A Wash of colour

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?


  1. 3rd June 2015 / 7:59 pm

    I love woodwinked too it look so beautiful whether you where it in a subtle way or really packed on and when you blend it out it changes colour on me. I need to try Bronze too. sabiha x


  2. 3rd June 2015 / 9:12 pm

    I love to use Too Faced's Shadow Insurance in Champagne all on it's own! xx

  3. 4th June 2015 / 12:03 am

    this is basically the only kind of eyeshadow i apply (i'm not sure how to do all the fancy shmancy stuff), but i love using sable and i just got the ud naked palette so i'm excited to try all of the colors out!! x

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

  4. 4th June 2015 / 1:34 am

    Sable and the original naked pallet are my go- to, they are great colors to have in anyones kit. I tend to go towards the natural earth tones and browns, think they are flattering.


  5. 4th June 2015 / 10:45 am

    The colour of your Kiko stick looks so pretty! I've never seen those sticks instore, need to look out for them next time! 🙂 xx


  6. 4th June 2015 / 11:51 am

    I love the Kiko shadow sticks – they're such great quality for such a good price! Toasted is my current favourite one-wash lid colour from the Naked Palette 🙂

    Amy | Lilac Lemon

  7. 4th June 2015 / 1:00 pm

    I love the Naked palettes, I always seem to reach for these first when I'm doing my eyeshadow. I really need to get my hands on Woodwinked, it sounds gorgeous! xx


  8. 4th June 2015 / 6:37 pm

    I loveee the naked palette, I recently brought it and havnt stopped using it haha xx


  9. 5th June 2015 / 3:27 am

    Almost any of the shimmers from the Too Faced chocolate bar palette looks incredible as a one-wash lid colour.


  10. 8th June 2015 / 4:01 am

    What is that little pot of cream eyeshadow to the far left? It looks like a Chanel cream shadow, but I am not sure. And what shade is it? It's gorgeous!

  11. 9th June 2015 / 12:49 pm

    Naked is such a staple while Mac shadows can be a hit or a miss 🙂


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