The allure of the eye shadow palette is in its foolproof way of giving us multiple colors of the same family in one compact case. While the concept has been helpful to all of us in need of go-to makeup products without complication, we do feel that it's time for all of us girls to start getting a bit more experimental in the shadow department —and it seems the industry feels the same way too. With more and more beauty companies now releasing eye makeup sets composed of contrasting colors, there now is perhaps the best time to put away favorite black and grey smokey palette for another day and spend more time perfecting the art of putting together unexpected pairings.
To help you get started, we give you a list of five color combos ranging from the subdued to the adventurous, with tips on application for you to try at home. As you can see, with makeup, sometimes opposites do attract.
Click on the next page to see our picks.