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7 Eyeshadow Shades That Every BeautyBabe Needs

If you are a makeup artist / makeup enthusiast - you will definitely relate to having that ONE eyeshadow shade that was sent down by God himself.

It goes with every look, is your BFF and most probably has a deep ass hole in it because you have used it SO DAMN MUCH.


1. The classic matte black.



There isn't anything stronger than the bond between me & my matte black eyeshadow. I use this baby for smokey eyes, on my upper + lower lash line, and I use it in my crease to create depth with tons of different looks. 


2. The transition

Do you ever notice how your favourite MUA on instagram always has her eye makeup blended to death? There aren't any harsh lines, verything is seamless and the colors just flow into each other. 

A transition shade is a shade you would use to blend two other eyeshadow shades together. For example, if you have a light shade on the lid and a darker shade in the crease, you would use a transition shade inbetween the two of these to help them blend easier.



3. The dark brown

For when you want to go for a sultry look, but not black. Dark brown works well to fill in brows, smuge along the lash line or pop into your crease for added depth.


4. The blank cream shade



You will always need a blank cream shade. Wether it is as a base for the rest of your eye look, to set concealer on your eye lid, or highlight your brow bone / inner corner. This baby is a must have.



5. The matte taupe

If there is one thing we learnt from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen? it is that contouring your lids with a shine-free taupe shadow is the perfect compliment to full lashes and dewy skin.



6. The copper sparkle

A shimmery, golden hue is the ultimate summer shadow. It’s a fuss-free way to define your eyes on a night out and make the slightest tan pop. Plus, since the shade is in the family of nude, it’s incredibly easy to apply--just dust it on!


7. The champagne shimmer

You can apply a pale, slightly-shimmery champagne hue to the inside corners of your eyes to fake a wide-awake look, and your brow bone to complement a smoky eye. Plus, this shade can double as a highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones in a pinch. Or dust all over your lids to complement a deep wine lip color.



These eyeshadows can take you from day to night. Clubbing on Saturday to Brunch on Sunday. 

The bad news is that these must have shadows always seem to come in tiny pans that need to be repurchased if you are using them regularly.

The good news is that SwiitchBeauty is working on the #MatteMinimalistPalette which will house shades similar to these in EXTRA, EXTRA large pans. Most eyeshadow pans have 1.5 to 1.8 grams of product. The #MatteMinimalistPalette will have a whopping 13.5 grams per pan. All your must have shadows in one convenient palette! 

We have been working on this project since early January and have since produced over 20 sample types for review & testing. We can't wait to launch this product for you guys!