|Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia Eyeshadow Palette - £34|
I was a little surprised with the Blue Dahlia palette that only 2 of the 5 shades could be considered blue, so if you are worried that the palette could make you look more Pat Butcher than supermodel, don't be. None of the shades are chalky, they have been expertly chosen to be used together to create a sophisticated, modern look.
|Blue Dahlia Eyeshadow Palette Swatches - clockwise around the palette starting with the pale highlighter|
There is a pale highlighter, a mid blue and a dark blue, a dark taupe and a deep navy in the centre that could be used for liner. All in all, it is everything you need for a subtle, smokey or statement eye.
The surreal Violet palette is my personal favourite as I love purples on my green eyes, the vivid violet shade in the lower right corner being the standout colour.
|Estee Lauder Surreal Violet Eyeshadow Palette - £34|
|Estee Lauder Surreal Violet Eyeshadow Palette swatches - clockwise from the pale highlighter|
In reality though, I think you should go for what you love. The expertise that has gone into creating both palettes should mean that anyone could wear them without a problem as there are so many different looks you can play around with.
For some inspiration, check out Lisa Eldridge's video tutorial on an evening look using the Surreal Violet palette at www.lisaeldridge.com.