What’s your biggest makeup weakness? I’m a sucker for eyeshadow palettes. I just can’t resist them.
I love playing with eyeshadows, and trying new colour combinations and looks all the time. Palettes make this easier. They feature several colour-coordinated shades that take the guesswork out of creating the perfect eye look.
This spring, we’re going to be spoilt for choices. So many brands have come up with new eyeshadow palettes, one more gorgeous than the other. Which to choose?
Here are my favourites:
HOURGLASS MODERNIST EYESHADOW PALETTE ($58.00)
An artist-inspired eye shadow palette that features five complimentary, pigmented shades. A few reviews have mentioned some of the shades are powdery and not that easy to work with, but I can’t help wanting one anyway. Available in 7 variants, my favourite is Color Field, which features olive greens, browns, and champagne shades. Available at Sephora.
YSL COUTURE VARIATION TEN-COLOR EXPERT EYE PALETTE ($95.00)
Inspired by fabric swatches, the eyeshadows cover all finishes from matte to metallic, from satin to iridescent. It’s available in two variants: Tuxedo (dark and edgy hues) and Nu (soft and natural shades). Surprisingly, it’s the latter that has caught my eye. What’s happening to me? Am I turning into a natural makeup girl as I get older? Should I get worried? Available at Nordstrom.
CALVIN KLEIN CK ONE COLOR NEUTRALS REDEFINED PALETTE ($38.00)
This gorgeous palette features ten eyeshadows in both soft and natural and edgy and dark hues to create day to night looks. Very versatile, they can be used dry for a soft wash of colour, or wet for a more intense look. Available at Ulta.
TORY BURCH CATCH EYESHADOW PALETTE ($60.00)
A beautiful, feminine palette with muted floral-inspired shades. It features aubergine, rust brown, nude pink, peachy pink, lavender, and blue shades to create soft colourful looks perfect for spring. Available at Nordstrom.
GIVENCHY PRISME QUATUOR ($58.00)
The keen colour sense and expertise of Nicolas Degennes went into creating these unique palettes featuring bold, elegant and modern combinations where nudes mix with intense tones, where matte density plays off a sparkling veil. It’s available in nine variants. My favourite? Tentation. It features green, eggplant, pink, and champagne shades. Available at Sephora.
Do you like these palettes? Which one is your favourite?