I love a good quick and easy, one colour eyeshadow look. Of course I also like taking the time to play around with numerous eyeshadows but that’s not always an option.
There is very much a similarity with all my ‘wash of colour’ eyeshadows, they’re all a medium brown with shimmer, some with a plum undertone and some are far more bronzey but I just find these sort of shades the easiest to apply.
I have three from MAC which I religiously reach for, all pretty similar in colour; Sable, Woodwinked and Bronze. Sable and Bronze are both Frost finish shadows wear as Woodwinked is a Veluxe Pearl. Woodwinked is one of my most worn and a very popular colour, it’s a warm red-toned brown but has a lot of depth to it which is why I love it do much on it’s own, it almost gives the illusion of a different colour in the crease even when there isn’t. Sable is a great one if you like slightly plumy browns whereas Bronze is more of a true brown with a golden sheen.
I also find that most good eyeshadow palettes also have that medium shimmery brown which I love so much, from the original naked palette my favourite is Smog and Half Baked (also toasted is a good’un) , both work beautifully alone all over the lid.
Alternatively if powder shadows aren’t really your thing, I have been loving the Kiko Long Lasting Eye shadows stick, 04 and 37 look beautiful alone but require a little extra buffing out as they aren’t as shimmery and can look a little harsher.
What are your favourite eyeshadows to use by themselves?