My Top Five Eyeshadows

I love eyeshadow. I think it's the one part of makeup where you can really get a bit creative. A wash of colour swept across the lids always manages to add a glamorous touch to makeup looks. Narrowing my favourite eyeshadows down to five was incredibly difficult. If some are missing know that I probably wanted to include them but didn't want this post to take a day to read. This is part two of a three part series. You can read part one about brushes here.

As always, in no particular order, here are my top five eyeshadows:

Mac Veluxe Pearl eyeshadow in All That Glitters This is my favourite eyeshadow and not just because of its name, promise! The colour is a champagne-pink with fine glitters running through it. It looks so beautiful by itself or layered with a reflects glitter like Pearl (also from Mac). This eyeshadow is shimmery but you aren't left looking like a disco ball. It's love in one shiny black package basically.

NARS eyeshadow in Night Star The first thing you need to know about Nars eyeshadows is that they are buttery smooth. They glide onto the eyelids. The second thing you need to know is that they have darn good staying power. This shade is quite shimmery so it looks stunning layered lightly over other shades. It is quite sheer though so I wouldn't wear it alone unless something like Naked Lunch was underneath.

Mac Veluxe Pearl eyeshadow in Woodwinked This shade is halfway between a copper and a gold. It's not quite as shimmery as All That Glitters, in comparison it has a more metallic finish. You can layer this up or wear it quite sheerly and it looks gorgeous. Half Baked is similar but more golden. 

Benefit World Famous Neutrals palette in Most Glamorous Nudes Is including an entire palette cheating? For argument's sake we shall just pretend that it isn't. I love neutral shades for their wearability, you won't catch me wearing purple eyeshadow any time soon. I like that the neutrals in this palette are warmer rather than cool toned shades like Naked 2. With the creaseless creams as well you have bases for all four cream shadows. 

Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair (limited edition) Mac's paint pots have been featured a lot on the blog recently and with good reason. To keep this short these cream shadows are pigmented, creamy shades that are easy to blend and last well on the lids. If your lids get a bit oily apply primer first but these do last alright without it. This is the bronze pot of colour that gets the job done with one stroke across the lids. I'm sold.

*What are your favourite eyeshadows?

1 comment:

  1. Great post Sophie! I'll definitely check these out next time I'm in search of an eyeshadow. I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award, I always love reading it! :-)