When it comes to eyeshadow I am extremely neutral. Unless I am going somewhere that requires more glam than is good for me on a personal level, my daytime smokey eyes consist of nothing but earth tones. Not only is it very simple to apply every single day -but for my complexion, hair color, and eye color, I find that neutrals work the best. Keep reading to see my top eyeshadow picks.
The original, and the best. With a fair amount of matte shades to counteract the shimmers, I find that the original Naked palette suiting for all occasions. It’s great for day to night, casual to formal, just glam all-around without going overboard if that option is desired. The colors are pigmented, long-lasting and above all, perfectly in accordance with various earth tones instead of just a monotone row of singular shades that are kind of all alike. This palette has options, son.
Equally as good as the original Naked, I find that due to the sheer volume of mattes to balance out the shimmers, this is the best palette for all nude looks that require nothing too over-the-top. In my eyes this is more destined to function as an everyday sort of palette due to the factor that all shades are pretty subdued and toned down. The shades are soft, easy to blend, and long-lasting. And as an added bonus, all of the 16 shades can be used wet as well as dry, instantly doubling your options. What’s not to love?
Despite that I don’t necessarily think the $85 retailing for this palette justifies it in any way shape or form, I am happy that it is in my possession. I love to play around with the array of satin, velvet, pearl, matte and shimmer finishes. It’s quite versatile, plus it’s by MAC – which means the pans are high quality and long-lasting. A perfect addition for classic smokey eyes that can go from cubicle to cocktails.
I’m aware that the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks technically do not qualify as an eyeshadow palette, however it is a super multi-functional product to have in your kit. It can work as a bronzer and highlighter, but the strips are divided enough to work as a progression in order to create some type of eyeshadow application. This is a gorgeous compact to work with in Summer, it’s beautiful and soft, has a hint of sheen so your eyes look pretty and bright. The only downfall? It’s almost too pretty to use.
What are your top favorite eyeshadows?