Lately I’ve been switching up my daily make-up routine a little bit. Inspired by Australian Youtuber Matilda (find her here) who swears by minimal make-up routines, loves cream products and also is the kindest person when replying to messages, I’ve been applying just one or two eyeshadow shades on my eye lid. I always wanted to wear eyeshadow daily, but because it’s too much work to create a whole 5+ steps eye look in the morning (and also not fool proof with my skills), I hardly ever wore eyeshadow to work.
Matilda is about minimalism in make-up looks and she uses eyeshadow palettes just for one or two shades at the time. I loved that idea but I was also afraid that I wouldn’t get enough use out of my eyeshadow palettes this way. The complete opposite turned out to be true: just applying one or two shades lightly and blending it out, is not a lot of work but does give that wow-effect I love in an eye look (I want it to make my blue eyes bright). I actually started wearing eye shadow every day and this way I use my eye shadow palettes way more often!
With this whole ‘philosophy’ for using eye shadow (I know it’s not ground breaking but I never thought about it in that way) in mind, I picked up the gorgeous new release by Dior Backstage: the eye palette in Amber Neutrals.
I already own and love the eye palette in Cool Neutrals and I could not resist the gorgeous warm toned shades.
The palette contains nine shades of which one is a cream primer. The shades are a mix of shimmers (not very extreme, just a little shimmer) and mattes.
I am so in love with this shade selection! I’m seeing gorgeous neutrals eyes, smokey warm toned eyes and some pops of color.
What made me even more excited are the swatches! Wowowow! When thinking about the one look in a palette way of making an eye look, I would say that an inner corner highlight is missing (the bronze/gold shimmery shade works, but not the way I’d like it). However, this palette is full of gorgeous one swipe shades for the eye lid!
Red and Brick are definitely my favorites! Who would’ve thought I’d buy a palette based on the mattes shades?! I’ve always been so picky on the shimmery shades because I would use those the most, but now I know that just a matte shade on the eyes looks amazing as well.
This eye look looks a little messily blended, but in person you don’t really see that and only the gorgeous shades grabs the attention. This is the matte Brick shade on the eye lid, Bronze in the inner corner and a tiny little bit of Ombre used to blend out Brick into the crease.
For this look I mixed Red and Brick together and applied it all over the eye lid. I applied Red Copper with a with of MAC Fix+ in the middle of my eye lid and Bronze also with a wet (MAC Fix+) brush in the inner corner. I love this color combination and how it makes my eyes look!
On works days I usually just apply Brick on the eye and blend it out very well. Sometimes I apply a tiny bit of Red Copper with my finger on top of that as well.
What do you think of this eyeshadow palette? Do you use swipe just one shade on your eyes or do you go for a complete multiple step eye look?