Jul 29, 2010

My TOP Eyeshadows!

My TOP Eyeshadows!

These eyeshadows are my top picks in each color family - and you all know I love color! I think these are amazing and worth checking out. I couldn't limit it to just 10 or 15 so....there are a lot on this list.

The list is broken down into brand and color...swatches included (in the same order and listed). Hopefully you will see some of your existing favorites here or get ideas for new faves. The finishes are mainly matte since you guys know I love my matte eyeshadows.

Primary Colors

  • MAC Clear Sky Blue Pigment - Robin's egg blue (Matte)
  • MAC Blue Cyan Pigment - Bright cyan blue (Matte)
  • MUFE Turquoise Matte #72 Eyeshadow - Vibrant blue (Matte)
  • NARS China Blue Eyeshadow - Royal blue (Matte)
  • Inglot #70 Eyeshadow - Vivid Blue (Matte)
  • Illamasqua Anja Eyeshadow - Light powder blue (Matte)
  • Inglot #369 Eyeshadow - Medium bright blue (Matte)


  • Sugarpill Love + Eyeshadow - Bright red (Semi-pearly sheen)

  • MAC Primary Yellow Pigment - Rich, radiant yellow (Matte)
  • Sugarpill Buttercupcake Eyeshadow -Bright yellow (Matte)
  • Inglot #60 Eyeshadow - Vivid Yellow (Matte w/ sparkles)
  • MAC Chrome Yellow Eyeshadow - Bright yellow (Matte)

Secondary Colors

  • MAC Landscape Green Pigment - Vivid rich leaf green (Matte)
  • MAC Lucky Green Eyeshadow - Frosted midtone lime (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Inglot #58 Eyeshadow - Bright vivid grass green (Matte w/ sparkle)
  • MAC Kelly Green Pigment - Granny Smith apple green infused with small pearl particles (Pearl)
  • Sugarpill Flamepoint Eyeshadow - Vibrant orange (Matte)
  • MAC Rule Eyeshadow - Vivid orange (Matte)

  • MUFE Purple #92 Eyeshadow - Brilliant red based purple (Matte)
  • Inglot #388 Eyeshadow - Bright blue based purple (Matte w/ sparkle)

Tertiary Colors

  • Smashbox Nude Eyeshadow - Soft caramel (Matte)
  • MAC Naked Dark Pigment - Medium beige with pink pearl (Matte)

  • MAC Teal Pigment - Medium blue/green w/ Pearl (Frost)
  • Inglot #504 Eyeshadow - Bright turquoise (Matte w/ sparkle)
  • MAC Big T Eyeshadow - Intense aqua with green pearl (Frost)
  • MAC Cool Heat Eyeshadow - Frosty teal with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)

  • MUFE Neon Pink #75 Eyeshadow - Bright fuschia pink (Matte) 
  • MAC Cool Pink Pigment - Pale pink (Matte) 
  • MAC Process Magenta Pigment - Hot pink (Matte)
  • Inglot #362 Eyeshadow - Bubblegum pink (Matte)
  • MAC Bough Grey Eyeshadow - Mid-tone blueish grey (Satin)
  • Illamasqua Feline Eyeshadow - Light grey (Matte) 
  • Inglot #387 Eyeshadow - Pale grey (Matte)

  • Illamasqua Creep Eyeshadow - Light lavender (Matte)

  • MAC True Chartreuse Pigment - Flat, rich chartreuse green (Matte)
  • Sugarpill Absinthe Loose Eyeshadow - Vivid lime green with yellow undertones (Shimmer)
  • MAC Rated "R" Eyeshadow - Frosted mid-tone lime (Veluxe Pearl)

  • MAC Dusty Coral Pigment - Orange coral (Matte)
  • Inglot #352 Eyeshadow - Light coral (Matte)

Basic Tints and Shades

  • MAC Blanc Type Eyeshadow - Creamy beige (Matte²)
  • MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow - Soft pale peachy-ivory flecked with shimmer (Velvet)

  • MAC Black Black Pigment - Flat, rich black (Matte)
  • MUFE Pure Pigment -Flat, rich black (Matte)


  • MAC Blonde's Gold Pigment - Pale, light champagne gold (Frost)
  • MAC Gold Pigment - Smooth, high-shine gold (Metal)
  • MAC Rose Gold Pigment - Smooth, tarnished gold with a touch of rose (Metal)

  • MAC Platinum Pigment - Smooth, high-shine platinum (Metal)
  • MUFE Iridescent Pearl Grey #170 - Light white silver (Frost)

  •  MAC Bronze Eyeshadow - Golden brown with golden bronze shimmer (Frost)

  • MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow - Soft peachy gold with shimmer (Frost). As you may know...this is my go to highlight color.
  • MAC Vanilla Pigment - Soft ivory white with golden pearl (Frost)
  • MAC Pink Opal Pigment - Bright white with pink duochrome (Frost)


  1. Awesome!!!! I didn't know where to begin when it came to purchasing eyeshadows but there ya go TINA TO THE RESCUE!!! Being a beginner in the Makeup world this post I should say YOUR WHOLE BLOG HAS BEEN HELPFUL! Thank You!

