Up your eye shadow game: These are the trending palettes you need right now

From NARS to MAC, these palettes mean business…

Laura Sutcliffe

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 shade is the best one for you. The beauty of an eyeshadow palette is that 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, meaning you can top-up on the go. We've rounded up the most-talked about, trending eyeshadow palettes on the market right now – whether you are a smoky eye kind of girl or just love a subtle dusting, we have something just for you…

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…

Riviera Palette, £46.00, Anastasia @ Selfridges in-store, and online

If you find a blogger that doesn't rave about about the Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette - we'll be very surprised. Now, the super-popular brand has launched the Riviera Palette and it's a keeper. Inside this nautical striped delight, you'll find 14 all-new shades that are mixes of shimmers, ultra-mattes and chrome finishes. As well as neutrals, there's some summary gems - from an eye-catching hot pink, to a sea-green, glittering turquoise.

The Jessica Palette, £35, Ciaté 

We challenge you to name us a Disney character that has better eyeshadow game than Jessica Rabbit. Hard isn't it?! Ciaté has created a three-piece collection in homage to the world's sexiest bunny and you really need to check out the eyeshadow offering. The 'Jessica' palette has nine impressive shades that not only have an impressive staying power, but are surprisingly wearable - even the signature 'Oh Roger',  an amazingly sparkly purple glitter. 

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, earthy-toned 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 smokey 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 hugely generous 30 shades. And every single buttery shadow in this gold box would be of good use. From warm-toned neutral 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.

Designing Color Eyes eyeshadow palette, £46, SUQQU

SUQQU is loved by Victoria Beckham, who revealed in 2018 she has a big love for the brand's face mask. The Designing Color Eyes eyeshadow palette contains four silicone-coated powders that have a gorgeous, long-lasting finish.The brand has just launched their new SS19 Colour Collection, which is inspired by natural tones. We are a little bit in love with Toukiyou; a cool-toned select with icy blues and bright yellows to give your peepers that fresh, wide-eye look. 

Watercolour Magic Eyeshadow Palette, £15.95, KIKO

Are you searching for highly pigmented eyeshadows that won't break the bank? KIKO has the answer! As part of the brand's new Watercolour Magic collection, the Piece of My Heart palette is cute, affordable and houses four satin shadows that looked great individually or blended together. Plus, the lilac compact is a hand-held beauty which will simply light up your Instagram flat lay…

Art Library, Flame-Boyant, £39, MAC

When you want new makeup, MAC has everything - 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 warm-toned neutrals. 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 so well and can be built up for a more intense look. 

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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