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Thursday
Feb072013

MeMeMe Dew Pots

I didn't really care for cream eyeshadow before. Why bother when there are excellent powder eyeshadows in any color and finish you can think of? But Lisa Eldridge's tutorial wearing cream eyeshadows plus the Bobbi Brown Shore steered me in the right direction. I realized that this particular formula has something to offer to busy girls who want intense, enhancing, and long lasting color on the eyes with minimum effort.

I love wearing cream eyeshadows when I don't have the time or inclination to fuss on my look. It's easy to blend in primer then wear one color on the lids but it's even quicker to swipe on a cream color! Lazy much? It's a great way to enhance the eyes in just a few seconds! Anyway I recently found out about the MeMeMe Dew Pots (P630 at Makeupholics*), a cream eyeshadow that received decent reviews online.

Here's what I think. :)

What I love about the product

  • It has good color pay-off. One swipe is enough to shade the eyes, but since I want a super opaque finish I swipe twice. I just use my fingers!
  • It's thin, non-sticky texture makes it easy to spread and blend with minimal effort. It doesn't skip or create streaks on the lids.
  • It comes in a glass jar with a cap that seals tightly. 
  • Fairly affordable! You get a lot of product in the jar.

Willow Whisper, Woodland Truffle, Deadly Berry

 

What I don't like about the product

  • The opening is so small! It barely fits my fingers much less a full-sized brush. 

 

Neutral 

  • The lasting power is so-so. It does crease after about three hours if I don't set it or use a primer. However, the creasing is minimal and not embarrassingly obvious to me. What I do is I just swipe at the crease to blend the color back and voila! Gone. I like that the product doesn't just fade from my eyes in patches even if I wear them all day. But yes, there's minor creasing on my not-so-oily lids.

Woodland Truffle is a sparkly white gold. Nothing too distracting from afar, I think. 

Willow Whisper is a cool taupe. Nice color but I would go for something warmer.

Deadly Berry is a deep plummy purple with a touch of shimmer. Haven't seriously used this yet but this would be fantastic as an eyeshadow base! Its darkness would bring out the duochromes and the shimmer of powder shadows.

Deadly Berry topped with a purple Stila eyeshadow. This was just a quick swatch, sorry for the messiness! And I swear that white eyeshadow looked beige in the pan.

Recommendations

If you're too busy to wear proper powder eyeshadow and don't have oily lids, then I think you'll love the MeMeMe Dew Pots. It's not perfect, unfortunately, but for the price I think it performs well enough on its own. If you're just going out for a few hours then just swipe this on and go. If you're going to be out in grueling conditions then it's best to use a primer and/or set this with powder.

I know that sounds kinda redundant. However, another awesome thing about cream eyeshadows is that they bring out the complexities of a powder eyeshadow! The full effect of the color will be more visible to the naked eyes. :) Really neat trick if you're going to a special event or a photoshoot, as I demonstrated here.

Verdict

It's a nice product. I love the two neutral colors I have! Woodland Truffle is my default lately for quick meetings while Willow Whisper is a fun sparkly partner to my bright lipsticks. :)

Do you wear cream eyeshadows? Why or why not?

*I checked and the Dew Pots are currently out of stock at Makeupholics. I think Melanie does pre-orders so just inquire if you're interested! 

Reader Comments (20)

I've been meaning to try this! But I can't decide which shade! They're P630 on Makeupholics but I think they're on sale now so they're down to P440 a jar. :)

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYana

I don't wear eye shadows on a daily basis, especially for work. I'm afraid I'll look like a clown and it won't fit for everyday duty use! I like to keep it simple. I don't have much experience in putting one and much less choosing the right colors. Plus, walking around during the shift tends to make me sweat and oil a lot. It's a hassle retouching when you have so much work to do. It would be great if a product would last an entire day despite the sweat and oil. Wishful thinking here. :) Though I'd love to try putting someday. I have to practice first! Willow whisper and woodland truffle are wonderful colors. I also love them.

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNina

@Yana P630 pala! Saw another price siguro. Let me just edit that.

