I have been loving eyeshadows lately. Much more than ever before. If you have been reading my blog since it was a fetus you will know that I've never really blogged much about eyeshadows until recently. That is just because I didn't regularly take the time or have the tools to actually apply it properly. Having more than one brush really makes a massive difference to any eye look. I thought I would share my thoughts on some HEAN Velvet Eyeshadow singles that I purchased earlier this year.
The HEAN Velvet Eyeshadow singles retails for R60 on the Glamore webpage. I really like the packaging as it is simple and the mechanisms feel really nice and sturdy. It feels like a good quality product. I hate when I open an eyeshadow single and it feels like I'm going to break it so that's not the case here luckily. I purchased shade 9 which is a gorgeous chocolaty brown and 13 which is a lighter shade that I bought to brighten the brow bone and blend the eyeshadow edges with. Both of these are lovely matte shades and you can see them swatched below. They are smooth to touch and feel like a very finely milled eyeshadow powder.
The pigmentation of the eyeshadow singles is fair. You can build it up to a gorgeous dark brown look without much fuss. The lighter shade also works really nice to blend out the outer edges of the brown eyeshadow with. One thing I miss with these though is that they don't do much to brighten the look. That is understandable considering it is matte eyeshadows and so they do not contain any shimmery specks that can catch the light. I took one of my shimmery Essence eyeshadow singles in 58 Cappucino Please just to apply towards the middle half of my lid to brighten the look I created down below.
Overall these eyeshadows are very buildable. They are easy to blend and they have a good lasting power. With me they tend to last about four to six hours. With an eyeshadow base however they often last even more than eight hours. I really like these and will definitely recommend you try them if you are looking for some good quality affordable matte eyeshadows. It is slightly more difficult to get your hands on these as they are not available in store, but if you end up buying R250 or more worth of goods you get it shipped for free.
I have been really into browns for neutral eye makeup looks and this is such a great shade to use. Do you have any other drugstore eyeshadow singles or palettes that you can recommend? What is your current go to shades? Let me know down below and remember to leave links to your blogs so that I can read and comment on yours too!