The big question here is “does it crease?”. I am so happy to report: “NO!”. I have been working with this product for a couple weeks because I wanted to be absolutely sure I could report no crease. As long as you follow founder and makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift’s directions for nothing under the product, there will be zero gathering, clumping or creaseing.
There really is no need to pile anything on before, because this doubles as eye cream. The shadow moisturizes on its own and will work more effectively without interference of other products. Contact with other products can “affect its relationship with the skin.”
With all the hoopla behind mineral makeup, we know there is probably some benefit. But if you are like me, I find it drying on my dry to combo skin. This gem provides the benefit of minerals without drying with the addition of some team players: coconut oil, beeswax, jojoba seed oil, and cocoa seed butter.
Birchbox offers the Cream Shadow in the following colors:
- Lunar, a shimmery nude
- Magnetic, a violet-toned slate
- Solar, a luminous gold
The color I chose was Lunar, but all the Birchbox offerings are very neutral. Lunar gives a brightness with just a slight shimmer.