2011 was definitely a year of neutral shadows for me. Prior to this year, I pretty much used smoky eye looks or just no makeup at all! These were my favorites: Urban Decay Naked Palette - Perfect for smoky or neutral looks, this palette was my transition to lighter shades on my eyes. Still wish UD would come out with a palette with more matte neutral shades! Dior 5-Color Iridescent Eyeshadow in Earth Reflection - Pretty neutral shades with nice shimmer! Nars Essential Eye Palette - Again another palette great for neutrals or smoky looks (or even in between!) And Galapagos was a great brown for either style! Mac Eyeshadow in Charcoal Brown - A perfect matte midtone shade! Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow Duo in Suede - Light shimmers in a gorgeous neutral combo!
Now that I'm composing this post, I realized that I have a gorgeous Chanel combination palette with pretty light colors too... and I haven't touched that at all in 2011! And same thing with the Dior 5 Golds Eyeshadow I was obsessing over last holiday season. Not to mention many many shadows I've collected over the last few years. EEP!
(Also one thing I've noticed while composing these posts is that all my products look new! Lol. This is how bad my makeup problem is - because I really don't wear makeup often at all!)
Anyway! As I was really paring down my collection this year, I left myself with my absolute favorite smoky eyeshadows & cleared out most of the others. Here they are!
Chanel Ombres Perlees Eyeshadow Palette - LOVE these gorgeous colors. Really there is nothing comparable when Chanel creates standout shades.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Smoky Eye - I've used & loved this palette since it came out (was that 2008?) and this was my second one after the first got lost in a purse that was stolen (that was a depressing day!) It's so perfect for smoky eyes on any skintone!
I definitely want to try more Hourglass shadows in 2012 and definitely make use of all my other eyeshadows I still have!
What were your 2011 faves? Any eyeshadow plans for 2012?