11 January 2015

Top 5 Winter Eyeshadows







Eyeshadows are always quite a fun thing to post about, so I thought that I would compose together my top 5 eyeshadows for winter! I am a lover of neutral toned eyeshadows all year round, but I do like to wear slightly darker shades at this time of year, as do a lot of other people. This post only contains solo eyeshadows, rather than palettes, as it seemed a little easier to do, so let me know if you'd like a similar post for eyeshadow palettes!

MAC Eyeshadow - Sable - £13 When I was looking at buying a MAC eyeshadow, Sable was recommended to me by quite a lot of people - I guess that it must be a pretty big favourite! This is from MAC's "frost" line of eyeshadows, so it is shimmery without being overly glittery. Sable is a bronze shade mixed with almost a burgundy or burnt red shade!

One of the things that I love about this eyeshadow is how smooth the powder feels, it's almost velvety! I must say though that it isn't overly pigmented, so you will need to build it up a bit if you want quite a dark shade, but there is very minimal fallout and lasts all day.

Clarins Ombre Matte Eyeshadow - Sparkle Grey (05) - £19* I know that Sparkle Grey was pretty popular amongst us bloggers when it came out last year, and I can really see why! The shade appears to be quite a sparkly purple in the pot and when you swatch it, but when you apply it to your eyelids it's a lot more grey. Like the MAC eyeshadow, the formulation of this one is gorgeous and has that lovely soft feel when you apply it! The pigmentation is really strong, and there's little fallout, if any at all.

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow - New Moon (97) - £25* I'm not sure why New Moon came out very golden coloured in my swatch, but it's actually a mixture of purple and brown, with gold and silver glitter! This is a cream eyeshadow, so it has a pigmented buttery formulation, and doesn't feel at all cakey when applied.

I know that I tend to avoid cream eyeshadows as they often crease quickly, but I don't have that problem with this one! It's definitely on the expensive side, however it really is worth it if you want a great little cream eyeshadow.

Maybelline Color Tattoo - On And On Bronze - £4.99 Most of you will have heard about the Maybelline Color Tattoos by now, and if not where have you been?! On And On Bronze seems to be the most popular shade from the line, next to Metallic Pomegranate, so everybody must think that it is pretty good. On And On Bronze is a beautiful dark bronze shade, with a champagne tinge!

The formulation isn't particularly soft, but does apply to the eyelids evenly and blends well! I would suggest using a primer with this if your eyelids are on the oily side like mine, so as long as I have that it lasts a good few hours without creasing. Definitely one to try considering that it's under £5 too!

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes - Ample Amber - £17* When you first see this eyeshadow it does look like the formulation will be hard and not very pleasant, but it actually glides on very easily with a lot of pigmentation - I don't even need to use a primer to make it last for hours! Ample Amber looks like a mixture of rose gold and amber, so it really is pretty. The shade actually looks similar to the packaging of the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, which may help you imagine it a little better! This is a great product to take with you whilst you're on the go, since it's little, the packaging isn't made of glass and you have the ease of not even needing to use a brush with it.

What are your favourite winter eyeshadows?




31 comments :

  1. I love tattoo eyeshadow. Looks gorgeous and lasts so much longer.

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    1. Aren't they? I think eyeshadows are one of those things that are just amazing to look at in their pans haha!

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  3. I adore the color tattoos! Xx

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  4. I really like the Bourjois creme eyeshadows, I think they are far better than the Maybelline version! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Oo I didn't actually know that Bourjois did their own version! I'll have to have a look into them, thanks x

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  5. I love this post, the colours are gorgeoys! I love the Bourjois creme eyeshadows!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! You're the second person to recommend them now, but I didn't know Bourjois did them before that, so I'll definitely need to look at them :)

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  6. All are beautiful! I can't believe I'm yet to try any of Clarin's makeup. Definitely adding that to my (evergrowing) list of product to get!

    xoxo - Kelly
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  7. On and on bronze is such a pretty shade, one of my favourite from the Colour Tattoos! x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  8. I love your blog! Thanks for leaving your link on Twitter. I'm going to follow you on Bloglovin now. This is a great post, I do love a good shimmery eyeshadow.
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  9. Some beautiful eye products, I need the Chanel one in my life!

    Francesca xo // EffStar Beauty

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  10. I use the same color eyeshadows year-round really.. I do want to try the Maybelline color tattoos this year though :)

    Arianne

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  11. I love the colour of the chanel one! I have never tried any chanel products either believe it or not...
    Thanks for leaving me your link tonight from the chat :)

    Megan xx
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  12. Color Tattoos are just the best especially for the price you pay. Mac Sable is another favourite of mine, such gorgeous shade x

    Beauty with charm

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  13. Ah what a gorgeous post and such gorgeous products, I do love the Maybelline colour tattoos!

    alice xo | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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  14. Love the colour of the Clinique Chubby Stick! It's stunning. xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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  15. Your pictures are so professional. These colours are right up my street. I’d love to try a Clinique Chubby Stick. I love the Maybelline On and On Bronze- I’m nearly running out of my own. Its such a lovely shade and perfect for a get up and go look.
    Julz Obsessions

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  16. These are such pretty colors and love your picks. I really want to try MAC eye shadows.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  17. Chanel New Moon is one of my favourite eyeshadows too! x

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  18. Loving the colour tattoos at the moment. My gold one isn't great though, doesn't last as long as the others nor is it as pigmented

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  19. These are such gorgeous colours! I used to love on and on bronze but kind of forgot about it, so definitely need to find it and start using it again!

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  20. I love On and On Bronze, I use it almost every day! :)

    Alicia | LissyBeauty

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  21. These are all gorgeous, I especially love the one from Chanel (trust me to go for the most expensive one haha!) I have to say that your photography is AMAZING! I love the whole layout of your photos :)
    Vanity Fairest

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  22. Oh, How I adore a golden shade! super stunning. xx
    Clickity click here, if you wish! All things Make-up, Fashion and Beauty, On a budget!

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  23. I (finally) caught up with the hype for the Maybelline Colour Tattoos and, surprise surpirse, chose On and On Bronze. I love sweeping it over my eyelids when I'm too lazy to do a smoky eye.

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  24. I really must try some of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo eyeshadows. They are always raved about x

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  25. Love the Maybelline Color tattoos! x

    ItsTheBlueBow

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  26. I've never seen the Clarins sparkle grey before but I'm completely in love with it!! Lucy, www.aspectatorsport.com xx

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