A true beauty essential, eyeshadow palettes are perfect for adding depth-of-colour to the eyes or for creating a full-on smokey eye look. Here are our favourite eight…

Words Felicity Williams

BURBERRY BEAUTY –  Complete Eye Palette

These complimentary quad shades are buildable depending on the desired effect. Try the ‘Pale Pink Taupe’ colourway that will naturally highlight the eyes for a subtle everyday look.

£40; uk.burberry.com

CHARLOTTE TILBURY – Luxury Palette Colour Coded Eye Shadows

Charlotte Tilbury is known as the number one makeup artist in the world and it’s no surprise with her covetable product range. Her Luxury Palettes are made up of four eyeshadows, all of which are colour-coded for easy application. Try the ‘The Rock Chick’ to channel your inner Kate Moss.


NARS – Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette

Consisting of sexy, summery shades this palette from NARS has all the favourites: shimmering cream, bronze taupe, matte grey-brown, shimmering copper, shimmering warm brown and rich chocolate brown – glowing tones that give a sultry effect.


SMASHBOX – Full Exposure

Going from light to dark, Smashbox has you completely covered with this multi-shade palette. It’s especially good for creating a dark smokey eye and finish with a glitter shadow for a party-pop. An added extra is the mini mascara to complete the look.


YVES SAINT LAURENT – Autumn Look Couture Eye Palette

A palette that will set you up for the A/W season, it consists of five colours all inspired by YSL Couture. Try the Khaki Green palette to take you into winter.


DIOR – 5 Couleurs Skyline Couture Colours & Effects Eyeshadow

A luxe set of five shades inspired by the iconic architecture of the Eiffel Tower, our favourite is the ‘Parisian Sky’ palette.



Beckhams’ debut makeup line is upon us, and she has come up with a six powder eyeshadow palette. The powder can be worn wet or dry, for a softer or more fierce effect. This palette contains fired sapphire (metallic turquoise), blonde cumin (goldy tinged beige), metal saffron (warm metallic honey), burnished sage (deep metallic green), grey amber (almost black grey), black nutmeg (shimmery copper).


CLINIQUE – All About Shadow Duos

We love these duos, they are long-wearing powder eye colours, that are both crease and fade resistant. What’s more they come in a range of complementary shade combinations, from ‘Uptown Downtown’ (pinks) to ‘Blackberry Frost’ (violet and blue).