15 Creamy Eyeshadows We’re Obsessed With for Winter

Lauren Caruso
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Other than wearing cozy layers, having an excuse to binge-watch ‘Friends’ for the umpteenth time, and, of course, a million holiday parties, one of the biggest upsides to winter is that your makeup won’t slide off minutes after you put it on.

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The downside, though, is that your skin skews dry for a solid four months (thanks to a combination of a major lack of humidity and awful forced indoor heating systems), meaning your makeup won’t look as dewy as it does in warmer weather. You’ve already swapped your powder foundation for something liquid—so why not apply that theory to your lids, too?

“Cream shadows are easily blendable during the dryer months,” says makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci, who notes that they’re more forgiving on dry, chapped skin. “Plus, satin textures give your eyes an inner glow, and they’re great for a quick application because you can use your fingertip to blend.”

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But if you have naturally oily eyelids—a fact that boggles the mind of almost any man, I’ve noticed—cream shadows might not stay put as well as you’d hope. Ciucci recommends M.A.C Paints because “they’re still easily to blend, have a good amount of play-time and don’t dry down chalky. Click through to find 15 more of the best creamy eyeshadows that are perfect for winter.

Originally published November 2016. Updated November 2017.

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Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra, $25 at Ulta

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream Waterproof Eye Color, $45 at MAKE UP FOR EVER

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

RMS Eye Polish, $28 at Need Supply

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

Tarte Double Duty Beauty The Eye Architect Double Ended Liner and Shadow, $24 at Ulta

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

Maybelline Eye Studio Cream Gel Shadow, $5.99 at Target

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Milk Makeup Eye Pigment, $24 at Milk Makeup

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

surratt beauty Prismatique Eyes, $38 at Sephora

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Eye Shadow on Flatiron, $18 at Nordstrom

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Twinkle Pop Eyeshadow Stick, $28 at Marc Jacobs Beauty

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, $30 at Bobbi Brown

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, $29 at Laura Mercier

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes, $17.50 at Clinique

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

Shimmering Cream Eye Color, $25 at Shiseido

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15 Cream Eyeshadows That Are Winter Weather Musts

Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadow, $5 at Milani

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Eyeshadow 101 Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick, $18 at Julep

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