Tuesday 24 April 2018

Four of the Best: Eye palettes

Barocco Eye Colour by Clarins
Barocco Eye Colour by Clarins
Benefit's Big Beautiful Eyes Kit
Phyto Star Eyes Palette by Sisley

Sinead Van Kampen

With the festive season so nearly upon us, we at Independent Woman, have been scouring the beauty aisles in search of make-up for the party season. With more than a few bleary eyed moments along the way we are proud to present our top picks for eye palettes. Here's our four of the best.

Barocco Eye Colour by Clarins

Christmas make-up bags seeking a little festive shimmer will find good cheer in the Barocco Eye Colour Trio by Clarins. Gold to highlight, bronze to enhance and black for a little emphasis the trio is perfect for creating sultry looks perfect for the party season. Perfectly packaged in a gold embossed palette, the ultra fine baked shadows give a sheer coverage and can be blended for a wash of sparkle or layered for a more intense colour.

Available from department stores, priced at €34

Phyto Star Eyes Palette by Sisley

Featuring an iredescent white, a pearlised turquoise and metallic shades of black and grey if you need a palette that will pretty much do everything then this might be just the thing. From subtle shading to full on smokey Phyto Star Eyes also comes infused with the moisturising benefits of White Lily extract. At €65 it might be a little price heavy but it does leave a flawless finish.

Available from Sisley Counters, priced at €65

Benefit's Big Beautiful Eyes Kit

If you prefer naturals and neutrals over sparkles and shimmers then you won't find too much wrong with Benefit's Big Beautiful Eyes kit.

Coming complete with a concealer, the lightest of pink bases and a touch of cocoa shimmer the palette glides perfectly for day or night giving as it does both light and intense cover. As the kit also comes with a contouring lesson it's ideal should you lose your make-up mojo after a few too many at the office Christmas party.

Available from Benefit Counters, Priced at €33.50

Petrol Palette by Top Shop

If you can pull off this seasons brights then making a beeline for TopShop's Petrol Palette might just bring you some festive cheer.

Containing all you need for that all important pop of colour you can make things as bright or as neutral as your look dictates. These lightly textured shadows are highly pigmented, blend easily and come in purples, blues, greens and greys. Ideal for Ice Queens everywhere.

Available from Topshop, priced at €18

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