Not everyone loves cream eye shadows. The most common concern is that they’re harder to use than powder. I used to think that way. When I started studying makeup, I hated it when my teacher would want us to use cream eye shadows. I find them harder to blend and they have the tendency to be patchy and clumpy. I stopped using them for a time until I was slowly introduced to other brands of cream shadows. I then realized that not all cream shadows are a disaster. LOL! If you’ve seen my past reviews, I’ve been liking them actually. Here’s another cream shadow from a well known brand, Shiseido. Read on my review of Shiseido Cream Eye Shadow.


Shiseido Cream Eye Shadow Product Information


A lightweight cream eye shadow with a radiant, lustrous finish that maintains a just-applied fresh look for 16 hours without smudging or creasing. Applies easily with your fingertip for a smooth, even finish. Hydrates skin with Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE.


I love Shiseido Cream Eye Shadow because…


  • it has a pretty packaging- signature camellia shaped cap.


  • it can be used alone or as a base.
  • it has light creamy texture.
  • it can be blended easily, even with fingers.
  • it glides smoothly on the lids. No tugging.
  • it gives a nice wash of shimmer on the lids if used alone. Light shades brighten up the eyes in an instant.
  • it’s shimmery- but not the super glittery kind.
  • it’s easy to use, even if you’re not a pro.
  • it doesn’t get streaky or patchy when applied.
  • it can easily be layered without uneveness.
  • it’s pigmented.

I wish Shiseido Cream Eye Shadow…


  • comes in more colors and matte shades.
  • doesn’t crease or fade on oily lids. It’s good enough for about 6 hours on me, but it won’t last from day to night.
  • is cheaper. It’s PHP 1,150 (about USD 27) for a 6g pot.

Application tips on Shiseido Cream Eye Shadow


  • Apply powder eye shadow on top for a more intense color.
  • If you just want a wash of color, apply as is.
  • You can use your ring finger to apply or an eyeshadow brush.
  • Make sure to blend the edges well.
  • If you have super oily lids, applying powder on top of this cream can lessen the creasing and fading.
  • Store in a cool place.

Shiseido Cream Eye Shadow Verdict


If you are a first timer in cream eye shadows, Shiseido Cream Eye Shadow is a good start. I find it very easy to blend and its light creamy texture is easy to work with. If I’m on a rush and I just want an instant eye brightener, I just apply this cream shadow all over my lid, line my eyes, curl my lashes and quickly brush some mascara. I have oily lids though so it creases a bit when I have it on the whole day.

I recommend Shiseido Shimmer Cream Eyeshadow to those who are willing to spend for a pot of shimmery cream eye shadow. It’s also perfect for first time or non-pro users of cream eye shadows.

Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in WT901 MIST


swatch of WT901 Mist


left: powder eyeshadow alone; right: with Shiseido Cream Eye Shadow in Mist underneath

Notice that the orange eye shadow powder on the right has a more intense colour.


Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Mist on the lids


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