COLOURED EYESHADOWS: MY PICKS
A few months back the idea of wearing coloured eyeshadow was something that pretty much terrified me. If you’re a 90’s kid like me, you’ll probably associate coloured eyeshadow with those awkward early teenage years that you’d rather forget about. For me, wearing a vibrant colour on my eyes was my go-to look for school and birthday parties with friends (cringe), and until a few months ago that’s where I thought it would stay. If you’ve read my ‘June Beauty Favourites’ post, you’ll know that lately I’ve been obsessed with wearing a particular By Terry shadow on my lids (Misty Rock if you’re interested), and it was actually this product that inspired me to mix up my usual everyday nude shadow and try something a little bit different.
Although the idea of wearing a coloured shadow might seem completely daunting, trust me when I say that opting for a vibrant colour over an everyday nude shade can actually look super chic. Don’t get me wrong, you’re probably not going to catch me rocking a crazy electric blue colour regularly, but a subtle and well-blended (blending is v important here) coloured lid is one of my favourite looks for this summer. Dior have some really amazing eyeshadow palettes on the market at the moment and I’ve been really enjoying mixing some of their shades into my makeup looks. Their ‘5 Couleur’ palettes are perfect for achieving a gorgeous tonal look, as each of the shades within the compact are guaranteed to work well together. I’ve only recently acquired a couple of these palettes but as you can probably see from the pics, I’ve been using my finger to mix a couple of the colours into my looks.
While Aslan and I were in Japan, I went a little makeup (and skincare, and stationery) crazy! I picked up tons of cute stuff, but arguably two of my favourite items from my haul were these cute little eyeshadows by a brand called ‘Addiction’. I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to find the exact shades for you guys (they literally have every colour under the sun available though) but basically I picked up a beautiful vibrant bubblegum pink colour alongside a gorgeous metallic silver. I didn’t think that these shadows would be my kinda thing since they’re super shimmery, but they actually look stunning once they’re blended out on my eyelids. If you’ve seen my ‘Think Pink’ makeup tutorial you’ll know that I’ve been going crazy for an all-over pink makeup look, and the beautiful bubblegum shade is exactly the kind of thing I tend to reach for when I’m recreating that style.
When it comes to drugstore shadows, most of you will probably know by now that I’m obsessed with the L’Oreal ‘Infallible’ Eyeshadows. What I love about these shadows is that they feel super luxurious to apply and tend to blend out a lot easier than most powder shadows do. I have quite a few of these shadows but lately I’ve been rocking the shades ‘Silver Sky’ and ‘Sultry Smoke’. I tend to apply a really thin layer of the product with my fingertips to achieve a slightly more subtle look. If you love these Infallible Eyeshadows then you should also try the Maybelline ‘Colour Tattoo’ 24 Hour Eyeshadows. The ‘Colour Tattoo’ shadows are a cream based formula which come in quite a few shades. They’re crease resistant, ultra long wearing and come in some really stunning colours. They’re affordable too so they’re a great one to go for if you just want to test the coloured waters.
I hope that this post has inspired you guys to be brave and try something a little bit different with your eyeshadow colour. For years I stuck to the same nude shades but with so many beautiful, vibrant colours out there to choose from, why shouldn’t we step out of our comfort zones and give them a go? Let me know if you’ve been wearing coloured eyeshadows, I’d love to know what your favourite shades and palettes are. I’m always on the lookout for something new to try!
P.S. Here’s a pic of me rocking a super cool pink eyeshadow look while in Paris with Chanel! Elsa, one of the Chanel makeup artists, created this look using one of the stunning Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow Palettes and I LOVED it so much! This makeup look was actually what inspired me to start being a bit more daring with my shadow and I’ve been hooked ever since!
Dior '5 Couleur' Eyeshadow Palette
Create a beautiful tonal look
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow 'Silver Sky'
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow 'Sultry Smoke'
Sexy smoky eye
Maybelline 'Color Tattoo' 24 Hour Eyeshadow
Lasts all day!