By now, you have read many times how much Marcia and I adore Dan Read foundation. Recently I branched out and tried the eyeshadows and eye pencils, and my love affair with this line continues. The eyeshadows are super silky, highly pigmented, and they wear like a dream. I tend to go for more neutral colors, and here are some of my favorite neutrals from Dan Read.
Dan has 22 different matte shades ($16.25) and 26 different pearl shadows ($16.25). Some of my favorite lighter shades are:
Opal Pearl, which is VERY difficult to photograph well. It looks almost white with a slight pink cast in real life, and when applied it has a gorgeous purple opalescence. You can see it better in the swatch below. It is, obviously, a pearl shade.
Probably my most favorite Dan Read eyeshadow is Cameo. This is a pearl eyeshadow, and it is FABULOUS. It looks darker in the pan, it goes on as a lighter, shimmery taupe. Here it is swatched:
Some of the darker colors that I typically wear as crease colors are:
The pans are larger than MAC eyeshadows (over twice the amount of product at 0.10 oz vs. 0.04 oz), and the pots remind me of the old MAC pots with a see-through screw-on top.
I also really like the eye pencils ($12.75). They give a very precise line, and you can smudge them out if you wish. They really have great staying power. Here are some of my favorites:
From top to bottom are Plum, Violet, and Mica. All of them are favorites of mine because they give a less harsh look than straight black, and they are amazing for making brown eyes really stand out. My favorite look is to use Mica along my top lash line, and then use either Plum or Violet on the bottom waterline and lash line.
And below is the whole look, complete with Dan Read foundation in Natural 2. My love affair with Dan Read continues…I think my husband is getting jealous!!! – Lisa