Eyeshadow Palettes Let Your Eyes Play
We are all wearing face masks this year because of Covid-19. Most of the time, nobody can see our foundation, how good our lipstick looks or how fantastic our makeup is. People want to feel good about themselves any way they can, so becoming playful with your eyes can be fun. It’s an excellent opportunity to emphasise how great your eyes are and a little ingenuity is all it takes to get that Wow Factor!
There are lots of pretty colours that I have purchased only to find that I kept reverting to the same old reliable colours. The truth is many eye-catching palettes look beautiful however they can be tricky to use. I have rounded up five wearable eye shadow palettes that are easier to blend and that you can use to create endless looks for every occasion.
As described by Stila, this palette is ‘inspired by the spiritual notion that true beauty is revealed from within’. Stila has created twelve luxurious eyeshadows to illuminate your inner beauty and has ingeniously named them Body Mind Spirit and Soul. They also cleverly called their eyeshadow shades in the ‘Mind’ palette as
The colours are gorgeous, highly pigmented and so blendable. The shadows come in a fancy Jewellery inspired compact with a look book curated by Sarah Lucero Stila’s global executive director of creative artistry to inspire and be creative with new looks. Whether you want a smokey eye or a natural look, this palette has got you covered. From your brilliant mind to your creative imagination, this inspiring palette will not only show your true beauty within but hopefully show your true beauty on the outside too.
This Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette initially caused quite a stir when it hit shelves in 2016 and sold out in minutes as a limited edition item. It became so popular that the company created a collection of products around it with more peachy lips, cheeks and blush palettes. This peach scented palette has eighteen shades that have both warm and neutral shades featuring peachy pinks and purples and a beautiful olive green shade to create a natural day look or get glammed up for a night out on the town. This palette has a combination of matte, shimmer and metallic formulas. My favourite colours I like to choose from in this palette is ‘luscious’, a medium golden copper brown with a metallic finish. I also love ‘Bless her heart” a beautiful warm olive green with a frosted sheen and’ Bellini’ a rose gold colour with a pink base. This sweet peach palette suits all seasons. As Elvis Presley puts it in his song ‘You’re a peach you’re a plum you’re a diamond your a pearl you’re the best of everything, now who could argue with Elvis?
The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is a fantastic buy for those on a budget. There are twelve colours to choose from with a mixture of matte and shimmer shadows that are so blendable and soft to apply. If your looking for neutral tones, this palette gives you exactly that. Maybelline describes the shades ‘From bold beiges and sultry sands to brazen bronzes and tempting taupes’. With this palette, you can keep it subtle or add some drama by using black eyeliner for a smouldering hot look. This palette feels surprisingly rich for the price tag and has quality shades. From day to night you can achieve any look you want. This Maybelline palette is perfect for that girly getaway and has got me through many a lunch hour to happy hour.
When I first got my hands on this super new formula that can be used wet or dry, I was so impressed by the intense matte eyeshadows and the creamy metallic foils which are highly pigmented and blends like a dream. This palette has Eighteen shades combining eight matte shades eight metallics, one black liner shade and one pressed pearl shade. Kattan Huda announced that she remastered the original palette to suit everyone, and remedied the packaging which features Huda surrounded by roses on the top. After listening to her fans, who suggested that a mirror would be beneficial for the new palette, she created a big mirror to make it easier to do your eye makeup whenever or wherever you are on the go. The rose gold makeup trend is becoming increasingly popular, and Huda beauty has mastered the perfect palette with a range of nudes, reds brown and pinks perfect for every eye colour. This palette will not disappoint and, it is a treat for the eyes for a makeup fanatic like me.
This palette has the same top-quality formula as with every urban decay palette. It contains twelve shades of browns, golds in matte and shimmering metallics. Inspired by the love of bees, their names are flyby sweet, swarm, amber, keeper, golden, honey, queen, hive, drip, hbic and sting. These glitter eyeshadows are more sophisticated than ever to glam up for that special night out. Urban decay designed the shades to give a’ retro golden glow ‘. There is a swarm of looks with this palette including that seventies statement eye you can achieve by using shades amber honey and golden. As a bonus, this palette also holds an eye shadow brush with a smudge side on one end for a lower lash line and a tapered brush for blending into the crease. ‘Sting’ is perfect to pop in the crease for a defined look. There is no doubt I’ll be buzzing on every single shade. I’m sweet as honey over this palette.
These five eyeshadow palettes are effortless to use and can create any eye makeup look, whether it is for day or night time wear. It will entice you to discover bold new shades that will give you the confidence to try.