When it comes to creating that perfect smokey eye, I tend to lean more towards the copper, gold and brown tones. I find they work best with my skin tone and eye colour. Today I’ve selected my favourite ‘go to’ palettes that provide me with warm rich shades and great pigmentation.
I have four main brands that I go between, there are times when I work from one palette or mix and match shades together. Depending on what look I’m going for, I can either create soft golden tones or all out strong style.
The first two palettes I’m going to introduce you to are from Urban Decay and Marks & Spencer.
Urban Decay Naked Palette:
This palette is far from boring with the variety of fabulous shades that are in it. The starting tone, Virgin, is a great colour for highlighting your brow bone or inner corner of your eye. The collection finishes at the gritty, Gunmetal, a personal favourite of mine for contouring the outer corner and crease of your eye. My favourite shades from it have to be: Sin, Sidecar, Half Baked and Toasted. This palette is notoriously known within the beauty industry and recent winner of Debenhams beauty club awards 2014.
Marks & Spencer Autograph Palette:
You all know I’m obsessed with anything to do with Rose Gold, so when M&S launched this limited edition eyeshadow palette, I had to buy it. With a collection of highlighters and midtones, this miniature palette provides everything I need to work my magic. True be told, I prefer using this palette for a more relaxed daytime look.
Benefit World Famous Neutrals Palette:
Obviously Benefit are one of my favourite make up brands, I can’t get enough of their products. I won this palette last year at one of their events at The Ivory. This kit is their ‘Most Glamorous Nudes Ever’ and the shades are to die for. Within the palette there is a collection of four longwear powder colours and two creaseless cream shadows. This kit has all of the necessary shades in one palette that will allow you to create the fabulous smokey eye without switching from kit to kit. The adorable shadow names are too cute, they make the kit even more appealing.
MAC Brownluxe Palette:
MAC are renowned for their highly pigmintated shadows that are hugely popular with any girl who has a pulse. A little goes along way with their shades and if you’re looking for a strong and bold look, then this palette is a must have. I bought myself this when I was in Spain and it was the perfect kit for my holiday. The vibrant copper sparkle tone is my all time favourite, I wear it in the centre of my eye with the natural highlighter on my inner corner, and the dark chocolate brown on the outer corner.
I couldn’t find my beloved Sephora palette to include it. It’s by far one of my favourite kits. Hopefully I’ll find it asap though! Here’s the link to it in the meantime, Sephora Neutrals Palette. ♥
Do any of you have a ‘go to’ eyeshadow shade, palette or brand that you can’t live without? Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. ♥