Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cream Eyeshadow Trio

Powder eyeshadows have taken a backseat in my makeup routine at the minute and have been replaced with their creamier counterparts. Soft, smooth and easy to blend, cream shadows can be used alone for a no-fuss slick of colour, as a base for powder shadows to increase pigmentation and staying power or they can be used together to create a simple cream smokey eye. The latter is the method I chose for this makeup look.
I used my current favourite of the three - Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On & On Bronze all over the lid with my Mac 217, bringing it past the outer corner of the eye slightly, and then gently patted Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Permanent Taupe onto the outer third of the eye, blending it into the crease slightly too using my Mac 226SE which was part of the Special Edition Christmas Brush set last year and is a slightly chunkier blending brush than the 217. The Colour Tattoos are amazing highstreet cream shadows - they're soft and blendable with great colour payoff and a great selection of shades to choose from, though Permanent Taupe has a slightly stiffer texture to On & On Bronze which has the perfect thick creamy texture in my opinion. I then took the more expensive option - Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study and patted it into the inner corner of the eye as a highlight and under the lower lashline using a Models Own Blending Brush. I finished with a few coats of the L'Oreal Telescopic mascara.

Apologies for the poor image quality, iPhones are not the best for taking blog photos!

How do you feel about cream eyeshadows?

Holly xo

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  1. i like the Maybelline color tattoo's a lot!
    xx Stephanie (

  2. I love using cream eyeshadows! Especially le Colour Tattoo in On And On Bronze which is me forever favourite cream shadow! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  3. I LOVE the maybelline cream shadows, although I've never thought to put Bad to the Bronze (On and On Bronze) and Tough as Taupe together like that. Definitely going to try it next time! Your eyelashes are amazing, definitely going to try and find the Loreal telescopic mascara! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

  4. These are the exact three products i've been using on my eyes recently! They work so well together or alone.

    Hannah x

  5. These are one of my favorite eye products! I have the bronze and beige one too, and they look so lovely (:

    Natalie | Salt & Sail


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