On my recent trip to Miami, I decided to take Too Faced’s Boudoir Eyes Palette ($36). The mix of neutrals, purples and soft greys is really a fantastic combo. I also love that the palette contains a highlighter and a dark shadow that can be mixed with a little water and applied like an eyeliner.
The top row is for daytime with matte shadows. The middle row–the “classic” line–is my favorite with slight shimmer and muted tones. And the bottom row has lots of shimmer and dramatic “night on the town” hues.
This eye palette is great for travel because it goes from day-to-night, and when you’re not on-the-go, it’s perfect for creating smoky eyes and dramatic evening looks.
And if you like the idea of a neutral palette, but you aren’t sold on the shimmer in this one, try Urban Decay’s Naked Basics Palette (the lower maintenance cousin to the popular Naked 2 palette), which is all matte, all the time. Or give Benefit’s “World’s Sexiest Neutrals” collection, which comes with both powder and cream eye shadows, a try.
Do you have a favorite eye makeup palette? Or do you prefer to buy shadows in single sizes?