On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me: two eyeshadow palettes

 The Body Shop's Smoky Eye Palettes

The Body Shop's Smoky Eye Palettes

To compliment my Ruby Sparkle lipstick I was given two options to play up my eyes: Smoky Copper* and Smoky Moonstone*. However, do I take a walk on the dark side of the moon or should I conduct heat with a bit of copper?

 Can you hear the sound of duelling banjos? Smoky Moonstone (left) and Smoky Copper (right)

Can you hear the sound of duelling banjos? Smoky Moonstone (left) and Smoky Copper (right)

Each palette comes with a creamy beige base for all over application and then they divide. Copper Smoke leans warm with the help of metallic copper, burnt taupe and chocolate brown. Personally, this is my favourite palette; while I was away I learned orange hues help to intensify hazel eyes -- colour me happy!

 Smoky Copper palette

Smoky Copper palette

 Copper Smoke swatches

Copper Smoke swatches

Smoky Moonstone is perfect for those looking to capture the well-known smoky eye look. Soft taupe, milk chocolate and greyish brown take the guess work out of the equation.

 Smoky Moonstone palette

Smoky Moonstone palette

 Smoky Moonstone swatches

Smoky Moonstone swatches

The texture of the shadow is soft yet doesn't promote fallout and I think the formula lends itself to well-blended matrimony.

Each palette comes with a built in mirror, petite eyeshadow and angled eyeliner brushes and "how to" guides.

Like what you see so far? The Smoky Eye palettes are still available for $39.95 AUS / $28.00 USD.

Stay tuned for my final holiday look...

*PR sample provided –  Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.