What's your current, go-to eyeshadow look?

Can’t say that I have established any go-to in a really, really long time! I used to reach for some of the same products for special occasions but feel like I test even more products now than I did just a few years ago that I sometimes test new products then anyway or I’ll use something for a second or third time that I really enjoyed that was recently released before I forget about it forever For a minute, though, I felt like I was doing some variation on gold/plum for months on end (by the nature of the trend being so dominant across brands).

— Christine
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When in doubt or in a hurry I run a pale peachy tone through my crease with a really big fluffy brush and take an olive khaki green shade on a smaller fluffy brush and concentrate that more on the the outer portion of the crease. I highlight the brow and inner corner with whatever highlight I used on my face. Tightline with a black liner and lots of mascara.

Nice palette! I’m going through my stash to see what I can come up with. Between Sweet Peach, Saint & Sinner, and my MAC and UD singles, I’m sure I can create something along these lines.

Make Up For Ever #M650 & #M322 are two of my favorites for this. Makeup Geek’s Peach Smoothie & Poison Ivy or Dirty Martini are also good for this. Tom Ford Smoked Opaline is a beautiful green that I will wear on special occasions

I don’t really think I have a go-to look either. I have so many palettes and colors and what’s the fun in doing the same thing all the time? But I do have go-to techniques that I use almost every day, unless I’m feeling especially creative or sassy.

I like to switch things up, but I do have a basic neutral look that I use a lot. I achieve it with palettes like Urban Decay Ultimate Basics, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea, and Tarte Amazonian Clay Mattes, but most often I use MAC singles (briefly, Kid in the crease, Vanilla on brow bone, and Satin Taupe on the lid). Then I’ll grab a palette like Modern Renaissance for a touch of light shimmer in the inner corners. Vermeer works great for that. When I do this type of neutral eye look, I counter it with a colorful lipstick.

I feel like I often do a similar-ish placement. But not typically the same colors. I mean, I love the experimentation process…so that’s probably why.

For the last few weeks I have fallen in love with green eyeshadow. I mean everything green, khaki, forest, golden green, blue green. I have done smokey green eyes and just casual day looks. I have been loving all of it and have worn some sort of green eye EVERYDAY!

I love greens as well and will use the Laura Mercier Eye Crayon in Khaki usually as a base. For powders, the one you mentioned, Lorac Clover is always gorgeous but others that I use are Mac’s Sumptuous Olive, Bronx in the Master by Mario Palette, Bless Her Heart in the Sweet Peach palette and the greens in Tom Ford’s Last Dance and Chanel’s Empriente du Desert. I also have 2 greens from the L’oreal Infallible line, Golden Sage and Emerald. I don’t wear bright greens but anything from a light silver/green, Chanel’s Epitant, to a different take on green like Ardency Inn’s Peacock is right in my wheelhouse. Oops, I didn’t mean to ramble on so, but I do love talking about makeup! : )

I also have the Sage and Golden Emerald too. I found out that I have 4-5 dupes of Bronx from the Mario palette – Speaker Box and Eureka from bareMinerals, the Jardin’s olive shade from Dior, Tisse L’ Automme palette from Chanel, Stash from UD and Whopping Willow from Clinique.
But my favourite set of olive shades comes from Dior’s 3 Couleurs Khaki trio – an olive green, an olive brown and a muted gold.
I also have Lancome’s Jade Fever, one of the best Lancome quints ever made and Estee Lauder’s Emerald Oasis. Plus that beautiful green Damaged from UD’s Vice 2.

I rarely ever use the exact same combo twice, but I follow a pretty similar application process every time for regular looks. I go for a more monochromatic eye most days, so I use a lighter shade within the tone family up in and above my crease, a medium shade in the crease, the deepest shade patted very lightly in the very outer corner of my eye and lightly blended into the immediate crease, and a sparkly/metallic shade applied all over the lid with a finger. Then I sweep the light and medium matte shades on my lower lash line, and the deepest shade on the outer part of my lash line, and then a light pass of pencil eyeliner in the waterline. This is very general, but I like to try so many different color combos.

I’ve been using MAC Eye Kohls (I have 7 of them) to draw an exaggerated cat eye on my lid, then blending it out so it’s a softer, rounder shape. Then I cover it up with one or two powder shadows in coordinating colors. I don’t even really have to blend them I just slap them on and the kohl base brings it all together. This method allows me to map out a good shape for a smoky eye and have it not get out of hand. Sometimes when I try to create a shape with dark powders I end up like WHOA that went too far. But the kohl pencils give me so much control. I love them so much, they are definitely in my top 3 favorite products of all time. They’re not for everyone because they don’t set… they will crease and stuff. But that’s the beauty of them, how much you can manipulate them.

Natasha Denona Mini-Sunset. I know that’s not a “look” in itself but it’s reliable for an effortless, fast, flattering look, so it’s been my current go-to.

Since I hardly ever wear the same eye color combo two days, I do not have a go-to color combo really. I do, however, have a go-to pattern, I suppose! Especially so, the cat-eye wings that I do after tightlining upper lashline and curling lashes. Once the wings are done, a few coats of mascara.

