We’re currently very lucky to have the likes of Makeup Revolution, MUA and Sleek releasing amazing eyeshadow palettes with vast colour collections that leave us with a huge choice of colour combinations, with the consequence being that we are literally spoilt for choice. This is all well and good, but if you have ten minutes to do your face and don’t want to put much thought into it, a choice of 20, 30 or 50 different shades to put an eye look together is probably not what you need…
…enter the Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quad in Stone Taupes, a quad of suits-all, cool-toned taupe shades that completely take the guess work out of a decent, flattering and very wearable eye look. I love me a good eyeshadow palette, but I’ve been snowed under lately, leaving myself very little time to get ready when I’m off out, so since I got this, I’ve been reaching for it pretty much every time I leave the house, using any kind of combination of the four shades.
I’ve included a couple of swatches in vastly different lights as it’s so dark and moody here in London, that I can’t get a decent “natural light” shot. The four shades start with the lightest and my least favourite, a rather chalky bone shade, then on to my favourite, a mid-toned taupe. Next is the deeper, stoney shade that is the most perfect eye contour colour and lastly the deeper, grey taupe – all four shades contain sparkle, but it isn’t overwhelming.
If I have the time, I use all three of the taupe shades, with the lightest all over, the mid on the contour and the darker on the outer corner. If I have a little more time I’ll also take all three under the eye, with the lightest all the way around, the mid on the outer corner and the darker along the lashlines. I very rarely use the champagne shade, but if I do then it’ll be to light either the centre or inner corners, or to blend the upper edge of the contour shade. These are usually £9 – there are some fab, different colour combinations too – but are currently £5 each here – link.