A welcome switch from monochromatic eye shadow palettes (greens are in! no, blues!), this duo of shades exudes elegance. It’s easy to switch up the proportions to add a little more drama or a little less pastel – because when you’re running around sans makeup bag, it’s all about maximum options in minimum space. Try applying a lilac shade to the inner corners of eyes for an ethereal look, or a wash of purple with brown accents below the brow bone.
Darker: Stila Eye Shadow Duo in Vieux Carre ($20)
Darkest: L’Oreal HIP Concentrated Eyeshadow Duo in Cheeky ($7.09)