If you are one of those people who like to experiment with different eye makeup, then it is time to update your makeup bag and inject some colour in your look with subtle as well as vibrant eye shadows. Perfecting the eye makeup and blending those shades on your lids is definitely the trickiest bit, but nothing beats the feeling of getting your hands on an eyeshade kit that has cool tones or vibrant colours along with the silkiest pigments. There was a time when you had to buy a number of single-pot shadows to achieve a certain look, but now you can just purchase a palette with cheerful little trays of colour and experiment with different eye makeup.
From the everyday neutrals to the updated smoky eyes to the bold, vivid hues, here are 5 eye shadow palettes that will easily help you create any look you desire.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills’ latest edition, Soft Glam, has 14 eye shadows that have creamy texture and blends like a dream. A mix of matte and shimmer neutrals with a candlelit glow helps create some of the most beautiful daytime and nighttime looks. While you can sport the matte neutrals during the day, for night time you can create smoky eyes using the satin and metallic shades. What’s more, this palette has a mirror and dual-ended brush for touch-ups on the go.
Too Faced Life’s a Festival Eyeshadow Palette
This Too Faced arc-shaped palette holds richly pigmented duo chrome eye shadows. With 12 shade-shifting, holographic hues and one multi-purpose highlighter in Too Faced’s standout, fantasy shade, Unicorn Tears, the shades have an uplifting citrus scent and are infused with rose quartz. The Life’s a Festival Eyeshadow Palette is perfect for creating a dreamy look or for channeling your inner unicorn every day.
Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette
If you’re a fan of warm eye shadows, this palette is for you. From a super-smooth red-brown matte and a glimmering copper to a deep, shifty bronze, Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette has everything you need to create sultry daytime looks, intense smoky night-time looks and everything in between.
With a range of 12 mattes, satins and metallic shadows, there’s enough variety to create any eye look you want. And the best part is that these shades have a velvety texture and look flattering on any skin tone.
Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Smartorial
Marc Jacobs’s eye shadows are famous for their staying power. Not only are they long-lasting but the palette features four finishes – buttery matte velvet, shimmering satin, sparkling silk and metallic lame – to layer and dress your eyes.
With a range of matte and shimmers, this blue-toned palette has velvety-rich pigment that easily helps build up a dramatic cobalt eye look. Layer it on to make the ultimate impression.
MAC Risk Taker Palette
This palette comes with eight eye shadows and one highlighter in a champagne pink tone, and it uses the new pearl formula for its powders, which means it delivers a creamy, silky texture with a bright colour payoff. The Risk Taker Palette mixes bronze and pink eye shadows for a unique take on neutrals. Featuring electric corals, bright magentas, loud pinks, gunmetal purples, and a healthy dose of shimmers, one could use this palette to either create a subtle daytime look, or go bold and wear something electric during the day. Be a rebel and wear the shades together or individually. Complete the look with the opalescent highlighter shade.