Single Eyeshadows : Worth the Fiddle?

I am the hugest hoarder collector of eyeshadow palettes.  I usually sniff at individual pans; they just seem so restrictive, and fiddly.  However, I decided to change my tune, and embrace the single life!  You may have seen (here) that I recently purchased some single eyeshadows as a little treat to myself.  I have been intrigued by Makeup Geek and Morphe eyeshadows for a while, after having them rammed down my throat (in the nicest possible way) on every YouTube video I have ever watched. They are now sold at Beauty Bay for around £5 – £8 each.

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I tried to buy a good selection; colours that would work together, but that aren’t too similar.  I haven’t used the two blue eyeshadows yet (Morphe Sapphire, and Makeup Geek Nautica), but have played with them.  They swatch really well, and are both soft and almost creamy.  Sapphire is slightly more towards the teal end of the blue spectrum, and is gorgeously sparkly.  Nautica is more of a rich midnight blue, but also has a shimmery finish.

 

Morphe Sapphire Single Eyeshadow
Morphe Sapphire Single Eyeshadow
L-R - Petal Pusher and Daydreamer
L-R – Petal Pusher and Daydreamer

 

 

Petal Pusher is a very pretty matte pinky taupe. It is very subtle, and blends well.  I have been using it along with Daydreamer, which is a gorgeous Foiled shadow. Daydreamer swatches very well, but took me a little bit of time before I could get the full effect on my eyes.  I found using a fixing spray on my brush intensified the colour.  Either that, or going straight in with a finger to apply it, which also gives great colour payoff.

 

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Bottom – Top: Morphe Sapphire; Makeup Geek Petal Pusher; Daydreamer; Concrete Jungle; Phantom and Nautica

 

Concrete Jungle is – as the name would suggest – a matte grey.  It works well as a crease shade, or all over lid colour, when doing a cool toned eye look.   Phantom is a pretty pale pinkish duochrome.  It looks pretty washed out in my photos unfortunately, but in person it really is gorgeous.  It glides on the eyelid, and looks purple, blue and pink all in one go.

 

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I think of all the Makeup Geek eyeshaodow formulations, the prettiest is the duochrome.  I really can’t resist a shimmery, colour-shifting eyeshadow.  The mattes are fabulous, and aren’t chalky or too powdery.

I would have loved to try more of the Morphe shadows, but there was not a huge selection available at the time.  Morphe do ship from their – US based – website, so that might be worth a browse. Next on my list to try will be this palette, or this one that I have been drooling over for the last couple of months.  Of course my love for their brushes has been well documented.

 

Have you tried either Morphe or Makeup Geek eyeshadows? What do you think of them?

 

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