Colourful, cruelty-free eyes

Those who know me will probably already know that I really love eyeshadow and if you don’t know me: I really love eyeshadow. When it comes to eye makeup, there’s no such thing as a natural look for me – I can’t stop myself when it comes to bright colours. Although I never intended to dedicate this blog to beauty, it’s still something I want to include every now and then. So here’s a few of my favourite cruelty-free palettes:

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill

35 shades: 19 mattes and 16 shimmers, £37

I use this palette more than any other in my collection – the possibilities are endless and I’m never stuck for ideas on how to use the colours. All of the shadows have amazing pigmentation and the shimmery shades on the 1st row have a creamy consistency which work with almost any look.

Urban Decay Naked Heat

12 shades: 7 mattes and 5 shimmers, £39.50

On the very rare occasion I go for a natural look, my holy grail is Naked Heat. I’m not at all confident using neutral shades, so this palette is a great compromise because the fiery hues still give me that tiny bit of colour.

Revolution x Soph: Extra Spice

18 shades: 12 mattes and 6 shimmers, £10

I can’t stress enough how desperately you need this! For £10 this is the most you will ever get for your money from an eyeshadow palette. The shades are wonderfully pigmented, most of which have better colour pay-off than similar shades in palettes that are 3 or 4 times the price. If you take anything away from this post, let it be how you can’t possibly live without this little gem.

NYX In Your Element: Fire

12 shades: 8 mattes and 4 shimmers

If you haven’t noticed by now, I have a thing for orange shades. This was a gift so I have no idea how much this was and can’t seem to find it online anywhere! But I love it too much not to mention it – this yellow is the best yellow I own and the red/orange shades are so vibrant and easy to blend.

Violet Voss Hashtag

20 shades: 9 mattes and 11 shimmers, £43

The newest edition to my collection and I can officially say: I am in love. Everything about this palette is stunning from the pigmentation to the combination of orange and purple shades (my favourite colour combo) to the long-lasting wear. It’s a little pricey, but worth every penny. I can easily see this becoming a staple palette.

Morphe 35B

35 shades: 25 mattes and 10 shimmers, £23

When I’m feeling brave (which is most of the time if I’m honest), I bring out this beauty. I’m clearly obsessed with the deep pink on the bottom row since I’ve hit the pan and I don’t blame myself because it’s gorgeous. I’ve created some of my all time favourite looks with this palette and, although the blues are a little difficult to work with, I will definitely be repurchasing.

If you made it all the way down here then thank you for reading (and maybe caring) about what I like to colour my eyes with. If you fancy something a little more meaningful then check out the Earth section of my blog for ways to save our planet.

Im x

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