I don’t have a go-to look. I change it every day.

When short on time or in doubt, I usually do a neutral pin-up eye with my UD x Gwen Stefani or Naked Basics palette, and winged eyeliner.

I don’t really have a go-to look. Since I am no longer working I rarely have to get ready in a hurry so I have time to play with my makeup and try different shades and different placements. I do have an eye shadow placement that works for my really, really, hooded eyes and the large space from my hood to my eye brows so I will frequently go with that placement but the shades are always changing.

Mid tone matte transition, deeper matte crease, highlight inner corners and a shimmery satin lid. Easy peasy, colours get switched up regularly and I’m finally using my Viseart Paris Nudes palette regularly.

I don’t really have a specific eyeshadow look either, as it really depends on what I am wearing and the season.
However I do love using Olive green/brown shades for autumn and winter, accompanied by gold eyeshadow or more recently a peachy tone – Lorac’s Pro Metal palette has those shades and, of course, my favourite Dior 3 Couleurs Khaki trio (of Olive brown, Olive green and a muted gold shade)
I use a bunch of neutrals as well – my Nakeds 1 & 2, plus the Huda Beauty palette
For colours – I use a range of my palettes – Blues – definitely Guerlain’s Les Gris and for Teal – either Dior’s Jardin quint or bareMinerals Elements quad that contains the perfect teal shade of Editor’s Pick.
But I am also loving bareMinerals The Wild Thing as the Elitist brown shade is stunning.

My go-to eyeshadow look right now is a soft halo eye in whatever color combination strikes my fancy that day. I’ve been really fond of purple and pink combinations the past couple of weeks, though over the winter I was in more of a cranberry/gold mood. The colors I’ve been drawn to lately have been getting lighter while staying warm, so I’d not be surprised if I was at peachy-pink-gold(ish) by summer, though I did just pick up the MAC Patrick Starr Floral collab, so maybe I’ll be a purple and pink for a while. I just never know until I’m done rooting around in my collection because I’m running out of time to root around in my collection if I want to still have time to, you know, actually put some of in ON. :-p

I vary what I use but for the past few weeks I have returned to what I think of as standard shadow placement: a satin or shimmer on the mobile lid, lighter at the inner corner blending to darker towards the outer corner. I use a transition shade above the crease, a darker shade in my crease and in the outer third of my undereye blending to a medium to light the rest of the way across. Tightline and sometimes thinly line my upper lid with a gel pencil, a cream satin matte to highlight the brow bone and finally, mascara.
I had been doing a lot of halo applications using greens, taupes, bronzes and golds but haven’t for a while now.

Ditto Christine, I don’t have one. I can’t even imagine doing the same eye look when I do my eye makeup, as I use makeup to travel and escape the monotony of daily life (can you tell I don’t care for routine). So, redoing an eye look would go counter to this reasoning. I use it to play, express myself,…be a peacock (even though I know it’s a male bird). I also use it to have a multitude of colors at my disposal. If I were extremely wealthy financially, I’d have cases of jewels and eye palettes (already working on the second one, ha!), because I like scintillating, colorful things. I’m a coruscating dragon (I had a brief makeup website of same name) which I may revive one day, who knows. 😉

I’ve been using ColourPop’s Running Late as my transition shade and then softly defining my crease, outer corner and lower lashline with the browns from Dose of Colors’ Sassy Siennas palette (my new favourite!). On the lid my go-tos have been ColourPop’s KathleenLights and Moonwalk and Faso from Juvia’s Place’s The Magic palette.

If I’m feeling really lazy and rushed for time, I’ll do a single-shadow look with the MAC Paint Pot in Groundworks; otherwise, I’m currently panning CP’s Play, and layering the ABH contour powder in Fawn, and will likely not vary much from that until Fawn is gone (at which point I’ll probably pan another CP shadow while layering with my palette-of-the-month for May … timing will be about right).

I end up doing single shadow looks a lot because I work most days, but other than that I wouldn’t say anything’s a go-to. I’ve been known to get more elaborate after I clock out and on days off.

A combination of Inglot Matte 358, NARS Ashes to Ashes or Burberry Rosewood with CHANEL Magic Night. For liner, MAC Prunella.

Nothing looking like a beauty guru for me just pretty natural. I’ll go a bit darker fir evenings and experiment a bit more. I love switching things up all the time. I been playing with my Comfort Zone again and like it so much my eyes are hazel green so I never thought more green would make any difference but the shades some have a gold/copper to them and burgundy just find them beautiful! Been remembering to actually use my eyeliners often. Sometimes I’ll apply a teeny hint of color in the crease it does create a nice definition and highliters a bit below eyebrow but forget to do. But never forget on the cheeks have tons of highliters I need to play with. Love them! Oh, and what’s it call when you Color inside the top of eyelid tightlining right? It does look good and defined. I have better luck doing that than drawing eyeliner on top of eyelid which I end up blending so much it hardly shows. Lol! I blend everything. I’m very pale and afraid of applying too much. But to me playing with tons of makie up and choosing different things all the time is tons of fun I really enjoy it.

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