The Only Palette You Need To Create The Perfect Smokey Eye – No Skills Required

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How many times have you bought an eyeshadow palette and then only end up using a couple of the colours in it? I know this has happened to me on more than one occasion. Now the peeps at Elizabeth Arden are on a mission to change that forever by releasing a clever new eyeshadow collection that lets you create your very own bespoke palettes.

The Eyes Wide Open Collection gives you the option to choose two of the 10 new trio palettes that easily slot into the new Little Black Compact. The colour range is broad enough for there to be a shadow trio to suit everyone. Each trio of shadows is specifically formulated to work together taking any guess work out of creating a perfect makeup look for any occasion. The shadows all have a super creamy texture which makes application and blending a breeze. They also contain vitamins which nourish the fine skin on your eyelids and also helps to blur any imperfections (great for mature eyes like mine).

The Elizabeth Arden Eyes Wide Open Collection also includes a Lasting Impression Mascara which has a buildable formula that lets you decide how you want your lashes to look. The applicator brush is great for separating and defining your lashes – no more clumpy lashes! The Statement Brow Gel Shaper is also part of the collection and contains an all-in-one tinted gel that grooms, conditions, fills and shapes your brows in one easy step!

I decided to put this new collection to the test and created a very simple, on-trend rose gold smokey eye using two of my favourite trios – You had me at Merlot and Bronzed to Be. Take a look at my simple tutorial below and scroll down to enter to win your very own Eyes Wide Open Collection from Elizabeth Arden. 


Above: You had Me At Merlot (left) and Bronzed To Be, $79 (including compact) are two of my faves.


Above: Smokey Nights (left) and Touch Of Lavender.


Above: The new Lasting Impression Mascara, $60 lengthens and thickens lashes in an instant.


Above: Elizabeth Arden’s Bronzed To Be palette, $35 and the Statement Brow Gel Shaper, $49.


Above: 1. You Had Me At Merlot;  2. Oh So Pink;  3. Touch Of Lavender;  4. Leaves Of Green;  5. Not So Nude;  6. Bronzed To Be;  7. Forever Plum;  8. Smokey Nights;  9. Love Of Grey;  10. Something Blue.




To celebrate the release of this gorgeous new collection we’re thrilled to be giving away an Elizabeth Arden Little Black Compact including two palettes of your choice and a Lasting Impression Mascara and a Statement Brow Shaper Gel to one lucky Insider.

To enter to win tell us in the comments below which two palettes you would love to win then click HERE to subscribe to our free Insider updates. By the way you can unsubscribe at any time if you change your mind – it just makes it easy for us to contact you if you win. If you’re already a subscriber then great – you only need to comment below.

Everyone who has commented and subscribed automatically goes in the draw to win. A winner will be drawn and announced here on Wednesday 26 April.
Good luck!


Huge thanks to everyone who entered to win. We’re thrilled to announce the super lucky winner is:
Gemma Robson
Congrats Gemma! Please email your contact details including which palettes you would like to and the team at Elizabeth Arden will get your prize on its way out to you pronto.

Above: You had me at Merlot and Bronzed to Be.


Huge thanks to Elizabeth Arden for sponsoring this post