Just ONE eye shadow!

Gotta get ready in a hurry? That was me last night, we went to see 'Inception' and I wanted to keep it quite casual and natural. Here's what I came up with using only one eyeshadow.

  • FACE: Mac Face & Body Foundation (C4) & Rimmel 'Stay matte' pressed powder (001).
  • CHEEKS: Benefit 'Hoola' to contour, Mac 'Earth to earth' mineralised blush & Mac 'Strobe cream' to highlight.
  • EYES: Mac 'Romp' e/s all over the lid, blended into crease and lower lashline, Bobbi Brown 'Espresso ink' gel liner on upper lash line, Rimmel 'Sable brown' eyeliner on waterline & L'oreal 'Voluminous' mascara.
  • LIPS: Pastel lipliner (no14) & Illamasqua 'Explode' sheer lipgloss.

Isn't it amazing that ONE eyeshadow can still look interesting? Usually I would use at least two, but once you blend the colour out well, it already looks like you have a few colours on. This was my first time using 'Romp' eyeshadow on its own, it was a good choice!

What eyeshadow do you wear on its own?


Simply Naturale said…
Love the look :) Haven't got Romp so i'm going to check this one out pronto!

But if i am in a rush i use antiqued or sable all over the lid and into the crease , which makes my brown eyes pop and really open with engraved powerpoint and some baby sparks dazzleglass <3


Eloise xoxo
S'A said…
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hope you have time to check out mine!

Anonymous said…
You looked gorgeous!
For me it has to be a purple:
Parfait Amour by Mac. But I also like the Mousse eyeshadow in Sassy (a mixture of plum, silver and a bit of gold) by Rimmel because I can get a perfect smoky look and I use my fingers to apply it and to blend so no need to even use a brush.
Holly said…
I use one shadow most days, lovely and simple! You look lovely ! xx
Tali said…
Lovely and it looks like youve blended several!! x
Anonymous said…
lovely:),i think it looks really nice!<3
I haven't worn one eyeshadow alone in a lonnnng time but when I do it's usually a neutral color, like NYX dark brown or MAC cork.
sabina said…
i use woodwinked from mac alot on its own,its my 'in a hurry eyeshadow' xxx
roxy said…

I usually wear MAC all that glitters or satin taupe alone. Quick and easy!

Muhsine said…
@Simply Naturale Ahhh baby sparks dazzleglass looks lovely with anything!

@S.A Thank you! :)

@Mercedes I nearly wore purple then thought 'no' I musn't match my top. Sometimes I like to match & sometimes I don't.

@Sabina I use woodwinked on its own alot too.

@Roxy all that glitters is nice for during the day, I do that too!
nicoletta said…
This is really lovely, i love mac satin taupe on its own. You have such lovely shaped eyes x
I usually just wear one shadow too,gorgeous!
you look lovely with just one eyeshadow~~~!!! usually I'll put on two shades no matter what though... but if i'm working, i tend to be too lazy to apply on any eyeshadow... *geeezzz*
You look lovely. I love wearing Mac Club and Satin Taupe on their own. x
Cheryl♥ said…
I usually use at least two as well, but ROMP looks great on it's own! You look beautiful!
Rosa Adores... said…
you look lovely!
Bare Minerals eyeshadows are good to wear by themselves too. They always give a look of having more than one eyeshadow on.

Have you ever tried them?
You are so pretty!!!
I use bronze or taupe colors alone...
MyFrostedWorld said…
I love Satin taupe on its own, with black liner & mascara. It looks so nice.
MyFrostedWorld said…
I love Satin taupe on its own, with black liner & mascara. It looks so nice.
Dazzledust25 said…
Really gorgeous! I must pick up Romp. For the last few weeks I have been using patina on it's own. Suits me to use one shadow when I'm in a rush or feeling lazy :) x
Susie said…
Pretty! I like to use MAC's Woodwinked as an all over lid shade. I also use one by Revlon called "Nude Slip".
Andee Layne said…
gorgeous! i love the look and your hair color is perfect!
luv2smilexo said…
i love cargo yukon for an all over wash.
JillieCat said…
Sometimes I wear shale alone and it looks pretty good.
roshas said…
i love smog by urban decay!you look so beautiful btw.. you have the most amazing features :) xx
dianeuk01 said…
Gorgeous, I'm loving the look of Romp. I use Mac's Club e/s, fluidline in Rich Ground & blue/brown pigment in the same way.
hattie said…
All That Glitters or Club aer two very different e/s's but are both great on their own! great post :)
-Hattie x

Houda said…
so stunning habibty I love it looks really good but what attracted me the most was your skin honey!!! mashallah glowing looks like ramadan is doing you good I use woodwinked on its own and gives so much dimension I love it I also use BM eyeshadow in guilded taupe xxxxxx
Get Gawjus! said…
I agree, one eyeshadow can look equally interesting if the colour is right! I love how that looks on you :)
I love the simplicity and prettiness of the look.
If I'm in a rush MAC All That Glitters works for day and MAC Club works for night!
Ansa said…
That looks gorgeous. Your skin is flawless.
Anonymous said…
Oh my gosh! I need Romp ASAP! This is completely stunning! I honestly don't think I ever really use just one shadow, LOL.
fantastic said…
i actually had to scroll back up and double-check that you had used just one color! it looks like something more complicated :) very pretty! x
Anonymous said…
Beautiful Look! I need to add romp top my collection. Thanks for sharing :)

xx, Mary
Jen said…
wow u did a fabulous job with just one eye shadow! i love how it looks so done up yet effortless. thanks for posting this!
Simarjit said…
I love that.. using one shadow,, so simple yet looks like you've put in bare effort lol. great post hun. xx

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Muhsine said…
Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments, I am humbled for words, glad you enjoyed the post. X
Andrea D said…
Love the look! its so natural and your skin is pefect!
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jalyssacakex said…
I always wear Peach Bronze by NYX by itself. It's metallic/ shimmery but not too overbearing on my dark tan skin tone.

Lorena White said…
Oh My gosh, what is your hair colour in the pics in this post? Its beautiful!
You are beautiful
kendra xxx

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