Recently, the release of a certain eyeshadow palette, inspired by a nutty breakfast spread, spurred a whole new trend. Being the self-confessed beauty junkies we are, we weren’t about to let this pass without taking a swipe at it – and it turns out, we couldn’t be happier that we did.
Peanut-butter-inspired eyeshadows might be on trend right now, but they’re actually quite perennial – not to mention, perfect for Indian skin types. A mix of warm, earthy tones, chocolatey browns and nutty mustards, the trend makes for versatile eye looks that can be worn by night or day.
Here are our picks of the eyeshadows you can go nuts with:
When Huda’s much-awaited Coral Obsessions palette finally launched in India, it was a feeding frenzy: its warmth earthy pairings are a dream for Indian skin types. Looking back now, it can be perfectly repurposed for the trend du jour. A mix of duo-chrome and matte shades in a peanut-buttery mustard, chocolate brown, nutty bronze and warm peach, any permutation of these nine pigmented, blendable shades would make for an arresting look.
Old is gold, but brass is better. Wet n Wild’s Color Icon Glitter Eyeshadow is a glammed-up, glittery option for when you want to go a little extra on the eyes. As nutty in formulation as hue, this cream formulation is infused with Coconut Oil and Aloe to make sure it stays smooth, stays put and stays sexy. Best part? None of that annoying glitter fall-out! Add this to a brown smokey for some extra sparkle or wear alone to feel like the earthy goddess you are.
ETUDE HOUSE launched on Nykaa recently and the hype is real! So, if you need even more oomph from your eyeshadow, imagine if King Midas touched a jar of peanut butter – and that’s what you’d get from their Mirror Holic Liquid Eyes range. This particular coppery shade enhances any skin tone, sitting long and pretty, like a layer of metal on your lids. A formulation of adhesive glitter with a moist finish – it’s the perfect pick me up for all you metalheads!
Kiko Milano’s Smart Color formulation is a blend of pigment and oil that allows for an explosive and creamy payoff. If you’re looking for something a little more sunny-side-up on your lids, ditch the earthy tones for a matte yellow to imbue a bright tinge to your regular eye makeup look. Feeling brave? You can wear this shade as a uniform swatch too – its buildable, super blendable and will deliver a cheery, fun punch to your look on days you don’t want to take life too seriously.
If you’re looking to recreate a true-to-life PB&J look, L.A. Colors Duo Tone Eyeshadow in Goddess is just what the doctor ordered. The duo features a matte reddish brown coupled with a rich, nutty bronze that will make for a stunning, Moroccan-inspired smokey eye. The velvet-y butter formula glides on and sits comfortably on the lids, offering a decadent, statement-worthy payoff. The bonus: it’s cruelty free.
Light on the pocket and easy on the eyes, Lakme’s 9 to 5 Quartet Eyeshadow in Desert Rose allows you to create a variety of versatile looks with a set of four, stunning shades that evoke the mesmerizing hues of the of the desert. All of the palettes in this range come infused with high-intensity, shimmery powders and a soft, satin texture. What we love about these is that their perfect for daytime, work-appropriate looks, but their buildable formulas mean they can be amped up for the night, as well.