Day to Night Eyeshadow Palette . Top – Bottom
Ah the power of a day to night eyeshadow palette 🙌🏼
Over the summer months I like to keep my eye makeup light or wear nothing at all. There is something so fresh about a simple flick of mascara worn with a bold brow and bronzed skin.
As the colder months set it, I immediately look to a more dramatic eye and darker makeup in general. Perhaps it’s the abundance of knitwear (i.e. no skin bar your face on show), or maybe it’s the increase in after-work events, either way it just feels right to go a little heavier on the beauty side at this time of year.
For me, I am ALL about a multi-functioning beauty product. And as such a day to night eyeshadow palette is a mainstay in my makeup collection.
Each of the palettes I am sharing in today’s post are ones which I use often, but you can find a day-to-night palette which works for you from nearly any beauty brand.
If you are on the lookout for a day to night eyeshadow palette look for one which has a mix of easy-to-wear taupes, and stoney colours, building up to darker smokey hues. I tend to use a more brown eyeshadow palette for everyday, and save my black and grey colours for when I really want to create a dramatic eye makeup look.
I hope you enjoy perusing my favourite day to night eyeshadow palettes, I’d love to know of any favourites you have too in the comments!
My Favourite Day To Night Eyeshadow Palettes
I am obsessed with the rose gold hues of the Naked 3 Urban Decay palette. Following the releases of the now-cult Naked (more bronze and after-dark smokiness) and Naked 2 (more taupe-y) eyeshadow palettes, Urban Decay released the Naked 3 instalment featuring rose-hued colours.
Rose gold may sound like a difficult colour to wear day to day, but the incarnations included in the Naked 3 palette are 100% wearable and make a beautiful alternative to the taupe colours so often found in nude eyeshadow palettes.
For a base colour I start with ‘Nooner’ and work ‘Dust’, ‘Factory’ and ‘Liar’ in to my eyelid crease. For a more dramatic evening look I use ‘Blackheart’ to develop a smokey look, and add ‘Strange’ in to the inner corners of my eyes and under my brow bone.
This is my most recent addition to my palette collection and I fell head over heels for it the moment I opened it to ogle the array of nude shades.
In particular what I love about the Estée Lauder Sultry Nudes palette is the gorgeous copper, and chocolate colours laced with just the right amount of shimmer.
I have been using the taupe matte colours as a base, and then have built up a chocolatey smokey eye look using the shimmery darker hues.
With the festive party season approaching, I know I am going to get a lot more use out of this palette. I’ll be looking to use more of the golds for evening looks too.
Bobbi Brown Smokey Nudes
Sob! This eyeshadow palette is no longer available, but I had to share it with you guys as it is one of my very favourites.
This Mac Navy x 9 Eyeshadow Palette shares a lot of similar colours as my Bobbi Brown Smokey Nudes palette, and would definitely be a great smokey eyeshadow palette to use from day to night. The reason I love my original incarnation is for its distinct array of colours, which are able to be built up. As with all my palettes I choose the most taupe-y colour as my base, and work the deeper hues in to the eyelid crease depending on how smokey I want to go with the look.
With the Mac Navy x 9 palette, the deep bluey-greys would work up the prettiest moody colours.
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What’s your take?
Do you play favourites with your palettes? If so, what’s topping your list right now?
Love, Monica x