Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Topshop Shadow Palette

A few weeks ago I bought my first proper eyeshadow palette that I actually planned on using. I often shy away from shadow and stick to my eyeliner flick with lashings of mascara. However after seeing so many pictures of models in magazines sporting the smokey eye look, I had to give it a go. I tottled down to Topshop to try there Smokey Eye palette in Tawny. The four shades featured are earthy colours with a slight shimmer. Included are a lovely pale nude, a strong copper, earthy khaki and shimmering brown. Each can be worn on its own, for a strong colour block or blended together to create depth.

Topshop Palette £12

Since purchasing these shadows, the light nude has become an everyday wear, I often smooth over the whole lid to create a soft finish or lightly dust in the inner corner and lower lash line just to bring out the eyes and make them pop. The nude is a good base when blending the darker shades.

You can create a real sultry look with the darker shades especially the darker brown. This shade looks great when blended right to the point of the eyeliner flick and is perfect for night. The colour isn't too overwhelming and does not hide you lash line or liner.

I would recommend buying a slanted eye shadow brush as the sponge applicator doesn't allow for precision but is great as a blending tool. The shadows come in a cute compact with mirror which is handy when you are on the go.

Unlike other shadow, these are lasting and don't tend to smudge or fade away. It is a great kit for day and night and I have found that I didn't need to reapply.

If your looking for a good eyeshadow kit I would highly recommend this quad. For someone who has gone from never wearing eyeshadow to using this almost everyday it was definitely a good investment and at £12 it didn't break the bank. I am now thinking of taking a look at their solo shadows and may take the plunge in buying a dark grey/black shadow to blend into my eyeliner.

What eye shadows would you girls recommend for such a eyeshadow novice like myself?

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  1. I'm the same as you, I hardly wear eyeshadow but I may have to purchase this after reading your review.

  2. the Topshop packaging is so lovely! xxxx

  3. Looks really nice! xo

  4. oooh this looks lovely, will definitely purchase it after reading this!
    liv xx