Shadow playground: a rookie guide to the newest in eye colour

{The Shadow Playground}

One week, last month I received an influx of shadows and saw it as a sign. My beauty ‘New-Year’s Resolution’ was to wear more eyeshadow and to be fair, I have been trying! Below you can find some fun that I had with my dear friend Natalie Korol with these new eye shadows for the spring season. Read on for my library of favourites and which shades are must-haves for their stand-out factor.

{Lancome Limited Edition 24H Crease-Free Luminous Eye Shadow $28}

Precious metals of loose pigmented powder. I adore how smooth this product sweeps over the skin. Take care not to let it clump when you handle it. It’s a delicate product with lots of punch. You’ll love these if you like three dimensional eye shadow looks. The only downfall of these is that they can get messy if you’re in a rush. My favourite shade is easily the intricate levels of colour you see in Boundless Blue. Even the name is sexy…

{Iridescent swatches}

Top to bottom – Evermore Lilac, Tremendous Turquoise, Boundless Blue, Persistent.

{Maybelline Colour Tattoo Cream Eye Shadows $9.99}

For the price point these are the best drugstore shadows you’ll probably find out there. I’m fairly certain they have a variety of finishes but here I have the metallics. See how pigmented they are here at I love this crazy, bold green at the top, Edgy Emerald and use it as an eyeliner with an angled brush. Inked in Pink is also a stunning shade for the spring.

{Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow $24}

As you all probably know, I work for Benefit Cosmetics and my god is it fun. I have to say that these Creaseless Cream eyeshadows are the perfect intro in to wearing colour on your eyes because the finish is so smooth and soft – I don’t think I’ve ever heard a bad thing about them on the blogosphere! Only really that people either want more colours or matte shades but if like me you’re an eyeshadow rookie, these are the ideal combination of shades. My favourite colour to use on it’s own on my lid or as a base is Birthday Suit – it’s also stunning as a highlighter! For a full review on them I love Christa and Jessica’s coverage on these on Perilously Pale and Beautezine.

{Sephora Collection – Colourful Eye Shadow $16}

There’s one shadow in this collection that makes me wild but it just doesn’t translate as well in these photos. On the far left take a closer look at the colour. It’s not actually black – it’s Jungle Party. It really does look like a party of green stars happening on your eyelids. If you’re going to buy any shade. Buy this one! The pigment on these shadows is pretty strong, also nice when used wet and because there’s over 80 shades to choose from you’ll want to start a collection.

{Sephora colour swatches}

Left to right: Jungle Party (Glitter), Surfin USA (Shimmer), Purple Stilettos (Matte), Diamonds are Forever (Shimmer), Hollywood’s Calling (Mirror), Queen for a Day (Mirror).

{Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes $19}

The great thing about the shadow version of the famous Chubby Stick family is how easy they are to use. Pop these pencils in your back and glide the colours on when you need them.

{Autumn Leaves shades}

Left to right: Lavish Lilac, Ample Amber, Whopping Willow, Fuller Fudge


1 Comment

  1. kritsten @ glambunctious
    April 13, 2013 / 7:29 am

    How cool that you work for Benefit! I had a major moment last summer with Cha Cha Tint! I loved it! I’ve always wanted to try out the creaseless cream shadows, Birthday Suit and Skinny Jeans, in particular. Maybe I’ll pick some up at the VIB sale (b/c heaven knows my list needs more stuff on it, LOL)!

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