COST: $17 (but often on sale on the Urban Decay website)
THE SKINNY: Urban Decay Cream Shadow is such a great idea. It’s a glittery, gel-based shadow served up in a tube that Urban Decay says “dries to a weightless layer of color that will not crease, fade, or hide in fine lines.”
And it sort of does that. But the color is pretty translucent and it fades away a little too quickly for my liking.
Plus, I’m not sure how you’re really supposed to apply it. The applicator, built into the lid of the tube, is a plastic wand with a flat end. It’s really not big enough, so the shadow goes onto your lid in a very thin line. Dabbing the shadow onto your finger and applying work OK, but the shadow dries quickly. Usually, I wind up with a sparkly finger and little shadow on my eyes.
If you use this product and have a better suggestion, let me know.
KEEP OR TOSS: Keep, especially if you find them on sale. It’s good for lazy weekends, if nothing else.
CHECK IT OUT: Urban Decay Cream Shadow tubes always seem to be on sale on the Urban Decay website. Right now, they’re marked down to $2, so it’s a great time to experiment.
-- Tested by Shay