This weeks Sunday post is all about the eyes! What better way to bring in the 2015 part season than with some of my favourite and most used eyeshadows to pull you through it with ease! There’s nothing I love more than knowing what people really use and love and of course, I love a good old beauty post! Considering my last few posts have been very fashion orientated, we’re going back to the Blush & Noise beauty roots!
Eyeshadows can really be hit and miss, I find I always gravitate towards the same colours, which I don’t think is a crime, you should always stick with what you know, especially is it suits you! I have blue eyes so when it comes to eyeshadow I tend to stick to neutral browns and copper and gold glitters, as it really brings out the blue in my eyes! Neutral colours can be used in some many different looks, alternating from day to night so I’m always wearing them and they’re shades I know that I’ll get my moneys worth with!
The first palette is one of my custom made Mac palettes! These are so handy when you want to create a travel friendly palette, knowing that you’re going to use and like every colour within the quad! These types of custom palettes pare perfect for the party season, especially if you’re going to be traveling from place to place in order to see you friends and family! The shades in my palette are Sketch, Cork, Mulch and of course Satin Taupe. I wanted this palette to be a mix of cool toned and warm shades. Mulch is a warm chocolate brown shade with hints of gold running through it, this shade is perfect for party looks, and can be worn on its own if you just want something subtle! Cork is my favourite warm toned matte shade from Mac, I use this in my crease and even all over the lid! It’s a real essential if you’re into your neutral shades! Sketch is the purple shade in the palette, it almost has a blue/purple shimmer running throughout it, which is really beautiful and unusual! This colour just helps to liven up my evening eye looks, sometimes I use it under my eye, for just a hint of colour! Satin Taupe is also a staple eyeshadow for me! It’s got such a beautiful iridescent shimmer and can be worn with almost every neutral shade, just to add a little something to the look!
My Too Faced Neutral Eyes palette is one of my all time favourites! Another great palette if you’re going to be traveling around! The palette includes a booklet with 3 different looks within it! Which is perfect if you’re not the biggest expert at eyeshadow! The shades that I love are Honey Pot and Cashmere Bunny, I pretty much wear them all the time! I love that all the shades in this palette work well together, you can make so many different looks with the palette I love every shade, which is unusual for a pre-made palette, as I find I only like a certain amount of the shades, and the rest pretty much go to waste. However I’ve not had that issue with this palette! The shades are all so beautiful and individual, yet they work so well together!
What’s a make-up stash without a Naked Palette? I love mine to death! Although I only really use the shade towards the beginning of the palette, it’s always good to have some more unusual and daring shades at your access! You never know when you’re going to go crazy and try something completely different – Which is exactly what I intend to do this party season! I really want to create a look using Gunmetal, as I think it’s such a beautiful shade, I’ve watched the shade a thousand times but never had the courage to wear it! My favourites from the palette have to be Naked and Buck for in the crease and Sidecar and Half Baked for all over the lids and of course a bit of glitter!
I thought I would include some of my favourite single eyeshadows for this season! Singles can be used to spice up an eyeshadow look, so that you can switch up your look without having to go out and purchase another full palette, as that can be expensive! The Mac single eyeshadow pots also make perfect gifts! At the moment I’ve been loving Coppering and Cranberry! I adore Coppering, it’s a really brassy gold/orange that really brings the blue out in my eyes, as well as adding something a little different to my lid, it’s nice to change it up from gold to copper – It’s not a drastic change, however it does really make a difference to your basic gold shimmery eye! Cranberry on the other hand, I like to use this to goth up a look a little bit. Sometimes you just can’t be bothered making an effort, but you still want to look half decent, right? I basically use this all over my lid, and really blend it out and then add a really dark, cool toned brown into my crease and blend that out really well also. You will look like a strange cross bread of Courtney Love and a girl that’s just been punched in the face, but add a few coats of mascara and a purple lipstick and you’re good to go!
As you can probably tell, I really love my Mac eyeshadows. About a year or so ago, I purchased their Warm Neutrals palette, I think It’s probably one of the handiest purchases I’ve ever made! It has such a diverse range of shades, however they’re all within my comfort zone, and I just love discovering new shades as I use this palette more and more! Once again, although this palette is hefty within it size. It would be great for travelling – You’ve got so many eyeshadows you’re literally not going to need any other palettes! My favourites have to be Amber Lights, which is a really beautiful amber-y gold, which looks amazing blended all over the eye! If you’re wanting a palette that pretty much has it all, I’d really recommend picking yourself up one of these! They also do a Cool Neutrals palette, which I’m really wanting to get my hands on, but I think for the time being, I’m completely spoilt for choice!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what your favourite eyeshadows are for the party season!
See you on Tuesday!