Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors : I Never Thought I’d Wear Orange and Pink on eyes!

by Paris B on · 44 comments

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You know what? I enjoy using cream eyeshadows. I guess I’m luckier than most, because few eyeshadows crease on me. I do not have oily lids and for the most part, cream shadows or any eyeshadow for that matter, stay on my lids for the most part of the day. Hurrah! icon razz Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors : I Never Thought Id Wear Orange and Pink on eyes!

The one benefit I find using cream shadows, is the ease of use. In most brands (I happen to like the Benefit Creaseless Cream shadows) its pretty much swipe and go. No need to fuss and faff about and they blend very easily. Now, I’d tried Shiseido’s earlier offering of a cream shadow before this – Hydro something? I didn’t like it. So I faced the newer Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors with a little trepidation.

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The shadow itself isn’t new. They have been around since late last year if I recall correctly and come in a variety of colours. I’d read a lot of raving reviews about the texture and longevity, but I was still hesitant to try them. Recently however, I was given the chance to try a couple of the colours including 2 new colours from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. So, here are my thoughts icon smile Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors : I Never Thought Id Wear Orange and Pink on eyes!

The colours I have, happen to be colours I’m not quite into which I will say makes it hard for me to say that I LOVE these even though I do LIKE these. BR306 is a warm red toned brown that I believe would look lovely on those with a warmer skintone but on its own, it made my eyes look tired. I tried wearing it with gold but it didn’t work. If you have a warm skintone though, do check it out though, I think it would work on you for a really quick and easy day/work look.

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Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color Shadows: BR306 Leather (shimmering brown with red tones and gold shimmer), PK214 Pale Shell (shimmer pale pink), OR313 Sunshower (shimmering orange)

PK214 Pale Shell and OR313 Sunshower are 2 new (permanent) shades in the range for Spring/Summer 2012, together with BL214 Ice, a pale shimmery blue (not featured). When I saw PK214 and OR313 in the tub I must confess to my heart sinking. When I swatched them, my heart sank further. How was I supposed to wear colours like these? Pinks? Browns? Orange? I’m afraid they aren’t quite me. On someone with a warmer skintone, they would be gorgeous! On me?

Well guess what? It sort of works! I think icon smile Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors : I Never Thought Id Wear Orange and Pink on eyes!

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The colours are strong, but you can sheer them out on the skin very easily. I dabbed some OR313 in the outer part of my lid and then applied the PK214 on the inner corner and blended them where the two colours meet. The orange isn’t as scary as it looks and is in fact quite a nice effect due partly to the shimmer. I also lined the upper lash line with the BR306 and the lower lash line with PK214. It really brightens the eye!

The shimmer in the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors are there. Brilliantly shimmering, which if used sparingly, is lovely. It isn’t glittery but it is most definitely shimmery. If you are afraid of shimmer, you will not like this. The texture is very smooth and almost silken to the touch. It spreads easily and on my lids, stay on all day. The shimmer stays on too till evening without migrating one bit. That last point really impressed me.

I did find that the 2 new Spring/Summer 2012 ones PK214 and OR313 were more shimmery than BR306. I’m not sure how the other colours are, or if it is just the new texture that is more shimmery.

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Here’s a slightly different angle to show you what I mean about the orange being not crazy scary. It is actually a lot more subtle on the skin than I expected. You could use this as an eyeshadow base too if you like. I don’t know who actually walks about with orange and pink on their eyes and says its “natural” but it is… in a nude colour sort of way. I don’t know… I sort of found it… refreshing icon smile Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors : I Never Thought Id Wear Orange and Pink on eyes!

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See what I mean? “Natural” – inverted commas required icon smile Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors : I Never Thought Id Wear Orange and Pink on eyes! Barring BR306 which I do not like, I’m quite happy with how PK214 and OR313 turned out.

In a nutshell

Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colours are cream shadows infused with shimmer. The texture is very smooth, velvety and creamy but they are also very shimmery which may or may not appeal to the majority. I like that because the shimmer doesn’t migrate and stays on the skin. The colours apply a little more sheer than what you see in the tub which again, may or may not appeal. I think they are good for a very quick eye look on days when you don’t want too much hassle. They add just the right amount of perkiness to the eyes without being too obvious. I do not know how it fares on very oily lids though as on mine, they last all day.

