8 stunning single shadow shades to stock up on for spring
From neutrals to neons
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / August 17 2020
Ever spied a single shade in a palette that you would practically sell your soul for, only to realise that it’s flanked by a sea of colours you already own multiple of?
You know you can’t (in good conscious) shell out cash for the entire thing for that one hue (however magical it may be), and yet you know it’ll continue to haunt your eyeshadow dreams for years to come.
Well, we promise shopping in the single shadow section will be a whole lot less painful – if you spy a solo shade you’re obsessed with, there’s nothing standing in your way (and it’ll definitely be far easier to fit into your on-the-go beauty bag – another win).
So, because we’re dying over solo shadows right now, we’ve rounded up the best single shades to swipe on this spring…
Laura Mercier Matte Eyeshadow
Never underestimate the power of a cool-toned coffee, even in warmer months – we love the idea of this grey-brown mix buffed into the lash line as a spring-friendly liner alternative.
M.A.C Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eye Shadow in Cobalt
If you’re after a one swipe wonder kind of situation, this ridiculously pretty violet-cobalt colour is the saturated shadow you’ve been searching for.
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!mega Shadow Gel Powder Eyeshadow
Bronze-y single shadows come around like buses, but rarely are they as buttery smooth, long-lasting and crease-proof as this sparkle-spiked honey hue.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye Shadow Rich Lustre in Poision Ivy
Yeah, yeah, we know: green for spring is as groundbreaking as florals; but trust us, the lustre-finish jade lids coming your way thanks to this guy are groundbreaking.