Eyes On The Prize: The Best Eye Shadow Kits For Every Occasion

Written by Lopa KAug 14, 2023
Eyes on the Prize: The Best Eye Shadow Kits for Every Occasion

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Welcome to the wonderful world of eye makeup, where your lids become canvases for creative expression! From sultry smoky eyes to playful pops of colour, there's an eye shadow kit for every mood and occasion. Just like your favourite playlist, let your eye makeup reflect your vibe of the day.  

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Remember, with the best eye shadow kit and a sprinkle of confidence, you can conquer any occasion with your flawless eye makeup. So, go ahead, experiment, and let your eyes do the talking. Whether it's a casual outing or a grand affair, let your personality shine through your beautifully adorned eyes. For exactly this reason, we’ve searched high and dry for the trendiest looks that you can easily achieve. Now, go forth and paint the town with your fabulous eye shadow skills! 

Eyes on the Prize: The Best Eye Shadow Kits for Every Occasion   


1. Barbiecore

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Introducing Lakmé Absolute Explore Eyeshadow Palette - Purple Haze, a delightful choice for creating an eye makeup look for days you want to channel your inner Barbie. This eye shadow kit offers a mesmerising range of pink shades that will instantly elevate your look. Whether you're going for a soft and feminine appearance or a bold and colourful style, this palette has got you covered. With its highly pigmented and blendable formula, you can easily experiment with different shades and intensities, allowing you to achieve the perfect Barbie-inspired eye makeup look. 

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Daytime brunch

Getting ready for a daytime outing or just want to get in theme to watch the Barbie movie? Simply, swipe on some pink to your eyelid. Add a lighter colour to the inner corner of your eye and punctuate your look with some rhinestones and face stickers to stand out! 


2. Smokey browns

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For those looking to create smokey brown eye makeup, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Quartet - Mystic Nudes is the best smoky eye shadow kit. This versatile palette features a harmonious quartet of shades ranging from deep, matte colours to glittering neutrals. The richly pigmented shadows blend together easily, enabling you to create stunning gradations and smoky effects. Whether you're aiming for a sultry evening look or a sophisticated work look, the Mystic Nudes palette provides the perfect combination of shades to enhance your eyes with a seductive appeal. 

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Subtle evening or work look 

Ah, the casual coffee date, where caffeine meets potential romance. Or are you tired of being a wallflower at your workplace and want to zhuzh up your look? For such moments, you want an eye shadow look that says, I woke up like this but with a touch of fabulousness. Sweep a soft brown shade across your lids and smoke out the corners with a darker shade. Add a hint of shimmer to the inner corners, and voila! You'll have a simple yet captivating gaze. 


3. Summertime

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Embrace the spirit of summer with the Lakmé Absolute Infinity Eyeshadow Palette - Coral Sunset. This seasonal palette captures the essence of summer, allowing you to achieve a refreshing and sun-kissed look. With its beautiful range of coral and warm-toned shades, this palette offers endless possibilities to create summery eye makeup. Whether you're attending a beach party or simply want to add a touch of warmth to your everyday look, the Coral Sunset palette provides a burst of colour and luminosity to make your eyes pop and shine. 

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Casual look 

Want an effortlessly stylish look that says you take your lattes with a side of charm? Well, along with your eyelids, add a pop of colour to your lashes. Follow up the warm eye makeup with brown lashes. Don’t have colourful mascara? No problemo! Just wet your brush or a spoolie, dip it in the dark brown shade and swipe them over your lashes for a soft but alluring look. 


4. Glittering nudes

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For those seeking a bright party look, the Lakmé Absolute Explore Eyeshadow Palette - Desert Sunset is an ideal choice. This palette boasts an array of bold and vibrant shades that are perfect for creating eye-catching and glamorous makeup looks that even a bride can use. Whether you're heading to a festive gathering or a night out on the town, the Desert Sunset palette allows you to experiment with intense pigments and a smooth finish. Get ready to turn heads and make a statement with this dynamic palette that will add a touch of excitement and vibrancy to any occasion.

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Life of the party 

No matter the mood, you can easily unleash your inner artist and transform your eyes into works of art. And this palette allows that with one vibrant shade amidst the glittering nudes. Adding dark blue as the highlight for your smokey eye immediately draws attention like a diamond in the rough. So, go ahead, pick your mood, pick your brush, and let your eyes steal the show with a touch of sass and a stroke of fabulousness! 


5. Discoball

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When it comes to party makeup, the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow Palette - Stilettos is your perfect eye shadow make up kit. This captivating palette has all types of shades that are perfect for creating glamorous party looks. With its combination of shimmering metallics, glitters, and richly pigmented mattes, the Stilettos palette allows you to unleash your creativity and achieve a show-stopping appearance. Whether you're aiming for a dramatic smoky eye or a sparkling lid, this palette ensures that all eyes will be on you as you steal the spotlight and shine throughout the night. 

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It’s party time! 

Time to bring out the glitz and glam for that fancy gala night! This is your chance to shine brighter than a disco ball. Grab the Stilettos palette and get ready to slay the eye makeup game. Dazzle the room with a smoky eye masterpiece, blending metallics and glitters like a pro. Get to smoking your lid with the darkest shades available. Follow it up by adding a pop of shimmer to the inner corner of your eye and your brow bone. Blend it with the highlighter on your cheeks for that extra wow factor. Your eyes will be the star of the night, stealing the spotlight and making heads turn.   


6. Shiny neutrals

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For those who prefer a minimalist and chic makeup look, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Quartet - Desert Rose is a perfect choice. This small eye shadow kit features a selection of earthy tones and soft neutrals that easily blend together to create refined and sophisticated eye makeup. Whether you're going for a natural daytime look or a polished evening style, the Desert Rose palette offers a range of understated shades that beautifully complement each other, allowing you to achieve a minimalist yet stylish appearance. With its smooth and long-lasting formula, this palette ensures that your eye makeup remains untouched throughout the day. 

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Feeling fierce? Pair bright colours with black eyeliner, kajal and glitter to create a look that screams wild and ready to conquer! Or need a touch of elegance for that special date night? Let your eyes radiate a youthful charm that says, I'm effortlessly chic, and I know it. Mix and match with a dual-toned look such as pairing the champagne and bronze or gold and brown shades to complete your look. 

FAQs about Eyes on the Prize: The Best Eye Shadow Kits for Every Occasion 

Q1. Which type of eye shadow is the best? 

Powder is the most popular type as it is easily blendable and buildable. It can be used by professionals and rookies to give any type of look you desire.  

Q2. How do I choose eye makeup shades? 

The easiest way to pick multiple colours for one look is to pick the shades from the same palette. Use a neutral matte colour for the base. A light colour for the inner corner of the eye and a darker colour for the outer corner of your eye. Shimmer usually goes over the matte shades and can be added anywhere. 

Q3. Do you put dark eyeshadow first? 

While there is no strict rule, the easiest way to apply multiple colours is to go from the lightest eyeshadow shade to the darkest shade. Next, go from the middle of your eye to the crease, outer corner and brow bone. Most of the time, you just end up highlighting the inner corner of your eye with a light colour. 

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