Champagne shadows are some what of a staple in the eyeshadow department of any make up junkies collection and of recent they have become noticeably missing from the blogging world because they are well, old news. Today lets bring back the old news and talk about some of the best shadows I have found.
The first shadow is the Chi Chi Baked Shadow in Turn Back Time, this is the newest addition to my collection but I do really like it. The colour is a true golden champagne with bright golden shimmer all throughout. These shadows (the entire collection) are highly pigmented and apply very evenly to the skin. The light reflecting particles are very brightening and add a lot of light to the face quite similar to The Balm Maryloumanizer.
Next up is everyones old favourite Mac Naked Lunch. This was my first Mac shadow ever and I still do really love it. This is pale champagne with strong pink undertones which blends into the skin better then some of the other shades on this list. There is a medium amount of shimmer but nothing too offensive which again is helpful to create a less obvious look. This colour is also a nice medium no matter what your skin tone, warm, cool, fair or dark.
I had to include this colour because it really is a great dupe for Naked Lunch. The Collection shadow by Bloom Cosmetics in __ is pretty much an exact colour match, the only difference is the amount of shimmer which is slightly less. The texture is also slightly more chalky but if applied correctly builds beautifully on the lid. The size of this product is also astounding especially in comparison to the Mac shadow as this one will last you much longer.
Moving into cream shadows I have two from the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Collection, Inked in Pink and Barely Branded. Inked in Pink is a subtle pink champagne when applied to the lids, nothing like what it look like in the tub. This colour works wonderfully under the shades that lean more towards pink but also with deeper eyes making it great for the cooler months Out of the two Inked in Pink is the best consistency. Barely Branded is a true Champagne Gold colour which is beautiful under any of the mentioned shades but really makes the Gold shadows pop, I love using this if I want a very metallic eye or am using a softer shadow to give it some grip.
Finally we have another two shadows from the same collection, this time they are the Loreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Tender Caramel and Hourglass Beige. Now I will admit Tender Caramel is not exactly a traditional Champagne shade, especially not on me but I did want to include something a little darker for those of you with darker skin tones. This shade is a rich neutral soft brown/taupe shade but the reflects are quite light which gives it a brighter look when applied on the eyes. I love this shade for a smokey look because it never looks to heavy. On the other end of the scale we have Barely Branded which is a traditional Golden Champagne. This shade is beautiful, very metallic and eye catching. The formula is very unique, being a semi pressed pigment, the shadows are very metallic and catch the light but are easy to blend and last amazingly throughout the day!
So those are some of my favourite single Champagne eyeshadows and products. I am such a neutrals girl when it comes to shadows that Champagne will always be a staple in my makeup bag!