Antique Gold Brown Eyeshadow Swatches and Comparisons

Thursday, April 12, 2012

As a neutrals kinda girl, I have a pretty big stash of neutral eyeshadows. Yes, I am one of those girls who insists that she needs at least 5 browns in her stash. So I decided to pull out a few similar shades in my stash to swatch them for you guys! I decided to do a compare-and-contrast swatch post with my favourite colour - antique golden brown! I'm not too sure if I'm describing the colours right, but antique gold brown has always been one of my favourite eyeshadow colours. It's neutral without being boring, looks good on almost any undertone, and there's a shade for everyone.

Here's a selection of a few of my antique gold brown shades. Apologies about the crappy lighting in this photo.

Now, here they are all swatched side by side. Fortunately, for the swatches, where colour really matters, the lighting is much better. Yay! There were more, of course, but I thought that it may be best to keep the swatches to colours I felt were more similar to each other.

We have here:
1. MAC Patina
2. Stila Wheat
3. Superdrug MUA Eyeshadow Trio in Innocence (Middle colour)
4. Mimididi Eyeshadow 05
5. Stila Sparkle
6. Stila Golightly

gold taupe eyeshadow swatches

MAC Patina needs no introduction. It's a great gorgeous neutral antique gold brown, and has a slight pink shift to it that makes it really pretty. The pink shift is slight, and doesn't really show up in my swatch, but it's there.

Stila Wheat is a light, frosty golden brown with shimmer. This is a great neutral barely-there lid colour for most skintones.

I've actually blogged about the Superdrug MUA Eyeshadow Trio in Innocence before, and I liked the eyeshadow. I did note in my previous post that it was similar to Patina and Wheat, so it's great to have it swatched here.

Mimididi Eyeshadow 05 has also been reviewed on my blog before. I liked it then, and I still like it now. It has a very frosty finish,
Stila Sparkle is in the same vein as Steila Wheat, but a bit darker and more brown.

Stila Golightly is similar in finish to Stila Sparkle and Stila Wheat, but it's the darkest of all the shades. It's also leaning a little bit more bronze in colour.

There you are, a swatch of some of my favourite gold brown shades. I should have swatched Urban Decay's Ruthless too, but I forgot about it until after the photos (oops). Just goes to show, you can find great colours at any price point!


  1. I'm all about neutrals as well and have an entire palette dedicated to the brown color family. I would still buy more in a heartbeat! I really like the Stila shadows - they seem to have great shimmer paired with bold color - <3 that!

  2. Ohhh... i'm agreeing with you on this one. i love neutral colors too. there's just something about them.

  3. Your blog is such a good source of inspiration, beautiful posts! Would you like to follow each other?

  4. I really like neutral eyeshadows too, but I don't own lots of different shades. This post is making me want more, though!

  5. loving them all!! Ive never thought neutrals could be so fun, Id totally covet that trio from MUA if I had the chance! :)

  6. Gorgeous... I never used to like neutrals but now I love them. Especially the MAC :)


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