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Irish beauty influencer Keilidh Cashell.

Irish beauty influencer Keilidh Cashell.

Irish beauty influencer Keilidh Cashell.

I won't lie - I temporarily forgot how it felt to have makeup on my lids. What with staying at home being the new going out, I downed tools. .

But as the world continues to open up, so too are my peepers. I'm over makeup minimalism: I want colour, I want pigment and I want it now. So here are the latest eyeshadow palettes I'm vibing with right now:

Kash Beauty Secret Treasure Eyeshadow Palette, €29.95

For all you blue-eyed gals out there,

this palette featuring a flattering mix of shimmering coppers, matte browns, and glistening golds truly is a treasure.

I'm already a huge fan of this nine-strong palette by Irish beauty influencer Keilidh Cashell. Rich and easily blendable, l promise you'll use every single pigment again and again.

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Nars Duo Eyeshadow, €34

Available in 15 hero shades, the biggest problem you're going to have with this duo is settling on your favourite shade. Featuring two micro-fine pressed powders, the eyeshadows can be worn wet or dry, meaning you can dial up the intensity when the mood hits.

Sculpted by Aimee The Full Face Edit: All in One Palette, €35 Okay, so this isn't strictly an eyeshadow palette - it is so much more. Available in four colour combos including Golden Highlights and Radiance, the compact houses bronzer, highlighter and blush as well as eyeshadows in a cream and satin finish. It's basically my go-to when it comes to my everyday makeup and you'd better believe I use all of the above on my lids.

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Mini Eyeshadow Palette, €35

 Every time a new Urban Decay palette drops it more or less goes viral - and I get the hype. Now the cult brand's bestselling Naked3 palette has been stripped down to the bare essentials, with six universally flattering shades in a handy tin that will fit into even the most overstretched makeup bag.

Go from low-key to woah-key in just one slick thanks to the new neutrals ranging from an ivory sheen to a deep charcoal brown via a gorgeous dusty rose pink.

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Yves Saint Laurent Couture Colour Clutch, €115

Trust YSL to create an eyeshadow palette that doubles as a clutch (I swear - there's room for your credit card inside). This opulent edit has 10 versatile shades with matte, satin and shimmer finishes inside. From wearable nudes to show-stopping bolds, rest assured the highly-pigmented, blendable shades are worth the eye-watering price tag.

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Huda Beauty Rose Obsessions Palette, €33

Good things really do come in small packages. This pretty pink eyeshadow set is for all those days when you're over muted taupes and browns and want something a little more flirty. Created by beauty blogger Huda Kattan, it's got nine pigment-packed powders - five vibrant shimmers and four creamy mattes - in shades of pink, purple and yellow all in a compact palette you can pop in your handbag.

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Trinny London Eye2Eye Eyeshade, €21 each

Hands up if enormous eye palettes leave you feeling overwhelmed.

TV star turned makeup guru Trinny Woodall goes back to basics with these stackable soft creams that melt onto the lids and stay in place without smudging. Choose from 20 flattering shades such as shimmery Moon and fawny Faith and simply apply with your finger.

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