July 31, 2013

My Top 5 Neutral Eyeshadows

One of my favorite makeup looks is a neutral eye with a bold lip. I was so excited that look was on trend for this summer season. It made me one happy girl. For myself there are always a handful of neutral shadows that I reach for. So...I thought it would be fun to share my Top 5 Neutral Eyeshadows.

Without further ado...here is what I have been reaching for to create my neutral eye makeup looks.

 It's no surprise that a shadow from the Naked palette would make it onto my list of favorites. I think that this palette is a staple in every girl's makeup bag. You can create so many different looks from one source. Brilliant. The reason I chose Buck is because it is the ultimate brown, not too dark not too light. Not overly warm or cool. It looks amazing on it's own or as a compliment shadow to any neutral look. I love using Buck in the crease with a lighter shade on the lid. Classic neutral eye.

I am totally obsessed with this bronze shade from the Revlon Smoky Shadow Stick in Torch. It is gorgeous and I often find my self coloring all over my lid and under eye to create a smokey bronze eye that can be blended out lighter for a wearable daytime look or can be built up for a sultry evening makeup look. I also love this shadow because it has the prettiest reflect when the light hits it. Not to mention it is accessible at the drugstore for an amazing price...did I mention a little goes a long way and it doesn't crease {no primer required} It's an all around steal of a deal! If you don't have this shadow stick I highly recommend it!

I recently dove into my Too Faced Sweet Indulgences palette and discovered so many new and exciting shadows, but one in particular stuck out to me... Teddy Bear. It is a cool brown-taupe color that works wonders as a crease shadow. I have also worn this color alone on the lid and I have to tell you it climbed my favorites pretty quickly. I love to pair this shadow with a pouty pink lip.

This shadow I instantly fell in love with. It has the most beautiful sheen to it and looks amazing applied wet or dry. It is the ultimate summer bronze that can be worn day or night, as a shadow or a liner and has an amazing intensity. This is a must have for any makeup collection any time of the year.

Last, but certainly not least I chose Tough As Taupe. This has been a long time favorite, because I just love the color. It has a certain muddiness to it that makes it the perfect base under another shadow or looks unique worn on its own paired with a black liquid liner. It's a go to shade that you don't have to think too much about and goes great with anything. The perfect neutral shadow.

So that's it for my Top 5 Neutral Eyeshadows. I hope you enjoyed!

What are your favorite neutral eyeshadows?


  1. Buck is one of my favorite neutral shades, too ; )

  2. Great colors and I agree with Marie, buck is a really great shade! I love the Naked palette. I just bought the Lorac Pro Palette .. it's meh. Some of the shadows are super sparkly and just doing apply well to the lid.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

  3. I need to get the NAKED palette! It has a lot of good neutral colors on it

    Reviews Until You Drop

  4. The revlon shadow stick looks gorgeous! X

  5. I love nude eyes n bold lips too xx thanks for suggesting these shades

  6. thats looks great
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  7. I love Bronzed Taupe... I love anything taupe :)

    Tough as Taupe on the other hand didn't work for me... mine was super dry. Maybe I got a dud!

    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

    1. Ahh that's a bummer! I love my Tough as Taupe!

  8. I love Bronzed Taupe and Tough as Taupe... both favorites of mine too.

    I really liked your swatch of Torch, I'll have to look into those Revlon shadow sticks.


    1. Torch is definitely one to pick up! :)

  9. I love the taupe one by maybelline! Now I wanna try the one by teddy bear. Check out my blog when you get the chance and follow if you enjoyed! Xx


  10. I love Buck! I've been obsessed with the Naked Basics palette as well, since it includes matte neutrals, which are my absolute fave! I want to try out Teddy Bear!
    - Amy