We were never huge fans of metallic make-up until last summer, when some gorgeous formulas began appearing that are more subtle than shimmering and more flattering than fantasy.
This new Barry M Crushed Jewel Cream Eyeshadow, £4.99 (Boots) is just lovely. In eight shades, it has a creamy consistency that won’t crease if it’s worn over eyeshadow primer. It’s not too garish or glittery, and just lifts the eyes enough to make them glimmer and sparkle. Our favourite shade is this Twilight mauve which gives a slight smoky look, but there’s also the lovely Duvet Day with champagne tones, Cloud Nine, which is a gentle bronze, and Starry Eyed, a steely grey with gold flecks.