Most of us don't always have time to be blending 3 or more different shades together every morning, so I've put together a little list of my favourite eyeshadow formulas where you can apply one sweep and you're good to go.
This is a bit of a classic and with good reason! It's that perfect neutral bronze-brown-antique gold shade that will suit most people. It's a Veluxe Pearl finish, so has a pretty, pearly sheen as opposed to a full-on shimmer. Once applied I feel like this has a really multi-tonal quality so it's perfect if you only have time to apply one shade.
A mere 1/10 of the price of MAC's are the Mono Eyeshadows from Makeup Revolution (they do come in packaging, I just depotted mine to put in my Z Palette). I can't get over how smooth and pigmented they are for the price! I've chosen So Good for Me, a medium gold shimmer, as it's a really nice colour all over the lid to add a nice wash of colour as well as a dewiness.
I know I don't shut up about this product but I couldn't not mention my #1 'one sweep' eyeshadow! (You can read about my other shades here) It's a sort of solid cream formula that's so smooth and easy to apply and blend out in about 5 seconds with your finger. The bronze-brown colour is the perfect neutral eye shade that goes with just about any makeup look. This is a product I reach for without having to think about it.
I think this is the only drugstore eyeshadow of this texture, though I've come across plenty on the higher end of the spectrum. It's also a cream eyeshadow but has more of a mousse consistency. It does make it a tad messier but it gives a much dewier finish. Bronze is slightly mis-named as its more of a deep brown shimmer. Despite the name I don't find this too glittery either. It isn't the longest-lasting formula in the world but for an evening out it works nicely.
This colour is unlike anything else in my collection; it's a bright coppery-gold shade. Again it has more of a mousse-like texture and blended out on the lid it really looks amazing. It can also look slightly different depending on how it catches the light. The one downside of this is that I do find it creases around the 5-hour mark, which is such a shame.
This is my matte pick of the bunch because it isn't dry and takes no work whatsoever. The formula is super-creamy, meaning it glides on, and it's really pigmented too. Despite being so easy to apply, once it sets in place it lasts the entire day. The taupe colour of this is so wearable as its neither too cool nor too warm in tone, and it also makes a great base.
My love of KIKO eyeshadow sticks is well-documented (read about them all here); the quality definitely puts them up there with products 3x the price. They're creamy and pigmented on application and blend out really nicely but once they're on they stay put until you use an eye makeup remover. Golden Taupe is the shade from the range I think is really quite unlike anything else I've tried; the base colour is a little similar to the Rimmel Scandaleyes but it has a golden shimmer running through it which makes it look that little bit more special when worn on its own.
These are really expensive so if you don't already own them, the KIKO range have near-identical dupes you can read about here. I own a couple of these and maybe I should've gone with Misty Rock for variation but to be honest I've gravitated towards Bronze Moon a lot more recently. The formula is just stunning and gives this beautiful multifaceted dewy look. The colour is that similar bronze-brown shade to the Maybelline but it's a touch deeper.
Which are your favourite one-sweep wonder eyeshadows?
The Rimmel Shadow Stick is one i need! I love MAC Woodwinked i use it all the time xReplyDelete
Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | My YouTube
I can't believe how pretty that makeup Revoloution one is for the price! Hoping slowly build up a mac pallette and I will definitely keep the cult classic wood winked in mind!ReplyDelete
They're so amazing, I would easily pay 5x the price for them :) and Woodwinked is a must-have! xxDelete
They all look so good <3ReplyDelete
I recently got woodwinked and I see what you mean, it's such a lovely one sweep shade, especially for the warmer months I think!ReplyDelete
That colors though! I really need to splurge on CT eyes to mesmerize in Bette, it looks stunning! :) xxReplyDelete
On and On bronze is my go to! 100% It's such a lovely colour. I also have the scandaleyes one too but have yet to use it as I am currently 'panning' products and the On and On bronze is one of those. I just love it with a small winged liner to dash out the door with on my way to work. Stays put forever. I use on and on bronze as a base too. I do have the Ombre blackstar in a different colour to yours and I use that too some times (I can't remember which one though as I really don't reach for it often) xReplyDelete
On & On Bronze is amazing, right?! Always looks like you put in more work than you did ;) xxDelete
I love these kind of eyeshadows, the shades are beautiful :) definitely getting my hands on Woodwinked and So Good to Me. xReplyDelete
Love woodwinked, Maybelline Bad to Bronze and the Rimmel shadow sticks. Interested to try the MF shadows.ReplyDelete
These are my favourite types of eye shadows! I need the Kiko & Rimmel sticks you showed, they look lovely! Definitely agree about the Maybelline one as well :)ReplyDelete
My favourite one sweep shadow is Mac's Mulch - it's like a smokey eye in 2 minutes for me applied all over the lid and smudged on the lower lash line. Always wear it for a quick daytime look if I want a darker eye.
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I've actually never tried Mulch all across the lid on it's own, may have to give it a go tomorrow :) xxDelete
On and on bronze is my go to one sweep wonder, but I love this post and all the sugestions that you have given us :)ReplyDelete
Pams Stuff and Things
Oh yes, one sweep wonders are my best friends on school run days :) Woodwinked and Golden Taupe are gorgeous! xReplyDelete
Mummy’s Beauty Corner
Woodwinked was the first shadow to come to mind when I read the title of this post! I also love Patina in this way too. Trespassing Taupe & Golden Taupe both look right up my street! xxReplyDelete
Yaaas! Love this post, those one shadow/stick wonders are essential for busy or early mornings ^_^ReplyDelete
My favourites are the rimmel scandaleye shadow sticks but also the liquid shadow versions which I have a feeling have been discontinued so you can get them for super cheap on fragrancedirect and they're amazing! so pigmented, long lasting and one swipe is all it takes!
Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x
I've heard a few people talk about those (I believe you can get them in Poundland too?) I definitely need to hunt them down if I still can! xxDelete
love woodwinked so much and golden taupe looks insanely good. will give it a try at my local kiko.ReplyDelete
wow all these shades are right up my alley! stunning, plus easy to apply! Lovely post Jasmine!ReplyDelete
Trespassing taupe looks gorgeous! I have a soft spot for On and On Bronze as I wore it for graduation!ReplyDelete
Danielle's Beauty Blog
On and on bronze looks so great! I love how you included all different price ranges in the post xReplyDelete
Kiko's Golden Taupe is so pretty! I'm desperate to try their shadow sticks! I've been loving the Laura Mercier caviar shadow stick in Orchid lately- it's a pretty light purple that keeps calling my name when I'm not sure what to choose for the day!ReplyDelete
She Likes to Shop
The Laura Mercier formula really is lovely, I need to get another shade I think ;) xxDelete
Yes to Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick and Maybelline Color Tattoo! Both are such time saver and definitely one of my favourites to use too. It's so easy to wear and practically a no-brainer. xxReplyDelete
Shireen | Reflection of Sanity
I immediately thought about the Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeshadow sticks when I saw the title of this post! I have it in a taupey bronze shade and it's amazing :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous picks hun, and I agree it can sometimes be so time consuming blending eyeshadow so one shade that does the trick is such a bonus :) Woodwinked is such a gorgeous shade and is definitely a perfect one sweep shade :) I really love Urban Decay Half Baked as that looks lovely on its own :)ReplyDelete
Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee
I've never actually tried Half Baked on its own, though I love it as a highlight, I will give it a go :) xxDelete
Woodwinked looks so perfect, and I now really want to try the Max Factor shade, it looks gorgeous! This is such a helpful post with so many lovely picks!ReplyDelete
Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue
What a fab idea for a post! I love my KIKO Long-Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in 07 Golden Beige. Kiko is a seriously underrated brand.ReplyDelete
The Beautiful Bluebird
These kinds of shades are my go-to when I'm in a rush in the mornings! I love the look of the one by Makeup Revolution, I've never actually tried any of their single shadows xReplyDelete
They tend to get overlooked but they're so worth checking out! :) xxDelete
I'm in love with the Kiko shadow sticks, like it's an unhealthy obsession!ReplyDelete
I really need to add some eyeshadow stick to my collection, I've not tried any of them out yet (late to the party, I know). I loooove the Maybelline Colour Tattoos though, I have loads and they never fault me xReplyDelete
One of my one-sweap-wonders is MAC's Satin Taupe. All of the shade you've listed here look as though they could easily make the cut for me too though! Bronze Moon is stunning!ReplyDelete
I will definitely try that on its own :) xxDelete
On and On Bronze looks so beautiful, so does Trespassing Taupe, love shades like these! Cream eyeshadow formulas are definitely my go-to when I'm in a hurry.ReplyDelete
so my colors , love all of them :)ReplyDelete
Stunning shades! I really need to check out Trespassing Taupe. xReplyDelete
Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net
The Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows make incredible one-sweep wonders!ReplyDelete
Sara - She Who Is Short
I love On and On Bronze too - it's perfect all year round and the colour is just so flattering on most skin tones!ReplyDelete
Rachel | Beauty and the Bird
Agreed - I can't get enough of it :) xxDelete
These shades are all so gorgeous and perfect for a neutral look, the KIKO one sounds lovely though xxReplyDelete
Love these kind of eyeshadows that work so well on their own. MAC Woodwinked is one of my faves and so is Maybelline On & On Bronze. Need to pick up KIKO Golden Taupe next I think as it's stunning xReplyDelete
Beauty with charm
The shades are all pretty. But I like the on and on bronze the most♥♥ReplyDelete
This post sums me up in a nutshell because I pretty much love the effortless eyeshadow products!! You can't go wrong with the Maybelline color tatttoo's and Kiko sticks xxReplyDelete
Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959
They're both my favourite affordable eye products of all time :) xxDelete
I love the Maybelline Color Tattoo shadows, they are perfect for busier days when you don't want to fuss over your eye makeup!ReplyDelete
The on and on bronze looks gorgeous! They all look lovely though! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/ReplyDelete
I love maybelline produscts... color tattoo is my fvt :)ReplyDelete
What a stunning shade, I absolutely love them!, I definitely need to try these.ReplyDelete
Lynda | DylanQueen
They are all lovely shades and totally colours I would wear. I own a few of them like Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Bronze (your recommendation), Maybelline On and On Bronze. Kiko Long lasting Eyeshadow Stick and By Terry Bronze Moon. I like the look (and affordability) of the MUR eyeshadow and maybe I need to add MAC Wood Wink (which has been so popular on the blogging world) on my list...thanks for sharing...xxReplyDelete
You can't go wrong with £1 eyeshadows from MUR! And Woodwinked is a must-own :) xxDelete
I love MAC Woodwinked and the By Terry "Crayons" as I call them are amazing. I once owned so much By Terry make-up and then my kit go stolen *weeps*ReplyDelete
Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA
Those are some amazing shades Jasmine.. specially loving the trespassing Taupe, its gorgeous! :)ReplyDelete
Chic Peachy Pink
Thank you for your comments :) glad you guys liked my picks xxReplyDelete
I love Makeup Revolution recently and I adore their eyeshadows! Amazing quality and big choice for a good price:) I'm really tempted to buy this KIKO Pencil in Golden Taupe, I love everything gold!ReplyDelete