Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Warm Eyeshadow Edit

Warm eyeshadow looks have to be some of my all time favourites to put together. If you have blue eyes and have yet to try warm-toned shades in your eye looks you'll be totally blown away by the results! Blue eyes aside, I think warm shades look good with pretty much any eye colour and there's something about them that just really makes your eyes stand out. Whether they're oranges, coppers or warm golds, I am straight up obsessed. I understand that some of the shades can be slightly daunting, but I'm a firm believer that there's something out there for pretty much everyone! Today I thought I'd round up a few of my faves from three different price points. Some of are bold and some are super subtle, but all of these will give your eyes that warm hue that really makes them pop!

H&M High Impact Eye Colour in Orange Ochre - This one is out there! Matte colours like these are notoriously tough to make and more often than not they end up chalky which, not gunna lie, is kinda the case here too. It takes a little work to blend out and get good pigmentation but I think the colour is worth it. It's not often I see a shade like this within the high street realm of pricing (these cost about $8 in Zurich) so it was one I was really excited about discovering. Yes, it requires a little elbow grease when it comes to blending but I think it adds such a gorgeous pop of colour and it is a very unique shade.

H&M High Impact Eye Colour in Russet Rose - If it's a subtle, warm wash of colour you're after then look no further. This shade is such a stunning warm, rose gold shade and it pairs beautifully with other warm eyeshadows. My favourite way to wear it is actually all by itself along with a brown lip colour for a bit of a grungey makeup vibe. The formula of this is completely different to Orange Ochre and as it is also a shimmer, it's much smoother, more pigmented and far easier to blend. I've compared the formula of the H&M shimmer shades to that of the MAC ones before and they're a fraction of the price (at least here in Switzerland!) and also have a super extensive shade range.

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Muse - I'm sure it comes as no surprise to you that these shadows are included in here. The cream-powder formula makes for maximum pigmentation and beautiful blendability. Not only are they one of my favourite formulas, they also have such a gorgeous lineup of shades. Muse is one of their pearlised shades and is described on the website as a metallic rose, but I'd say it's more of a pinky copper. It has a little kick of warmth to it and looks stunning blended out and paired with a nude lip.

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Sequin - This is one of Colourpop's metallic shades which means that if you like that super duper intense foiled look, this is a great one. It has tiny flecks of glitter in it, which don't translate that much on the lid, but enable the shadow to have that almost glossy, metallic finish. This is a straight up copper eyeshadow, but as you can see from the swatches below, it's not nearly as pink as Muse. The formula, like the other shades in this range, is buttery and crazy-pigmented.

MAC Eyeshadow in Amber Lights - I feel like this is one that so many people will have tucked away in their collections. When someone says warm eyeshadow, this is one of the first shades I think of. It's described as a peachy-brown with shimmer, which I think is a little weird as "brown" is not a word that comes to mind when I see this shade. I think of it more as a metallic super warm gold/amber (groundbreaking, Sonja) colour, but we all know how lacking my shade description skills are! This is another one of those shades that I love for a bit more of a grungey look with some brown eyeshadow, but it looks lovely with a nude lip too!

MAC Eyeshadow in Coppering - When I first picked this up a little over a year ago, it was pretty much all I wore for about a month. I was obsessed with how much this brought out the blue in my eyes and how pretty it looked paired with Velvet Teddy. To be honest, I don't think I really did much with this aside from using it as a wash of colour on my lids but recently I used it through the crease to warm up an eyeshadow look I was doing and was reminded of why I love it so much. It's a super warm reddish/orange copper shade (back at it again with the stellar shade descriptions) and the formula is fab too. Pigmented, soft, blendable - the works. I think this would make a fab addition to any MAC palette!

From left to right: Orange Ochre, Russet Rose, Muse, Sequin, Amber Lights and Coppering.
I don't even want to know how many times I've said the word warm in this post. Apologies if that was wildly annoying! Either way, I hope that if you are on the hunt for a warm (sorry!) eyeshadow, you found one or two shades you liked or didn't already know in this post! What are some of your favourite warm eyeshadows?

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  1. Warm toned eye shadows are my favourite, thank you for the recommendations! The sequin shade looks so pretty, I think I might have to treat myself! Chloe xxx

  2. these are so gorgeous, I need some more warm shadows! Love the Russet Rose one x

  3. those colour pop ones are soooo pretty they look so creamy and pigmented too xx

  4. I never keen H&M did makeup?!the colours are beautiful!

  5. These eye shadow shades look absolutely gorgeous! I definitely need to get all of them.


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