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There’s an eyeshadow out there for everyone - whether you prefer a natural, ‘no-makeup makeup’ look or full glam makeup, eyeshadow definitely belongs in your makeup bag. Eyeshadows are incredibly versatile, too - did you know they can be used on your face?

Shimmery, champagne gold shadows can double up as a highlighter, while cool-toned, muted nude shades are perfect for contouring and creating the illusion of shadows. It’s called eye shadow, after all! And there’s only one place to shop for eyeshadow: Australia’s favourite luxury online store, Beauty Affairs.

Which eyeshadow do you need?

There are a lot of eyeshadows out there to choose from - how are you supposed to know if a palette or an eyeshadow duo is what you should be reaching for? Here’s our guide to buying eyeshadow.

If You’re Short on Time: Cream Eyeshadow

If you need to get your makeup together quickly in the morning (or if you’re a beginner), cream eyeshadow is what you should go for. These buttery, opaque formulas easily blend out with a finger on lids, making them look expertly applied in just a few swipes.

For the Aspiring Makeup Artists: Eyeshadow Palette

Palettes come with a plethora of eyeshadow shades to help create everything from dramatic smokey eyes and super sharp cut creases to minimal-effort looks. The only limit is your creativity!

For the Beginners: Eyeshadow Duos and Quads

Eyeshadow palettes with a huge variety of shades can look daunting to makeup newbies - that’s where duo and quad palettes come in. They’re created with two or four shades to choose from - narrowing down your choices and avoiding analysis paralysis when it comes to makeup.

Pro tip - sweep a wash of colour over the lid as a base shade, then blend part of the next darkest shade in your natural eye crease for an easy go-to makeup look. Wing out your liner or add mascara for a touch of glam!

Tips for perfecting your eyeshadow makeup

Along with an eyeshadow palette, there are some other crucial beauty tools you’ll need for flawless eyeshadow: makeup brushes. They help to apply and expertly blend your eyeshadow for an impeccable makeup look!

Flat brushes are ideal for applying straight to the lid, not blending. Use them to create a bold pop of colour or pack on shadow for an intense smokey eye. Fluffy brushes should be reserved for blending out shades and diffusing away any harsh lines for a gorgeous makeup look that a pro could’ve done.

Where to Buy the Best Eyeshadow Palette

If you’re still looking for the perfect eye makeup to pull your look together, we’ve got you covered. When it comes to eyeshadow, Australia’s lucky to have us: Beauty Affairs. We’ve curated the best of the best makeup from international luxury brands like Dior and Guerlain, plus natural products from homegrown brands like Inika Organic.

Find your favourite eyeshadow palette at Beauty Affairs! Choose three free samples with every order. Free shipping is available Australia-wide for orders over $179. Shop now, and pay later with Afterpay, Zip Pay, and Klarna.

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