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Summer eyeshadow palettes to take your look from day to night in a flash; From Stila to Revolution, these pretty palettes start at just [pounds sterling]11 and will transform your look with just the sweep of a brush.

Byline: Lynne Hyland

You can never have too many eyeshadow palettes.

Or, so we like to tell ourselves.

They're all just so pretty and with the huge amount of choice available it's tricky to settle on just one to use.

Thankfully a palette these days is likely to have a range of shade options, textures and finishes all under one roof - which means it's easier than ever to quickly change up your look.

These palettes come with everything you need to swap from a daytime look to a sultry, date night-ready finish, and we've had our beauty team testing them out for you.

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Here's what they thought...

Stila After Hours, [pounds sterling]48

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Our verdict: The metallic eyeshadows somehow manage to be both glittery and velvety, in a way we've never seen before.

The sparkly colours are just gorgeous for holiday nights, especially the superglam gold and amazing emerald.

The mattes have a pretty pay-off too and they're smooth and easy to blend.

However, you HAVE to use a setting spray (and light touch) with this palette or the glitter will end up all over your face.

You have been warned!

OPV Tropical Dreams Palette, [pounds sterling]30

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Our verdict: These 18 shades cover everything from dark brown to neon green.

At first glance it's a bit full-on but actually most of the colours are really flattering and wearable (and very true).

Gorgeous on darker skin tones that can carry off that lime, but the golds and blues are pretty universal.

Too Faced Shake Your Palm Palms, [pounds sterling]22

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Our verdict: This little, travel-friendly palette comes enclosed in a metal box (quite heavy but handy for keeping it safe if it gets bashed in your luggage).

The shades are all lovely and useful with great staying power and colour payoff - the only thing we'd change is the gold, which comes out as 'old gold' - in the sunshine we'd prefer something brighter.

Great for smokey eyes with added glitz.

Profusion Wanderlust, [pounds sterling]11

Our verdict: Don't get put off by the brightness of the shades - you don't have to wear them all at once.

There's four matte, neutral tones that will blend with one of the vivid hues (note: they don't transfer quite so punchy), so you're only getting a pop of colour.

The purples are perhaps for the more adventurous but we love the sea green shade Stormy and the shimmery Jade.

There's also a brilliant blending brush included.

Zoeva Soft Sun Voyager Palette in Sunset Glaze, [pounds sterling]15

Our verdict: If you've fancied playing around with some more daring shades of eyeshadow then this is the perfect introductory palette.

Five out of the six very blendable shades are flattering, universally wearable golds and nudes but there's also the shade Red Sea for adding a slight burgundy pop to your eyes.

Revolution Pro Colour Focus Night & Day, [pounds sterling]12

Our verdict: If you think blue eyeshadow belongs in the 90s, this palette might just have you doing a U-turn on that thought.

The rich, shimmery navy will upgrade your look from day to night in a flash, as well as nine other easy-to-blend earthy and stone shades.

Our tip: use the white in the inner corners of your eyes to brighten them up.

Nars Ignited Palette, [pounds sterling]56

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Our verdict: This luxe palette had the whole beauty desk going 'oooh' when we opened the lid.

It has a gorgeous mix of shimmery nude, oyster and peachy powder tones as well as one creamy glitter and three matte neutrals.

It's a splurge but we guarantee it's one you'll struggle to regret.

Bonus points for how crease-free these shades stay throughout the day, too.


Credit: Catherine Harbour

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 11, 2019
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