Eyeshadow palettes are definitely one of my favourite products to browse and collect (shamefully the ones I own now fill half a drawer..) and when I have the time, I love to experiment and play with lots of shades. But sometimes too much choice is actually a bad thing, and on the days I'm in more of a rush to get ready, I'm often drawn towards my singles and duos for ease. They're also far more practical for travelling. From left to right, these are the ones I use the most.
Admittedly the first three, Nyx Bedroom Eyes, L'Oreal Over the Taupe, and Natural Collection Asteroid do all look fairly similar in the pans. But they are different when applied - promise! As you can see, I'm a big fan of neutrals and find them the easiest to wear daily. Bedroom Eyes from Nyx is the darkest, and warmest of the bunch. I really like to wear it smudged all around my eyes as liner. Over the Taupe is much lighter and more golden in tone. It's very smooth in texture, and looks much like a cream formula when applied. Asteroid sits between the two colour wise and is the most powdery textured of the trio so is best applied over a primer. No7 Iridescent Purple is a duo that I end up using far more than I imagined I would when I bought it. I wear the pink all over my lid, and then using a small angled brush, the deeper plum shade as liner. It's a nice way to wear a bit of colour, without straying too far from the bronzes!
Do you have any favourite single shadows?