Nars Nepal // MAC Satin Taupe // MAC Typographic
Even though I have far too many eye shadows to last me a lifetime (and may have just ordered a palette), there's three eye shadows I could happily make do with. The best things about these eye shadows is together they can create a perfect smokey eye for a night out, or an easy daytime look depending on how you feel. First up is Nars Nepal and I'll be honest I was debating whether to include MAC All That Glitters instead of this, however this is the shade I normally reach for.
Nepal is described as a soft sheer rose, and I don't think you could describe it any better than that. This can be used as a highlight colour in the corner of your eyes, or can be paired with mascara or liner for a no make up/minimal make up look. Normally I'll apply this with a flat brush to get as much colour on as possible. Lasting wise, this can last me most of the day with little to no fall out. If you want to make this into more of a smokey eye, or feel the need to add a crease colour - add a bit of MAC Satin Taupe to the mix.
As you can see by the photos this is a very well loved eye shadow and I normally keep this in my two palette along with MAC Woodwinked for nights out. Personally I don't prefer to wear this as a block colour by itself as I feel like I look like I have a black eye with it. However this added to MAC Haux and then Typographic, welcome to my signature smokey eye. I'm getting to the stage now where I wonder whether I would repurchase certain shades and hands down this would be bought. Probably not in pan form though. MAC states that there is silver shimmer running through this, however it is very slight. Word of warning though there can be fall out with this. Normally I'd apply this with a blending brush or a MAC 219 Pencil Brush.
Many make up artists rave about how if you are looking for a black eye shadow from MAC to pick up Carbon. If you dare to do this, go and think about your actions. Carbon has to be the hands down worst shade from MAC - hardly pigmented and a bitch to blend. May I introduce you to MAC Typographic - described as an asphalt black, this has to be the perfect dark eye shadow to add to any smokey eye look. Easily blendable and definitely packs a punch, the thought of not using this on a night out makes me feel physically sick. I'm not even exaggerating there. A little amount goes a long way with this colour and this has lasted me at least 4-5 years and I've just hit pan. I honestly can't comment about wear time as I normally touch this up throughout a night out.
What eye shadows can you not live without?