  2. awesome post!! u have a great selection of fave eyeshadows... oooOoo I so wanna get me some Inglots... **drools*** thanks for sharing! =)

  3. I was glad to see a couple of items I own in the mix. I was actually thinking of buying China Blue. I spent a lot of time trying to talk myself out of it. LOL But having seen this, I think I will not be able to rest until I own it! Thanks for sharing. Awesome compilation!

  4. thanks for the swatches do you have any eyeshadows on your wishlist from the Mac dare to wear collection being that they are matte do any of those catch your eye anywho love the blog again have a great day ;)

  5. Great post! Thanks. I have a lot of the ones you like too! I don't have any MUFE though, and you've given me some ideas of some new shadows/pigments I might want to get.

  6. That was amazing! your swatches are great! I realy like matte shadows as well but I only have a few, so this was very helpful to me. BTW..did u pick anything up from the dare to wear collection? it is mostly mattes and I haveing a hard time picking out colors! There are so many!!


  7. Great post! I love matte shadows too...my fave of all the finishes!!

  8. This is actually VERY helpful especially the greys and corals because I have just about every other color. Like you, I LOVE color but I want to try some neutrals....thanks for this post doll!


  9. I love this post! Thanks for the color swatches. I'm going to do some shopping based on your fav eyeshadows :)


  10. Great post my dear. I have a buncha these and just added a bunch more to my wishlist, hehe! I really wish i had access to Inglot

  11. You have an awesome collection of eyeshadows. I particularly like your choice of green and gold eyeshadows. They look awesome!

  12. Thx Ceci. I am so happy this can help you when choosing your eyeshadows. You are very welcome. It's great that I can help a beginner so feel free to ask any questions you come up with. Enjoy your ventures into the makeup world my dear.

  13. Thx AnNeTtEe. I feel bad that Inglot isn't more readily available to everyone. They r one of my top 3 e/s brands so I can't help but profess my love for them.

    Hey Sha! China Blue is the best! U have to get it girl! Thx hon.

    Thanx Jonna!

  14. Hey msjay! Girl u know I grabbed them all! :)

    Great minds think alike huh glitterM. I think MUFE is awesome so check them out if you can. I'm glad u got some ideas.

    Thx RN. I picked up all the e/s from the Dare to Wear collection (or already owned them). I posted swatches and thoughts as well as a look recently. Hope they help.

  15. Thx Jackee! Mattes r just so fab!

    Olivia girl u loves color (but not on the lips). LOL. I just can't get on the neutral kick at all. I don't even want to try them out. That's bad huh :) U r very welcome and thank u.

    U r welcome Viva Glam. Happy shopping!

    Hahahaa Saadeh! I knew u would have some of these. Man I wish Inglot would get their act together and get their website in gear. They would have such a great market pull.

    Thx Ugeshni. I love greens but the golds took me a while to start liking. :)

  16. AMAZING !!! i need to go shopping now! thanks for the amazing swatches!


  17. Amazing blog - I just found you via the Inspiration page from the MakeupGeek!

  18. Which of those MAC Pigments are PRO?

  19. Great swatches, thank You for sharing :*
    Can You tell me what is the number of this coral pink Inglot eyeshadow ?? Because You have written that the bubblegum pink and coral pink are the are both numer 362. And I found on Inglots website, that 362 is bubblegum pink. I'm looking for nice coral pink eyeshadow and I love that swatch, so please, tell me the number, because I need to get this eyeshadow :D :D

  20. hey. The coral eyeshadow from Inglot is #352.

  21. Thank You so much :*

  22. thanks for these swatches!

  23. Thank you so much for posting this! This has been THE MOST helpful thing I've read online (and I've been looking ALL DAY) on what matte blues and greens to buy. You are awesome!

  24. Thankies for the info and swatches. Have you ever tried Ben Nye products? I think you would love them because you love love love bold bright colors.

  25. I'm surprised Inglot 338 didn't make it to your top teals.
    Have your top eyeshadows changed since you wrote this post?

  26. Hi Ms. Fancy Face Tina!
    I really like your TOP EYESHADOW BLOG, thank you so much for all your wonderful insights and sharing of the best quality and true color quality of eye shadows you share here.
    I am looking for a very rich cobalt blue eyeshadow that would complement my ebony eyes and brown skin. I don't know which is best for me: matte, cream, metallic. I am 44 yo, so I really cannot tell which one would go well for me, I guess any finish so long as it would give out a standout rich color.
    From your list of TOP Eyeshadows, I believe the closest to the cobalt is the INGLOT #388, right? Are there also any other brands you can highly recommend? I would also appreciate any feedback you can share about the Estee Lauder Cobalt Shadow: the Pure Color Gelée Powder Eyeshadow in Fire Sapphire.
    Thanks so much and have a lovely day!


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