(Closed) Eyeshadow Recommendations?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The key to having your eye shadow not wear off is to use a base first. Urban Decay Primer Potion (the one I like) or Two Faced Shadow Insurance are good ones but I don’t know their prices.

You can find A LOT of reviews on makeup products. I think Physicians Formula has some good neutral pallets by memory. Let me see what I can dig up for you. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have read good reviews about NYX cosmetics.  This pallette is $7:

@Everdeen:  Urban Decay and Too Faced primers are around $18-20 I think, I use Too Faced

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used to have a Maybelline quad back in the day. . .I probably spent $7 on it.

As far as having stuff stay on, eye shadow primer or base really helps me.  You can use a cream eyeshadow in a neutral color.

I use Bobbi Brown eye shadows now (I also have a Chanel quad); the pans are really large and you really don’t need all that many colors.  She has a smokey eye palette out right now that includes five shadows, a gel eyeliner, mascara, and *nice* applicators for $65.

http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/product/2329/21938/Makeup/Eyes/Eye-Palettes/Smokey-Eye-Collection/SS12/index.tmpl

The Chanel quad I have makes very nice, neutral smokey eyes but was a splurge even for me (pretty sure I spent over $50 on it but I’ve also had it forever).

I know you mentioned Urban Decay as something you weren’t interested in because of the cost, but the Naked Basics palette is $27 for six shades and you could do a totally soft and neutral smokey eye with it.

http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=naked%20basics&skuId=1458157&productId=P376213&_requestid=154035′ defer=’defer

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@pixiecat:  That NYK palette looks like a great dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Basics!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@pixiecat:  NYX has some good stuff but some misses too (just like every brand). OP I would read up on the particular palette you want to buy and see what people has said. Try Makeup Alley for reviews. 

This video is very old but it was the one that came to mind first:

She uses a Physicians Formula palette (which ends up actually be a bronzer palette but that doesn’t really matter if you have a good base) to make a “MAC” eyeshadow look.

The pallet: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/productdetail/02455.html

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Some reviews of drug store neutral palettes:

Maybelline Eye Studio Copper Chic Eyeshadow Quad ($9.99): http://www.temptalia.com/maybelline-eye-studio-copper-chic-eyeshadow-quad-review-photos-swatches

Wet ‘n’ Wild Sparkle ‘Til Morning Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99): http://www.temptalia.com/wet-n-wild-sparkle-til-morning-eyeshadow-palette-review-photos-swatches

NYC Union Square Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99): http://www.temptalia.com/nyc-union-square-eyeshadow-palette-review-photos-swatches

NYX’s Nude on Nude Palette ($11): http://www.temptalia.com/nyxs-nude-on-nude-palette-review-photos-swatches

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($27): http://www.temptalia.com/urban-decay-naked-basics-eyeshadow-palette-review-photos-swatches

Maybelline Eye Studio Give Me Gold Color Plush Silk Eyeshadows ($9.99): http://www.temptalia.com/maybelline-eye-studio-give-me-gold-color-plush-silk-eyeshadows-review-photos-swatches An eye look using Give Me Gold Color Plush Silk: http://www.temptalia.com/sunset-eyes-with-maybelline-eye-studio

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

They may look cheap, but Wet N’ Wild eyeshadow palettes are some of the best quality eye shadows I’ve ever used, easily comparable in quality to MAC or NARS. An 8 pan palette is usually $5.99 at most drugstores. Definetely invest in an eyeshadow primer like NARS Pro-Prime or Urban Decay Primer Potion to keep the shadow from creasing or fading throughout the day, and don’t forget brushes. A good flat brush to push the base color on to your eyelid and a good blending brush or two are essential for a professional looking application. EcoTools and Sonia Kashuk (available at Target) are both good budget brands. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Azyriah:  I have both Naked 1 & 2 and honestly I don’t think either is that great. a lot of the shadows are very glittery, and the pigment tends to fall down (on the cheeks) a lot. Of the 10 shadows per palette I would say I use 3 regularly.  If I was going to splurge I’d head down to MAC for a custom quad specifically picked for your wedding day (lid, crease, liner, and highlight)   

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Azyriah:  I am a makeup whore, there are way worse than me but I still have more than any woman nees, and I LOVE my Naked palette.  My other shadows have been neglected since getting it.  The primer it comes with is tiny, sample sized really.  There is also a brush that is quite nice if you don’t have many shadow brushes.  Are you ever in the US?  It is only $50 in the states.  Even though the Canadian dollar and American dollar are almost equal makeup is still much more expensive in Canada, it sucks!

@antonina:  I know Urban Decay is kind of notorious for sparkle fall out, but I never have a big problem with it using a primer first and sweeping away any fall out with a powder brush

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Before buying my wedding makeup I did a lot of research to save money and MANY reviews rated E.L.F. eyeshadow primer the same (or even better) than the high end ones, such as Urban Decay and Too Faced and I have to agree completely. Also I think with a good eyelid primer most of the drug store eyeshadows will last all day without a problem.

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