This is what your go-to eyeshadow says about your personality


This is what your go-to eyeshadow says about your personality

Is there a better way to express your personality than with makeup? We don’t think so. The perfect tool for self-expression, colour cosmetics are the most personality-packed accessory there are. Just think – there might be five ways to style a chocolate leather tote, but deep brown eyeshadow? The options are endless.

Yep, if you ask us, eyeshadow is the Queen when it comes to indulging your creativity with cosmetics. Ever wondered what your go-to eyeshadow says about your personality? Whether you prefer to keep to matte neutrals, are best known for your vibrant, multi-coloured eye looks, or never leave the house without some form of sparkle, keep reading to discover the statement you’ve been making with your eye makeup.

Nudes and neutrals:

You value routine and predictability and don’t like surprises. Bright colours are not your speed, and everything from your wardrobe to décor would be best described as ‘minimalist’. Naturally, you’re drawn to nude eyeshadows. (Whatever that looks like for your skin tone.) Neutral shades are foolproof and flattering – this is a colour palette that will never fail you. If you're after a subtle look, apply a soft touch of colour across the whole lid. We recommend the Urban Decay Naked Honey eyeshadow palette and the bareMinerals Gen Nude eyeshadow palette available from Mecca or the Rimmel London Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Spice from Farmers Beauty.

For something bolder, blend a darker shade at the crease of your eye to create depth. If you’re feeling experimental, finish with a hint of shimmer at the inner corners of your eyes – this technique makes your eyes appear bigger. Try the Bobbi Brown New Nudes eyeshadow palette available at Farmers or the Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad eyeshadow palette available at Mecca.

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Colour pop:

You're bold, confident, and can work a makeup brush like nobody’s business. For you, the options of playing with different shades are endless. From a single block colour that compliments your eyes, to blending three tones all on one lid, vivid colour is your friend and you're not afraid to wear it.

Dip your toe in with a single block colour and coordinate your shade of choice with your outfit. If you're on the hunt for a palette packed with an array of colours, we recommend the Morphe X Maddie Ziegler The Imagination Palette available from Mecca or the Makeup Revolution Maxi Reloaded Big Shot palette available at Farmers. For the super luxe, try Shiseido's Essentialist Eye Palette available from Farmers. These palettes will provide you with every bright and beautiful shade possible.

For something dramatic – like your personality – try blending multiple colours to create a bold look. We like the the MAC Art Library Palette available from MAC, David Jones. Take it further with a slick of liquid liner.

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Sparkle and shine

Are you a magpie when it comes to glitter and sparkle? If so, you're the life of the party and used to all eyes being on you. There are so many options when it comes to shimmer and shine so don’t be afraid to get experimental with different colours and textures.

If you love a single-tone shimmer eye, we recommend applying with the pad of your finger. Yep, you heard right! Dab your ring finger over the shadow then pat it across your lid – the warmth of your skin helps the product to blend. Try the Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Complexion Inspired eyeshadow palette for day-appropriate sparkle available at Mecca. Alternatively, if you're wanting to go bold, give the Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette available at Mecca or Covergirl Exhibitionist Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow available at Chemist Warehouse.

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If you're more about a hint of glitter, opt for a shimmery liner instead – these come in all shades. Some of our favourites are the <insert product and retailer i.e. Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow available at Mecca and MAC glitter pots available at MAC, David Jones and Mecca.

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