The One Wash Wonders

So even though I’m becoming an (almost) everyday eye shadow wearer, that doesn’t mean that I’ve managed to master the lid/crease/highlighter multi-step eye look thang on a regular basis. Ain’t nobody got time for that. On the odd occasion I whip out an arsenal of brushes, colours and textures and get to work, but in the mornings it’s much more likely that I grab one colour, smudge it out, blend over the lids and lash lines, brush on mascara and call it a day. I dub this makeup phenomenon a ‘one wash wonder’ and there are a few shadows in my stash which work particularly well in this task. Case in point…

Revlon ColorStay Shadow Link Eye Shadow in Gun Metal – a shimmery silver-grey that can be subtly swept over or built up to an intense jewel-like lid. I particularly like this one blended a little on the lower lashline to give some oomph or all over.

Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush in 16 Rose Coup – this blush, which also doubles up as an eye shadow, possesses the most metallic sheen of the bunch but the apricot-pink tones just do it for me. Plus you’ve got to love a baked blush; a great texture and without the need for a brush – eye shadow application is even easier.

MAC Eye Shadow in All That Glitters and Amber Lights – both of these shadows are the boss of the one sweep wonders. Not too much shimmer and not too far away from my natural skin tone, they define without looking too obvious. The effect is a worn-in eye, that looks like a natural shadow – the epitome of no makeup, makeup.

One wash and go. Everyday eye shadow – done.