Grungy Meets Pretty With These Oil-Slick Inspired Cream Shadows

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Looking to edge up your eye makeup this fall? Think of this look as the beauty maven's equivalent to heeled combat boots -- sexy meets rebellious, feminine meets I-couldn't-care-less effortless. Edgier than your standard smoky black shadow or shimmery-sheer chrome shades, black cream shadow does the dark makeup look the most justice and provides that finger-painted undone vibe without looking like you applied it in the dark. Think more punk-rock cool and less done-up glamour. But don't be intimidated; although it is cream, it's not necessarily harsh, depending on how heavy-handed you are with the product and what sort of formula it has. For a more sheer glossy look, try the underrated but high-quality brand Illuminare's Beyond Black Shadow -- just make sure to go easy on the rest of your makeup! However, if you're really looking for that high-intensity opaque look that your average powder can't provide, try MAC's Paint Pot in Blackground, which is bold without feeling heavy on the lid! Also pictured: Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Asphalt and Jane Iredale Eye Gloss in Grey Silk

- Alex Gambardella

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