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Eye Shadow Reviews - Guide to the Best Eyeshadow

picture of eye shadow being appliedEye shadows are usually applied on the lids and under the brows to accentuate the eyes. They are primarily used to make the eyes stand out and look more beautiful by adding depth and dimension. They are also used to complement the natural color of the eye.

Eye shadows are available in different types and colors. The most common eye shadow comes in a powder form but there are also cream, pencil, mousse or liquid eye shadows. They can also be purchased in a wide range of colors from pastels such as pink, purple, peach and blue to neutral shades like brown, gray, white and black.

Although there are no strict rules in choosing the best eyeshadows, users are advised to consider their eye color and skin tone. Those with light complexion can go for almost all shades while richer and deeper shades are best for darker skin tones. When it comes to eye color, brown eyes usually fit any color of eye shadow while there are specific shades of eye make-up that will best enhance blue, green and grey eyes.

Eye shadow application can be made easier by having at least three shades from the same color family. The lightest shade is applied on the brow bone; the medium shade on the lid and the darkest shade on the crease of the eye. Powder eye shadows are best applied using a brush while the cream or liquid types may be applied with the fingers.

For additional information and feedback on different eyeshadow brands, please see the eyeshadow reviews below.

Bourjois Intense Extrait Eye Shadow 02 and 05 Review

Bourjois Intense Extrait Eye Shadow 02 and 05 Review

Bourjois eye shadows have been around for some time but this is their first eye shadow boosting an intense 16 hour hold. It is hard not to love Bourjois’ quirky round case for all their blushes and shadows. Their old shadow casing used to come with a bottom deck to stow away eye shadow applica... Read More »

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8.0
Image of Urban Decay Ammo Palette

Urban Decay Ammo Palette Review

I’m a huge fan of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette’s purely because they seem to be much more cost-effective than single eyeshadows. I mean, the Vintage Eyeshadows are currently being sold on the Urban Decay website for $17, whilst the standard ones are $18. That’s $17/$18 for 0.05 US... Read More »

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9.5
MAC Carbon Eyeshadow Review

MAC Carbon Eyeshadow Review

The MAC Carbon eyeshadow is a matte black shade that can be used in various degrees of intensity. It can be built up to a deep dark black, or just a muted dark gray. I’m always on the lookout for the best matte black, and Carbon has always come up as one of the top contenders along with Make Up Fo... Read More »

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7.0
Official image of Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Review

Eye Shadow is probably one of the biggest-selling make up products, because adding a little colour widens up the eyes, adds shape and can make your natural eye colour really stand out. However, a long-time gripe of many women is how quickly eye shadows crease and fade on the eye lid. The problem is ... Read More »

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6.7
Image of Mac Matte Eye Shadow in Zingy

Mac Matte Eye Shadow in Zingy Review

Many people shy away from bold, bright and vivid colour, and yet blue shades, such as Mac matte eye shadow in Zingy have been popular practically since the history of make-up began. Personally, I think that bright colours are an excellent way of expressing personality, and adding a little “w... Read More »

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6.7