What are your three most used matte eyeshadows lately?

Well, “lately” for me will be the past year and change… and I think they are: Sydney Grace Umbra, Pat McGrath Xtreme Aubergine, and Natasha Denona Freckle.

— Christine


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Nancy T Avatar

Even though it’s not technically a matte, but applies and looks like one: MAC Orb is the main one, followed by MAC Soft Brown and Menagerie Cosmetics Squeak and Wingin’ It from Flight Club palette in equal measures whenever I lay a base for a purple eye look! Although to be fair, my eye looks have been all over the map color wise recently.

Genevieve Avatar

Generally I don’t use matte eyeshadows at all, but on occasion I have used Buck in Naked 1 – mainly because I want a base for a shimmery shade on top. Another one I have used, for the same reason, is a similarly coloured shade from ND’s Glam – which was of really good quality I have to say.

Nikki Avatar

I’ve been wearing the Natasha Denona Pastel palette a lot in the last few weeks, so I’m going to pick a few of its mattes: Bora, Airy, and then Bubble narrowly beats out Brisk and Zest for the final slot.

Lacey Avatar

Not an eyeshadow but coverFx Sunkissed Bronze, the left matte side. Blends well, good base, quick as I’m already using it on my face.

If I’m building a fancier look, the top two middle mattes from Viseart Solstice mini, Lodge from ND Gold mini, or Resistance from Viseart Libertine palette. I find using a bit of matte keeps sparkly shadows and (waterproof) eye pencils from migrating too far everywhere on my oily, hooded eyelids.

Christy Avatar

Mine are probably:
Sydney Grace Drift
Sydney Grace Frappe from the Coffee Talk (Light) palette
Sydney Grace Java from the Coffee Talk (Light) palette
Other staples include SG Beyond, SG Camel, and SG Daystar from the Summer Days palette

Jane Avatar

Because mattes are like transition colors that I only think about just for that purpose, I usually choose whatever is in the palette(s) I’m using for a look or for some rare times a matte color that I remember I have that will help with a transition. That said, there is one matte color that I almost always have in my head that works with a lot of the peacock or cool tone looks I like and for a while it was in EVERYONE’s palette: a pale cool lavender grey (such as Kat Von D’s “Sarah” in the 10th Anniversary palette or a darker version in Natasha Denona’s “Per Se” (135CM) in the Lila palette. I I like eyeliner pencils in these colors (but more grey and darker) as well.

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