Eye shadow – no look would be complete without it. That’s why we have sought to bring you the ultimate make-up palettes to indulge in. Brushes at the ready!
Once you open the palette, rich smells of chocolate serenades your senses
Eye make-up is a serious part of your daily routine, if not a part of your whole life.
From your daily run to the groceries, to a girl’s night out, a smokey eye or a golden glow makes all the difference.
It can take you from a dreamy day time princess, to a smouldering, mysterious, make-up queen.
But which brands are truly providing us with the best palettes?
We have scoured both high street and designer make-up brands to find out which eye shadows are truly a tone above the rest.
1. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Price ~ £38.00
Now correct us if we’re wrong, but we are pretty sure that the Urban Decay Naked Palette is what dreams are made of.
The whole world is obsessed with this products, and you might just be converted too after we present you with our pitch.
The amount of smokey eye looks you can create from this one handy magic box is infinite.
It has everything, from regal, rosy tones, to bronze browns. Our favourite look from this eye shadow product is the golden goddess look.
Using the shades Thick, Factory, and Mugshot, you can create the ultimate party look.
Coming with its very own eye shadow brush and mirror, this is perfect for any occasion whether at home or on the go.
2. Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette
Price ~ £56.00
The perfect thing about this product is the endless choice you have.
Coming in seven different palettes, you can choose between Exposure, Infinity, Atmosphere, Obscura, Colourfield, Monochrome, and Graphite.
Unlike other make-up brands which separate each colour, Hourglass offer a seamless colour transition which makes blending your tones much easier.
They also offer a variety of finishes, from matte to shimmer, as well as its richly pigmented colours giving that eye-popping look which is always on trend.
3. Bobbi Brown Deluxe Eye and Cheek Palette
Price ~ £59
If you’re an on-the-go woman who is too busy building an empire to sit for hours doing make-up, then pop into your nearest Bobbi Brown concession and buy this immediately!
This versatile two-tiered palette offers eight stunning shades of eye shadow, as well as two blushes on the lower tier.
Each shadow colour moulds a different look. The soft, pale tones are ideal for a day time look, and work well as a highlight, whilst the shimmery, darker tones are a go-to for a night time ensemble.
The two blushes also aid these two looks. The darker blush would pair well for running your daytime errands, whereas the brighter blush will give you that show-stopping, dramatic look.
The silver interior comes with a large mirror, as well as a dual-ended eye shadow/eye liner brush. What more could you ask for!
4. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection
Price ~ £35.00
This eye shadow palette is just as delicious as the name suggests.
Once you open the palette, rich smells of chocolate serenades your senses, and sends you into make-up heaven.
The 16 shades are pigmented with rich cocoa powder, and come in rich blues, natural browns, rosy pinks, and pure plums.
The perfect look that comes from this palette is a bronze smokey eye.
Using the tones White Chocolate on your brown bone, Hazelnut onto your lids, Peanut Butter into the crease of your eye, Cocoa Chili into the outer corners, and caramel to the inner corners, you will be left looking and feeling like a glimmering golden beauty.
5. Smashbox Double Exposure Palette
Price ~ £36.00
Gorgeous, silky tones, beautifully pigmented colours, and a smooth application. These are some of the reasons why we love this palette.
But perhaps the most riveting aspect of this eye shadow palette is the way Smashbox have catered for each and every eye shape.
After identifying which the main eye shapes that we all have, the cosmetics brand provide a step by step guide which best describes day time and night time looks depending on the shape your lids.
Its clear diagrams make it easy for you to mould a look within seconds. And the colours aren’t too bad either.
The coating technology of each shade creates multiple effects when wet, adding vibrancy, definition, and sparkle to each tone.
The palette comes with a double-ended brush, a domed side which absorbs the water, and the angle side which adds concise lines when wet.
A full exposure mascara is also included in the mix, which may just tip you over the edge.
With so many things to offer, Smashbox is a definite favourite of ours.
Make-up is one of the luxuries of life, and these cosmetic brands are treating us with their products.
Eye shadows provide that extra bit of feel good vibe you get when you have a full face of flawless make-up.
It can transform you from a face in the crowd, to a runway queen, so finding the perfect eye shadow palette for you is crucial.
So hit the shops, get testing, and get buying!
Images courtesy of Bobbi Brown, Hourglass, Smashbox, Too Face, and Urban Decay
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