24 May 2015

Favourite Solo Eyeshadows

Before I start, I just want to say sorry for the lack of posts over the past month! I've been really caught up with my exams, which end in mid-June, so once they all finish I will be back to normal. You may have noticed that I've had an overhaul of my blog design too (I've changed everything except the header) and I think it looks much cleaner - I'd love to know what you all think! Also I've changed about my photos a little bit (I finally got those two clique H&M marble plates - yay), which means a new background and editing them a little differently. 

I thought that today I would do a post on my favourite solo eyeshadows, because since I started blogging I seem to have amassed quite a lot of them. When it comes to any eyeshadows I am very much a neutral shades girl, as you will probably realise from this post, so definitely don't expect any bold shades from me!

Probably my most worn shade out of these four is MAC Sable! This shade is very popular as it's a gorgeous light bronze with a burgundy tone, from the frost line. The powder is super soft and blends nicely, making it a great essential eyeshadow to have in your collection!

Next is the Maybelline On And On Bronze Colour Tatttoo, which again is one of those staple products that everybody seems to own. It is a satin bronze shade, which is wrapped up in a soft cream formulation - perfect for when you are applying your makeup in a rush! I would recommend using a primer with this though, especially if you have oily eyelids, as it does have a tenancy to crease.

When it comes to cream eyeshadows there is one line that hands-down beats any other that I've tried, and that is Chanel Illusion D'Ombre! My favourite shade is Chanel Initiation* which is a dreamy, slightly bronze, earthy brown shade. The cream formulation is light, extremely soft and blends amazingly. It is quite glittery though, so I find that isn't really a daytime shade, otherwise I would be wearing it constantly! 

Lastly, a new favourite of mine is Clarins Aquatic Rose Ombre Iridescente*, part of the summer 2015 collection. If you have already read my review of the collection you will know that I fell in love with this eyeshadow! It is a stunning rose gold toned champagne shade, in a velvety soft shimmery powder, which is quite different to any other shades that I own. Plus it blends nicely and has pretty rose gold packaging - what more could you want? 

What are some of your favourite solo eyeshadows?


  1. Your new blog design is lovely!
    I've got MAC Sable and that Color Tattoo and have gotten so much wear out of them both. That Clarins one looks absolutely gorgeous though, I'll have to check that one out!

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

  2. YES the maybelline one is my go-to!


  3. I love Maybelline color tattoo bad to the bronze ..you're blog is fabulous!


  4. Love the look of these, the Chanel one looks soo pretty x

    Zoe Mountford x

  5. I adore the Clarins one, such a beautiful colour! x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  6. That Chanel shade is to die for!


  7. The Chanel and Clarins shades look gorgeous! I will definitely have to check these out for myself!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

  8. On & On Bronze is just my favourite - I reach for it so often on those rushed weekday mornings! I will have to check out MAC Sable next :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  9. they're all so pretty!

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  10. I only have a few solo eyeshadow shades because I find palettes easier to create a full look with. The Maybelline Colour Tattoos are my favourite formula so far but I'm definitely open to trying others, so thanks for this really comprehensive run through of yours!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

  11. Your photos are amazing! All of these look so gorgeous, I don't know which one I want more (I want them all). I don't often buy single eyeshadows, but I just know I'll be getting some of these :) x

    Peppermint and Panda Eyes

  12. I love the Maybelline cream ones, such a great formula!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  13. LOVE the Maybelline one especially. The formulation is awesome x

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  14. On and On Bronze was a favourite of mine for ages! It sadly dried up so I had to throw it out, if I didn't already have so many eye shadows I would have repurchased it in a heart beat.
    Amy x

  15. Love on and on bronze and sable. Mac eyeshadows are just amazing! The Chanel and Clarins ones look just gorgeous too!

  16. The Clarins shadow looks so incredible!


  17. solo eyeshadows are definitely something i haven't gotten into nearly as much as i should have, but standouts for me are colourpop selfie and xo, they're both STUNNING.

    brooke | brooke elise

  18. i have that clarins one and i love it! also have (had) a chanel one called new moon which i adored! it completely dried up now and i am devastated!

  19. Oh they're all so pretty, especially the clarins one! :) xx


  20. I want a color tattoo!! would you say it's kind of like the By Terry shadow sticks or no?

    Twitter: @ariannecruz07

  21. On and On Bronze is my all time fave!
    Jennie Emma

  22. I'm so obsessed with the Chanel Illusion D'Ombres, the formula is just unlike any other! I'll have to head to a Clarins counter this weekend though, as that rose gold shade is impossible to resist!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  23. All such beautiful colours, Clarins is my favourite! x


  24. Ah I'm dying to try the Maybelline color tattos! Just discovered your blog and your photography is so gorgeous!

    Beth x
    Bethany Georgina

  25. Looooove all of them :) New on my French blog: I straighten my hair and I eat Fraises Tagada


  26. These are such lovely shads. I love the look of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo, such a lovely shade for Summer! I got the Clarins Eye Shadow for my friend for her birthday and I'm so jealous, wish it was for me! The Chanel shade is also absolutely beautiful, THEY ALL ARE! Loved this post!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

  27. For me, Chanel just cant be beaten!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  28. The Maybelline is a must-have! I love the entire range; the pigmentation is nice and strong, and it's great quality on a student budget! Thanks for doing this post - you've got a new Bloglovin' follower! x

    Emily // Lynde Avenue

  29. They are all so gorgeous! I have On & On Bronze, it's such a great product. I definitely need to add Mac Sable to my collection (: xx

  30. Ooh, Sable looks so pretty! I need it. And On & On Bronze.. I've been meaning to try some of the Chanel shadows forever but still haven't got round to it.. I think I will have to really soon!

    Tanzina x

    Tanzina | Makeup A to Z | http://makeupatoz.com/