Pros: Smooth velvety texture, Lovely shimmer that stays on the skin and does not migrate during the day, Lasts all day on my lids, Sheer and buildable colour enhances the eyes

Cons: Sheer and shimmery colour may not appeal to everyone

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Juan who has oily lids reports that it lasts on her lids for hours. On mine, it pretty much goes without saying. I rarely experience creasing so when I do, its a big deal and I’m sure to mention it. You can view some of the permanent shades available over at Makeupstash. I apply these with fingers. I find that the easiest way.

Personally, I would love to get myself a couple more of these. The texture is quite something. However, I will be looking at some of the cooler colours that appeal more to me – pewter, blues and greens. I’m already trying to work out which to get icon biggrin Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors : I Never Thought Id Wear Orange and Pink on eyes!

Do you own any Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colours and have a colour you’d like to recommend? Or have you tried these and have your thoughts to share? Would you willingly pair orange and pink on your eyes? icon biggrin Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors : I Never Thought Id Wear Orange and Pink on eyes! It isn’t half bad you know. I’m quite happy with it and with the sheer texture and shimmer, it actually looks perky and fresh!

Paris B

Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color eyeshadows come in 15 shades Price: RM70 Availability: Shiseido makeup counters

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Hanny Daforcena April 9, 2012 at 8:37 am

Yes I’ve realized that cream products do last longer on oily lids, hmmm, barring the Revlon Illuminance cream shadow quads, of course. Those creased terribly on me…


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Oh I remember that palette. Sorry, that was crap :P I don’t like MAC Paint Pots either (crease) or Bobbi Brown (dry) :)


Applegal April 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

Oooo the orange and pink is a nice surprise! I wouldn’t have dreamt of putting both colours on my eyes but you really pulled it off!


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Thanks! I didn’t think of it either but I wasn’t sure how best to wear them. It turned out surprisingly well – very summery, cocktaily feel :D


Honey April 9, 2012 at 9:51 am

Off topic – but what foundation/face products do you have on here? I like the fresh glow.


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Hi Honey, erm… I believe its the L’Oreal White Perfect Brush on foundation, Meteorites in Teint Beige and quite possibly a Lunasol blush. Sorry I’m not 100% sure :P


Lily April 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

I have these cream shadows in Patina and Sable. I have oily lids and these shadows crease on me if I worn on its own. Primer is very much needed, and setting it with powder makes it stay even longer. Compared to other creams I have, namely Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, MAC and Chanel, these ones have the least staying power. I envy your non oily lids!


Lily April 9, 2012 at 10:08 am

** if worn on its own. This reply is purely to correct the grammatical issue because I don’t want to look like a retard. -__-”


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I just looked up Patina and Sable and they are such pretty colours! I think I might have to go and get them :D Sorry to hear they crease on you though :( I had a creasy problem with MAC, find Chanel too glittery and Bobbi Brown too dry. Estee Lauder is great though. I have a cream shade that makes a great base if I want to use one :D


Stacie April 9, 2012 at 11:05 am

I like all three colors. Very pretty! Stacie xo


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Very summery, aren’t they, Stacie? I think they’d be great for when the weather warms up :D


Sam April 9, 2012 at 11:25 am

I don’t own any cream shadows (previous bad experiences!) but I love the orange. Not at all what I expected.


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Ooh what was your bad experience, Sam? I’ve had my fair share of bad experiences too. Mostly to do with them drying out or being dry, creasing, etc


kuri April 9, 2012 at 11:45 am

my lids are somewhat oily especially at the base, and I find these wear quite well.
I have the pewter and the khaki brown; pewter is a very lovely cool bluish-gunmetal which is a bit too cool for me, but the khaki brown is very easy for a polished look. I love the texture! So easy to apply and build up, and they work very well as bases.


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with oily lids, Kuri! :D The colours you chose sound so pretty, I want to have them :P I think I will hehe ;)


gin April 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Hi Paris! thanks to your post that i am wearing orange shadow today!
and now i am thinking…. if we use a coral blush…will it works?
hmm…can we put blusher on eyelids?


