I really wanted to do this post because I feel like I never talk about eyeshadows. I have a lot of them, so I try not to buy new ones. And using up an eyeshadow is pretty difficult, so they never make it to my empties posts. Anyway, these are the ones that I have been using most often. I really don't like to include products that have been discontinued in my posts, but that's just a fact that we all use some. I did however, add dupes for the ones that are no longer available.
Sephora's Prisma Chrome in Moon Beam
This is the only product that I have bought from the Sephora Brand that I actually like. It's a very soft and pigmented shimmery gold eyeshadow. I like to use this on the lid, with some matte brown in the crease. I bought this for $3, so it's been discontinued a while ago. I think a good dupe is Urban Decay's X. But in case you don't roll that way, NYX Daisy also comes close.
Bobbi Brown's Espresso
I own this shadow in a single, as well as in two palettes. It doesn't swatch too well, but it is the perfect matte dark brown crease color. I use this everyday. I also use it on my lower lash line because black would be too harsh. I'm not finding this exact shade on the Bobbi Brown website right now, but it does come in a lot of her palettes.
Dior Ombre Solo in Rose Peche
I'm not even sure how long this has been discontinued for. I was thinking of throwing it out a while ago, but it's such a nice color and shows no signs of age. It's a matte pink beige. I like to use this as a highlight to tone down any sparkly shadows. The closest color from Dior is Ribbon, but that has glitter in it. I'm afraid I don't have a dupe for this. It seems like an easy color, but most ones I have found have more shimmer or are very powdery compared to this.
(Left to Right: Bobbi Brown Espresso, Sephora Moon Beam, Dior Rose Peche, Urban Decay Shotgun, Last Call, Sin and Chopper)
(I always swatch once without primer)
Urban Decay Shotgun
This is one of the reasons I don't need the Naked 3. I have a lot of rose/warm tones neutrals from Urban Decay. This one is not sold as a single on their website, which is a shame, because it is a beautiful shade. It's a medium toned down pink with shimmer, but not glitter. I like to use it on the lid with Last Call in the crease. It kind of looks like Buzz from the Naked 3.
Urban Decay Last Call
This one is sold as a single. To me it looks like a shimmery burgundy color. I never really went for this one before, but now I've been into burgundy smokey eyes and it's great.
Urban Decay Sin
This is a really popular color for a lot of people. It's a nice beige pink neutral with a bit of glitter. Any time Urban Decay puts glitter in shadows they end up on my face, but I remedy that by doing my eye makeup first and then my face.
Urban Decay Chopper
Also a popular color. You can see how it's my most used out of all the shadows. It's glittery copper bronze. Very flattering.
I know it seems like I have a lot of Urban Decay, but I want to say that I don't think their palettes are worth buying full price. I'm pretty sure I paid about $10 for each of the ones I featured in this post. For that price, their shadows are great. But I would never get one of their $18 singles. I also find their colors to be hit or miss. For example, the Shattered and Polyester Bride shades are traumatic.
What are your favorite shadows lately?