Last autumn, as part of my attempt to go foundation free more, I tossed all my cheap drugstore and colourpop eyeshadows of varying colors. The new goal was to have high quality, neutral color eyeshadows that have “clean” formulas. The skin around your eyes is valuable but thin and I only wanted the best products on it. The neutral color scheme would allow me to comfortably wear these with a foundation free face without worrying that my makeup was imbalanced (bwcause I associate bright, strong eye makeup looks with full face makeup). These are the shadows I tried.

1. Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Shadow in Taupe
Taupe is a nice, rich dark brown color. Unfortunately it does not blend as smooth as RMS’s powder shadow and I noticed more fallout.

2. RMS Eye Polish in Myth
Color payoff, what color payoff? This cream shadow barely shows up on skin and is much lighter on skin then it appears in the pot. It’s definitely foolproof. I think it doesn’t smudge, but then again, I wouldn’t see if it did because it’s so sheer.

3. RMS Swift Shadow in TT73
This powder shadow goes on smoothly and stays put throughout the day. The color is a nice taupe shade that is a little lighter than Jane Iredale’s taupe, but deeper than the RMS polish in myth.

The champion is RMS’s swift shadows. It has longevity, decent pigmentation in a full range of flattering neutrals, and it blends well. I’m planning to get GR13 and EM64.

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