The Power of the Eyeshadow Mono | My Luxury Picks

In a world where we're overwhelmed with palettes and fabulous loose glitters galore, the classic eyeshadow mono is often overlooked. But it's still the powerful secret weapon in my make up stash. 

I suppose that, once upon a time, eyeshadow palettes - for all their versatility and convenience with all the colours in one place - were just for working make up artists. These days you'd be hard pressed to find a woman between the ages of 13 and 30 who doesn't have at least a handful of palettes. I went through that phase too, but now I'm a die-hard devotee of the eyeshadow single.

What I love about a cream eyeshadow single is the convenience. With palettes comes the necessity for brushes - and time. If you're using an eyeshadow palette, I assume you're going to be doing a look that requires multiple colours, which means time blending. A single cream eyeshadow requires just your finger, and a quick pat across the eyelids. And you're good to go! But the quick, simplistic option doesn't necessarily mean any less glam. I actually think a singular colour looks very sophisticated and pretty.

So here are some of my luxury favourite monos:

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Shadow
You simply cannot go wrong with this luxurious pot of shimmering cream colour. Versatile and buildable, you can apply a thin wash for a hint of a sheen, or apply a thicker layer for a solid glimmer.  These do require a primer, however - because of the soft cream formula, they will crease otherwise.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow
These thick cream shadows are brilliant. Don't be put off by the phrase "thick". The slightly tougher, waxy formula means no primer needed, and they really do stay put all day. Just gently tap some colour from the pot onto your eyelids for a creaseless, easy-to-blend shadow.

Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
These are new to my make up stash! Stunning glitter pressed into a soft, gel-like cream formula. These add a beautiful reflective quality to the eyelids with show-stopping scattered glitter particles. 

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  1. I feel like the only eyeshadow I wore for MONTHS last year was CT Rose Gold! I love an easy shadow x

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