25 March 2015

5 Brands for Individual Shadows

A picture of individual eyeshadows in a white rabbit jewellery dish
When I was younger I very rarely dabbled in eyeshadow palettes, now my favourite way to build up my eyeshadow stash, instead I had a makeup bag (or two) full of individual eyeshadows. Nowadays there's very few individual eyeshadows in my makeup collection, but the ones I do have are from a small selection of brands whose formulas and quality I adore.
A picture of Origins Peeper Pleasers Powder Eye Shadow, No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow and Clarins Ombre Matte Cream-to-Powder Matte Eyeshadows
A picture of Sigma Beauty Individual Eye Shadow and The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow

I really like No7, a brand I used to indulge in a lot more, now I only have a few products hidden in my beauty stash from Boots very own brand. I think their products are incredible for the price, with great formulas, colour pay-off and longevity. One of my favourite inner-corner highlight shades is the No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow, £7, in Wheatsheaf, a pale-pink champagne with a light frosted finish that works really well to open up my eyes. The Stay Perfect Eyeshadow range has a gorgeous formula that feels like silk to the touch, and applies like a dream blending effortlessly with fab longevity; they don't budge throughout the day at all. I've tried other eyeshadow ranges and formulas from No7 and I'm a big fan of them all - really great quality for the price!
P.s. there's currently 3 for 2 on No7!

The Body Shop has only been a brand I'll turn to for makeup over the past year or so, before that it was their body care I indulged in, a brand I never really considered for makeup despite having a very expansive range. Since first trying The Body Shop makeup I've found more and more products that I really love, some of which have become everyday staples in my makeup routine such as the Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder, £13. Having tried a few eyeshadows from their range now I'm really quite impressed, with the Colour Crush Eyeshadow range, £7, being my favourite formula wise. Buttery soft, there's no fall-out whatsoever with great pigmentation and super long-lasting, looking freshly applied all day. My favourite by far is Fig Leaf, a deep mossy green with very fine pearlescent finish that is one of my favourite go-to shades in autumn and winter. 

I adore Sigma Beauty for makeup brushes and their eyeshadows are just as impressive. I have a few Sigma Beauty Individual Eye Shadows, £8.95, and they are some of my favourite shades ever. There's a few different finishes available, all created with a formula that's super easy to work with, dreamy soft to the touch and quick and easy to blend. My favourite by far is Notre Dame, which has a gorgeous 3-dimensional frost finish, a stunning taupe lavender. You can check out my full review of Sigma Individual Eye Shadows here, and my favourite Sigma Beauty makeup here.

A brand renowned for their skincare, Origins probably isn't the first brand you would think of when it comes to makeup - yet their makeup range is truly stunning with some incredible formulations and utterly beautiful shade ranges. The Origins Peeper Pleaser Powder Eyeshadow, £15, range is delicious, It's not the most expansive range shade wise, but the shades in the range will easily suit a variety of tastes with a shade to suit everyone. My favourite is 17 Golden Ticket, an incredible eye-catching gold that's easily the most beautiful gold shadow in my collection. A buttery soft powder with a weightless formula, no fallout and some of the most intense colour pay-off I've ever come across for shadows, I'm smitten! Check out my full review here.

If you want something with a really, really dreamy formula, then look no further than the Clarins Ombre Matte Cream-to-Powder Matte Eyeshadows, £19. Gosh I love this range, a new launch last year and one I hope to see expanded soon shade range wise, they are just utterly beautiful. They look like powder in the pot, but they actually have a delicious and unique cream-to-powder formula with Bamboo Powder which leaves a flattering matte finish. My most used shade from the range is 02 Nude Pink, perfect for a wash of colour over the lids and even better as a base for other shadows. My full and very much rave review can be read here.

What are your top brands for individual shadows? Have you tried any from my favourites and have any shade recommendations for me? Let me know! 

Rabbit Jewellery Dish available at www.giftsandpieces.co.uk for £8.50. 

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