For a natural day-to-night glow
Imagine capturing the twinkling of candles, surrounded by the romance of nightfall into one single product - cue the too-pretty luminising eye palette by Laura Mercier. The highlighting powder refines the complexion and softly diffuses the way light reflects on your skin, while the selection of soft eye shades give your peepers a pretty and shimmery wash of colour. Nicely dolled up by New York-based fashion illustrator Chesley McLaren, and there you have it - a beauty treat that doubles as a piece of art in your hands!
Try: Candleglow Luminizing Palette, Laura Mercier, RM235, available here in September
Mercier's night-look tip: "Dust Twinkle all over the lids up to the crease before adding Sweep Light on to the brow bone and inner corners of your eyes. For added drama, apply the Mahogany Brown Tightline Cake Eyeliner to the upper lash lines before coating your lashes with mascara. Keep the drama to the eyes, and finish off with a soft neutral lip colour."
For round-the-clock drama
It's love at first sight with this iridescent clutch-sized beauty! Featuring six intense shades handpicked by Urban Decay's founding partner, Wende Zomnir, this palette guarantees you as much drama as you can possibly handle. Plus, it also comes with a travel-size Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero, which is known to complement every skin tone and eye colour, so you can pop this into your tote or overnight bag and take it everywhere, and be absolutely prepared for any ad-hoc dinners or date nights that come your way.
Try: Wende's Contraband Palette, Urban Decay
For tried-and-tested colours you'll use forever
If you're one of those who buy beautiful, 12-colour eye palettes only to realise you consistently make dents in only three to four colours each time - you need this customisable palette in your life. This comes in four sizes and allows you to customise them with your favourite colours (read: the ones you really ever need, and will use). Extra points for its sleek design, which makes it handy for you to slip it into your purse for mid-day touch-ups or onto your carry-on when you travel.
Try: Customizable Palette, Bobbi Brown, RM47 each, available now at all counters