Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Starting Off #8: Eyeshadow

This week's Starting Off project is all about eye shadows. They're the items I tend to scrimp on the most, as there are such good quality options on the high street, I can't justify buying expensive, high end ones! Here's a part of my collection: 

Sleek palette in Oh So Special // Maybellinne Colour Tattoo in Pomegranate and On and On Bronze // MAC pigment in Tan // MAC eye shadows in All That Glitters and Mystery // Rimmel quad in Smokey Brown

Cream eye shadows are the best choice for those can't-be-bothered days. If you don't want to faff around with a million different products, you can just slap some of this formula on quickly with a finger and still manage to look polished and like you put some effort into your make up. If you want more colour pay-of from your standard eye shadow, the most neutral tones are perfect to use underneath. They provide a base for the powder to cling to, making it stand out more.

Next up is out good old, trusty, pressed powder eye shadow. They are the most convenient to use, as they are very straight forward and easy to apply. The majority of eye shadows in the market come in pressed form, so you get a myriad of colours and finishes! I also like to use brown colours to fill in my eyebrows, as it looks very soft and natural!

Then there's loose pigments. They are ridiculously messy to apply and there is a lot of fall out with these, but the effect is nothing short of amazing. The colour pay off can be a lot better than with pressed powders. So if you want really strong, bright colour, pigment is the way to go. Just make sure you apply a base so that the powder has something to stick to and you're good to go!


  1. That sleek palette looks amazing!

    katespitz.blogspot. Com

  2. I've always been wary of loose pigment eyeshadows but I've always wanted to try! is the messiness worth it? :)


  3. Another sleek palette!! I will definitely buy one now! great post


  4. oooohh I keep seeing all these different sleek palettes... my wishlist is growing :)

    Sophie xxx


  5. That sleek palette is so pretty. Love all the pink tones. I have the natural one which is great so might have to pick this one up!

    Liz xx


  6. That sleek palette looks amazing!!!!
    I have the storm palette and love it but think i might need this one too

    Rosie xo

  7. Thanks so much for this excellent tutorial on eye shadows, I use them a lot but never really knew the significance behind each type.

  8. Sleek palettes are amazing to start with x

  9. I love the colors on this palette. Great review honey.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  10. Thanks for this! It's extremely helpful :)

  11. The sleek palette looks so pretty! Such lovely colours. I'm not an eyeshadow user but I tend to purchase cream or pressed powders. I hate using loose pigments since they're just so messy to use and if you accidentally drop it, there goes all your money!

    Louise | Vanity Corner

  12. Great post! I own a lot of the products pictured above ;)

    Roshni’s Journey

  13. Sleek palettes are so lovely, I can't get over how affordable they are and how good the quality is!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  14. Really want to try the sleek palette

    Emma from masqueradebelle.co.uk

  15. I need some pressed pigments in my life! I think I have one and its pale blue...not the nicest for brown eyes that's for sure!
    great post as usual ^_^
    The Blushing Giraffe| The Blog Loving

    Awesome photography too, makes everything look so beautiful!
    Sarah x



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