Top 10: Eye Palettes
Here at G&G, we’re huge fans of an eye palette. They are the ultimate multi-tasker for looking glam and the perfect product for taking on your travels. We’ve picked our top ten that offer an array of amazing colours that give enable you to create a whole host of different looks.
GIVENCHY PRISME YEUX QUATUOR ROSE ATTRACTION
This cute quartet is fab for both day and night thanks to its make up of matte and iridescent hues. Comprised of two pretty rose hues, a sultry chocolate and shimmery Barbie pink, this super flattering combo will look gorgeous over the upcoming spring months.
CHANTECAILLE THE BEE PALETTE
We just can’t get enough of this adorable Save The Bees Palette from Chantecaille! The palette is made up of four shades, each of which has been adorned with a gold bee. To highlight your face, sweep the warm Honey on to eyes and cheeks, whereas the coral Nectar is ideal for healthy flushed cheeks. As for your peepers, Sky, a sheer blue and Beehive, flattering grey beige, will define your eyes. Better still, 5% proceeds from this palette will go to The Xecres Society to protect our bee friends – what better excuse to buy make-up?!
DIOR 5 COULEURS TRIANON EDITION – PINK POMPADOUR
Nothing says spring quite like this little number from Dior. Made up of five soft and fruity hues, this is ideal for creating girly, springtime eyes. A soft shimmery grey, subtle violet, dusky pink, warm matte pink and sheer pearl all feature in this elegant palette. Blend and layer up for a ladylike look – we also love the pretty pattern that’s been carved onto the colours!
BOBBI BROWN NECTAR & NUDE EYE PALETTE
Nudes are still hot on our radar – they’re subtle tones mean they will go with pretty much any outfit or skin tone. So our hearts fluttered when we set our eyes on this gorgeous six-shade palette. Featuring a mix of metallic, sparkle and matte formulas, these hues range from rich browns and delicate taupes to sexy shimmering nectars. Define your peepers with these lovely shades and blend them together for a laidback daytime look or dramatic nighttime finish.
CLINIQUE ALL ABOUT SHADOW NUDE EYE SHADOW PALETTE
Another must-have if nudes are your thing is this 8-pan-palette from Clinique, which even features a duo-ended sponge and brush applicator for perfect precision and blending. The shades consist of a clean white highlighter to a sultry chocolate brown, with plenty of soft beiges, elegant taupes and warm cappuccinos in the middle. This is a great everyday product for perfecting those peepers.
CHANTECAILLE THE DIAMOND EYESHADOW TRIO
For super glam eyes, check out this diamond eye trio, inspired by, you guessed it, diamonds. Each shade had a soft shimmery finish and glides on to skin, delivering an intense, longwearing colour. The trio consists of a light platinum, a pretty taupe and a sunkissed bronze, and each shade is enriched with a shimmering undertone. Apply on to your peepers for a stunning evening look.
CLARINS EYE QUARTET MINERAL PALETTE – VIOLET
Clarins always bring out lust-worthy palettes and this violet number is no exception. Contained in a chic gold box, this quartet features four mineral eye shadows that can be used dry for a natural look or wet for a more dramatic finish. The hues consist of an iridescent lilac, a deep rich purple, a lighter purple and an iridescent white. Choose and blend together your favourites to create your tailor-made look.
SHISEIDO LUMINIZING SATIN EYE COLOR TRIO – OR302
Shiseido has brought out a number of pretty hued trios inspired by their makeup’s artistic director’s travels around the globe. If you’re not sure which one to pick, get your mitts on this amazing “fire” trio. Featuring a midnight black, shimmering grey and bold orange/bronze, they work together to create totally different take on the classic smoky eye.
YVES SAINT LAURENT PURE CHROMATICS WET AND DRY EYESHADOW NO 8
We are ever so slightly obsessed with this irresistible eye hue selection from YSL. Whatever look you’re after, this allows you to vamp it up or keep it casual thanks to its formulation, which allows you to apply either dry or wet. No8 is pretty much hands down our favourite, which comprises of four stunning shades – aqua blue, iridescent lilac, shimmery black and snow white. Highly pigmented, these four shades will allow you to mix it up and create a range of captivating blends.
GUERLAIN OMBRE ÉCLAT 4 SHADE EYESHADOW – LES AQUA
Blue is the colour for SS14 so what better way to try it out than this sleek quartet from Guerlain? This gold compact contains a gorgeous aqua blue and a rich shimmery navy – both are ideal for adding a touch of blue to your peepers. Also included is a subtle shimmer silver and intense shimmery midnight, pair with your chosen blue shade for the ultimate on-trend look.
Feature: Kathryn Lewsey