When it comes to makeup, not everyone wants to have tons of products cluttering up their vanity or the tops of their dressers. Some enjoy having a more minimalistic collection of makeup, especially since you only have one face! Eyeshadow palettes especially can become a product that accumulates on one’s vanity, even though each person only has one set of eyes on which to do makeup. It can seem necessary to have many eyeshadow palettes because you may want a variety of colors, textures, and finishes in your collection. However, you can get an eyeshadow palette that has enough variety both in color and finish that you don’t even need all your other eyeshadow palettes.
If you’re looking to pare down your makeup collection and would rather own just one eyeshadow palette, let it be this one: the Shiny Sun Shade Palette from DiTO Cosmetics.
The Shiny Sun Palette comes with nine shades of eyeshadow and in a variety of textures and finishes. The colors are a warm swath of oranges, yellows, reds, and browns that can play into a neutral everyday look or could be saturated by layering or with the use of an eye primer to create a truly bold look.
Although this palette is only nine pans, it packs enough of a punch to carry you through a variety of situations. Use a light hand and only the matte shades to create a naturally beautiful look that is work or school appropriate. Or, dash a bit of the multi-dimensional glitter shades all over your lid for a weeknight date that commands attention to your eyes. Play with them altogether for a dramatic look that can be worn to a party, concert, or special event.
The other thing that is so perfect about this palette and that warrants it being called “one and done” is that it is so compact and easily packed. You can travel with this eyeshadow palette because of its sleek packaging and slim design. It can slip into a suitcase, carryon, or even into a handbag for touch-ups throughout the day.
The looks in this palette are best displayed when prepped for and finished appropriately. Make sure you add an eye primer to your collection to go with this one and done palette. Eye primers blank out the color of your lids, leaving them ready to receive colored eyeshadows. Eyeshadows often show up the best and the most saturated when layered on top of an eye primer that creates a blank canvas on the eye. Additionally, eye primers can add to the staying power of an eyeshadow look. If you want an eye look that lasts all day long, make sure you prep with a primer.
After you’ve applied your eye makeup, you do have the option to leave the look as-is. However, if you really want to amp up the drama or just look polished to perfection, you should finish the look with eyeliner and mascara. Depending on the level of drama you are aiming for, you can use a liquid eyeliner to create a winged liner look or use a brown pencil eyeliner for a natural definition of your eye shape.
No matter which way you go, layers of a black mascara that elongates and volumizes your lashes will pull everything together and make you look doe-eyed and awake. Choose a mascara in a formula that plays well with your lashes, then load it up for instant glam.