04 May, 2011

Autumn/Winter eyeshadows

As the weather gets colder I prefer to wear richer colours on my eyes such as shimmery golds, bronzes, khaki greens and warm browns.  Interestingly enough I was reading that these colours are also on the mark for this Northern summer! I delved into my makeup case to share my collection with you, along with some swatches of course:

Turquoise Shimmer
Sepia Sparkle
Cacao Mania

L'Oreal eyeshadows are reasonably good quality drugstore colours however they do have varying levels of pigment.  The star in this selection is Sepia Sparkle which is a gorgeous sparkly copper and looks great on its own or applied in the inner corners of my eyelids to lift deeper shades.

Clockwise from top & swatched L-R:
Soft Force (Veluxe Pearl)
Tempting (Lustre)
Wedge (Matte)
Vex (Frost)
Satin Taupe (Frost)

Sorry, I can't fault MAC eyeshadows.  They have intense pigment, a velvety texture, glide on, blend seamlessly and stay on all day without primer.  Looks like I've probably got most of the different finishes covered here.  I'm partial to a bit of shimmer, so that's why there's only one matte shade whch I use  for those lazy days when I just want a quick wash of colour on my lids.
(Neutral Khakis)

This ColorStay 12  Hour eye shadow is very well pigmented and has great staying power (12 hours??).  The texture is not as fine as MAC but the colours still blend reasonably well and I really like this colour combo.  It looks quite dramatic on my eyes and works well with a nude lip.

Napoleon Perdis &

Napoleon Perdis - Private Storm
Essence - Party All Night

The Napoleon eyeshadow is a lovely subtly soft taupey brown with very fine sparkles.  It has a silky texture and works well as a wash of colour all over the lids.  Essence's Party All Night is a gorgeously smooth metallic copper which I use as an accent shade in the eyelid crease.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these.  What eyeshadow shades do you like to wear for Autumn/Winter?

That's all for now.

Vita :)


  1. The Napoleon Perdis & Essence ones are my faves, so pretty!

    I find I mainly stick to neutral, light makeup in the Autumn/Winter and bright in the Spring/Summer. :)

  2. @Vintage - I agree the Napoleon Perdis is surprisingly pretty!

  3. Wow you sure love that Mac shadow :-) am I the only weirdo who feels pride when I hit pan on a product??


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