All the toasty tones this winter…
Whether it’s burnt oranges, rusts, bronze, chocolates and golds, those deeper, warm-toned hues help warm up the complexion. And what better time to embrace these rustic tones than autumn and winter? I’ve accumulated many warm-toned eyeshadows and palettes but there’s only a handful I really turn to on a regular basis.
So I’ve got a round up of the must-have warm-toned shades to spruce up your winter makeup bag. Great if you are looking to fill any gaps in your collection or just want some eye makeup inspiration. From the caramel infused and dark chocolates, to the sparkly bronze and delectable plums, I’ve got you covered.
Let’s start with Tarte
If there was an eyeshadow palette I had my eye on for ages it’s the Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette by Tarte Cosmetics. I don’t even know why it took me so long to purchase this since it’s an all-you-ever-need in the warm-toned palette arena. Even the packaging is super toasty with that leopard print-ish vibe.
Needless to say this is a welcome addition to my makeup collection this winter and to be honest I’ll be using the shades all year round as they are pretty versatile. You can see the palette below in all it’s glory. I’m absolutely loving Cashmere, Warmth, Cozy and Latte as deeper crease colours whilst Sunrise makes for a great bow highlighter. Flame is a stunning reddish rust and Simmer is a deep gold perfect for party looks too.
Two must-have mattes
I’m all for anything glittery and sparkly but mattes are a must too. Especially for blending into the crease. These two by Bobbi Brown are great for just that but the warmth in these shades means they add that extra depth to any eye look plus they are different from the usual brown variations I opt for in the crease.
My first must-have matte is the Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Camel. Don’t be put off by this somewhat bleh looking shade. It’s actually the loveliest earthy caramel-toned brown that looks gorgeous. I could imagine on paler skins this would really pop and even on my warm skin-tone it elegantly intensifies my eye-looks – perfect for winter.
The other must-have matte is the Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Toast. Quite aptly named I turn to this pretty much all the time. I think of it as a warm-toned peach and almost biscuit like in colour. Again, it’s another unassuming shade but absolutely perfect for a transition colour and can warm up even the frostiest of base eyeshadows.
Bobbi Brown matte eyeshadows are definitely my favourite – they blend effortlessly and most of all are not chalky.
The one that really packs a punch
The Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Isolde is coppery gold and bronze heaven. Insanely pigmented and dense in colour this is a bit much for everyday wear but perfect for evening when you want something more glitzy and glamourous.
The shade on the left is the more coppery of the two and has a lovely metallic sheen whilst the shade on the right is a warm soft bronze. Both shades compliment each other beautifully.
Two Dreamy Palettes
The Charlotte Tilbury Bigger Brighter Eyes in Transform-Eyes (above) was one of those limited edition palettes I’m so glad I managed to get my hands on. It has the perfect combination of earthy tones to cheat your way to that doll-eyed look. You can read more and see swatches here.
There’s also something oh so sophisticated about Tom Ford makeup and I feel ever-so fancy when I dig out this beauty. I don’t normally go for plummy tones but this dreamy Eye Colour Quad in Honeymoon has me converted. You can see some swatches here.
A Dark Chocolate Delight
Lastly is one of my fave formulas in cream eyeshadows – the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise and I’m absolutely loving the shade Bette. This bronze come dark chocolate with flecks of gold cream shadow is great either on its own or layered as you wish and looks absolutely stunning.
So will you be adding any of these warm-toned shades to your collection? I’d love to know any other recommendations you have. x