Thursday, May 17, 2012

30 Days: Day 9

Well, I guess one of these posts every 6 weeks or so means I'll be done with this series in...another 3 years, ok. I should probably step up the pace if I actually want to have any hope of finishing it! (If you're not familiar with the series, see my original post here, though I'm not following Magi-Mania's prompts too strictly!).

Show us your (powder) eyeshadow collection!
I wear glasses and am effectively blind when applying eye makeup, so I tend to rely on neutral staples when I wear eyeshadow. As such, my collection is pretty boring by most bloggers' standards, but it serves my purposes very well! I sometimes think I should cut down on it, because I just don't wear eyeshadow that often, but I like them all...
Clockwise from left:
Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Collection: This was my first high-end eyeshadow purchase, and is still one of my favorites! I particularly love Silk Teddy (left column, middle row) as a nice easy all-over highlighter and the matte shades for a foolproof subtle eye.

Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette: A lovely mix of shimmery neutrals and a great palette for travel.

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Iced Latte and Bronzed Taupe: These unfortunately crease on me, so I don't wear them all that often, but the colors are gorgeous and the shimmer to die for. 

Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette: A great quality palette with a lovely selection of colors; if I didn't have so many other (more expensive) eyeshadows, I could get by with just this all the time. I've considered giving it away, but I've kept it for the greens, because I don't want my collection to be completely devoid of color! An excellent starter palette.

Le Métier de Beauté Corinthian: HG taupe. Probably 2/3 of the time I wear eyeshadow, I include this. So versatile, so pretty, and what a gorgeous formula.

MAC Antiqued: My graduation present from Z! This shadow works awesomely with my Sonia Kashuk crease brush to define the crease (shocking!) when I'm going for a warmer look. I didn't give it a great grade when I reviewed it, but after finding the right brush, I really like it much better.

MAC Dalliance: One of my post-breakup purchases, I found this in a makeup outlet store at a random mall outside DC. A lovely pewter, no longer available. It wears well over primer, but creases and fades on its own, and I find it applies best with a dense natural hair brush.

And, because I forgot to include this palette when I took the other picture, my theBalm shadows!
Mary-Lou Manizer: I pretty much just use this as a highlighter, on the rare occasions that I decide my skin needs to look shinier, but it also makes a nice inner-eye highlight.

Insane Jane: A nice grey taupe. The formula isn't as soft as I would like, but the color's nice, and it was my go-to taupe before I got Corinthian.

Jealous Jordana: I've worn this maybe twice. It's too dark for my taste, and a little too hard so it's difficult to get it to blend. It does make a nice eyeliner, though, when I summon up the energy to apply powder eyeliner (almost never).

I'll do another post on non-powder eyeshadows (creams and pencils, I guess) in a future 30 Days post, so you can look forward to that...sometime in the next year. How does your eyeshadow stash compare?  What do you think of my collection?
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