Estee Lauder Double Wear Shadow Cremes – Review

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 2 - 2009

I’ve been wanting these Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Cremes for a while now after swatching “Vintage Violet” at the counter and falling in love with it’s gorgeous metallic finish.


They are fantastic for those days when you just don’t have the time to do a look using multiple shadows… I’ve applied these with both my fingers and a brush and either way they blend so smoothly.  The formula is creamy and highly pigmented, perfect for a quick and easy look!


Estee Lauder say:

Creme eyeshadow delivers intense color that lasts up to 15 hours and goes on fast.

Long-Wear, Stay-True Color
It’s stay-true color at your fingertips with matte to demi-pearl finishes.

  • Creamy formula goes on smoothly, blends easily.
  • Seamless coverage won’t crease or fade.
  • Can be worn alone or layered under powder eyeshadow.

For all skintypes and ideal for mature skin as it minimizes pulling and tugging of the delicate eyelid.

I think the 15hr thing is a bit of an exaggeration.  On my lids (which aren’t at all oily) they last around 7/8 hours before they start to crease a little, but that’s plenty long enough for me and even after they’ve started to crease, it’s not particularly noticeable for a few hours more.


L-R, Top-Bottom: Antique Gold, Silver Star (LE), Precious Jade, Lilac Petals & Vintage Violet.

Are you a fan of Cream Shadows? These are the first I’ve tried so I’d be really keen to hear some more recommendations!

Incase you’re interested, out of the 5 I have, Precious Jade & Antique Gold are stand outs in terms of pigmentation and total gorgeousness!

They currently retail at £14 each.

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6 Responses to “Estee Lauder Double Wear Shadow Cremes – Review”

  1. Sophie says:

    Ooh, I love they, They are gorgeous :)

  2. KatyWilko says:

    I love the color of Precious Jadeand Vintage Violet, will have to check these out next time I’m by a counter!
    Great post :)

  3. tali says:

    I have the silver one! What bugs me is that in the store under all that lighting they really sparkle and look gorgeous. When you take them home they look NOTHING like that and i find the consistency harder than the stores sample..less spreadable!

  4. I have the silver one and vintage violet. i love the silver one and while I love the look of vintage violet in the jar — on me it looks like i have a bruise on my eyelid. yuck.

    Overall though I like the product consistency!

  5. Luce says:

    Might have to try these and do a side-by-side with the Benefit Creaseless creams…

  6. @Sophie, they’re really jewel-like, great for winter!

    @Katy – Thank you!

    @Tali – The silver is the least pigmented of the ones I have, I think they do another silver too. I don’t have a problem with spreading? You didn’t get a dry one did you?

    @Lipstickrules – Yeah… the violet one is odd – I love it (on me) but can totally see that it could be a bit bruise-like with warmer skin tones.

    @Luce – I need to try some of those Benefit Creaseless Creams!

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