Talking about amateur eyeshadow appliers, I am shamelessly one of them. Really! I just do not care about eyeshadows. I didn’t buy them, was never fond of them, never used them, always found them to be odd and a makeup overkill. But as I am getting more comfortable in my only newly ventured world of “eye makeup” …I may have created a tiny soft corner for the neutrals – only the neutrals.
Off course with my experiments with eyeshadows, I realised what I was missing, the definition a subtle bronze/brown colour in your crease can give your eyes …beautiful!
First things first, you don’t want to go out and buy a $50 eyeshadow palette. What you want is a good-great quality drugstore brand neutral palette/quads/monos/trios.
Sleek’s I-Divine Eyeshadow Palettes – are something that pop immediately in my mind when I use the words high quality eyeshadow and drugstore together. These eyeshadows are smooth creamy and highly pigmented. It consists of 9 neutral mattes and 3 shimmers. The quality is as good as any MAC eyeshadow. The best part – the whole palette of 12 colours costs $11.99 i.e. less that INR 750.
Makeup Revolution London Iconic 3 Palette – this my friends, is a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I kid you not, you put these to palettes side-by-side and you
can can’t see a difference! (Err…except for the packaging and …well UD eyeshadows are really really great quality 😛) But that doesn’t mean the shadows in this palette are not good, infact, they are extremely amazing for the price!
The Body Shop Shimmer Cube Palette & Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow Quads – only similarity between these two is them being quads. There is a stark difference in quality,blendability and pigmentation. That definitely does not mean that the Maybelline Diamond Glow is a bad palette. For the price it is excellent quality. Priced at INR 495
The Body shop Shimmer Cube palette is basically a set of pressed pigments. The colour payoff is high, blendability is great and off course they are great quality. You don’t need to do much with these as applied alone and simply blended out they look great! Priced at INR1650
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze & LÓ’real Infallible Pressed Pigment in Hourglass Beige – hands down my all time favourite “monos”. The Maybelline colour Tatoo in Bad to the Bronze is a long staying “MAC Paint-Pot-ish product. This particular colour is a beautiful shimmery bronze. It can be used alone or as a base/primer.
LÓ’Real Infallible pressed pigment in Hourglass Beige is the most stunning pale gold-esq colour with a tremendous sheen/shimmer and colour payoff. Priced at INR 475, they verge in the territory of being bit pricey.
I hope this post kind of helps out the beginners and amateur eyeshadow enthusiasts. The best part with using neutrals in the beginning – you can slap them on your lid with your fingertips as well…though a little blending with a brush around the edges will be helpful.