Tried and tested: Silver eye shadows

Our testers find out which silver eye shadow shines above the rest...

MAC Shadow in Electra, €16.50 ( www. )

“This is the perfect 90s girl band-inspired silver eyeshadow, highly pigmented, so excellent for a big night out.

"Works very well with lashings of mascara, for a full-on glam effect.”


Givenchy Couture Collection Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow in Glorious Silver, €24 ( )

“This light silver cream is best applied with the tip of your little finger, and glides effortlessly across your whole lid. 

"It’s pale enough for full coverage, and makes your eyelids glow, but you may want to layer it up for a bolder look. 

"Stays put very well without too much slicking into folds. A great little shadow.”


Clarins Silver Ivory Iridescent Shadow, €22.50 ( )

“This cream-to-powder eyeshadow is easy to apply, and a really flattering shade for any age. 

"It works perfectly for daytime with a slick of mascara, but can easily be glammed up for evening by adding an extra layer and some black eyeliner. 

"My only wish is that it lasted longer.”



Did you know women are more likely to buy a new car than shake up their beauty routine? 

According to research from Groupon, a quarter of women are still doing their make-up the same as when they were 18, and 20% of 65 to 74-year-olds have had the same look for 50 years. 

To inspire a revamp, the company has teamed up with Louise Redknapp to create four beauty tutorials. Find them at 


With two interchangeable heads, the Darphin L’Institut Sonic Facial Cleansing and Massaging Tool, €158 ( ), is like a facialist you can keep in your bathroom cabinet. 

Use the vibrating bristle head with gel cleanser to remove make-up and dirt, follow with the massaging head and moisturiser to boost circulation, hydrate and smooth lines.


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