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 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…

Walk of Shame luxury Eyeshadow Palette, £39, Charlotte Tilbury

Now that summer is almost over (sob) it's time to revamp your makeup bag with some earthy shades. We can't get enough of Charlotte Tilbury's new Walk Of Shame palette, which is pretty much Autumn in a compact. It contains four rustic shadows that are designed to really make your eyes pop. The shimmering tones are super pigmented, buttery soft and can be built up for a seriously intense smokey eye.

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

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, 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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