Review – Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme in Pink Pearl and Silver Leaf


I hope all of you had a great Labour Day holiday! Even though it wasn’t a long weekend, i must say it was a nice mid-week break. The week seems much shorter and more bearable cos of the break in between.

Today, i will be doing a quick review of the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme in 2 colors – Pink Pearl and Silver Leaf. Here are some pictures for you before i tell you more about it.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Creme Pink Pearl

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Creme Pink Pearl

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Creme Silver Leaf

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Creme Silver Leaf

Product Description: (Taken from the Nordstrom website)

Stay-true color. 15-hour wear. Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme delivers intense eye color that lasts and goes on fast. 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 skin types and ideal for mature skin, as it minimizes pulling and tugging of the delicate eyelid.

Here’s a picture of both ShadowCremes swatched on the back of my hand

Swatches - Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Creme in Pink Pearl & Silver Leaf

My thoughts:

If like me, you have oily lids coupled with hooded eyes, i think you will love cream shadows. Not only are they budge proof, they are great as a base for powder shadows. They really do help your eye makeup last all day, even without a primer (for me, at least!) But when i know i’m going to be out all day, i still do use a primer most times, just to be on the safe side. I have had too many embarrassing panda eye incidents in this life time. I do not wish to relive those moments again if you know what i mean 😉

The pearl pink is what i would expect from its name – a pale frosty pink. Silver Leaf looks like a brown in the pot, but really it’s more of a taupe with traces of lilac depending on how you see it in the light.

These cream shadows here gives a pearlized finish – very pretty IMHO. It’s very easy to apply – i find it easier to layer the color evenly on my lids using my fingers. That way, the build-up is more consistent; depending on your desired color intensity. There are 2 ways I use these. 1) Use it as a base, and layer with a similar colored powder shadow, then use a darker shade for the crease to create depth 2) Spread it all over the lid, up to the crease and blend quickly. I would layer for increased color intensity, then use a darker shade power shadow for the crease. It works well for me both ways, and i have enjoyed using both of them paired with other colors. I chose fairly neutral shades so there’s flexibility to use with other products if i wish to. The only thing about cream shadows in general is that the color tends to set quite quickly, so you need to be quick to blend.

Thanks for reading! It’s Friday tomorrow, woohoo!

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and have not been influenced by PR companies or advertisers. Products featured/reviewed are purchased with my own money, unless otherwise stated.

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