Even if you're a die hard lover of bright colours - you have to confess that neutrals are a must have in every make-up collection. Matte, shimmer, it doesn't matter so long as you can fling them on and be on your way! These are the ten eyeshadows I reach for when I need to tone it down...
[[ MUA 12, MUA dark brown, Shiro 'S.S Anne', Mad Minerals 'Ruby Sunset', Sassy Minerals 'Happy Hour' ]]
MUA Shade 12 - The well known and loved £1 MAC 'Club' dupe from Superdrug. A brown based red with blue-green duochrome...so I guess you could argue it's not entirely neutral, but shush.
MUA Dark Brown - Because I'm far too lazy to trek back upstairs to check the shade number! This is the perfect shade for filling your eyebrows if you have dark hair, I use this every single day.
Shiro 'S.S Anne' - A slightly golden, peachy tan shade with fine silver glitter. S.S Anne is PERFECT as a one colour wash with a flick of dark eyeliner for definition. I've been wearing it all the time since I bought it!
Mad Minerals 'Ruby Sunset' - One of those deceptive shades which looks dull as an afternoon at your Nan's, but actually transforms from a golden light brown into a glimmering wine once the light hits it. Beautiful.
Sassy Minerals 'Happy Hour' - This is currently in my 'to finish off' pile as part of P10P (which I'm failing miserably at, by the way) but it's so gorgeous I'll definitely be buying it again! A peachy, slightly golden champagne perfect for highlighting.
[[ Urban Decay 'Smog', Urban Decay 'Toasted', Urban Decay 'Gridlock', Barry M 'Chocolate', MAC 'Vanilla' pigment ]]
Urban Decay 'Smog' - You better damn well like 'Smog', because Urban Decay put it in every darn palette they release. I'm pretty sure I have three pans now! A warm, dark brown ideal for lining and deepening the crease.
Urban Decay 'Toasted' - Awesome as a one colour wash, 'Toasted' has just enough pink to keep it interesting yet understated.
Urban Decay 'Gridlock' - 'Gridlock' is perfect for pairing with dark taupes, or a slick of liquid eyeliner and bright pink lipstick.
Barry M 'Chocolate' - If you're bored of black smokey eyes, you need this in your life. However, it does tend to go patchy so be careful when blending!
MAC 'Vanilla' Pigment - I'm pretty sure everyone's heard of the wonders of 'Vanilla' pigment by now, right? Well, if you haven't, it's probably the most raved about MAC product to date and for good reason! Golden cream/ ivory with golden shimmer and a hint of pink - ideal highlight shade for any skintone.
What are your favourite neutral eyeshadows? Craving any from my list?
(P.S) Didn't mean to repost this. I realigned the photos and Blogger decided it looked better here than three pages back!