9.07.2013

A few must-have crease shades.

Eye-catching duochromes and dazzling, shimmering eyeshadows will never cease to make my heart skip a beat, but there's no denying the necessity of a few, solid crease shades. Here are some of my favorites.
Clockwise from left:
Burberry Almond
MAC Texture
MAC Wedge
MAC Quarry


Burberry Almond is a mid-toned brown that is my go-to for blending out darker, smokier shades. It adds a bit of warmth while also helping darker shades to transition out more seamlessly.

MAC Texture is a rusty, orange-brown that is surprisingly wearable and not nearly as orange once blended out. I love using it with warm-toned shadows.

MAC Wedge is a light brown that is lighter and cooler compared to Burberry Almond. This one is a great crease shade for nearly any look.

MAC Quarry is a mauvey-brown that is fantastic paired with purple or pink tones on the lid; definitely a must-have crease shade for brown-eyed gals.

All four of these shades are great at creating depth when applied to the crease (I like using the MAC 224 brush), but I also enjoy using them on the lower lash line for some added definition without being overt. It's funny because I don't often reach for most of my MAC shadows anymore, but most of my go-to crease/transition shades are by MAC and continue to be staples in my collection.

L to R:
Burberry Almond
MAC Texture
MAC Wedge
MAC Quarry

Below, I'm wearing LORAC Garnet on the lid and lower lash line (from the PRO Palette) with MAC Texture in the crease:

What are some of your must-have crease shades?


36 comments:

  1. MAC Wedge and Moleskine are my go to crease shades! love them! wow u hit pan on wedge? amazing! mine looks new bc i have zero crease lol

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  2. Quarry and Almond are my faves, but I love browns with an orange-y tone like Texture too and find I use them a lot with warm shadows and they seem to work really well for adding a touch of warmth to dark smokey looks, blended into the crease color

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  3. Great post! I love Buck by Urban Decay for the crease, you should definitely give it a try!

    xx- missmacbeauty.blogspot.com

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  4. Nice choices! I don't think I have a go-to crease shade-I just use whatever is handy. I love MAC Texture though-one of my fave MAC shades!

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  5. We have similar skintones so this was super duper helpful.

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  6. I've been stuck on the Naked 2 Palette, but have been thinking about switching to Mac. Thanks for the recommendations!! xo Kelly http://chicnstylishblog.blogspot.com/

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  7. I use texture all the time in the crease with just mascara. Easy natural everyday look.

    Jessica
    www.thewaytomyhart.com

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  8. MAC wedge is my favorite for the crease too! and i'm impressed with how nicely texture blended out on your eyes in the last picture. you're right - not orangey at all :) pretty!


    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  9. Totally love quarry I love the mauvey purple undetone! I totally see this going beautiful with blues and purples and pinks!

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  10. Hey Tiffany, thanks for sharing! I don't wear matte eyeshadows well at all, but I can't live without some good ones as crease shades! My go-tos include Bobbi Brown Sable, Bobbi Brown Slate, and for a transition shade, Bobbi Brown Wheat (sensing a theme here? LOL). I also like Chanel Hasard. It works really well with Laura Mercier Grey Pearl, but I don't have a lot of other shades in my collection that go well with it (yet).

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  11. i usually switch up my crease color depending on my look but wetnwild's nutty (a dupe for MAC satin taupe) is a go to. i do think having some matte crease shades would be good. need to get on that lol. MAC quarry look quiet lovely. and wedge seems so versatile!
    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  12. I was at the MAC counter the other day and the sales assistant was telling me how MAC Wedge is the best crease shade. Coincidentally, it's also the one that caught my eye in this post.... I guess I know what I'll be doing later.


    xo Lillian from parisiantobe.com

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  13. Mid toned brown shades are absolute staples in my eyeshadow collection. I love Cork. I use it all the time yet haven't hit pan which is amazing. Almond looks amazing!

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  14. oooh i should take out my burberry almond and use it :)

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  15. loving the color on you. gorgeous. I want to try the burberry shades, but I have not had the money to spend on them.

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  16. Haha, yeah I hit pan on it because it was one of the eyeshadows in my MAC quad back when I only owned 4 eyeshadows total, so I used Wedge a lot by default. I also used to use it on my brows. I want Moleskin but it's LE, right? :(

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  17. I completely agree, Catherine! Sounds like we like a lot of the same shades :D

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  18. I like Buck too! I have it in the Naked palette though, and I don't always want to take out the whole palette just for one shade. But it's definitely a great one for the crease!

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  19. It's the most recent addition to my collection! So glad I got it :)

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  20. No problem, Kelly! Glad to hear the post was helpful to you :)

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  21. Nice! It's such a great shade. I love how it looks with brown eyes :)

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  22. Thanks, Rachel! I just wanted to show how un-scary Texture actually looks. It's such a nice shade! And I don't blame you for loving Wedge. It's such a useful one to have in your collection :)

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  23. Definitely, Sharlynn! I love Quarry so much :)

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  24. I get it, I get it, I get it. I need to look in to Bobbi Brown :D I think I may have one or two of those in a palette though...I'll have to check because I haven't used that palette in ages! I love Grey Pearl too...I'll let you know if I find the perfect crease shade for it!

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  25. Nutty is a great eyeshadow! Thanks for reminding me about it. I should dig it out and use it again (although now that I think of it, I might have given it to my sister -_-) Quarry and Wedge are definitely great options if you're looking to transition to matte shades though :)

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  26. Can you believe I don't have Cork? I'm sure I don't really need it, but it's such a popular MAC shade that even I'm surprised it's managed to slip past me all this time. And Almond....ahhh, that shadow just makes me swoon. The texture is amazing too!

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  27. You should! It's such a good one. I love the formula too....Burberry is amazing!

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  28. it was :( i found mine at a CCO, it reminds me alot of wedge though just more pink rather than orange lean

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  29. I have Wedge and I've forgotten how good it is for the crease! I also like MAC Soba because it's a little warmer and lighter.

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  30. Amazing picks!
    I really like MAC Wedge its a great crease color!
    TarteTanya

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  31. Bah! I don't have any CCO's near me....maybe it'll get repromoted soon! :D

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  32. I've been looking into a new crease shade but never remember to pick any of these up when I'm at a MAC counter. I should make extra note for that next time x

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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  33. I love this idea, good crease colours are often overlooked in the blogger world and I adore your choices :) Burberry Almond is a really pretty shade, I have Rosewood and Pale Barley so perhaps I might add this into my collection next!

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