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The Palettes You Need Now To Create A Casual Weekend Sexy Smoky Eye

Unless you’re a fan of the ‘80s TV show Dynasty (that’s not to say we’re not excited about its CW reboot) or like goth makeup, then it’s probably safe to assume you’re not big on overly dramatic dark eye makeup. After all, the aim is to look sexy, not scary. More Victoria’s Secret Angel Taylor Hill, and less Taylor Swift in her Bad Blood video. These new eyeshadow palettes give great colour payoff but are made with smooth powders so your makeup looks polished and not smudgy. We are especially digging the new emphasis on taupes, coppers and bronzes that give depth to your peepers without making them looking overdone.

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#1: Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow 1 Eye Shadow Palette, $72
This comes in nine shades that range from neutrals to dark to help you achieve the graduation. #2: Clarins 4-colour Eyeshadow Palette in #03 Brown, $65
Probably one of the best palettes for beginners, the earth-toned eyeshadows blend easily onto most skin tones and help to define your peepers. #3: M.A.C Eye Shadowx15 Cool Neutral, $145
Great for the makeup junkie, these highly pigmented powders go on evenly and can be used wet or dry. They even come in a mixture of different textures and finishes. #4: Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in Infinity, $91, Sephora
This not only looks awesome, it also goes on like a dream. Especially good on Asian skin tones, you can even use the nude shade to highlight the inner corners of your eyes. #5: YSL Beauty Couture Variation Palette in #02 Tuxedo, $129
This is a fun play on traditional smoky colours with the introduction of blues and plums. The eyeshadows are inspired by fabric swatches and cover all finishes from matte to metallic, satin to iridescent.  #6: Stila Matte 'N Metals Eye Shadow Palette, $49, Sephora
We love how this palette gives you the option to choose from three colour families: tradition greys, soft purples and cool neutrals. #7: Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette, $76, Sephora
An industry favourite, this has all the hottest colours in makeup now and literally has something for everyone. Definitely one of the most wearable palettes in the market now. Like this? Check out this this new Korean skincare range that promises to give you a dewy, radiant complexion, the biggest beauty game changers of the season and the blackhead removal video our beauty editor can’t stop watching.