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20 November 2016 38 comments

I haven't done a single-makeup-collective post since my Favourite Neutral Fall Lippies here, and as well as loving reading these kinds of roundup posts on other blogs, I do love an excuse to get stuck into making a more-is-more flatlay! I've got a bumper crop of autumn-appropriate eyewear for you today so grab a blanket and get comfortable (snacks advised).

A few things I wanted to mention - Firstly, I haven't included too many palettes as I'm particularly fussy about them (as well as the usual criteria, I need to like every colour, am fussy about packaging and size, don't like cardboard, don't like bulky, and most importantly don't like small pans that contain very little product and are difficult to use) and generally prefer single shadows. Secondly, I often talk about expensive things on my blog, so I've made an effort to keep everything below £30, and hopefully have some products you may not have previously considered.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerize in Marie Antoinette £22 | Described as an 'antique oyster gold', I think this colour is sensational. I only picked it up fairly recently but it's already become a mainstay in any simple but put-together look for me. With a mix of cooler beige-gold tones and a warm pinkish-copper undertone, it's flattering for everyone and a shadow you can't go wrong with.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Sparkle in Sunlit Bronze £21 | Aside from the colour, I love the versatility of this product. The more you sheer it out and blend, the more the warm, amber sparkle comes to the fore. If you're pushed for time on an evening, you can blend this all over the lid, then reapply with a liner brush close to the lashline to add richness and definition.

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Dark Pearl £19 | You'll notice there's a fair amount of Charlotte Tilbury in this post and for good reason - not only are her formulations excellent, but I love the complexity of her eye colours. Dark Pearl is a dark taupe-y mauve with brown/plum undertones and a glint of rose gold/pale pink shimmers in the light. This one isn't as glittery as some of the other shades in the range and is completely effortless and steadfast to wear - definitely a must for autumn.

Rosie For Autograph Palette £25 | I can't help myself but include this gorgeous palette in this post - and you can win it, along with some other goodies, here in my Autumn Beauty Giveaway! The mulberry shade, Velvet Rose, in particular is gorgeous - have a look on my Insta at it on my eyes.

No7 Smoothing Eyeshadow in Pewter Shine £8 | More cream shadow, and this one is the most gorgeous colour - somewhere between a soft metallic grey and taupe, with a soft, souffle-like texture. It's not as budgeproof as some of the best formulations but I've found it best tapped over a powder shadow base using your fingers - the colour is such a winner.

Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress £29 | When I first bought this almost a year ago, I have to say I wasn't keen on the colour, but the olivine tones and dark smokeyness has definitely grown on me since then. I find this is one of those unusual, non-dupeable shades and perfect for a more unique smokey eye, and whilst it's not the easiest to pick up online, you can still get it at CT Covent Garden.

Coastal Scents eyeshadow in Rich Walnut $3 | Here is the ultimate bargain of the lot and I bet you many haven't tried it. A beautiful mix of burgundy, brown and plum, the colour is deep and rich, pigmented and smooth and is definitely worth more than it's minimal price tag.

Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Rose Gold & Amethyst £23 | If you're looking for high end cream shadow sticks, you can't go far wrong with Laura Mercier. Their Caviar Eye Sticks are long-wearing and creamy, and fully reliable. My favourite shades are Amethyst, a cool toned mauve-y taupe with plummy undertones, and Rose Gold, a bright, champagne-peach kind of rose gold.

MUA Luxe Palette in Enrapture £6 | It's a joy to find this Hourglass knockoff is a mere £6. The Enrapture palette (the darker of two available shades), has a beautiful mix of muted purpley shades - another great one for a smokey eye. The formula on these are pigmented and incredibly soft and buttery, they're almost mouldable like putty and possibly a teeny bit too soft for an embossed palette like this - you've got to appreciate the gorgeous waves on it though.

Kiko Long Lasting Stick Shadow in 37 Burgundy and 06 Golden Brown £6.90 | If you're after an affordable cream shadow stick then I think these by Kiko are as good as they come. As long lasting as the name might suggest, they don't budge once on the lids and give intense, opaque pigmentation, which you can sheer out should you so wish. Burgundy is a beautiful plummy wine colour that works really well over a black base.

Kiko Water Shadows £8.90 | For their drugstore pricing, these shadows are smooth, buttery, super pigmented and as metallic as you'd wish. You can use them wet or dry, and they foil really well - shade 213 Dark Slate Green isn't my usual choice but an incredibly pretty blackened green with green, golden and teal shimmer that's well worth checking out!

M&S Strobing Eye Tint in Rose £8 | The packaging of these have since changed but my thoughts on the contents are still the same. A gorgeous, iridescent wash of colour, the Rose shade is coppery and warm and looks particularly delicious on green or hazel eyes.

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  1. SO much prettiness in one post - I'm obsessed!! :)


  2. I always love your flatlays and pictures! The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Sparkle in Sunlit Bronze looks and sounds gorgeous and I do like to be able to wear my eyeshadows in both an intense and sheer way! I have an eyeshadow quad from the Rosie for Autograph collection and I absolutely love it so this huge palette is very tempting to me!

