top 5 eye shadows of 2011

Over the first week of January I'll be covering my top 5 products of the previous year. I'll be covering skincare, face, eye shadow, other eye products, lips, cheeks and nails! Feel free to recommend me your top 2011 products in the comments!
review 5 top eyeshadow products of 2011
L-R Anticlockwise, MUA Heaven and Earth Palette*, Estee Lauder Double Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Pink Pearl*, 
Chanel Illusions d'Ombre in Emmerveille*, MAC Paradisco, Vivo Peaches and Cream*

For me 2011 eye shadow wise has been dominated by pinks, I dont even know what really drew me to pink eyeshadow as I know alot of people steer clear of it. However, I just really like the way it looks on me! Going into S/S 2012 alot of cosmetic companies are doing pinky/goldy shadows which Im really looking forward to! I've worn alot of bronzey gold looks as well, opting for a lighter shade on the lid and then lining under the eye with a darker golden shadow. I also got quite into cream eye shadows as I'm super lazy when it comes to applying eyeshadow! The quicker the better in my books!

MUA Heaven and Earth Palette- (review here) One of the must have drug store products of 2011. MUA's affordable alternative to the Naked Pallete (over rated!) ticked all the boxes for me, In terms of having warm shimmery eye shadows that were pigmented, easy to blend and perfect for daily use. My favourite shades were the top right gold shade and the bottom third from left!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Pink Pearl- My favourite eyeshadow base, but looks great worn alone. Quick and simple to apply and blend out! I like wearing it with MAC Honey lust layered over it to make a gorgeous rose gold shade. Lasts a long time on the eyes and doesn't crease.

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Emmerveille- (review here) Probably my all time favourite product of 2011, I even bought a backup just incase! Great for lazy days, long lasting, really flattering colour and just overall a great product. Probably my most worn eyeshadow of 2011 and I've only had it half a year!

MAC Eyeshadow in Paradisco- This is my second Paradisco as I rarely rebuy MAC shadows anymore but its one of my favorites. Its a little tricky to work with as the formula is quite stiff but gives off a pretty bright but still soft pink shimmery colour on the lid.

Vivo Baked Blush in Peaches and Cream- (review here) Designed to be a cheek product, but personally I LOVE using it on my eyes, I think it gives a warm bronzey pink look which really suits my skin tone.

Honorable Mentions: MAC Rubenesque Paint pot, MAC Gleam Eyeshadow, MAC Expensive Pink, MAC Melon Pigment, MAC Mythology and MAC By Candlelight MSF






32 comments

  1. Aw I really need that MUA Heaven and Earth Palette! Looks gorgeous!
    xxx

    London Last Night

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  2. Great post! Can never fail with MAC :)
    Interested to try the Chanel one too x

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  3. Love the heaven and earth palette, I just bought Vivo peaches and cream! Def going to try as an eyeshadow now! x

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  4. This has reminded me to dig out my Heaven and Earth palette which I haven't used in ages! I'm tempted to depot them and stick them in my Z palette to get more use out of them. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year :) xx

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  5. I've never really thought about using cheek products on my eyes, but think I may have to try Peaches & Cream on my eyes! xx

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  6. They all are such lovely colours x

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  7. Very tempted to try out the Chanel eyeshadow! So many people rave about it xx

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  8. I agree that pink can seem like a strange choice for some, but I read somewhere that it's great for people with blue or pale eye colour because it's opposite blue on a color wheel. I use Boots 17 in 'Funfair' but these pinky shadows look too good to ignore!

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  9. I am so upset i couldn't get my hands on the MUA eye shadows. They look and sound so good!
    Great post, the colors are just gorgeous.

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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  10. The heaven and earth palette is definately one of my favourites - it's pretty much the drugstore Naked palette!

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  11. i love those ALL. especially the cream base one... beautiful picks.. xo,

    amourette

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  12. I am dying to try the chanel one! xx

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  13. the Estee Lauder eye shadow looks so pretty!

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  14. huuuh too bad superdrug doesnt ship to germany.. what a fail. i own a few things from mua which my mom got me from manchester .. the products are so cool! T_T anybody know how to get them somewhereelse on the internet?

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  15. All of them look gorgeous colours! X

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  16. really want the heaven and earth pallete, heard so much about it x

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  17. I used to be such a dedicated girl to Clinique's brown eyeshadow palettes, but I got given a new Jemma Kidd one at the QVC press day which I have now been using almost every day - it is absolutely amazing! http://www.theglossyguide.com/2011/11/product-review-jemma-kidd-i-ris.html

    Thanks for your thoughts on all of these, your makeup always looks really good!

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  18. i love that heaven and earth palette, you just cant go wrong with the price xx

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  19. I've been wanting to get the MUA palette for so long, I don't think I ever wear anything other than neutrals! x

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  20. I really want that MUA Palette... I got the Sleek one for xmas which has similar colours in it. Going to blog about it later this week!

    Looking fab though.

    Lacey :)

    www.allylae.blogspot.com

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  21. Been looking for an affordable palette like this mua one for ages now, and at that price it's great, thank you :) xx

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  22. the heaven and earth pallet look amazing !
    I need to find a superdrug near me that stocks it !
    xo

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  23. I have the heaven and earth palette, it really is as good as you say! The Vivo looks pretty too, might have a gander!
    Looking forward to the rest of your best of posts :)

    Kyrie x
    idreamgames.blogspot.com

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  24. lots of pinks hehe :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  25. Great post, I really like the look of the Estee Lauder Double Wear Cream Eyeshadow! xo

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  26. I most definitely want Chanel Illusions d'Ombre in Emmerveille! It looks so pretty :)

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  27. These are the sort of colours I luv, I think I may need to splurge on that Chanel one ;-)

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  28. I love my Heaven & Earth palette. Can't really comment on the others as the pinky toned shadows look terrible on my pale skin xx

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  29. I still can't believe I don't own the Heaven and Earth palette yet! Want it so bad, all the colours look gorgeous.

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  30. I bought the heaven and earth palette after seeing it on here, and it is SO much better than the Sleek one. The Sleek one for me is too matt (makes me look tired!) and MUA's has just the right amount of shimmer to it and the colours are easier to blend. I have an Urban Decay shadow which is a similar shade to the Chanel which I'll post on my blog.

    www.jennyslittleboxofgems.blogspot.com x

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