Rewind five years and you would have seen a University student that was eye-shadow obsessed. Back in the day I was a full blown bright coloured lover and couldn’t get enough of slapping some onto my eyelids. At University the socials and nights out were less about the dancing and more about the makeup. Getting ready for me was the best part about the evening and I used to love sitting in-front of my mirror and conjuring up different looks to wear. Not only was I an eye-shadow fiend, I was also the queen of all things bright and bold. Whether it be a bright pink dress, royal blue tights or even yellow shadow on my lids, nothing was too bold or too bright for me. Since those days I regret to say I’ve become old and boring aka a neutral lover :P but I still love to look back on old photos to see the looks that I would brave in the outside World.
When you spend the time to layer on the shadows, blend in the crease and highlight under your brow bone, you need to start off with a good base. Whether I was opting for a bold or glittery look there has only ever been one eyeshadow base that I could depend upon, and that is the MAC Paint in Bare Canvas. I have put a fair few other brands to the test but nothing compares and nothing holds up to the same lasting power. Inside this little tube is literally a paint that I pop on to my lids using my ring finger. Blended out this has a powder finish that will stop any shadows from fading or creasing.
I use the colour Bare Canvas as I find it to be the best base shade that not only helps to make shadows more vibrant, it also masks any redness or uneven colour on my lids. You need the smallest amount and these little tubes literally last a lifetime, the proof is in the fact that I have been using them since I was about 19 and this is my second one. Whether I am going back to my University days and putting together a bold eye or even just wanting my neutral smokey option to stay in place, I know I can count on this eyeshadow base treasure.