Autumn-Inspired Single Eyeshadows on a Budget

Come Autumn I'm totally in my element when it comes to makeup. Warm eyeshadow palettes galore and an abundance of gorgeous single eyeshadows - we are spoilt for choice! 

While my love for eyeshadow palettes remains strong there's still a place for single offerings, especially at this time of year. When you find yourself lusting after an autumnal shade that isn't in any of the palettes you own or you simply want to try something new on the lids, single eyeshadow are there, all without spending much money. 

Below you will find eight autumnal hues in various finishes with one similarity - they're all budget friendly!

NYX Lid Lingerie Eye Tint (£6)
Rose Pearl HERE
First up we have a lovely rose gold eyeshadow in a liquid cream formula that is currently my go-to base for most eye looks. Although named eye tints and described as a 'sheer finish' these NYX Lid Lingerie eyeshadows are more of an opaque pearl sheen on the lids that can be sheered out with a blending brush if desired. My own favourite way of using this eyeshadow is to apply the weightless formula over the entire mobile lid and slightly beyond and then blending out the edges with a fluffy eyeshadow brush before it has a chance to set. Once dry this is an eyeshadow that doesn't budge and lasts all day without creasing. Worn alone or with other eyeshadows in the crease, this truly is a stunning rose gold shade for the eyes. Eager to try out more from this range especially as there are 11 other shades to choose from.

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Pan (£7.95)
Grandstand HERE, Untamed HERE, Flame Thrower HERE
Only last year I discovered Makeup Geek eyeshadows and I know have quite the collection, with their foil finish eyeshadows being my absolute favourite finish. While I use the gorgeous eyeshadow pans all year round a few of the shades seem to have really come to life as the weather has gotten cooler and I've been wanting a deeper and warmer smokey eye. The shades I've been most drawn to are Flamethrower and Untamed, two richly pigmented shadows that really are unlike anything else in my entire eyeshadow collection and ones I'm always surprised at how stunning they appear on the lids - just so foiled and rich looking. The other shade I've been enjoying especially for daytime wear is Grandstand. Described as a medium rose gold with slight taupe undertones this is one stunning eyeshadow which is perfect to apply over the entire lid and to highlight the inner corners of the eye with. It's also worth mentioning that these foil shades are buttery smooth thanks to the emollient properties and adhere to the eye with ease, staying all day without any transfer of shimmer/glitter to the face. Makeup Geek truly do eyeshadows VERY well indeed!

Essence Vintage District Eyeshadow (£3.99)
I'm So Retro HERE
Next up, a slightly random eBay buy that I picked up a few months ago and have been getting so much wear from. This simple little eyeshadow is a long since discontinued limited edition product from Essence, a brand I've enjoyed eyeshadows from in the past. The reason for buying this was purely for the burnt orange matte shade as I was looking for a light yet warm tone for autumnal eye looks. However on using it for the past month or so I've been even more impressed that I thought I was going to be as dependant on where you brush over the pan the shade can vary meaning that I often use this and only this on my eyes. Applying the burnt orange shade all over the lid and then with more of the red and brown tones in the crease. For the bargain price, I highly recommend this little gem!

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow (£5.99)
Creme De Rose HERE, Pink Gold HERE, On and On Bronze HERE
Lastly, I couldn't leave out my trusty Maybelline Color Tatoo Eyeshadows that remain some of my some favourite shades and formulas to date. Basically the dupe for MAC Paint Pots these come in an array of shades and finishes and last throughout the day on the eyes. Although my all time favourite will always be Pink Gold, On and On Bronze is perfect for autumn/winter and will suit all eye colours and skin tones. If however, you are looking for a matte finish in a creamy eyeshadow formula then you may want to check out Creme de Rose which not only makes a great eye base/ eye primer but gives a subtle soft nude colour to the lids that work so well with other deeper powder shades to the crease. If you are looking for something a bit different to standard powder eyeshadows then this is certainly the range to check out. 

If you have any autumnal single eyeshadow recommendations for me, do let me know in the comments! 

Fee xo. 
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