Spring eyeshadow favorites

At last Spring has arrived and with it comes lighter shades of cosmetics and a lighter disposition. For Top Ten Tuesday this week we’ve all selected eyeshadows that we love or want for spring. Read on for my choices and then click the icons for a bevy of beauties from my fellow Top Ten ladies. — Marcia
1427060953_jester_white_bgMAKEUP GEEK FOILED EYESHADOW in JESTER Springtime and green go together like a horse and carriage. Green is emerging in nature and on my eyes with this gorgeous metallic shade. Jester is a bright mossy green with a gorgeous gold to it. Not to be missed.*
1427060725_0607845019312NARS DUAL INTENSITY EYESHADOW in HIMALYA and DIONE are two favorites of mine. Himalya is a shimmering topaz while Dione is metallic champagne beige. I find these to be pretty sparkly on me but they add a nice dimension to my browbone especially.
1427060585__10115112TORY BURCH “CATCH” EYESHADOW PALETTE is on my wishlist. I just ordered a safer neutral Tory Burch palette from Nordstrom but I have my eye on this one if the quality makes me happy. The light purple, pink and peach scream spring while the unusual blue calls out summer too.
1427060531_74422-ready4BARE MINERALS MODERN POP READY EYESHADOW, THE MODERN ICON is one I’ve been wearing a lot so I guess I was rushing spring. The shades on these are muted pastels so they aren’t the typical pink, peach and lavender you are used to. It’s become a favorite like all my Bare Minerals Ready shadows already are. Review coming up soon. *
1427060448_32140378_000_b__medium_?1427060448STILA IN THE MOMENT PALETTE is going to get me back into Stila eyeshadows. I think I need a warm weather vacation so I can buy this without guilt. It has all the right colors for spring and summer.
1427060326_32884033_008_b__medium_?1427060326ARDENCY INN MODSTER MARUKA HONEY PIGMENT EYESHADOW in HEAVEN is total love for me. I think this is a year round color but boy will it make me feel bright and alert this spring. I’ve bought several others since my review and I’m in love with the gorgeous intensity of these. *
1427060204__9573580JOUER LONG WEAR CREME EYESHADOW in STARLIGHT is one I don’t have yet but it’s being sent as I type. I love a cream eyeshadow and I think this is going to be sensational. I want it as a base shade and will share it soon. I expect it to be a hit.
1427060138_itmfn-shadowSENNA EYESHADOWS from the NUDE COLLECTION gorgeous neutral eyeshadows are on the horizon for review. I’ve loved Senna eyeshadows for at least a dozen years and these new neutrals in Moonlight, Essence, Blend and Nudist are wonderful. These are all mattes that apply like a dream. They are the perfect base coat and work beautifully for a subtle eye. *
Welcome spring!

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  1. NARS Dual Intensity eye shadows are beautiful! Definitely one of their best products.

  2. Great picks. I’m loving the Nars and Stila palettes. Seriously though, my hubby is going to kill me if I buy any more shadows.

  3. I’m a big fan of cream shadows, and it’s been years since I used a Jouer cream shadow. At that time, they came in a rectangular pan with a tiny mirror back when Sephora sold Jouer. It was a stiff shadow, but nice all the same. I wish my local Nordstrom carried the brand because I’d love to check them out.

  4. Those Ardency Inn shadows seem so nice! I want to try them.

  5. Great choices! I like the Bare Minerals quad.

  6. I love those bare minerals quads!

  7. I need to try more of the Senna Cosmetics.

  8. What gorgeous choices, Marcia! Those two NARS Shadows that you mentioned are, of course, the two that I want! 🙂

  9. I totally agree on the Modern Pop quad!

  10. I meant to order that Tory Burch palette and totally spaced it off! :O Thanks for the reminder!

  11. I think all those colors are so wearable. I am glad not to see a bunch of pale pastels.

  12. Love BareMinerals Modern Pop. I really curious to see what you think of the Tory Burch palette. Waiting patiently for a review 🙂

  13. I love NARS Himalaya!

  14. Most of these I haven’t tried (aside from the NARS) and I think I need to! The Tory Burch palette looks really pretty!

  15. I still need to pick up some Makeup Geek Shadows. I love the look of the NARS one as well. Great picks.

  16. Great choices 🙂 I love that shade rom Jouer.

  17. These are all great looking!

  18. Love those Stila palettes!

  19. Stephanie Louise, I think I’m going to order the Stila from Urban Outfitters. It’s perfect for spring.

  20. Honeygirlk – the Jouer just arrived and it’s so sparkly that I don’t think I can keep it. It’s gorgeous too but I’m too old for glitter. Boo hoo.

  21. Thanks Kim Porter. Makeup Geek shadows are great and the prices are fab. Jester is one I can’t get enough of.

  22. Amber I received my Tory Burch palette and the quality is terrific. I have a feeling I’m going to need more. I better start saving!

  23. Kimberly, pale pastels are fine once in a while but I have to be careful or I look washed out.

  24. Nancy, I ordered Pas du Tour (I think that’s the name) and even though I have the colors over and over, the quality is great.

  25. Lola, I’m afraid to go too dark with Nars but with Dione and Himalya they are great browbone shades.

  26. Phyrra, I’ll be reviewing Senna in the next Makeup Wars. The cream foundation is nice and light!!

  27. Nidia, I adore the Ardency Inn shadows I have. I bought more but haven’t had time to photograph them.

  28. Allison, these particular Jouer Cream Shadows are like the Armani and Chanel ones meaning SPARKLE. I’m disappointed and will be returning unused.

  29. I love the NARS