A Cream to Powder Eye Shadow is a semi-solid shadow. It's like a firm cream (you could dig a fingernail into it) in it's palette, but once applied to the skin, it instantly becomes a powder. Applied with a foiling brush, sponge applicator (included), or even your fingers, you control how much pigmentation you want, as it's very buildable. I had my daughter "road test" these shadows by wearing them to her daily 2 hour swim practice, and she came home with the colors still fully intact.
These shadows are available in Duo Mirrored Compacts with 2 applicators, or in 10 Tin Palettes. The wells on the palettes are larger than your MAC tins, measuring 1 3/8" in diameter. The Duos come in the following color combinations: Cherry Marmalade/Copper, Forged Gold/Plum, Gunmetal/Slate Blue, and Bronzed Brown/Grape, and retail for $15.95 each.
The 10 tin palettes include Slate Blue, Gunmetal, Copper, Cherry Marmalade, Forged Gold, Pink, Grape, Plum, Bronzed Brown and Jeweled Emerald, and retail for $34.99. For those of you who like to press your own shadows, the 10 tin palettes are also available empty (the case and 10 tins) for $12.95. The wells are larger than the MAC tins, measuring 1 3/8" (36mm) in diameter.