My 5 Fave Eyeshadows
These eye shadows complete my look.
My love for cosmetics began in sixth grade. I went to a drugstore one day after school and purchased my first palette of blue eye shadow. After a few years of wearing bright eye shadows to math class, I began to develop my make-up M.O. These days, I usually go for a more natural look. But eye shadows still remains a big part of my beauty regimen.
From browns to blues, mattes to shimmers, compacts to wands, the possibilities are endless. It’s impossible to get bored. An eye shadow collection is like a closet—you develop a signature style.
Here are five of my favorite shadows. Some I use every day and others I save for special occasions. I couldn’t live without them!
1. Almay Intense I-color powder shadow ($5.99, Target.com)
This shadow’s matte finish is perfect for everyday. It’s also a lot of fun to blend—start with the dark shade on your lid, then work in the contrasting colors for a natural look that still pops. There are palettes for blue, brown, hazel and green eyes.
2. Urban Decay, Midnight Cowboy ($17, sephora.com)
I started wearing this color in high school, but I find myself buying it again and again. It’s bright, shimmery and works all year round. It’s as easy to apply with a brush as it is with a finger.
3. Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals eyecolor, Antique Pearl ($13, amazon.com)
A swipe of this loose-powder shadow looks great on the brow bone. The slight golden hue and touch of shimmer subtly makes your eyes stand out. Blend it in with another shadow or wear it alone. You can also wet it and use it as a liner.
4. Maybelline Eye Studio duo, Silver Starlet ($5.99, Target.com)
This is my go-to for a night out in the city. I swipe some of the lighter, marbleized shade on my lid and then blend the darker color into the crease of my eye. The contrasting shades and the slight shimmer gives me a sexy look without being overkill.
5. Pixi smoky eye wand, Black Silver ($19, Target.com)
Every once in a while, I do a smoky eye look. With this smoky eye wand, no brushes or eyeliners are needed. The sponge tip glides over your lid really smoothly. And the color goes on without making a mess. It’s a win-win!
Brooke Sager is BettyConfidential’s editorial intern.