An Ode to Eyeshadow

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An ode to eyeshadow products

A strange this is happening. When I’m sitting at my vanity each morning deciding what makeup to sport for the day (decisions, decisions), I have found myself reaching out for an eyeshadow and throwing one on as part of my routine. Regular readers of my blog will no doubt gasp out loud at this news as eyeshadow has always been pretty low down on my list of makeup priorities, but with the colder weather setting in and any hint of warmth in my skin fading fast I’m embracing a slightly more ‘done-up’ eye than I usually do. Here’s what products I’ve had on rotation for the last week…

The Revlon Photoready BB Cream in shade Light does a good job of evening out my skin tone without looking too heavy and paired with the Almay Smoothing Concealer in Light/Medium it rounds of my spring base. I’ve been finishing off my cheeks with probably the most natural blush I own – Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Peachie Sweety. Now for the exciting bit, I’ve rediscovered an old favourite eyeshadow in my stash – Covergirl Exact Eyelights in Brown, 4 eyeshadows suitable for brown eyes. I tend to wear the golden shade on its own just blended all over the lid which gives a nice alternative to the usual bronzey smokey eye – a subtle romantic look if you will. Paired with lashings of Maybelline The Colossal Volum’Express Mascara the eyes are finito. My lips have been a little dry so I’m avoiding lipsticks and layering on the lipgloss and the L’Oreal Glam Shine Balmy Glosses are some of my favourites – Lychee Lust is my shade du jour.

Who knows what I’ll be putting on next? A bold lip and a smokey eye? Liquid liner? An eyeshadow that isn’t a neutral? Crazier things have happened…