Hey Friends! For today’s post I will be showing you the eyeshadows that I typically wear all over the lid with nothing else but a swipe of my Urban Decay Primer Potion a.k.a my one product wonders! Most of these shadows I use on a night out occasionally paired up with other palettes, let me know if you would like to see a few of my looks in the comments below! *Disclaimer* The products I am about to show you will suit most, if not all skin tones 🙂
MAC Veluxe Pearl – Twinks I first discovered this shadow through a friend of mine when I was doing her makeup one evening. It is a beautiful pearlescent brown colour with a hint of a purple undertone. It isn’t too shimmery so perfect for any one you who dislike overly glittery eyeshadows. It is similar to another MAC shadow in the colour Sable but is darker and less red in colour. The frost finish in Sable causes it to emphasise a lighter colour as you move, but Twinks has more of a subtle sheen maintaining its rich, dark colour. I always say that this shadow is like my eyelid colour but improved! I recommend using a flat shadow brush to really pack on the colour and reduce any fallout.
Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow – Marron Glacé (Number 54) I love this eyeshadow because the colour is really multi-faceted. It’s a mix between a warm and somewhat sparkly copper colour. You can use this simply with any brush for a more subtle look sweeping it across the lid with a brush. The brilliant thing, however, about these baked eyeshadows is that to create a more in-depth, dramatic look you can add water to your fingers or the brush included to create a more intense colour and bring out the sparkly particles within.
L.A. Colours Jumbo Eye Pencils – Sand Castles and Relaxation I don’t know how anyone can do quick eye makeup without a little help from an eyeshadow jumbo stick! There are now loads of variations on the market of these sticks from brands such as KIKO’s Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow or Clinque’s Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for eyes. I definitely recommend wearing a primer underneath just in case it melts off in a hot atmosphere. This is a very cheap version of these sticks at just a pound! Relaxation is a beautiful, vibrant copper colour which glides on effortlessly. For this colour you only need one coat compared to Sand Castles which I advise a couple of applications to get that dramatic grey, brown colour.
Avon Beyond Colour Mousse Eyeshadow – Pacific Pearl This eyeshadow was ‘borrowed’ from my mother (sorry mum) and this is one of the few times the name of the shadow actually matches the product! This is a shimmery pearl colour perfect for everyday use to brighten the eye. I would normally pair this with a nice strong eyeliner flick to define the eye against this soft colour. If you don’t want to apply this all over the lid, it is great simply for highlighting the inner corner of your eyes. Unfortunately I can’t find this product online meaning I think it may have been discontinued. Some other options you could choose are Maybelline EyeStudio Colour Tattoo 24 Hour Cream Gel Eyeshadow in the colour Creme de Nude or for a more high end brand MAC’s Paint Pot in Bare Study.
I hope you enjoyed this snapshot of my eyeshadows, I hope to show you some actual looks using these shadows. Till next time, Bye! Una x