This week's Starting Off project is all about eye shadows. They're the items I tend to scrimp on the most, as there are such good quality options on the high street, I can't justify buying expensive, high end ones! Here's a part of my collection:
Sleek palette in Oh So Special // Maybellinne Colour Tattoo in Pomegranate and On and On Bronze // MAC pigment in Tan // MAC eye shadows in All That Glitters and Mystery // Rimmel quad in Smokey Brown
Cream eye shadows are the best choice for those can't-be-bothered days. If you don't want to faff around with a million different products, you can just slap some of this formula on quickly with a finger and still manage to look polished and like you put some effort into your make up. If you want more colour pay-of from your standard eye shadow, the most neutral tones are perfect to use underneath. They provide a base for the powder to cling to, making it stand out more.
Next up is out good old, trusty, pressed powder eye shadow. They are the most convenient to use, as they are very straight forward and easy to apply. The majority of eye shadows in the market come in pressed form, so you get a myriad of colours and finishes! I also like to use brown colours to fill in my eyebrows, as it looks very soft and natural!
Then there's loose pigments. They are ridiculously messy to apply and there is a lot of fall out with these, but the effect is nothing short of amazing. The colour pay off can be a lot better than with pressed powders. So if you want really strong, bright colour, pigment is the way to go. Just make sure you apply a base so that the powder has something to stick to and you're good to go!