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4. Cosmetics: Eyeshadow
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Best for fair skin: Elizabeth Arden Eye Shadow Trio in Forever Plum
Dazzle all day—and night—in these sparkling shades of purple. One swipe of the silky, crease-resistant powders delivers a sheer metallic wash; layer them for a more intense effect.

Best for medium skin: Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in Codes Élégants
The most glamorous way to go for the gold: four shimmering powders that emphasize bronze tones, beautifully warming your complexion.

Best for dark skin: Mary Kay Eye Color Palette in Glistening Horizon
Bright, bold hues contrast stunningly with dark skin, so create some drama with this twilight-inspired palette of four satiny shadows.

Bonus: Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes in Golden Hour, Ablaze, Bold, and Metallic
No matter what eye-popping shade you're looking for, chances are you'll find it in one of these four palettes, each with eight colors in a variety of finishes.
$29 each;