If you're looking for the very best eyeshadow palette, you're in luck. Because we've sorted the super formulas, from the not so, to bring you our edit of the very best pigments for your peepers.
When it comes to make-up, no beauty bag is complete without one of the best eyeshadow palettes to take your eyes from plain to pretty.
Whether it’s a slick of gold or a full-on smoky eye, there’s something out there for everyone. MAC eyeshadows come in a huge array of colours, while Bobbi Brown have lots of gorgeous neutral, natural options.
Choosing the right shade for your eye colour is key, but it’s not just the colour you should look out for. Some people may find their shadow goes on better if they use a pencil, and some prefer doing it the original way, pot and brush at the ready! High pigmented eye shadows are great for a night out, but it’s also nice to have a more subtle tone for a glam day-time look.
From creamy gel-like shadow to the thick pencil sticks, there are different applications and looks you can go for. NARS stays on for hours and Charlotte Tilbury’s pencil slides on like a dream. It all depends on what works for you.
Teaming your shadow with a liner is a must! It will give your eyes more definition and saves you from sticking the brush into your water line. We love the New CID stick which has a liner at one end, and a matching built-in ready to go shadow at the other.
We’ve picked out some of our favourite eye shadows to help you find the perfect one for you…
Benefit They’re Real! Big Sexy Eye Kit, £27.50
If you consider yourself a bit of a beginner when it comes to wearing eyeshadow, then this is the kit for you. With three gorgeously subtle, shimmering shades, this palette comes with a special blender to make sure you nail your application every time. We love!
Luxe Enchanted Eyeshadow Palette, £6
These marbellised eyeshadow palettes seamlessly blend pigments into each other, meaning you get a perfectly blended wash of colour in one quick sweep!
Charlotte Tilbury, Colour Chameleon colour-morphing eyeshadow pencil, £19
Bring out your eyes' natural sparkle with Charlotte Tilbury's eye shadow pencil, easy application and a range of gorgeous colours!
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow On & On, £4.99
This creamy gel eyeshadow slides on perfectly and at under £5, it's a make-up bag must,
CID Cosmetics i-smoulder Smoky Eye Pencil and Shadow, £18.50
This fab little stick features a unique angled twist up eye liner pencil at one end, for a thick sexy line, with a matching eye shadow sponge at the other.
MAC Pro Long Wear Paint Pot, £16
A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, £22
The Caviar Stick enhances the smoky eye look. It comes in a range of eight beautiful shades, this creamy formula provides endless options for a flawless smoky eye.
NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow, £18
For an all-nighter, this eyeshadow stays on for hours and comes in lots of exclusive colours!
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow, £19
Velvety-smooth formula that goes on easily with a finger or brush – and lasts all day without creasing or smearing.
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow, £13
Its 'gel-powder' texture glides on smoothly, and is declined in 5 finishes: matte, satiny, iridescent, metallic and diamond. Available in 100 shades so there's one for everyone.