|Top: Wet n' Wild Sweet as Candy Trio, Revlon Polished Bronze, Revlon Nude Slip|
Bottom: CoverGirl Mink, CoverGirl Tapestry Taupe, Wet n' Wild Nutty, Wet n' Wild Brulee
These are my favorite everyday eyeshadows. I rarely ever do anything fancy on my eyes, so I use these on their own on my lid, with the exception of Brulee, which I use around my eyes as a sort of powder concealer.
Here are swatches of these on bare skin with no primer:
|Wet n' Wild Brulee, Wet n' Wild Sweet as Candy Trio (Browbone), CoverGirl Mink, Revlon Nude Slip, Revlon Polished Bronze, CoverGirl Tapestry Taupe, Wet n' Wild Nutty|
Wet n' Wild Brulee: This shade is a bit hard to see because it's so similar to my skin tone. Wet n' Wild's mattes are great, and this one is smooth and easy to blend. I feel like with my particular skin tone, I don't like it all that much as a lid shade, but it it has a great brightening effect when used around my eye. The one I show here is actually my second one--I use it every day, and is a staple for me.
Wet n' Wild Sweet as Candy (Browbone): This one is a shimmery white. I have a lot of these, but I like This one in particular because it has good pigmentation and is easy to blend. The shimmer is fine, and when applied lightly is great as a brightening wash. I love to use this one when I'm wearing brighter lipstick.
Covergirl Mink: This is supposedly a dupe for MAC All That Glitters. I don't own All That Glitters, so I can't make a comparison. This one is a peachy/tan/gold color that is somewhat frosty. It looks really nice with bright watermelon pink lipstick.
Revlon Nude Slip: This is like a darker, less shimmery version of Mink. It's a beautiful color, and blends in well with my natural eyelid color, creating a sort of my-eyelid-but-better shade. The Revlon eyeshadows in general don't get much love (and I see why, the Perle ones are glitterbombs), but I really like the Satin formula. They're super-pigmented, smooth and easy to blend. They don't sell these anymore at Walgreens (I was told they were being discontinued), but I've still seen them in stock at Wal-Mart.
Revlon Polished Bronze: This is a subtly shimmery brown-leaning bronze. It's a nice, soft shade, only slightly darker than my eyelid color. I don't wear this one as much because I prefer to wear taupes, but this really is a lovely color.
CoverGirl Tapestry Taupe: This is my go-to taupe. It's a medium gray-taupe with no purple undertones, which I prefer because purple tones in my eyeshadow makes me look sinister. It's a pretty basic shade, and it looks great with anything I wear.
Wet n' Wild Nutty: This one is slightly darker than Tapestry Taupe. It's got lots of silver shimmer over a brown base, as you can see due to the curvature of my arm. The shimmer in this one is beautiful. I feel like it wears best over a primer, though, since in my experience the silver shimmer seems to wear off during the day, exposing the brown base. A lot has been said about this shade on the internet, lots of people seem to love it!