Summer 2014 will go down in the history books as the summer of lazy girl cream shadows for me.
What are lazy girl cream shadows?
They’re shadows that I can do a lot with. In other words, products that accomplish a lot in terms of creating interesting eye looks but require very little effort on my part (hence the lazy girl component). 🙂
They’re products where you get a high bang for your buck, so to speak, like the eye equivalent of a bright lip. They’re also fairly easy to use, and when you use them, you look like you actually tried…not like you’re showing up to the rodeo with stretchy pants and a t-shirt with holes.
Earlier this summer I was all about the Chanel Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadow in New Moon and Mirage, but now I’m more into the MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadows, which I like for basically the same reasons. They all have something interesting to offer. Either complex glitter, sparkly shimmer or an intriguing color — something to draw attention to my eyes and do the work of multiple shadows.
For me, they usually have a creamy or wet-ish texture with a lot of spongey bounce, almost like a marshmallow, so they’re really easy to pat or blend with fingers. Sometimes, I just like not having to use a brush, you know? (Like when I don’t have time or can’t find the right brush = lame.)
How about you? What are some of your favorite high-impact eyeshadows for single shadow looks?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,