Cream: Cream shadows come in a variety of colors, but make sure you keep the container tightly closed after every each use, or it will dry and cannot be used again. It's very convenient to use as you can just dab it on with your finger and blend out. As it greasy in nature, it’s more suitable for dry and normal skin. Oily skinned should rather prefer using powder type eyeshadow.
Matte: Mattes come in a variety of colors, more so than any other type. It's a good idea to dust on a bit of sheer powder over the lids, if you want to go for a dramatic event like a cocktail evening party. It is excellent for all skin types.
Liquid: It brings a shimmery appearance and works well as a base for powdered eyeshadow. Liquid shadows are not easily available, so the color range is limited. They are a kind of cream eyeshadows and can be worn easily.