Wednesday, 7 May 2014

One Sweep Shadows


I for one have recently been craving a simple shadow that I can sweep all over the lid, then add some mascara and go. So far I've found three that fit the bill, so I'm here to give you the low down on them today. Btw, heads up to my awesome pen pal Sophie (Sophie Said) for the super cute note paper which was used in the background! 

A shadow I've had a love affair with for a while is Natural Collection eyeshadow in Willow (bottom left). It's a gorgeous champagne/taupe shimmery colour which looks beautifully brightening when all over the lid. It's super cheap too, yet still has amazing pigment and as you can see I've loved this shadow long time. Next up is Maybelline Colour Tattoo cream eyeshadow in On and On Bronze (top left). This is the most dramatic colour of the three, but whenever I wear it I often get compliments or questions about what I'm wearing. The consistency is really nice, it's not too creamy that it slides about everywhere but it's still easy to blend. Boy does this shadow have good staying power, I have no worries when I wear this that it's going to end up down my face, even on a 12hr+ day. Last but not least we have the newest edition, M&S's eyeshadow in Taupe (right). As the name states this is a taupe brown colour, more on the brown side than Quarry from the Naked 2 palette, but is a great matte alternative to sweep all over the lid. With great pigment and lovely packaging, this shadow has been my go to in the last few weeks. 

Have you got any 'one sweep shadow' suggestions? 

27 comments :

  1. Birthday Suit Cream Shadow from Benefit is my ultimate one-sweep wonder haha!
    Sally xx

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  2. The Natural Collection shade is gorgeous!x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. I wish I could love On and on bronze I so wish I could it was just far too glittery for me and took ages to get off! It's certainly long wearing. The M&S shadow looks pretty I didn't know they had their own make up range x

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  4. ninegrandstudent7 May 2014 at 17:10

    Finally, someone else who loves Natural Collection shadows! That particular shade has been my go to for a few years now, need to buy a new one actually as my current one now lives at my boyfriends! x

    http://ninegrandstudent.co.uk

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  5. I've wondered about trying that, might give it a swatch next time I'm in boots :)

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  6. It is, such a underrated brand sometimes! x

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  7. Neither did I but when I was swatching some of the products they were pretty impressive! x

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  8. Oooh, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for it! *cue frantically searching for swatches* x

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  9. They're one of the first eyeshadows I owned from boots and still love them today :) x

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  10. Whenever I use any of the Color Tattoos by Maybelline I get so many compliments. It's like a dirty little secret that they're so simple to use, haha. Love it.


    Ashley Michelle http://ashleymichelledaily.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful shades, I might have to pick up that Natural Collection shadow it's so pretty!

    I love MAC All That Glitters, Bobbi Brown Champagne, Bare Minerals Celestine and Urban Decay Half Baked as my one sweep shadows - most days I don't have the time to mess around with more than one colour :) x


    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  12. Willow looks lovely! I never think to look at the Natural Collection anymore


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    x

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  13. I love MAC naked lunch! Always looks fab!


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  14. Beautiful eyeshadows! I love Willow and On and On Bronze already so I think I need to try out the M&S shadow, never tried any of their makeup before! x

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  15. Haha I couldn't agree more Ashely!

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  16. Thanks for the recommendations Sarah! I'll be sure to swatch them :)

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  17. I don't really but this little one is always in my collection :) x

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  18. Ooh I love that too, must try and use that a bit more :)

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  19. I was a M&S makeup newbie until I tried that shadow but I'd definitely be tempted to try some more products of theirs :) x

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  20. ChristineIversen12 May 2014 at 19:04

    I love On and On Bronze, it's gorgeous :-)

    Love, Christine♥
    http://christineiversen.blogspot.com

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  21. My Maybelline colour tattoo has completly dried up and I am wuite disappointed but maybe it's just because I haven't used it in quite some time. and the other shadows look gorgeous too. xx

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  22. Eyeshadow and I have a fickle relationship so I am all about the one sweep wonders! Will definitely have to check out at On and On Bronze - it looks gorgeous (I had Bad to the Bronze and it was slightly too cool toned on me)!
    XO Camey

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  23. Anne-Marie Mitchell23 June 2014 at 03:10

    those look gorgeous! I love Bad to the Bronze its a great color!


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  24. I'm looking for a single eyeshadow that I can just apply and be ready for the day. The maybeline color tattoos seems like a great option and I love that On an On Bronze color!

    xx
    Ana Leote

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  25. I love the maybelline color tattoo the most:)

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