* Products marked are PR samplesI need to keep sitting on my hands to stop myself from writing something like I'm matte about these eyeshadows. I just. Have to get it out.
Anyway I've been dabbling a lot lately with Makeup Geek eyeshadows and I've come to a point of having four matte favorites because matte is In, and who am I to poopoo a trend?
Almost every day I reach for *Peach Smoothie to add a really light crease transition color. It is just different enough from my skin tone to be, you know, useful, but not so different that it's something you'll notice. Which is exactly what I'm going for, I want it to act as like Santa's Little Helper for my eye makeup. It's there to do the job but it takes the silent satisfaction of a job well done.
For something to add more of a moody depth to the eye I've been going for *Friend Zone. This is a slightly taupe-y gray that works really well to contour the eye. It's a little too serious looking for my average day to day, but when I really want to put on the works - I use this every time. You can over do it with this one because it creates such a realistic shadow that you can end up making your eyes look like you are bugging out - so keep in mind light layers.
Cocoa Bear has always been a favorite, to the point that I'm sure it's kind of annoying to anyone who has listened to or read every little word I've written about it. I use it for a bold brown smoky eye, liner, as a darker crease shade, in my lower lash line. Literally everywhere I can think of this shadow goes. The color is beautiful and makes the green in my eyes really pop so I'm into it I guess you could say.
*Tuscan sun is another favorite that I love for the whole lid. It's a salmony pink that isn't too Barbie if you are worried about that kind of thing. It's more refined and adult-y than that so let's just say it's for Beth, Barbie's older, more responsible sister. This one takes a little work to get the pigment up to what it looks like in the pan which is a pain if you want a bold color but if you just want to sweep something on, it's got chu boo.
What are your favorite matte shadows?