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Meet your costar in a quick telephone-booth transformation.
Written By Lexy Lebsack
NOMINATED for BEST EYESHADOW PALETTES FOR A SPEEDY TRANSFORMATION #VIOLETawards  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

- PHOTOGRAPHY BY SABINE VILLIARD / TRUNK ARCHIVE

  • A wash of metallic taupe eyeshadow instantly brightens eyelids. 
For Awards Season 2015 VIOLET GREY is documenting Hollywood’s red-carpet necessities. The industry’s leading stars and artists will be nominating who they deem the best in various categories, from dinner clutch touch-up essentials to the most coveted facialists in town, for the #VIOLETawards series.

Looking to make a quick transformation? The real-world equivalent of a trench coat and wig lies in one of these artist-nominated shadow palettes. A simple swipe of the palest hue defines eyes, or add more intensity by applying a darker hue in the crease. More daring? Effortlessly slip into the drama category by smudging the deepest hue into the top and bottom lash line. The best compacts, selected by the artists who make up stars like Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Hudson and Rosamund Pike, below.

THE BEST
EYESHADOW
PALETTES

The most glamorous eyeshadow palettes, deemed the best and nominated by Hollywood's beauty experts.
“I love the golden, bronzy tones of this palette because the colors can go from day to night and work on many skin tones. You can use it with a wet brush to make the gold more metallic and dramatic.”
“The deep, dark brown color is amazing on everyone and the nude hue is that great on its own or layered [with other colors]. Plus, the palette can be use wet or dry; simply wet the brush first to add intensity to the look.”

“The Kevyn Aucoin Essential Eyeshadow Set, with its warm beige, deep green and black-pepper tones [No. 4], are my favorite palettes. They have great textures and tones that last and blend easily.”

Kevyn Aucoin
Essential Eyeshadow Set
no. 4
“I love the soft color of this palette; it has shades that are both warm and cool. The results are chic but still natural, young and fresh but still elegant and sophisticated. You can easily make up your eyes for a day look or a night look.”
“This is a classic palette that allows you to create any look, from a sultry eye to a sheer, elegant wash of color. It covers all your bases in one step.”
BOBBI BROWN
Bobbi’s Browns Eye Palette
BROWNS
“The perfect quad for day-to-night beauty looks is Tom Ford’s palette in Golden Mink. Use the lighter shades all over the lid for day; then for evening, use the darker shade against the lash line, in the crease of the eye, and smudged into the bottom lash line.”
FILED UNDER: Top Flight
NOMINATED
Best Evening Clutch
Essential
by Fiona Stiles, Makeup Artist

9 makeup bag
necessities

Complete the rest of your on-the-go makeup bag with these instant touch-up essentials

IN Polite
Society

In polite society, the most important 
 things done in a TELEPHONE BOOTH 
 include kissing & makeup 
 touch-ups
— VIOLET GREY
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