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Ooh you’re sporting orange today? :D I’m actually wearing the pink on its own today because I was late :P The thing about using blush around the eye area will depend on whether the product is labeled as safe for the eye. Some pigments (esp red pigments) aren’t safe for use around the eye but are alright on our skin. So, I’d do an eyeshadow for a blush, but never the other way around unless I’m very sure its safe :)


Gin April 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Ahhh I see… Okay.. Better don’t go over the rule!! Thx for the advice Paris!!!!
My now I am so tempted to get the orange!!! I don’t have this kinda orange apart frm my blush… XD
But again… I am supposed to save up for the Dior summer palate…OMG how~~


Paris B April 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Now that you mention it, Dior will have an orange palette for summer so you can always wait for it then compare because the Shiseidomis permanent after all :)


gin April 14, 2012 at 9:19 am

oh now u said it…the orange is great too!!!!! *tempt tempt*
but i was eyeing on the blue palate!!!
oh God my purse is gonna bleed………


Paris B April 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

hehe I’m waiting for swatches to come online for the Dior palettes but I’m thinking the orange one is going to be way too warm for me :D


Ivo April 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I love the shiseido shimmering cream eye colours. I bought the orange colour too. I think the orange colour will flatter anyone who use it. But I find the formula almost as same as Majolica Majorca cream eyeshadow.


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Hi Ivo, I haven’t tried the Majolica Majorca ones but now you have me curious :) I usually can’t wear MM shadows (affects my eyes) which is why I haven’t been paying attention. But the orange shade is quite unexpectedly lovely, isn’t it? I was pleasantly surprised :D


Kel April 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm

A bit skeptical about cream shadows. The only ones i’ve tried was Bobbi Brown’s limited edition palatte some years back and it didnt really work on me…the colours just didn’t ‘appear’ on my eye and when i applied 2 colours, it just sort of became one. However, this one seems really interesting…


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I didn’t like Bobbi Brown cream shadows either. I had 2 pots but I found them too dry and they didn’t spread or blend easily. The quality in these are much better in my view but you have to be comfortable with shimmer :)


Amanda April 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Good that you don’t have oily eyelids. I’m learning (from ground zero) the nuts and bolts of eye shadow, and I find the biggest issue I’m to solve is how to make the color last for some hours on my oily eye lids.


Paris B April 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Hi Amanda, have you tried using a lid primer? Those with oily lids say that it helps a lot to keep eyeshadow in place and without creasing. I guess I’m lucky not to have oily lids – saves me an extra step and $ :D


Juan April 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

cantik, right?? i love them so much! my first cream shadows that work like a charm. like you, i do have the intention to check out other colours. they are so wearable and workable. even the packaging is so minimalistic and easy to carry around.


Paris B April 12, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Yes! I love just wearing them on their own even. The shimmer keeps them interesting. Already eyeing a few more shades hehe…


S. April 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I’m in love with cream shadows! The brown one looks amazing. I really like the look you’ve created, it suits you. xxx


Paris B April 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Thank you S ;) which are your favorite cream shadows?


S. April 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I love Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows and Essence’s Stay All Day! I highly recommend them both :) xxx


Paris B April 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I haven’t tried the Essence one, but I like Benefit’s creaseless creams too! The texture is really nice and smooth :)


milktea April 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Hooray for orange makeup as a workday look! It’s about time! :D


milktea April 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I wear the orange from the Nyx Secret World palette.


Paris B April 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Lol! From that, I’m guessing you wear orange shadow to work too? ;)


milktea April 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Yes, I did! But only 1x so far… ^^ At office, no comments. But during lunch, I went to a sundry shop and the SA (I felt) looked at my eyes more than a normal person would :p Anyways, I plan to wear orange again and not feel self-conscious. :)


Paris B April 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Haha! Well importantly, there was no comment at the office. Who cares what the sundry shop SA thinks eh? ;)


Sunny April 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I haven’t tried orange on my eyes, but I’ve been eyeing the Dior Aurora palette. With the combination I MIGHT be able to make it work.

I have recently acquired a L’Oreal infallible eyeshadow and two Maybelline 24-hour color tattoo eyeshadows, but otherwise my experience with cream shadow is really limited!


Paris B April 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Ooh I hear the Maybelline Color Tattoo shadows are good stuff. We aren’t getting them here for some strange reason :P Loreal actually is a powder shadow, not cream even though it has that creamy texture ;) But I think orange on eyes is a tricky affair. The shade has to be just right :)


milktea April 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

No L’oreal Infallible. No Maybelline Color Tattoo. What else aren’t we getting in Malaysia? (answer: probably even more than we would like to know :( )


Sunny April 13, 2012 at 3:44 am

Hey Paris (and Milktea), actually we don’t get Color Tattoo eyeshadows here either. I got them through a drugstore swap with Jessica from Getting Cheeky! I’ll keep you posted about how the orange in Aurora works for me. I’m already devising a master plan lol


Tracy April 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

Looks GORGEOUS on you!! I need to try one of these-I never have but have always been curious.


Paris B April 12, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Thank you! I think these shadows are really lovely. Do try them if you get the chance to :)


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