After foundation, eyeshadow palettes are probably the hardest product to get right, and we can guarantee you've asked at least three of these questions before hitting the 'add to basket' button:
1. Which tones will suit me?
2. Matte or shimmer?
3.Will I even use all of these colours?
While our relationship with eyeshadow might be a difficult one, there's no denying how fierce a simple wash of colour over the lids - whether you're off to work or going out-out - can make us feel.
So, to make things a little easier, we've rounded up the best eyeshadow palettes no beauty journo, blogger or make-up fanatic should be without.
In other words, you might need a bigger beauty bag, because you'll want them all.More
Ok, this isn't cheap, but think of this eyeshadow palette as an investment in the best smokey eye you'll ever create, or split the four shades out to do individual eye looks.
Serving up highly pigmented neutrals, jewel tones, metallics and mattes, this Anastasia Beverley Hills palette sent make-up obsessives into meltdown when it finally launched in the UK - and, yup, we can confirm it lives up to the hype. Each shade is vivid and velvety and you can really pack them on with virtually no fallout. The dual-ended brush that comes with it is perfect for contouring, shading and blending so you don't have to faff around with extra tools.