Most Worn Eyeshadows

most used shadows

You knew this was happening. Most worn lipsticks, most worn powder products, next up has to be most worn eyeshadows (don’t expect a foundation one as its contents will be abysmal!) Although there aren’t as many glimmering pans to showcase here, each shade has received a lot of love to result in dips, shape changes and resulted signs of use. I am a shadow floozy and often flit between my favourites and new launches however the above edit showcases those gems that I always fall back on.

Starting at the beginning way back when I was first getting into makeup the majority of my shadows came from MAC. You can’t deny their expansive colour selection and the fact that they were the the standout brand around six years ago. Sitting on the verge of empty is Blanc Type and Ricepaper, both staple shades they act as bases to make colour more vibrant or they can be popped into in inner corner or under the brow bone for a highlight. Everyones neutral best friend that the dipped pan comes from is Satin Taupe. A true classic this works blended out in the crease or smoked out under the lash line. Everyone needs a Satin Taupe in their collection.

Naturally the big palette sitting centre of shot comes from Urban Decay in the form of their Original Naked Palette. Out of the three Naked palettes to hit the beauty world, the classic will always remain my number one pick. With a selection of nudes, a couple of mattes and some of my most used bronzed shadows, this wins every time. Pan dips comes from Virgin, Sin and Smog with Half Baked following quickly behind.

Rogue additions come from NARS and Boujous. The Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia and Colour Edition 24 Eyeshadow in 03 Petale de Glace are staple daily shadow selections that give wearable washes of colour. The NARS shadow is one of my favourite finds in recent months (yes I love it that much!) and the Bonjous cream to powder finish gives a long lasting look that is a breeze to apply whenever you are in a rush.

What are some of your most used shadows?

  • i used to use a lot of neutral color shadows as well, but not i mainly use color eyeliners as shadows coz it’s so much easier to apply and carry around. I am always in a rush to head out so I don’t relaly have time to slowly dab colors on my eyes with a brush…..

    • Thats what I love about the NARS and Boujouis shadows they are a breeze to apply in a rush!xx

  • I think my most used eyeshadows are eyeshadows in a stick form, I love the Laura Mercier caviar sticks, especially the shade in Amethyst which I recently ran out of :( Also Kiko has great affordable eyeshadow sticks. I find them very easy to use in the morning when I don’t have a lot of time to spend on my eyeshadow look.

  • Even though I already have a MAC quad, I definitely need to add to my collection, rice paper always looks amazing x

  • I really need to start using more of my Naked palette, have almost forgotten about it as I am so busy using two palettes from W7 which are dupes for Naked 2 & 3.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • The naked one pallet is still my favourite, the colors in it are fantastic. Also I’m looking into more MAC colors, my first one I bought is Sable I’ll be looking into satin taupe. Browns and natural’s are seem to be the colors I lean towards the most.

  • Ahhhh! I want the Naked Pallet so bad. My boss just came back from Vegas and said she got the Naked 3 at her sales meeting. I want it SO bad. I think it’s time to do it. I’ve been admiring them for years :)

    I love your blog!


    Sophie | http://www.the

  • The original Naked palette is my favourite! Smog is such a gorgeous shade.
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  • Anna

    I need this palette!! I loove all the shades in there <3

  • MarisaJade

    My palette is nearly all out :'( My own blog launches tonight, to celebrate I’m giving away Chanel Lipstick, for your chance to win visit and enter!x

  • Kerm

    I just got the Naked Palette this week for my birthday and I am in absolute love with it! :D I can see Sidecar hitting the pan first :) x

  • The Naked palette is definitely up there for me :) I’m loving these picks, being such a neutrals girl! I love cream eyeshadows but I’ve not tried the Bourjois, must go and have a look for them! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  • Loved reading through this!! I’m definitely a eyeshadow girl so I’m so happy you made this post!

  • Ah such gorgeous shadows.

    Sophie x

  • I absolutely love neutral eyeshadows and all of these you have featured here are definitely ones I see myself wearing as well! xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • Tilly

    I always get so scared to experiment with eyeshadow, but all of these look beautiful! I’ll definitely give them a try :) xo