The Eyeshadow Edit

After going through all my lip products and bringing you the best of the lot, I thought it was about time to move onto eyes, starting with single eyeshadows. Why single eyeshadows? Because the palette edit is coming after that for all those palette lovers. But for now, let's pick out the best eyeshadows which you can pick up alone to cheer yourself up.

Eyeshadow Primer - After trying to many eyeshadow primers, thanks to my oily eyelids, I haven't found one which works just as well as the Benefit Don't Stray. With a doe foot applicator, it's perfect for applying to the eyelids and can easily double as a concealer as it's a concealer shade. Eyeshadow will last for hours longer underneath this with no creasing whatsoever. 

Cream Eyeshadow - I always go back to MAC for their Paint Pots, especially in Groundwork and Constructivist as they stay put all day, as well as being a brilliant base for a smokey eye. Groundwork is a mid tone neutral brown taupe which is a perfect base or wash of colour for all skin tones, whereas Constructivist is dark metallic brown with a shimmer running through it which can build up to a great smokey eye alone.

Pressed Pigment - It's not often you find that a pressed pigment on the high street but the L'Oreal Infalliable Eyeshadows are just that. Available in so many different shades, two of my favourite include Iced Latte and Taupe. They create a beautiful shimmer on the lids, by either pressing them on top of a matte shade or using a darker shade all over the lid. Now they just need to be found easier in the UK!

Inner Eye/Brow Bone Highlight - I have owned this shadow for so long, I bring it out every now and then to remember how much I love it. MAC Mylar is a creamy white shade with an icy shimmer running through it. When blended, it blends perfectly to create a sheen on the skin which can be built up if needed. 

Perfect Bronze - Another MAC pick, but you cannot go wrong with Woodwinked as it suits everyone. Glam it up during the day or using it all over the lid for an evening smokey eye, it's a one sweep eyeshadow. Described as a warm antique gold, it's a shade everyone should own.

No Effort Eyeshadow - Since purchasing it, I have used it around 5 days a week. Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Pale Barley is worth the hype, it's perfect and I already have a substantial dip in my product. A cool toned medium brown with a silver shimmer, it's a shade which anyone would suit. I pack it onto the lid using a MAC 217 brush and blend it out using the Bobbi Brown Eye Blending Brush, apply lots of mascara and I'm good to go for the day. 

MAC Eyeshadow You Should Own - It was all the rage a year or so ago, but there's a reason why everyone should own MAC Satin Taupe. A shimmer taupe shade which looks great on its own, similar to Pale Barley, it's a shade I wear so often. A shade which is not too light or dark, but great for day and night. Pop it in your make up bag for those after work drinks you sometimes aren't planned for. 

Glowy Eyes Glitter - Being one of the first MAC eyeshadows I bought, All That Glitters is one of my favourite shadows. A natural pink shadow with a gold shimmer which is so finely milled. Come summer, this is an every shade which is paired with lashings of mascara. Although I wish it was a little more buttery, as there can be a little fall out when applying it, it's a great simple eye look.

Budget Buy Eyeshadows - I picked up the L'Oreal Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadow in Quartz Fume on a whim, I was doing something similar to supermarket sweep in Boots one day when I was early to work and this landed in my basket. What a great choice I made as this is easily comparable to a MAC or Bobbi Brown shadows. A rich dark brown metallic which is highly pigmented, a little goes along way with these shadows.

The Unusual Shade - I've spoke about Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Khaki multiple before, even featuring it in my 2014 make up favourites. Some people aren't sold on the shade, as it's a little out of the usual and not something everyone would go for. Being a green-grey-beige shade, it's a very typical Burberry shade which can be seen as a theme throughout their clothes. A fully matte shade which can be blended into the crease for a deeper look or all over the lid for a matte look. 

The Wet Look Eyeshadow - A new eyeshadow formulation which was released last year, NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione, a beige champagne shade. Apply dry for a sheer look or wet for a high impact finish. On a day to day basis, I find that by pressing it on top of a matte brown shade by simply using my finger straight from the pan. 

What are your favourite eyeshadows?

Luce x