Shimmer Eyeshadow Round Up

Sunday, 10 July 2016


Until recently I had always been more into matte eyeshadows but lately I started experimenting more with shimmery ones. For today's post I decided to round up some of my favourites.

MUR Romantic Smoked pearly white, pink shimmer, purple brown  // Caramel Loose Eyeshadow // MUR Hot Smoked golden brown // MaxFactor Dawning Gold // Kiko 119 Pearly Nutmeg

As you can probably tell from the photos above, I am really into neutral looking ones like browns, coppers and golds.

The ones that I have been using the most are the first three shades from the MUR Romantic Smoked redemption palette. These shades are a pearly white, pink shimmer and a purple brown. The shades from this palette are so pigmented and I love the lovely selection. I even featured it in my June favourites.

Another favourite of mine is this Caramel Loose Eyeshadow. It is not as pigmented as the other shades but I think that it works great over a matte eyshadow to add a bit of shimmer. This one came with a magazine so I don't really know what the brand is. But I'm sure that there are so many brands that do similar pigments in this shade like Kiko, Nyx and Mac. 

Since I am not that adventurous when it comes to eyeshadow, I don't wear a lot of the shades from the MUR Hot Smoked redemption palette. But I have been loving the golden brown one. It is very pigmented and I have been mostly wearing it as an all over the lid eyeshadow. 

The coppery shade from the MaxFactor Dawning Gold duo palette has been another favourite of mine. Since it is very shimmery and pigmented I wear it more for going out rather than everyday . To my dismay this palette has been discontinued since my December Favourites posts but I'm sure that you can find a similar shade in their other palettes.

The Kiko single shadow in 119 Pearly Nutmeg is one of my most recent additions. It is very similar the the golden brown shade of the MUR palette. The only difference is that it is less pigmented and less shimmery which means that it's more wearable for everyday.

Do you prefer matte or shimmery eyshadows?

Sarah x

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  1. Lovely post Sarah! This palette looks amazing xx

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  2. I like that Kiko single shadow :) I'd love to try it. Great post x

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    1. Thank you! Definitely pick it up :)

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  3. I definitely prefer shimmery eyeshadows a lot more than matte ones, I especially love makeup revolution ones! I've never tried any of the Kiko eyeshadows but I really want to try pearly nutmeg if it is nice for daily wear:) Thanks for the recommendations <3
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    1. Kiko have some amazing products! Definitely give them a try :)

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  4. caramel pigment look really pretty!

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  5. Such pretty shades! I'm more of a sparkly eyeshadow kinda girl, but I use matte's on occasion too :)

    Blessings,
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  6. great post and very beautiful blog! Have a nice week. Greetings to you :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! :)

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  7. I prefer matte shadows for everyday wear but love a good shimmer shadow for nights out - love make up revolution palettes x

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    1. MUR have some of the best palettes :)

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  8. I love the look of all of these! I love matte for day and shimmer for night! The MUR palette looks amazing!
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    1. I also prefer mattes for everyday :)

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  9. I prefer matte for every day and shimmer for weekends :) i dont have any of these but Ive been loving nyx metal eyeshadows, SO pigmented :D
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    1. I need to check out those eyeshadows! Just looked them up and they look so pretty :)

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  10. This reticulation gorgeous eyeshadows! Such wonderful colors!

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  11. Lovely eyeshadow! Great post I have to ask, do you have any suggestions or tutorials for eye make up for small eyes? lol I ran out of ideas! Dominica from www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Dominica! I don't really have any suggestions but I find that applying some white eyeliner on the bottom water line makes my eyes look a lot bigger. I'm sure that thee are many more helpful tutorials on youtube :)

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    1. Definitely check these ones out :)

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  13. Lovely eye shadows! I love that Kiko eye shadow and Revolution have some really nice palettes!

    Much love,
    Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  14. I tend to prefer matte eyeshadows but sometimes a shimmery one can be fun. Great picks!

    xo, alison*elle

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  15. I am the opposite of you and have recently been wearing more matte eyeshadows. LOL! Actually I have been only using matte eyeshadows to define my crease and nothing else, there's something about Summer and wearing as little makeup as possible.

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  16. These eyeshadow palettes are so pretty!

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  17. Both of those Makeup Revolution palettes look amazing! X

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  18. Not gonna lie, I'm kind of jealous of how many great shadow palettes you have! Haha! The Romantic Smoked palette looks gorgeous!

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  19. I'm probably a matte shadow girl myself, but I've been loving a bit of shimmer shadows myself! The Makeup Revolution Romantic Smoked Palette is beautiful!

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  20. Nice selection, I like kiko too.
    Be careful with max factor though, once I read that they test on animals which is so sad :(

    anyway have a wonderful day doll,
    Johanna ❤

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  21. I tend to switch it up a lot. I used to love shimmers, but then I went over to mattes because sometimes with shimmery shadows I found that the colours can get mixed together when you're blending it. I'm now back to shimmers though, I think they look great on the eyelid, with a matte shade in the crease to help transition it :)

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  22. I love love love makeup revolution eyeshadow palettes.

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  23. I like that!!!

    Have a nice evening!
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  24. A was always a matte eyeshadow's girl but now that is summer I go for more of a shimmery ones. 😍 I don't know why but they are just a summer color

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  25. These are all so gorgeous! I'm doing some makeup shopping before school starts, and I think I'll have to add that first pallet in particular to my list. Thanks for sharing!
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  26. I love these shades Sarah! I'm a fan of neutral shades! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  27. Great picks, I love Kiko eyeshadows!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  28. the palettes look really nice! i like to use a combo of both :)

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  29. I love shimmery eyeshadows, I use them all the time - but often with a touch of matte eyeshadow in the crease! Like you I love neutral/brown shades, and my palette of choice when it comes to everyday looks is the Naked 1 by Urban Decay (a classic!). The two MUR palettes are gorgeous, I love pretty much all the shades :)

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  30. Awesome photos! I would like to use it

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  31. So great eyeshadows!!!!


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  32. I prefer matte shades overall but I do love a shimmer for night out and these type of shades are my go to!

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