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I go through eyeshadows like nobody’s business. No, in fact, I buy eyeshadows like nobody’s business – I don’t always hit the pan. I guess that’s just another example of my makeup addiction, which, say what you will about it, happens to be awesome for the runnings of a beauty blog 😉
I usually opt for palette’s over single eyeshadows, simply because they’re so affordable and appealing these days. The quality of eyeshadow palette’s has gone up massively since I was a teen but there are a few single eyeshadows that will always have a place in my heart.
Today I thought I’d publish a post in honour of these single eyeshadows, as before long they will be forgotten about by the mass-market and replaced 🙁
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I have stocked Maybelline’s single mono eyeshadows for as long as I can remember. It must be 9 years since I bought my first, in a deep brown shade. I used it to fill in my brows (back then brow powders, gels and pomades were pretty much unheard of) and contour my eyes. I loved using the exact same shade for both, as for some reason it made it feel really put-together. My hair was also brown back then, and honestly I don’t know if I’d like the look now. However, I do still love Maybelline’s mono eyeshadows and I know that because I still own a few, even though they are actually discounted now!
I was genuinely sad when I learned that these little beauties were no longer available in drugstores. They are so pigmented and blendable and the colour range was i-n-c-r-e-d-i-a-b-l-e! Luckily you can still get them online via Amazon and eBay but who knows how long for? Hopefully this tribute will at least give them the credit they deserve, as this mono eyeshadows truly were responsible for some of my favourite makeup looks over the years.
The Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadows are still available and are thankfully yet to be discontinued. I can’t see it happening anytime soon either (HURRAY!!), as they’re super popular at the moment due to their versatility. I’ve personally got loads of different shades (the ones featured here were the only ones photo-ready at the time) and I don’t plan on stopping there.
Color Tattoo has definitely been a standout product for me this year and it’s certainly one that will always have a place in my heart. Why? Because it’s waterproof, budgeproof and highly saturated. What more could you want?
Liz Earle Signature Eyeshadow
Liz Earle is underrated, in my opinion. And clearly, so was the Signature Eyeshadow, as it’s now discontinued and almost impossible to find elsewhere. It only came in one colour, which is a brown coppery shade. I bought a few the last time I ordered and so currently have one left untouched. I really don’t want to use it but I know I’ll be tempted the next time I want to create a smokey, sultry look.
The Signature Eyeshadow was/is (what the hell am I meant to use in this context!?) velvety to touch and therefore really easy to apply. I loved that there was hardly any fallout when using this product, especially compared to some other highly pigmented eyeshadows by competitive/comparable brands. I would jump on the chance to repurchase this product but even if I can’t, it will always be in my memory. And if one day I lose that, it will always be on my blog 😀 haha.
Do you own any old/discounted makeup products? Would you consider this to be makeup hoarding? Let me know your thoughts and opinions using the comments section below!