Eyeshadow palettes seem to be the talk of the town in the beauty world. And who is surprised as they allow women to carry multiple colours all in one handy product. But with so many on the market, it is difficult to decide on which one is best for you. Here’s Belle About Town’s guide to the must-have palettes.
Daytime: If you are on the hunt for a palette that’s great for work or a shopping trip with the girls then you can’t go wrong with Clinique’s All About Shadow Nude Eye Shadow Palette, £32. You can mix, match and layer these eight shades to create a wardrobe of looks – from subtle and understated to dramatically contoured. The great thing about this is that all the colours are crease and fade resistant which means it should last the whole day. This stylish mirrored compact is available at www.harrods.com
Night Out: There’s nothing sexier than the cat eye look if you’re planning to paint the town red. In fact, everyone from the ancient Egyptians to the mod ’60s realised the iconic power of this makeup statement. To puuurrfect this look then pick up the latest Cat Eyes Palette from Too Faced, £32. This palette features nine shades in matte, shimmer and glitter textures in both warm and cool tones. Three of these shades can be used wet to help women create the perfect wing tip with precision lining. Available at www.debenhams.co.uk
Versatile: For a handy day-to-night palette to put in your handbag, opt for the Stila in The Light Eye Shadow Palette, £20. This collection of 10 neutral tones can be worn wet or dry. It includes matte ivory and beige pink shades which are great for the day. But also a shimmery pinky, aubergine and gold tones which are perfect for the night on the tiles. Buy it at www.beautyjungle.co.uk
Non-sparkle: If you like to add a pop of colour to your eyes but without glitter then you’ll love The Eyes to Kill Palette by Giorgio Armani Beauty, £49.50. It contains two formulas including a matte texture that easily blends with a satin veil for crease-proof make-up that lasts for hours. Buy it at www.johnlewis.co.uk
Holiday: If you want your eyeshadow to shimmer and sparkle in the sun then go for the Urban Decay NAKED3 Eyeshadow Palette, £33.30. This includes 12 shades ranging from ultra-smooth mattes, gorgeous pearls and glimmering metallics. It’s great for holiday as the shimmery shades are good for hot destinations, while the matte and neutral shades are great for cold destinations. Buy it at www.feelunique.com
Budget: If you are reluctant to spend a lot of money on an eyeshadow palette or are looking for something basic to keep in your handbag or office draw for emergencies then try Little Mix All About The Eyes Palette by Collection, £3.19. It was launched this summer and contains six shades that are versatile enough to allow you to create a classic nude look or a smokey eye effect. These shades glide on easily and also make a great gift to give a teenager who is starting up her makeup collection. This can be bought at www.boots.co.uk.