My Makeup Collection: Eyes

Hey Sweeties,

Continuing with my posts taking you through my makeup collection having already shown you my foundations (here) & blushers (here), today I thought I would take you through eyes, specifically palettes, individual pans and crayons.

eye Makeup collection

eye makeup collection

Ofra in shade, Bliss: The problem with eye palettes and individual pans is that unless the brand, colour etc. is really good, the pans can get lost in the drawer and that is kind of what has happened here with Ofra. I got this sometime early last year I think in a Love me Beauty Box (here), and although I liked it at the time, it eventually got forgotten about until I dug everything out to photograph for this post. However, while I am loving bronze and gold tones, I should try and re-incorporate this pan back into the mix. 

Barry M Makeup

Barry M Dazzle Dust pots

Barry M Dazzle Dust pots: Who doesn’t have a load of these in their makeup collection?! If you’re new to makeup and like pops of colour, Barry M is definitely a brand to check out first.

Barry M Bronze Glitter eye crayon: This crayon is great for under eye definition or to line the top lash line as the nib of the crayon is pointy enough for doing so but not -albeit at the moment/in my opinion-for providing that all over base colour like the Rimmel Scandal Eyes crayons are great for as the texture of the crayon isn’t creamy enough.

eye shadow makeup

Mac Cut to Fit, Frost (top left) & Sushi Flower, Satin (lower left): I have had these for a long time and were bought with a few other items following a makeover at Mac. Anyone who knows Mac knows how nicely pigmented their eye shadows are, how easily they blend and overall, just how well worth having in your collection.

Wild About Beauty, 08 Polly (top right): With exceptions for the Mac pans, all the other individual pots of eye shadow I have were gained either through beauty boxes or magazine subscription gifts (like Bourjois, below). This Wild About Beauty eye shadow is gorgeous and I still really enjoy using it and I often see the brand in TK MAXX but unfortunately not always in a good enough condition to purchase. For my original review, click here.

Bourjois Colour Edition 24h, cream to powder pots (lower right & middle): Again, colours I should wear more often, particularly the purple. The texture of these products make them ideal for all over base colours or to blend gently into the crease or inner corner of the eye.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Shadow stick/crayons: I reviewed a week or two ago in my 2015 (so far) favourites (here) so I won’t bore you again with how much I love these.

Rimmel Scandal eye shadow crayon

Benefit Smokin’ Eyes:

Benefit Smokin Eyes palette

I bought this following a (Benefit) make over session in Harvey Nichols in Bristol a few years ago and this became my night out go-to. The smokey eye is still of course up there with top evening looks but unfortunately this palette does get forgotten about a little bit in favour of others. Saying that, this was a great training tool to perfect the look.

Sleek eye palette in Oh So Special (658, right) & Lagoon (845, top):

Sleek eye palettes

Had I not given into the all consuming powers of Urban Decay, Sleek would still be my number one brand for eye shadow palettes and to be fair, I still rank them incredibly highly on the High Street. If you are still on a budget or maybe you just prefer more budget friendly makeup and want to create a mixture of fun and mature looks, you honestly cannot go wrong with this brand.

Urban Decay Naked Palettes 1, 2 & 3:

Urban Decay naked palettes

Urban Decay Naked Palettes

I wonder why, despite my total love for these palettes, I haven’t yet properly reviewed all of them together on here but they have featured in one way or another, within several posts such as in my 2014 favourites (here). These are my absolute go-to palettes for my daily makeup and from the day I got each of them in my collection, all other eye shadow palettes and pans took a back seat.

My favourite shades are as follows: Naked 1/The Original palette; I love taking ‘Naked’ across my eyelid and blending ‘Buck’ into the crease. I also like ‘Toasted’ & ‘Hustle’ together. Naked 2; ‘Booty Call’ with ‘Tease’ into the crease, or, if I use the Rimmel Scandal eyes shadow stick in 100, Rose Gold, ‘Chopper’ is great to blend it out with. Naked 3; ‘Limit’ & ‘Mooner’ make for a summery fresh pink look. ‘Limit’ also partners with ‘Toasted’ really well. All just totally beautiful!

Finally but by no means least, my Smashbox Masterclass palette which I reviewed earlier this year (here) and is quite simply, the palette of all palettes! It’s beautiful and contains everything you need (except foundation), to create a number of looks for day and night.

Smashbox Masterclass Color & Contour palette

So there you go, a pretty hefty post but I have now showed you another aspect of my makeup collection. What are your favourite eye shadow palettes and pans? Anything worth me trying/adding to my collection?

Until next time x



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