Autumnal Eyes

The make-up industry seems to be overrun with eyeshadow cream pots being launched here there and everywhere at the moment. You can pick one up just about anywhere, from the likes of Chanel to Charlotte Tilbury and even No7 are now in on the action! I love cream eyeshadows because they last so much longer than a powder and don’t usually need a lid primer to be worn. I have discovered a little gem in my opinion though, and I’m pretty sure I’ve not heard anyone else rave about these yet, so I’m getting my foot in the door! They are Max Factor’s Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows, and at just £7.99 a pot they are a steal to be honest. This shade I’m showing you in today’s post is my absolute favourite and is in ‘Bronze’; quite honestly it is an extremely close dupe for one of Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Shadows which are £22 each!

IMG_4189I’m showing you my favourite way to apply these and it is so so easy I promise; basically a one-pot eyeshadow look. The fact that the texture of these is very light and fluffy (almost like a mousse) makes them extremely blend-able and so I find this method the best way of applying them.

Firstly, take a small flat eyeshadow brush to initially pack on the colour. Apply the cream to your actual eyelid only, don’t stray up and beyond the crease- we’ll get to that bit in a minute! I know it’ll look really silly but trust me, it’s all about the blending later.


So once you’ve packed the colour onto your eyelid, then you want to take a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Using sweeping motions (almost like windscreen wiper blades) just move the fluffy brush left and right in the crease of your eye. This will blend the eyeshadow out and up to get rid of that harsh line. As you’re doing your windscreen wiping motions start to also bring the fluffy brush up a bit higher to drag that colour up more. It’s honestly a lot simpler that it seems.


Blending is key for this look, just keep going until you have it how you want it. For me that’s a stronger colour on the lid that blends out to a lighter copper tone. You can always pack a bit more shadow onto the lid to strengthen the colour which would make it a great evening look. I just love how super shimmery these eyeshadows are!

To finish off I like to add a bit of black gel liner to my lash line and a nice helping of mascara.


You can easily make this look “night-out appropriate” by making the liner slightly thicker and maybe adding false lashes. I literally cannot apply false lashes to save my life and so I reckon I am doomed to put up with the lashes God gave me for the rest of eternity.


So there you go! A lovely warm wintery make-up look. I paired it with some bronzer on my cheeks and went for the “au natural” look on my lips. If you were going to wear some lippy, I’d opt for either a nude one or a strong dark colour (like a red or a plum) to emphasise the warm tones on the eyes.

Thank you for reading! (P.s. sorry for the abundance of flash photography, it seems that the winter evenings are proving to be incredibly annoying when requiring natural daylight to take photos.)

Steph B.

A Little Disclaimer- All products featured have been purchased  with my own money or have been gifts from friends and family. I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned and all opinions are entirely my own and honest. All pictures on this post have been taken by yours truly.

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