Our 8 Favourite Wear-Alone Eyeshadows | Clozette

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We’re not going to lie, the process of creating an intricate and perfect eyeshadow look is fun and can make us feel glamorous. But then, there are those days we wish we could just rub one colour on our eyes and head out the door!

Thank the makeup gods then that “wear-alone” eyeshadows were created – shades that are just so versatile and universal that they don’t need another layer of colour added to them. So, if you like quick eye looks that take minimal effort to do, keep scrolling down for our favourite wear-alone eyeshadows!


Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in "Pink Sparkle"

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Who doesn’t love a good pink shadow? For days when you just want to instantly brighten up your eyes, go for the Bobbi Brown Shadow Stick in Pink Sparkle. It’s a soft pastel shade that will give your peepers a soft shimmer that won’t crease or stray!

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in “Tough As Taupe”

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While everyone and their mother is in love with Bad To The Bronze, we just can’t get enough of Mabelline Color Tattoo’s Tough As Taupe! On days when you can’t be bothered with eye contouring, this one will do it in one easy step! Its matte finish is perfect for all looks, and its neutral-deep shade will instantly give your lids a faux crease!

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshdaow in “Dione”

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A subtle champagne shade when applied dry, but a gorgeous bronze when applied wet? That’s the NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow for you! Dione is your typical metallic champagne colour, but when its wet, it darkens up its hue to give a more bronze effect on your lids!

ColourPop Shadows + Pigments in “Blaze”

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If there was an award for the perfect bronze eyeshadow, it would definitely go to ColourPop’s Blaze! This metallic formula will easily blend on your lids for a rich and bold look for the day, and for the night, simply applying it on your lower lash line will give you that smokey and sultry finish!

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in “Cocoa”

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Do you blend your shadows with your fingers, rather than your makeup brushes? Then the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Cocoa will be your new best friend! This compact eyeshadow will suit all skin tones as well as fit into any purse, so you can apply your eyeshadow anytime, anywhere!

Stila Eyeshadow in “Kitten”

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Stila’s Kitten Eyeshadow will give your lids an elegant wet look from its opaque, metallic finish. This shade can be the new go-to for all skin tones because of its warm peach shade that will look like a sheer wash of colour for those with lighter skin, to a brightening shade for those with darker skin!

MAC Eye Shadow in “Woodwinked”

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If you think this is just another bronze eyeshadow, think again! MAC’s Woodwinked changes the ‘bronze’ game with its red undertones, creating a more golden look that can’t be beaten by anything else. Wear it all over your lids, on your crease, or on your tear ducts, and it will still look gorgeous.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in “Cocoa Bear”

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Do you love your warm eyeshadows? Then the Cocoa Bear Makeup Geek Eyeshadow is the one you need to add in your collection! Its matte finish and red undertone will softly make your eyes stand out while creating a glamorous smokey effect that’s suitable for any time of the day!


What are your favourite eyeshadows to wear alone? Share them with us in the comment section below!



Grunge, punk, goth, emo—some people say that these are so 2005. But who are we kidding? For some of us, indulging in these subcultures’ ways and fashion never truly stopped.

With all the mainstream trends hitting us here and there, read up to refresh your memory on how to go “alternative” and reawaken your inner rebel.


Fringes and Bold Dyes

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With all those galaxy and mermaid hair trends going on, what sets the “alternative” hairstyle apart is edge. And no, you don’t have to go full on one-eyed fringe-mode circa 2000s emo-punk. The modern way to rock the "alternative" style is to go for edgier, messier cuts and dye your hair in unconventional colours.

Eyeliner. Lots of it. 

The great thing about alternative style is that you don’t have to be that skilled in drawing winged tips. Kohl eyeliner would be your best friend since pulling off this look requires a lot of smudging to give your eyes that smokey rockstar vibe.

Dark Lips 

Step aside nude lippies! Dark plums, deep reds, and even black is the way to go. Some might say that going bold on both your eyes and lips is a bad thing; but sometimes it's great to stray from the norm.

Black Shirt, Black Pants, Black Shoes. 

“I’ll stop wearing black if they invent a darker colour”-- if you’ve said this repeatedly for as long as you could remember, then you’re already one step ahead! Throw in a red plaid button down to add a splash of colour to bring dimension to your OOTD.

Go subtle on the accessories. 

Don't drown your look with accessories. Simple studded earrings, a thin-chained necklace or a couple of knuckle rings are good enough to complete your look. 


Do you have any more tips on rocking the “alternative” style? Let us know in the comments below!


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Mascara is the quickest makeup product to expire – in just 3 months, it can go from amazing to bad without you even noticing it. Which is why it doesn’t seem like it’s worth it to splurge on a high end version, right? Unlike foundations and lipsticks that can last up to 2 years. 

But if you’re on a quest to have the best lashes of your life, you know the value of a high end mascara (whose formula is incomparable to the drugstore ones). So, if you’re looking to have long, fat, and black lashes that won’t fail you, keep reading below for the list of high end mascaras that are definitely worth the money!


NARS Audacious Mascara

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With a brush that’s designed with over 200 hooks to really grip each and every lash, the NARS Audacious Mascara will allow you to lengthen, thicken, and define your lashes without clumping them together! And what’s even better is its smooth and buildable formula that won't give you those dreaded ‘spider legs’!

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

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Give yourself some fat, black lashes when using the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara for an epic MOTD that will surely never be forgotten. It will deliver ultimate volume and an extremely concentrated black pigment to give your lashes maximum impact and instant dimension!

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

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Say ‘bye bye’ to your stubby and straight lashes because the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara will be your lash curler and mascara in one tube! Its curved brush, which is designed to catch, lift, and curl each of your lashes will be able to curl and set anything for a clean and smudgeproof look!

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

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If you love the process of applying makeup just as much as products itself, then you will adore the Lancôme Grandiose Mascara! With a Swan Neck™ wand that will allow better application, you can bet that you will get lashes with exceptional length, curl, and volume! Another amazing this about this innovative wand? Whenever you open the mascara, the wand mixes the formula, which will make it stay fresh longer!


Which high end mascara are you willing to splurge on? Tell us in the comments below!