Saturday, June 13, 2015

One Shade Wonders

Smoky eyeshadow looks to perfect shaded pin-up eyes, I love eye shadow. However, as much as I love spending time on my makeup on a day to a basis I enjoy simple and quick one shade looks.  Sounds boring right? My answer to you is it doesn’t have to be, there are some amazing colours that imitate multiple colours with one single swipe. So ladies and gents here are my tried and true one shade wonders.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Mystic Rock   
There is a lot of hype about this product and for one very good reason… it’s just that good! This pinky bronze shade is complex yet is still wearable. Applied opaque Mystic Rock looks pink, however once you start blending the product out it magically transforms to a bronzy colour.
Mystic Rock is the type of shade gives the impression that you spent hours on your makeup, when really it just took you 30 seconds.

MAC Patina
If an antique gold colour had a baby with a cool brown, they would make Patina. While the colour is actually quite subtle itself, the shade is interesting enough to be worn alone. I find the slight gold adds light to the lids while the cool brown tone compliments the crease. Patina is one of my all-time favourites and in my humble option a must try on every makeup lovers list.  

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Sugar Frost
The other shades are here because they have that cool colour transformation thing going on, but Sugar Frost is here simply because it’s pretty. This sparkly champagne colour might look basic, but there is something about shade that adds light to the face. Actually if I can be honest, I love this product so much so that I have worn it every day since I bought it (over a month ago). It might be in the subtle sparkle, or it might be light colour, or both? But every time I reach for this product I have that “damn that looks pretty” moment.

What are some of your favourite one shade wonders? Leave me a comment!


  1. I love shades like this- unique, yet easy to wear! At the moment, Burberry Pale Barley or MAC Rubenesque Paint Pot are my one-shadow-wonders :)


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