The title of this post should include: "AKA: eyeshadow combinations I wear when I'm feeling lazy and/or am too tired to think of anything more creative."
I'm sure all of you can relate in some way or another to what I'm getting at here- you know those mornings you're either too tired, lazy, or unmotivated to think of a new look and you just need something easy? Easy in my mind, anyway, is a neutral look I can pair with any outfit that only requires a couple eyeshadows. For today's post I decided to share with you the combinations I reach for when I don't feel like thinking too hard about my eyeshadows (which has been happening a lot lately...).
Left to right: MAC Retrospeck and Club; Naked Lunch and Trax; Urban Decay Sin, Victoria's Secret Luxe and Coco
MAC Retrospeck and Club have POSSIBLY taken the place of my ever-cherished MAC Naked Lunch, which used to be my most favorite MAC eyeshadow. These two together have been my "go-to" no brainer eyeshadows for awhile now. I'll admit the pairing seems a little strange at first, but the taupe-y brown of Club really complements Retrospeck. I can wear Club with a slew of colors if I'm being completely honest, though.
MAC Naked Lunch and Trax are great for when I want a little color, but still something in the neutral range. Naked Lunch is the perfect shade of champagne to brighten up my lids, and Trax gives a HINT of purple while remaining quite understated. The sheerness of the eyeshadow helps- you really have to layer it on to build up the pigmentation. I'd say you're better off going with NYX Flamingo eyeshadow for a cheaper alternative (or another drugstore dupe if there is one), but I still have a soft spot for Trax.
I'm in love with Urban Decay Sin eyeshadow, which is in the similar family as Naked Lunch, but with a frostier finish and less of a pink undertone. This pairs nicely with my Victoria's Secret mineral eyeshadows in Luxe and Coco for an easy neutral brown look. In the pan, Luxe looks a lot lighter than it does in use. And as UD Virgin has been my go-to inner corner highlighter recently, I usually add that in there too. :)
What do you guys use when you're pinched on time and/or creativity?