Happy Halloween (if you celebrate it)! While I don’t have a Halloween-themed post today, I wanted to instead continue my Autumnal Go-To series by talking about the eyeshadows I have been using and intend to continue using throughout autumn and likely winter as well. I already posted about the bases/powders and lipsticks I will be using through the autumnal season, so I encourage you to give those a read.
Eyeshadows are a category of products I expect to be relatively experimental with, but I wanted to curate the eyeshadows I see myself reaching for the most often and talk about what appeals to me about them. The colours from a glance are very safe and neutral, but this may change as time goes on. For now though, here are the eyeshadows that I’ll be reaching for:
The Collection Work the Colour Nude Eye Palette has been a staple relatively year-round, but I’ve been particularly enjoying them recently as I’ve been enjoying subtle and neutral eye looks, while using darker or more rich lip colours. I’ve put a dent in a lot of the paler shades and the blending shades, but I do make some use out of the darker shades too. The only shades in this palette I don’t use are the highlighter cream in the middle of the top row, and the very glittery dark brown in the top right. Every other shade is very much loved, and I plan to de-pot this palette in the near-future to cut down on packaging.
I also own the Purple Eye Palette, but I’ll explain in detail why this isn’t being featured in a future post.
Moving on to the first of the single eyeshadows, is The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow in the shade ‘Sand By Me‘. The lighting is a bit misleading, but this is a single I reach for relatively at random, because it’s close to my skin tone. It’s great as an all over eyeshadow colour. It’s also great for neutralising my eyelids a bit if I’m not using an eyeshadow primer, so this is one I see myself reaching often. I use the palest shade from the Collection palette I mentioned above quite often so this one does get a bit neglected, but when I’m branching into other palettes or just my single shadows, this one gets pulled out reliably.
The last eyeshadow single is an oldie but a goody, which is the MUA Eyeshadow in ‘Shade 19 – Matt‘. It’s a matte dark brown shade, which I use often for setting my pencil liners as well as a nice dark touch of colour in my crease. I can also see myself using this to fill or set my brows but right now, I’m still working through my GOSH Brow Kit. The photo is misleading, as the shade is a very dark cool-toned brown.
While I only have 3 products to talk about today, I also want to see if I have any burgundy palettes in my collection as I’ve been really loving red/burgundy tones lately. I can see myself trying out more purple tones as well, as I find they’re a bit awkward to make work with my skin tone even though it would make my hazel eyes pop.
Thank you so much for reading my post today. If you have any eyeshadow suggestions, I’d love to hear about them. I hope you are happy and healthy, and I’ll speak to you again soon.