@Nina try Willow Whisper it's subtle but brings out the eyes. ;)

February 7, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

love the purple shadow, the gold one not somuch parang hindi siya pigmented . ive tried the cream shadow from ever bilena, staying power is good kahit oily lids, kaya lang application is not smooth. magkakawrinkles ka yata trying to rub it on. pero it won't ever budge which is good.

i ve also tried revlon cream shadow kaya lang staying power is not good on my oily lids. im planning on buying yung nafeature mo on one of your previous posts un revlon cream shadow stick

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermiz eloise

Oh wow! This is cute Ms. Liz! I haven't really used cream eyeshadows, though. May I just ask...How is it different from regular eyeshadows? Do they work better? Do they work well without eye primers? I have super oily lids so I don't use eye makeup so much. Even Maybelline's drama gel liner didn't last for an hour on my eyelids... Thanks in advance!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSheng

I don't use cream eyeshadows. I've always been an eyeliner kind of girl. But this is something I'd like to try for events. You're absolutely right; it makes the color more vibrant. And I think it also makes the powder stay put w/out creasing. Thanks for sharing, Liz! This is a great find! :)

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

Since I have oily lids, I don't use cream eyeshadow on its own but I think it makes a good base under powder eyeshadow

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYsabelle

The neutrals are gorge! Perfect for work talaga, i haven't tried any eye shadow other than in a powder form. It may come a bit pricey for me kasi i dont use eye shadows that much, i'm afraid i might not consume the whole jar before it expires hehe :)

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLian

I've tried Maybelline Color Tattoo in Taupe and it faded throughout the day. Too oily talaga may hooded lids. Good base though for your weak taupe powder shadows.

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteresquire

I don't wear eye shadows everyday, but if I do sometimes, I just use neutral color powder eyeshadows. I have never used a cream eyeshadow. I guess its very convenient to use it especially when I'm in a hurry ( most of the time. :)) ). I like the Willow Whisper. :) Love your necklace btw. :)

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica Santos

I've never tried cream eyeshadow because of my oily lids. :( Ayoko din naman mag invest sa primer muna, since I don't wear make-up everyday; I'd spend it nalang on moisturizers and sunblock. Kaya pag may events, don lang talaga nagagamit yung eye makeup, eh normally sa air-conditioned room naman and it doesn't exceed 4 hrs so okay pa. But maybe, in the near future!! Mukhang user friendly kasi; just pat and dab. I wish we had all the seasons here in the Phil. as well, Deadly Berry looks perfect for Fall!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaulina

Wah you caused another lemming for me! I want Woodland Truffle and Willow Whisper pronto! I like how simple yet chic Woodland Truffle is on your lids. Definitely adds pizzazz to a day look! I've been meaning to check out Maybelline Color Tattoo but I think I'll get this one instead. :D

I do have cream eyeshadows from ELF and Etude House though I don't wear them out. One is for a smokey look and the other is too glittery and for partying purposes. I might use the ELF one as a base in the near future! Thanks for this review! :D

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanine

Ahhhhh, yes, Lisa Elridge do frequently use cream eyeshadows. They can serve as eyeshadow base and make powder eyeshadows, particularly metallic/shimmery ones, more vibrant. If I were to buy one, I'd choose taupe much like Willow Whisper. Perfect for everyday use. Pansin ko lang, Woodland Truffle considerably contains less than the other two.

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJas

i have oily lids so I haven't venture in cream eyeshadows, but i would like to try one. Just wish I knew which is more resistant to creasing that is affordable. Most of them are with shimmer as well and I get conscious when there's a lot of shimmer in my eyes. Among the 3 i like the willow whisper.

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

The willow whisper looks really really nice!! It's something I would love to wear everyday. I usually use glitter/shimmer eyeliners to line my eyes but I think these cream eyeshadows will be a better alternative since eyeliners usually leaves chunks of glitters all over my face. kkkk~ Yeah it spreads like that!

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

Agree with @Andy, the willow whisper looks perfect for everyday wear. I have a similar color in my palette right now and it's about to run out cos I use it regularly. The cream formulation is also promising, haven't tried it before. :)

I wonder if there's an infographic of sorts about the different types of eyeshadow formulation and what type of girl would suit it best. That would be a cool one-stop guide for the eyeshadow newbies like us. :)

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdianecapile

Just wondering if it needs to be set with powder shadow to lessen the creasing? Is Maybelline Color Tattoo locally available? Thanks guys!

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

I have oily lids but I would love to try cream shadows. My search led me to the Maybelline Color Tattoos.

@ManilaJen: They're not available locally. But they are available in http://stuffinstyle.multiply.com/collection/36/MAYBELLINE. Though they don't have all the colors I want yet that's why I haven't purchased any. Heared a lot of good things about them. Excited to try.

February 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNikka

Ok, thanks Nikka!

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

nice eyes! and the eyeshadow is really good too! i'm not really a fan of using eye shadows since i don't know how to apply it plus i think that eyeshadows are only used only in a few occasions and i rarely go to parties (too busy with school stuff). but mememe dew pots might actually convince me that eye shadows is an eye necessity and it's probably good to invest in a good one too

my list of makeups and skin care type of things to buy is growing longer and longer as i read through your blog...thank you for that :)

February 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlurker101

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