Are you a girl who likes to experiment with your eye makeup? Some days you just want a fresh, nude look. Other days, you want to turn heads with some eye-popping colour! While we all love a nifty , there’s a lot to be said for single eyeshadows. They’re great if you want a less expensive way of following a new trend, and you can easily slip one or two into your handbag or desk drawer.
These are five single eyeshadows that we think are the bomb, and that you can use to create just about any eye makeup look.
A nude shade of brown is so versatile it should be your number one makeup must-have. Use a single shade like NYX Professional Makeup Nude Matte Shadow in Betrayal to subtly define your eyes. Add some depth to your crease and lash line with a deeper colour such as NYX Professional Makeup Nude Matte Shadow in Haywire. If you’re looking for drama, finish off with a sultry . We love the intensity and staying power of Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner.
Hold onto your crowns ladies! Jewel-toned eyeshadow is rich, radiant and decidedly regal. The deep, saturated colour with a hint of metallic shine is just the thing for a night out on the town. Try blending the intense colours of a loaded dark green, rich purple or shocking pink for a jewel-toned smoky eye. While not strictly a single, Colour Riche Les Ombres Palette in Eternal Blue is a nifty, handbag-friendly size and provides you with all you need to create sapphire-hued smoke effects.
Bright eyeshadow is totally in right now, but if you’re not up for buying an entire palette, then eyeshadow singles are what you need! NYX Professional Makeup Nude Matte Shadow in Cougar is a scorching yellow while NYX Professional Makeup Nude Matte Shadow in The Next Morning is a gorgeous tropical teal. Both shades are finely milled and provide superb pigmentation.
Most eyeshadows are matte, but also look amazing. We recommend Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow - this liquid eyeshadow is available in 16 shades with a shiny, vibrant metallic finish. If you’re looking for a quick fix, you can turn any eyeshadow glossy by applying a light layer of clear lip gloss onto your lids.
Did someone say glitter? We love shimmery, sparkly eyeshadow singles! Metallic eyeshadow is available in many shades from shimmer nudes to true metallics (silver and gold) and even metallic brights. We’re completely mesmerised by the smoky iridescence of Moondust-inspired eyeshadows.