11/27/14

Golden Shadows That Give A Sheer Wash Of Color

Happy Thanksgiving!!! As much as I love wearing a full face every day, time may not always permit for a look with all the fixins'. Being able to find those eye shadow shades that you can just swipe over the lid and blend quickly (with either a brush or fingers) is paramount to keeping a morning routine manageable. Beige-y and golden tones are often the easiest to apply, go on without too much fuss and are great for both day or night. Here are 5 of my easy breezy gold shimmer shadows that I love to throw on and dash out the door.
1. mark. All Time Eye Hook Up Longwear Shadow in Tender Love - I rarely use liquid eye shadows since I find they can be too heavy looking on the lids, but was pleasantly surprised when I tried this one from mark.girl.  I swatched it quite heavily on my arm so you could see the full pay-off, but when blended down on the lids it's a gorgeous mix of both beige and gray. For those with non-oily lids, this may be one to wear alone but I still need a primer as a base (this one and this one are my two in constant rotation).

2. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rose Gold - If you use any of the Laura Mercier caviar sticks, you will know why I included it in my round up. They are super easy to use, blend and last forever on the lids. This one is absolutely the most beautiful champagne color that looks great with both nude and bold lips. One of my favorite ways to wear this is with tons of mascara, a flushed cheek and a spicy red lipstick (currently loving Iconic Red from Gucci).

3. Almay Shadow Softies in Creme Brulee - I know the swatches above see somewhat measly and non-existent, but the daylight was really washing out the color. The texture of this shadow is a mix between cream and powder (and has almost a bouncy feel to it - it's so cool), and is the perfect weekend, off-duty look. This on the lids, bronzer on the cheeks and gloss on the lips and I'm ready in under 5 minutes. Everyone needs one of those shadows in their collection, right?

4. Sisley Phyto-Ombre Glow Shadow in Pearl - These Sisley shadows are a bit bolder in both pigmentation and shine so this may only be an evening option for many of you, but I personally like to mix this with a slightly more matte base underneath. I apply a matte nude shade first and then dust the Sisley shadow over top concentrating on the center of the eye for a bit of an eye-popping glow that really helps to give the eye a super wide-awake look.

5. Sisley Phyto-Ombre Glow Shadow in Amber -The darker of the two Sisley shades is absolutely perfect for smudging at the lash line for a sultry bronzy effect  that could work for either day or evening, depending on how heavy it is applied. I forgot to mention in the above review, but as you can see from the swatches, these are pigmented and super buttery for a powder shadow and if blended well enough can look as flawless as a cream shadow. In fact, they are so soft that I found applying them with my finger was one of my favorite ways to blend them evenly. The warmth of my finger really melted the color right into the skin creating almost a liquid metal finish. Super sass approved.
*pr samples included


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