2021 eyeshadows are something else!
One of the most irresistible of make-up purchases has to be the eyeshadow palette. All those pretty matching and contrasting colours under one roof; those different finishes, shimmers and shines. And all the shady possibilities, all the flattering highlights. They’re like mini works of art – or at the very least art palettes – promising hours of play on your eyelids.
Though they can be pricey, I find an eyeshadow palette usually worth the investment. Yes, you’ll have a few favourite colours you wear down to the very last dust. But palettes give you the chance to experiment – to try shades and combinations you wouldn’t have dreamt would suit you.
So, in praise of 2021 eyeshadows, we’ve rounded up eight of our current favourites.
BARE MINERALS GEN NUDE EYESHADOW PALETTE
These nude palettes come in three ‘colourways’ – Rose for fair, Copper for medium and Latte for darker skin tones. Each feature six neural-toned matte, satin and metallic shadows which contain good-for-skin ingredients, including cucumber extract to soothe and depute the eye area. £29, bareminerals.co.uk
STILA ROAD LESS TRAVELLED EYE PALETTE
Earthy oranges and browns, subtle sage and pops of purple, pink and gold make this palette perfect for those wanting to explore a look that’s out of the ordinary. Comes in a classy matte gold compact decorated with a compass. £22.40, stila.co.uk
GIORGIO ARMANI EYES TO KILL EYE QUATTRO PALETTE
Available in eight different colour combinations, these creamy powder eyeshadows in daring shades will help turn heads. Elegantly packaged in sleek black with a GA logo clasp, the palettes make a perfect gift. £37.10, armanibeauty.co.uk
HUDA BEAUTY OBSESSIONS EYESHADOW PALETTE
Inspired by colours from recent fashion shows, these palettes come in three colour ways – Purple Haze, Sand Haze and Khaki Haze. Mattes, metallics and shimmer toppers in interesting vibrant shades. £22.95, feelunique.com
URBAN DECAY STONED VIBES EYESHADOW PALETTE
Like opening up a jewellery box filled with precious stones and sparkle, this palette is beautiful inside and out. A mix of mattes plus creamy, prismatic shimmering shades infused with extracts of tourmaline, the stone-like speckled shadows add a rich, playful dazzle to your lids. £32.20, urbandecay.co.uk
MULAC GOOD VIBES EYESHADOW PALETTE
Vegan and cruelty-free, Italian cosmetic brand Mulac’s Good Vibes palette contains 9 bold shades with a warm undertone, four with a pearl finish and five with a matte finish mixing rosy punks, purples and blues. £30, mulaccosmetics.com
THE BODY SHOP EYESHADOW PALETTE
The vegan shadows in The Body Shop’s palettes are enriched with Marla oil from Namibia, making them easy to blend and build colour. £15, thebodyshop.co.uk
TOO FACED BORN THIS WAY NATURAL NUDES EYESHADOW PALETTE
Inspired by Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation shades this palette of 16 flattering mattes, metallics and shimmers is like a chocolate box of white, milk and dark delights. Infused with hyaluronic acid and coconut water, they’re kind to skin. £35, toofaced.co.uk
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