Decay items are, is adorable. Really cute and funky tube, with a little applicator similar to one used in lipglosses. My two creamshadows are in Knee-High and Foxy. Foxy is a light gold colour and Knee-High is a deep brown.
The consistancy is alot wetter than I thought they would be. They're more of a liquid than a cream in my opinion. Foxy, is very sheer and once dried is pretty invisible to the naked eye, so not good if wearing alone. Knee-High is alot darker but doesn't blend very well.
I've tried using these as a base but they dry weird and I do find them a little restricting on the eye area once dried. Neither colours blend very well, they tend to disappear once blended.
As for how long they last, i'm not sure due to my dislike for them. I've taken them off before I've gone out. I really dislike them and if I'd bought them for £9, I'd be fuming. I thought because they were Urban Decay, they were going to be a good product and it just goes to show, don't judge a product by the brand name. This really is disappointing.
These Urban Decay cream eye shadows used to be available at larger Boots stores, Debenhams and online but I think they might have been discontinued because they're not even listen on the official Urban Decay website anymore. You might still be able to get them on places like Ebay but I'm not entirely sure.
I only got one of these, a few years ago now. I think it cost about 8 or 9 pounds and comes in tubes, about the size of a lip gloss tube I would say.
So the tube is made of clear plastic, where you can see the colour of the shadow inside and then there's a silver plastic screw on cap. I chose the light brown/ golden colour but I'm not sure what it was called as I don't have it anymore.
Now, my eye lids can get quite oily and that's why, these days, I can't live without my Urban Decay Primer Potion, as shadows tend to crease and cake into the crease of my eye, which just looks unattractive if you ask me.
So at the time I bought this, I didn't really know much about primers so I just used to put this on, straight onto my eye lid with the result of creasing only about 40 minutes in or even less.
The cream shadow was nicely pigmented and felt very smooth and blended in effortlessly into my skin. It didn't take too long to dry either, but just to make sure that the application was a smooth as possible, I kept my eyes closed for a minute or two.
I'm guessing these have now been discontinued for a reason and maybe Urban Decay are formulating a better cream shadow as we speak because I know that's what they've done with their lip sticks.
This shadow, whilst very vibrant, buildable and smooth to apply, wasn't ideal as it just wouldn't stay put and all the colour would shift into the crease of the eye, which isn't what you want from your eye shadow, so I can't rate this very high I'm afraid.
I was lucky enough to have been given 2 Urban Decay Eyeshadow creams for my depressing January birthday, mainly because I think my sister is fed up of me scrounging all of her make-up before a night out!!
~ Price ~
Roughly about £9 per tube which is 6.7ml but sales are always a great time to buy products like this.
~ Packaging ~
The outer packaging is quite cheap looking in my opinion. It's a clear plastic cuboid shape, the idea I suppose being that you can see the product without having to open the packaging. It has 'URBAN DECAY cream' up the side of it in purple writing with the name of the colour on the top.
The eyeshadow cream comes in a neat little plastic holder and the colour chosen can be seen through it. It's about 8cm in length including the handle section.
The handle is silver, regardless of the colour cream chosen. Not surprisingly it's a screw top and at the end of the handle there is a little sponge area to apply the cream, very much like a lot of lip gloss applicators.
~ Range of colours available ~
* Five-o (metallic baby blue)
* Knee-high (bronze)
* Pink flamingo (pink with microsparkle)
* White lightening (smooth, snow white)
* Foxy (peach)
* Midnight cowboy (shimmery beige)
* Purple haze (purple with a blue shift)
* Go Army! (cargo green with microsparkle)
* Moonshine (silver with silver sparkle)
* Shag (dusty rose)
~ What do Urban Decay Promise?~
The colours stay put and fresh all day long and well in to the night without any creasing.
~ My Experience ~
The applicator means that the cream can be applied very easily and with accuracy.
I have the Foxy and Moonshine colours. The Moonshine is silver with very delicate silver sparkles as the manufacturer's describe but the Foxy I would say is more of a delicate bronze than a peach and this too has a gentle 'sparkling' effect once applied, which they don't describe it as having.
The eyeshadow doesn't give a heavy look, more of a light colour when applied and they are correct in stating 'no creasing'. They both have a very delicate sparkle and sheen to them which I would say was more appropriate for a night out than day wear but then again I never wear any make-up during the day.
Having only ever used this at night, I would however have to disagree with their promise for it to stay on all day and in to the night as it does seem to fade during the night and needs re-applying to get the initial look back.
~ About Urban Decay ~
U.D produces a full range of make-up products along with some flavoured body balms and body brushes, some of which have some weird and wonderful names!
It's well worth a visit to their website for some 'different' gifts and goodies ideas.
~ How long does it last?~
Since I have only used the creams a few times, I can't give readers a definite time scale but I would 'guess-timate' between 3 - 4 months based on using them a couple of times a week.
~ Where to buy~
There are a host of websites selling urban decay products so it's well worth checking out a few for some good deals.
Otherwise, department stores like House of Fraser and Debenhams are worth a visit and they are beginning to get more of this line in stock.
I do really like this cream and the product fits nicely in to an evening bag but I would advise you to look around for bargains as I wouldn't be prepared to pay full price for it, I would say that it's worth more in the region of under £5, than nearer £10!
Definitely dreamy, a little bit steamy, and very, very creamy / Glistening, glamourous, high-tech and luscious to touch¨Cream by Urban Decay is a collection of eye color thatãs like frosting for your eyes / You already know and love our richly pigmented powder shadows, so now we invite you to venture into the dewy, sexy world of Cream / Itãs a no-holds-barred party, baby /