Lately, I have been on a hunt for new good cream eyeshadows. As I mentioned before, I prefer using cream makeup vs. powder makeup. I like when makeup blends well into my skin and looks natural. It also requires a quicker application, mostly without using brushes. My favorite eyeshadow colors are taupes and light greys, so Vapour Storm was the perfect find for me.
Packaging: This cream shadow comes in the classic Vapour metal tube.
Color: Storm is a very pigmented color in between a warm grey and a dark taupe. I think that it would work well on a variety of complexions/eye colors. This is exactly what I was looking for: it gives me a quick subtle smokey eye that looks great against my light/yellow skin and dark brown eyes.
Consistency: The consistency is very, very soft, like a butter balm. It is meant to be very gentle, soothing, and nourishing to the eyelids. It contains the organic botanicals Chrysanthemum (collagen enhancing) and Horsetail herbs (anti-inflammatory and circulatory enhancing), which Vapour calls “Vapour’s Eye Specific Infusion”. So you get the color + the treatment benefits, which I love!
Application: The product is so easy to use. Just dab your finger on the tip of the stick and gently pat it on your eyelid. If you prefer, you can use a specific brush for cream shadows (synthetic hair is best). It has such an easy consistency that makes the application a breeze.
Ingredients: Organic/Bio Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic/Bio Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Organic/Bio Chrysanthemum Morifolium (Chrysanthemum Flowers), Organic/Bio Euphrasia Officinalis (eyebright), Organic/Bio Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (Cl 77019), Carmine (Cl 75470)]
Final Thoughts: My only issue with this little gem is that on my (oily) lids it does not last as much as I hoped. After a few hours it had definitely moved a little bit and smudged. Therefore I have had to use a little bit of powder to set it, (which I rather not use when I do not have much time to get ready.)
In conclusion, I think that this is an amazing cream shadow, definitely better for people with dry skin. For all of the rest of us, you might want to pack a little extra color and set with powder before you head out into the world.
Have you found a good natural cream shadow? Let me know what you are using in the comments below!