29 July 2015

One Wash Eyeshadows

If you're a regular reader, then you'll know my love for eyeshadows is strong. Really strong. I have a whole drawer dedicated to all types of eyeshadows that is soon be spread over two drawers. I just can't get enough. Today's post is all about single eyeshadows that I love using as a sheer wash of colour over the lids. Here are my one wash wonders....

  1. L'oreal Colour Riche Mono Eyeshadow in Pin Up Pink (Lumiere)- This is the newest to my collection and is a very pretty sheer pink with a fine golden shimmer running through it. I love using this all over on a fluffy brush either underneath or on top of other shades to give an extra dimension to the lids. It's a stunning colour that would suit all skin tones. 
  2. Bobbi Brown Rose Gold- The sophisticated rose gold. Yes that does exist. I adore this shadow. Applied all over the lids, you get the most lovely tonal effect. Despite having quite a strong pink lean, it's very muted and would suit mature lids beautifully.
  3. Max Factor Golden Bronze- I love this shade in the Autumn as it's a very brown based gold. The shimmer is very fine and really more of a sheen. I can't think of a reason why someone wouldn't like this colour. It's gorgeous. When applied as a sheer wash, you get a very subtle hint of golden bronze (funny that) that really catches the light. 
  4. Maybelline Copper Fizz- I wouldn't use a brush for this shade. The formulation is very creamy but you'd get a lot of fall out with a brush. Using fingers to apply it, then a brush to blend over it and sheer it out gives a gorgeous rose gold glisten to the lids. It's the most dramatic of the bunch but you can tone it down with the above method. It does have a lot of shimmer but when it's blended out, it's a very eye catching iridescence. If you have puffy lids, skip this one all together and opt for any of the above. 
What are your one wash wonders?

Thanks for reading,


  1. I must admit I tend to overlook single shadows but I actually love every one you've featured here :D Bobbi Brown Rose Gold is getting swatched on my next shopping trip for sure xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. Me too- I'm more inclined to go for palettes. These singles are so good though. Definitely give Rose Gold a swatch :) x

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    1. Thank you. I tend to pick palettes over single shadows for convenience but there are some great individuals out there! x