Saturday, 8 February 2014

The lazy girl edit - Swipe and go eyeshadows

If you're a girl like me who's pretty lazy but loves makeup, then you probably have an abundance of products which aim to make you look polished with minimal effort. Swipe and go 'shadows are something i reach for almost daily, when i want a little suttin suttin on the eyes but don't want to spend an age blending and building and blending. 

First up, the creams. Cream shadows are extremley easy to work with, as you don't even need a brush, just dip, pat on and you're done. My favourites are the Clinique chubby stick for eyes in fuller fudge, a gorgeous golden bronze which instantly gives you some definition. Another product along withe same colour vein is the mac paint pot in eclair. Now this one was limited edition but there may still be some hanging around counters, and if you ever see one i highly recommend you pick it up as its the most gorgeous deep golden bronze shade with a lot of warm which makes the eyes look defined and sultry in one swipe. Last of all is one mainly suited to evening wear - the laura mercier caviar stick in plum. Plum is a gorgeous deep purple shade with a hint in bronze to it which you can only really see when you sheer it out. Its a lovely shade to wear as an alternative to bronze as it's not too in your face but still adds a bit of colour. 

Onto the powders and i have a couple that i love to sweep on my lids in a hurry. The first, amber rush, is probably my favourite but also the one which is a very new shade to me. I usually shy away from anything too pink, but this is a gorgeous champagne pink with a bit of warmth to it which really brightens the eyes and flatters my skintone. I think you can only get a hold of this in the US, so lucky you if you live stateside! The next one is my first foray into body shop make up, their colour crush eyeshadow in 'melt my heart'. Melt my heart is very similar to amber rush, but less pink and more bronze. It gives you the same wide awake look which i love and pairs amazingly with a plum lip. These eyeshadows are amazing quality for the price, smooth and easy to build up the colour. Mac also do amazing eyeshadows, i could spend hours swatching away and coming up with eyeshadow looks. For a one wash look i love to sweep on woodwinked, a gorgeous shimmery light bronze/gold shade which looks gorgeous on any skintone. It's subtle but can be built up and looks great as part of a smokey eye. The other i love, satin taupe, is as the name suggests a gorgeous taupe colour which can appear more brown in some lights. It's the perfect cool tone eyeshadow if you don't want something too grey. Finally, and current everyday favourite is Nars Kalahari eyeshadow. Mine is part of the 'And god created the woman' palette which was limited edition, but this shade is definitely the one which i use the most out of the palette as its an extremely wearable purple toned light bronze, kind of like a purple toned version of woodwinked. Swoon. 

There we have it, the lazy girl eyeshadow edit.

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