Who doesn’t love a good Copper eye shadow at the moment, I am so obsessed that there will hardly be a day where you don’t see me sporting some sort of copper look. This has drawn me to purchase quite a few Copper shades and I wanted to go over what I like and dislike about each one and which I would purchase again.
I have included four different shades from three different brands.
Coppering is a very popular shade at MAC. Originally it was a Pro product and only available at Pro stores, however it has now be made a permanent addition to the full line and is now available at all counters. This is very much a neutral copper colour that looks amazing on almost everyone, especially those with green or blue eyes, however I have hazel eyes and it still works for me. Coppering is a Veluxe-Pearl finish which adds a nice shimmer but is not overly glossy or showy in finish. I do find this shade isn’t very build-able and doesn’t last as long as some other shadows even with a primer. That being said I still wear this shadow multiple times a week either as a lid colour or for a one colour blended look. In Australia MAC Shadows retail for $33.00AUD for a pot and $26.00AUD for a Pan.
Next up we have the first Copper shadow I picked up. Inglot 607 is a Satin finish shadow that is more of a cranberry shade rather then true copper. This colour is part of the Freedom system where you purchase the shadows individually and create a palette of your own design. This shadow has great pigmentation and can really be built up to something gorgeous. I usually wear this colour on the outer portion of my lid with a warm gold on the inner area create a a gradient effect on the lid. The freedom system eye shadows currently retail for $12.00AUD.
Make Up Geek is my current obsession, and I know it is probably yours. The shade Roulette is one of there standard shadows, but it is by no means standard in finish. This shadow is slightly lighter then the other colour which creates a slightly more ‘natural’ look on the eyes, I find this colour the most wearable out of my collection. On first application this shadow is similar to MAC Coppering in finish, with a subtle shimmer but not very intense, however this shade can be built up and more of an intense finish can be achieved. You can also use a setting spray to make the shadow more metallic. I purchase my MUG off BeautyBay.com for $9.40 AUD.
MUG Flame Thrower
Finally we have the crowning glory in my collection, MUG Foiled Shadow in Flame Thrower. If you haven’t heard about this formula by now you need to get looking because they are by far my favourite shadows on the market at the moment. They are incredibly pigmented and have a stunning metallic finish without even needing to add liquid to the formula. I could go on for days about how great these shadows are to work with. The colour is a very intensely rich red based copper shade. This colour is very striking on the eye and really does capture attention. I love using this shadow as the darker shade on the outer edge with a lighter shade in the inner corner, as the lighter shade with black to create a cat eye effect or with a matte orange in the crease for a true copper look. The Foiled Shadows retail on BeautyBay.com for $15.20AUD.
I love all four copper shadows that I own, however if you wanted to narrow down the shades I would start with MUG Flame Thrower and MAC Coppering because they are the most unique shades out of my collection.