(SPOT.ph) A gorgeous eyeshadow palette is hard to resist, what with the swoon-worthy color combos and picture-perfect packaging. But admit it—most of the time, you only end up using two to three shades on repeat, while the rest remain untouched. They can be a hassle to lug around, too, given their bulky sizes and weighty cases.
This is precisely why, in our opinion, single eyeshadow pots and pans—in their humble, bite-sized glory—are heaven-sent. Perfect for beauty junkies on-the-go and creatures of habit (in terms of beauty looks, that is), these solo shades let you achieve the specific eye statements that you want while saving you money and space. Even better: Some of these singles can be curated into a customized palette featuring only the shades that you like and actually use!
We round up a few spots around the Metro where you can shop single eyeshadow pans:
Hoard all the shadow shades you want—without breaking the bank—with Suesh’s selection of makeup pots. These aren’t limited to eye color as they also offer potted foundations, concealers, and lip creams. Eye-makeup junkies will go loco over the striking lineup of hues that promise smooth, buildable application.
Available online and at selected department stores; see a list of Suesh stores.
The Face Shop
These little white cases from The Face Shop let you bring the chic-est shades with you wherever you go—you can easily slip 'em inside your pocket or stash one into the tiniest clutch. The selection of finishes and effects, meanwhile, offers something for everyone: matte, shimmer, glitter, dual, jelly, and top coat. Good luck choosing from the 80-plus-strong color lineup, though!
See a list of The Face Shop branches.
Innisfree’s My Palette Collection system allows you to buy individual eyeshadow pans in travel-friendly cases while also giving you the option to compile them in a palette later on! Their handy, in-store display allows you to to swatch every color and finish to your heart's desire, so you'll have no problem picking your faves. There’s a myriad of color options, too: The shimmers offer highly pigmented, pearlescent shades with just the right amount of sheen, while the versatile mattes are easily buildable from sheer to opaque.
Innisfree has branches at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM North EDSA.
If you're on the hunt for shadows that last all day on your lids, MAC's potted eyeshadows might be for you. They go on creamy and dry to a budge-proof finish that keeps the intense color from streaking or creasing, even if you’ve got oily lids. The skin-like formula makes blending a breeze, too, making it possible for some shades to double as a color corrector or concealer.
See a list of MAC branches.
Here’s another brand that lets you build up and customize your palette, one eye shadow shade at a time. Inglot's Freedom System features a wide array of gorgeous shades—from the most wearable neutrals to the boldest colors—each containing special silicones for a super smooth and crease-resistant wear. There are also lipsticks and highlighters under the Freedom System, which means you can put together all your makeup needs and have them in one handy palette!
See a list of Inglot branches.
With Art Deco's line of buttery soft eyeshadow powders, you can choose from four finishes: Go natural or bold with the mattes or flaunt a subtle iridescence with the shimmery pearl shadows on your lids. You can also enjoy the color-changing brilliance of the duo-chrome shades, or make your peepers pop with the dazzling glitter of the glamor eyeshadows. If you love ultra-compact packaging, you'll be obsessed with these tiny pans, which are no bigger than your thumb.
Available at Beauty Bar branches.
If your eyes get easily irritated by makeup, check out this hypoallergenic cream from Bell HYPOAllergenic, an exclusive line of color cosmetics specifically designed for those with hypersensitive skin. Their silky, blendable eyeshadow creams deliver intense, matte, and waterproof color while promising an ultra-gentle formula that’s non-irritating, even for those wearing contacts.
Make Up For Ever
Known for their vibrant shades and formulations that stay put, Make Up For Ever doesn’t disappoint when it comes to their pressed eye colors, which can be bought as solos or refills and mixed and match with other shades. These powders deliver true-to-pan vibrance that promises to last for up to 12 hours, and comes in five finishes: matte, metallic, diamond, satin, and iridescent.
See a list of Make Up For Ever branches.
Take your pick from the buttery mattes, lustrous satins, and eye-catching glitters and metals offered by global beauty giant NARS. What makes their single powder shadows unique? The pigments are suspended in a special liquid binding system that promises rich, high-impact color with just one swipe. Plus, their sturdy packaging is sure to stay safe and intact even on your most hectic travels.
See a list of NARS branches; available at selected department stores.
These Marc Jacobs makeup pots are formulated with innovative gel-coated pigments that promise superb color payoff and a velvety smooth glide, giving you crease-proof color that lasts from day to night. Even better: Legendary makeup artist Diane Kendal expertly curated the shades to give you the most flattering and wearable range.
Available at selected department stores.