The right eyeshadow can really amp up your makeup. There are so many different types of eyeshadow in a variety of powders and pigments out there, that sometimes, it's really hard to determine which type is the best one for you. The beauty of an eyeshadow palette is you have a selection of useful colours all in one place – most of them are easy to carry around in your handbag, and nearly always come with a mirror; so you can top-up on the go. We've rounded up the most-talked about, trending eyeshadow palettes on the market right now. So whether you are a smoky eye kind of girl or just love a subtle dusting, we have something just for you…
Charlotte Darling Palette, £45, Charlotte Tilbury
We can't get enough of Charlotte Tilbury's spanking new Charlotte Darling palette. This pocket-sized wonder contains six of Charlotte's best-loved, brown-focused shades.The shimmering tones are super pigmented, buttery soft and can be built up for a seriously intense smokey eye or a simple natural day look. The palette was inspired by the Ibizan sunset - oh how we wish we were there right now...
Skin Deep Eye Palette, £56, NARS
Nude eyeshadows are universally suitable for all skin tones - and there are more shades of brown out there than you would ever have imagined. With that in mind, NARS has just dropped their Skin Deep Eye Palette and wow, it's goodun. The sleek, slimline compact houses 12 sumptuous shades that can be used to produce a variety of wearable looks. The pigmented powders are high impact too - one stroke and you're all set. Trust us, you wont need to purchase another nude palette for a very long time…
Mercury Retrograde, £58, Huda Beauty @ Feel Unique
When Huda Kattan launches a new palette - it's big news. Cleverley named Mercury Retrograde, this futuristic, perspex number contains 18 statement shades, ranging from pungent greens and purples, to subtle browns and flashes of gold. It's ideal for gals that want to create a bold look that's out of this world…
Nude Collection Unveiled Artistry Palette, £38, Illamasqua
Nude doesn't just mean a straight-up flesh colour, you know. There are so many different types of nude, so those clever people at Illamasqua have rounded up a selection of 12 pigmented, neutral eyeshadows for the best naked look of your life. We love the intense colour payoff these shadows provide, and the mix of matte and metallic finishes can be used to create a glam vampy eye or a simple, gold wash.
Natural Lust Naturally Sexy Eye Shadow Palette, £52, Too Faced
You know what they say - go big or go home, and Too Faced Natural Lust eyeshadow palette contains a whopping 30 shades. And every single shadow in this gold box would be of good use. From warm-toned browns, pretty peaches and even a selection of sparkly metallics, there's a shadow for all tastes possible. Blendable, creamy and SO pigmented, this set has become a firm favourite here at HELLO! HQ. As with all Too Faced products, the packaging is ridiculously pretty - and there's even a large mirror in the lid.
Art Library, Flame-Boyant, £39, MAC
When you want new makeup, MAC is the one - including some of the best eyeshadows in the business. Their newest collection Art Library has a stunning new palette 'Flame-Boyant' and is just what you need if you are after striking neutrals with a bit of kick. Inside this art-deco inspired palette (which has the biggest mirror ever) is 12 scorching shades in both matte and shimmer finishes. As it was developed by MAC Pro Artists, you just know it's going to be a good one. From rich burgundy reds to zesty oranges and chocolate browns, these seamless shadows blend amazingly.
Eyes Are the Window Eyeshadow Palette Hope, £33, Stila
Variety is the spice of life and Stila's new 'Eyes Are the Window' palette in 'Hope' boasts not just flattering neutrals but also the funkiest olive green and even an eye-catching purple. A mix of mattes and metallics, these buttery formulas are perfect for creating the ultimate smokey eye.
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