  3. The Charlotte Tilbury eyes to mesmerise eyeshadow sounds gorgeous! The shade is right up my street! Loved this post by the way xx

  4. Jennifer your photography always leaves me speechless!!! I love and adore your posts and your photos are so whimsical and dreamy! Great selections for an autumn eye look. I have and love CT in Marie Antoinette and Kiko in Golden Brown, but now I think I need to pick up Kiko Burgundy as I've really been into deep cranberry shades. Great post as always!

    ~ Cat L.

  5. Gorgeous photos. Love the look of so many of these shades, just perfect for the colder season x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

  6. These are all such stunning colours, i love the rich burgandy's not something I normally wear but you have inspired me to try something different x|YSL Giveaway 

  7. The shades are absolutely beautiful! You make me want to go out and buy everything ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  8. Oh my goodness, the picture at the end with all the swatches is making me very happy! What beautiful colours, I love them all!

    Tori | Tori’s World

  9. Wow, these products look amazing! I will definitely update my Christmas wish-list! Thank you for sharing lovely x

    Patricia // Patricia Stelmach

  10. I need that Costal Scents shadow, its so pretty! I love the look of the rosie palette too, I haven't actually seen it before, so i must check it out xx

    LPage Beauty

  11. Amazing photographs. Love all the tones. Autumn is my favourite! Definitely need to get my hands on some of these bad boys.



  12. Bobbi Brown sunlit bronze looks absolute beautiful I have beach bronze and it's my all time favourite. Definetly think I need sunlit bronze. Definetly think I need half of these which you have listed and currently making a wishlist!! Glad that the huntress has grown on you I remember you saying you was disappointed with it before. And those photos. Girl I am in awe, so so stunning!
    Lisa xxx

  13. These all look so so pretty! I really want to try a Charlotte Tilbury quad, they all look so gorgeous!

  14. legit surprised over those CT's prices! so cheap for their scale! and those kiko stuffs are just right up my alley.

  15. Lovely picks! You're tempting me with all the Charlotte Tilbury goodies- I do have Marie Antoinette so I'll have to reach for it soon :)


  16. The palette holds a lot of different classy colors which are perfect for both day and night outs. I love it! <3

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  17. Those Charlotte Tilbury eye pencils are gorgeous!! I have Marie Antoinette and love it so it was great to see them side by side. I remember swiping those Kiko water eyeshadows last year and they were sooo smooth and pigmented - I'm a bit bummed that I didn't pick any up at the time. Your makeup game is incredible right now because I was swooning over all of these shades throughout the entire post!

    Cindy |

  18. Ohh babe I can't say enough how beautiful your picture are! You are a true inspiration for me and all of us. The CT The Huntress looks so beautiful! I never knew that she sold these single eyeshadows. Luckily I will visit London next month so I will definitly check this one out! Beautiful post <3
    XX An

  19. Wow so many gorgeous products here and beautifully shot! I have the CT The Huntress single and I haven't had much use out of it, but you've inspired me to give it a go again!

    The Makeup Directory

  20. The Autograph palette looks so beautiful!

    Abigail Alice x

  21. The Rosie palette looks gorgeous p! I haven't see it before! Love your swatches!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  22. Very nice selection. I like how you prefer eyeshadow singles, it's very refreshing.

    Samantha Series

  23. First of all, before I forget to say, your photos are amazing! I love similar colours so quite a few of these products went into my wishlist :)

    Ela BellaWorld

  24. OMG!!! I love your pictures and your makeup goodies
    your blog is amazing
    nuff Love

  25. These are such beautiful picks! Golden, bronzey or burgundy eye is perfect for this time of year! I have a few Coastal Scents eyeshadows and their quality impressed me so much considering how cheap they are! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  26. This photography is absolutely stunning!
    And the products look amazing!

    Danielle xx

  27. You've shown some lovely products - I want them all! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

  28. Wow all these eye shadow picks are absolutely gorgeous!

  29. Love everything you've picked here, all the colors are so gorgeous and wearable! I need to get my hands on some CT makeup asap!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

  30. Your pictures are truly stunning! I love your autumn picks! X

  31. These are beautiful selections and so perfect for the season. I love your swatch for Dark Pearl and Amthyst, I'll need to add both into my collection soon. Maybe a not so subtle hint to hubby dearest? ;-)

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  32. Beautiful photos babe! Great post x

  33. Amazing choice of shades, these are all to die for! I also prefer singles to palettes! I tend to only use one or two shades out of my palettes anyway so singles are better for me! Kiko is an amazing brand and M&S have really been upping their makeup game recently :)

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  34. The Bobbi Brown eyeshadow looks stunning! Your photos are always so gorgeous :) I love the colour theme you've gone with here too

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  35. Dark Pearl looks stunning, amazing photography. Genuinely want all of these shadows right now xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  36. This could not be anymore perfect! Ok my shopping list just got way longer because there are so many here that I don't own but need to. Your choosing are divine and I want them ALL. I love this post! Kelly xx

  37. Wow that Coastal Scents eyeshadow looks amazingly beautiful! I remember I had one of those big palettes with about 28 shades when I first started wearing makeup but they were definitely not as beautiful as this one! x

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  38. The selection of colors and the products looks just wonderful


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