It’s a scientific fact that people appear more attractive to others when the outer edges of their eyes are darkened. Basically, the smokey eye has proven to be the sexiest look eye makeup can muster. So if you’re wondering what holiday beauty look to try next, this is it. Smokey eye palettes tend to be expensive because they typically require a minimum of four colors, BUT there is one that is not only easy to use, it’s costs less than a coffee and a microwaved breakfast sandwich. Find out why The Topshop Smoky Eye Palette in Enigma is my pick for the best best smokey eye palette under $20.
These color are warm but neutral, so they look good on anyone in the dead of winter. They are also saturated enough that they show well on deep skin tones (like mine). I also love the size of the palette, because it’s small enough to toss in a clutch for touch-ups but most of the room is capitalized by generous helpings of the shadows, AND it has a big mirror on the inside for back-of-the-cab dabs. You can’t afford to miss this one at $16 (stocking stuffer, anyone!?). It’s SCIENCE!