One of the many tricks I’ve learned over the years is to invest in a good matte transition eyeshadow. One that’s not too light or too dark but helps every crease color blend seamlessly. Every once in a while, a brand gets it right and includes the perfect transition shadow for me (like Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette) but often I’m left longing for something to fill my transition needs.
Due to my warm chocolatey complexion, I love to use warm orange-toned browns to transition to create sort of a sunset effect in my crease. I’ve quickly fallen for Bobbi Brown’s Camel Eye Shadow because it meets all of my transition shadow needs. Warm brown? Check. Matte? Check. Buttery smooth? Check.
Camel is a warm caramel brown that’s very close to my complexion yet slightly deeper so it adds just enough definition while making my crease shadows easy to blend and smoke out. I also like to wear it on its own for subtle daytime smokey looks since it pairs nicely with so many colors and looks so natural.
Camel is moderately pigmented with a smooth, dense texture that makes it easy to pick up pigment with any brush and even easier to blend. It also holds its own very well without primer. Camel is just as easy to apply and blend without primer and it lasts for over 8 hours on my dry skin before I notice any signs of fading.
I really wish more companies would start including transition shades that everyone can use but Bobbi Brown’s Camel Eye Shadow works like a charm so I can live for now. If you’ve been struggling to find a good transition shadow I highly recommend taking a trip to the Bobbi Brown counter to check out Camel Eye Shadow.