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So let’s talk about single eyeshadows. While I generally gravitate towards palette due to its convenience and shade variety, one can’t simply undermine the power of single eyeshadow. One color, one sweep, and you’re out the door. You know, days when you just want to be the plain ‘ol jane with semi-pizzaz, moments when critical thinking isn’t required (makeup does that? c’mon?!), or you’re just tired of the whole shenanigan. Makeup junkie like moi? then you know what I’m talking about.
I don’t know about you but sometimes the best formula and pigmentation come from single eyeshadows. Plus, you are guaranteed to use ’em as opposed to a palette where some shades aren’t really your thing and/or with sub-par quality. I speak from experience because some eyeshadows from my Naked 1,2,3 are under-utilized. Waste not, want not.
Talking about quality, I am forever in love with Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Taupe Brown (review). It’s versatile and totally buildable, from sheer to smokey, day to night, this single eyeshadow is a must-have! For my makeup below, I used it to fill in my eyebrows and on the crease. Another taupe-ish, NARS Dual Intensity Himalia (review) is the perfect overall lid color, also worn for this post. It can be applied wet or dry depending on your preference. For oozing smokey-ness, hands down Tom Ford Spring 2015 Limited Edition Cream Color for Eyes (that’s the actual color name, review here) is my ultra go-to. For crease definition, I constantly reach for glominerals Twig (matte brown).
Other makeups used (reviews are linked)
By Terry Cellularose Moisturzing CC Cream
Guerlain Terracota Sun Celebration Bronzer and Blush (released Summer 2014)
Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara
NARS Creamy Concealer
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick PK249 Bloom
Do you love singles? if so, which brand and shade? enable me!