Generally, I stick to two eyeshadow colors–gold and brown. Sometimes, however, I feel like being a little bit “crazy,” and head to my 128-color eyeshadow palette. Oh the colors!: hot pink, electric yellow, deep purple, and crush orange…. Then I realize that I can’t wear any of these colors, because I have to head in to a work meeting, or you know, look like a normal person (mainly due to my less than fantastic makeup skills unlike our Fashion and Beauty Editor Diane). Well, someone over at Refinery29.com (Tara Rasmas) has come up with a fantastic list of ” 8 Makeup Palettes You’ll Actually Use (Promise!)” Here are 4 of our favorites, but be sure to check out the full list here.
If you’re a lover of neutral eye shades, you need to pick up this new set toute de suite. These six shades will majorly pump up your look, and are proof-positive that neutrals can in fact look hella sexy. NARS And God Created The Woman Set, $59, available at Sephora.
Truth time: We’ve been waiting with bated breath for Bobbi Brown’s Lilac Rose collection ever since she dropped the hint to us backstage at Fashion Week last fall. Now that it’s arrived, we’re smitten — and we’re going to have a hard time wearing anything else on our lids this spring. Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Eye Palette, $60, available at Nordstrom.
This all-in-one, summery kit provides everything you need to create the perfect fresh-faced date look.Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Dare To Wear Gold Set, $49, available at Sephora.
Inspired by water-ballet group The Aqualillies, this paraben-free (and waterproof, naturally) palette will add the perfect amount of color to your face for a glam day at the beach. FYI, that deep teal makes a seriously amazing eyeliner.Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette, $38, available at Tarte.