7 trending eye shadow palettes you need right now

From NARS to MAC, these palettes mean business…

Laura Sutcliffe

The right eyeshadow can totally 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…


Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette £60, Charlotte Tilbury

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Pillow talk is arguably Charlotte Tilbury's most famous lip colour, so it makes perfect sense that the makeup mogul has created a new range of products inspired by the iconic, pinky-nude shade, including a new palette that we know you're going to love. This oblong-shaped golden beauty contains four lots of three banks of eye shadows that create different looks. The shimmering tones are intense, soft, and can be built up for an intense smokey eye or an everyday, natural look. Everything is warm-toned and wonderful;  creamy nudes, wearable pinks with a hint of terracotta.The colours would suit all skin tones and it's the type of compact you will constantly be reaching for.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette,  £49, Feelunique

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If there's one thing we love, it's a blogger brand collab and we think this may be the most exciting of 2020. After creating the Anastasia Beverly Hills x Amrezy highlighter back in 2018, the pair have doubled up once again, creating the super sparkly Amrezy Palette. This 16-piece compact houses a few regular neutrals, some majorly metallic tones as well as some bold smoky shades. And who wouldn't love the glittery pink packaging? #makeupgoals.


 In A Flash shadow palette, £49.50, Bobbi Brown

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We officially can't get enough of Bobbi Brown's new In A Flash shadow palette, which was inspired by New York City's Fifth Avenue, don't you know! This generous 12-pan-palette comes in sparkling packaging that has a huge mirror and features everything from warm neutrals, sparkling golds, gem-stone metallics and plenty of marvellous mattes. 


Gilded Artistry Makeup Palette, £45, Laura Mercier at John Lewis

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Laura Mercier products are always first on our list when we want a bit of luxury in our lives, and their new palettes are right up our street. Featuring 12 shades in matte and shimmer finishes, every pigment is blendable, great for layering and feel super-soft on your skin. Check out the stunning, compact artwork, too! It was designed and illustrated by Kelly Beeman and is almost too stylish to use...


Mercury Retrograde, £58, Huda Beauty @ Feel Unique

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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

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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. 


Art Library, Flame-Boyant, £39, MAC

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When you want new makeup, MAC is the one - and they 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 top-notch. From rich burgundy reds to zesty oranges and chocolate browns, these seamless shadows blend amazingly.

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