The Time-Saving Eyeshadow Edit - 5 Quick and Easy Options

Sunday, October 09, 2016


I'll be honest, I'm lazy when it comes to applying eyeshadow. It's a step in my makeup routine that isn't essential and my face looks fine without it, so it usually gets minimal attention and is much lower in priority than other products, such as concealer and mascara. I love how eyeshadow can make my eyes look and it really pays off to put in lots of effort into it, but most days I want something that is quick and effortless to apply. In this post, I'll be talking you through some of my top eyeshadow picks for lazy girls like myself.

My ideal eye product for adding a bit of colour and attraction to the lid without requiring much effort is a cream eyeshadow. They are quick to apply, blend evenly and always create a gorgeous look, whether used as an eyeshadow base or on their own. My favourite is definitely the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze, which is a gorgeous coppered brown shade that is perfect for blue and green eyes. This makeup bag staple really stands out and adds a stunning wash of colour, looking different yet equally gorgeous on everyone. I've harped on about this product a fair share of times, so I suspect that'll be a clear indication of how much I like it.

My other go-to cream eyeshadow is the Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Bikini Tini, which is a beautiful champagne shade that does an amazing job at brightening the eyes. It applies smoothly, distributing an eye-catching shimmer across the lid, and its long-wearing abilities mean that it'll stay in place throughout the day. Adding a wash of this is perfect for adding some interest to your eyes without being too bold or obvious, so it's perfect for those of you looking for more understated eyeshadow looks. Alternatively, you could use this product as a base in conjunction with other eyeshadows, which I think would look equally as nice.

Eye crayons are also super convenient when it comes to applying eyeshadow, as there's time to quickly swipe them over your eyelids, even when you're in a hurry. You have to blend out the product either with your fingers or a brush, but in total there's minimal effort required when such a lovely look is created. My personal favourite is the Seventeen Eye-Eye Crayon in Iced, which was a hidden gem that I discovered in my goody bag after their blogger event. This vibrant champagne has slight pinky undertones to it and looks beautiful on the eyes, hence why I've fallen in love with this product.

Sometimes being faced with an entire palette of eyeshadows to choose from can be overwhelming and hard to pick, resulting in none being used. For days when I'm in this mindset, I'll reach for my Bare Minerals The High Society Duo in Debutante and Waltz. It's much easier to use than a full palette, as I don't have to spend ages deliberating which combination of eyeshadows to use, and the two that are included compliment each other really nicely. This is the perfect product for an understated yet equally pretty look.

My final choice for eyeshadow when I'm having a particularly lazy day is the Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette. First of all, this palette is quite small and easily fits into my makeup bag, so I don't have to root through all of my palettes, instantly saving time and energy. The shadows included are perfect for creating a classic yet lovely look, with each one blending really smoothly and evenly across the lid, so I only have to put in a little bit of effort in when applying them. An added bonus is that some of the darker shades may be suitable for filling in your eyebrows, which is a nice extra.

I'd love to know what eyeshadows and products you use for those lazy days when you want to put in minimal effort yet still look pretty, so make sure you let me know down in the comments!

Thanks for reading this post and hearing my opinions about all of these products, so if you like what you heard then make sure you stick around to see some of my other posts. And remember that I upload a new blog post every Sunday, so I look forward to seeing you then!

Love from Daisy x

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