Quick and easy everyday eyeshadow picks

Easy eyeshadow picks

Eyeshadow is one of products that I love to apply, and I think it can really help to pull a look together. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it makes you look like as though you’ve put a lot more effort into your appearance than you actually have.

However, as I need to be up quite early in the morning, I don’t always have time to apply a full eyeshadow look before I run out the door, and I always find myself reaching for concealer, an eyelash curler, mascara, and brow pomade as my first port of call if I’m in a rush. So, here are my quick and easy eyeshadow picks for when you need to get your eyeshadow on pronto…

An eyeshadow palette might not seem like the obvious choice for a quick eyeshadow look, but hear me out here. Famous for its light bronze, brown and gold toned shades, the Urban Decay Naked Palette is actually one of my easiest palettes to use. The shadows are smooth and easy to blend, and they all work really well together. My favourite daytime look to go for is Half Baked on the lid, Naked in the crease, and Darkhorse in the inner corners.

If you find the choice from a full eyeshadow palette overwhelming, then one of the NARS Duo Eyeshadows is a good option as the look has already been chosen for you; just pop the lighter shade in the duo onto the whole lid, and blend the darker one out into the corners! The one I’ve pictured is Surabaya, which contains a ‘brown sugar’ and ‘chestnut’ shade that pair together beautifully.

Alternatively, cream eyeshadows (in either stick or pot form) are ideal if you really don’t have much time on your hands, but you still want to put something on your lids. My top picks in this category are the Chanel Illusion D’Ombres, Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24HR EyeshadowsBy Terry Ombre Blackstars and Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleons as they’re all shimmery (which adds dimension), and can be easy blended onto the lid without the need for anything else. They’re the ultimate easy eyeshadows.

As the Charlotte Tilbury ones also have a hint of glitter, they’re perfect for night too!

What are your favourite quick and easy eyeshadow picks? Do you share any of these favourites?

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Brand focus: 5 products to try from Charlotte Tilbury

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Alongside NARS, Bobbi Brown, and Urban Decay, Charlotte Tilbury is one of my favourite makeup brands- and it’s not just because of that luxurious rose gold packaging. I just love that many of the products have been collated into specific looks (making it super easy to pair them together), and the colours are gorgeous.

It’s not just that, though; the quality of the products inside definitely live up to their outer packaging.

Having been a fan of Charlotte Tilbury for a few years now, I’ve tried a number of products from the range, and I’ve found a few firm favourites. So, if you’re unsure of what to try from the brand, here are the top five products I’d recommend…

All of the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palettes are lovely, but it’s the Dolce Vita that has my heart. The brown and red shades are really pigmented, and they work perfectly together to create a warm toned smokey eye. The red can also be used with the lightest shade for a more day appropriate look, making this palette more versatile than it looks at first glance.

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When it comes to base products, Charlotte Tilbury just gets it. The Filmstar Bronze & Glow is probably one of my most used palettes, and for good reason; the contour in the Light-Medium version never looks muddy on my paler complexion, while the highlighter adds some serious glow.

I also love The Retoucher for brightening dark circles (although I do layer it over another higher coverage concealer), and the Magic Foundation. A little of this goes a long way, and it gives a good level of coverage with a satin finish. Definitely a good option for more oily or combination skin types!

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Finally, I’m a big fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s matte lipsticks. Not only are they really comfortable to wear, but they do stick around! My favourite shades are Glastonberry from the Matte Revolution range (a very vampy dark plum), and Super Cindy and Hell’s Bells from the Hot Lips collection. The first is a peachy nude, while the latter is a more pink-y version of Glastonberry.

Have you tried Charlotte Tilbury makeup? What are your favourite products from the brand?