Benefit has just brought out a handy eye illuminating kit to really make your eyes pop.

This handy palette contains three eyeshadows, the brand's eye brightener, a contour/liner brush and a concealer brush, all housed in a slim box case with an inbuilt mirror.

The eyeshadow shades are really wearable and versatile - a warm chocolate shadow for contouring, a pearly pink highlighting shade and a nude base eyeshadow.

The brown shade is particularly pretty for creating a simple smokey eye. For a quick daytime look I've been applying the buff nude shade all over the lid, applying a touch of the pearly pink on the centre of my eyelid, and lining the top of my lashes with the brown shade.

To easily update this for night, I layer over more of the brown shadow in the crease of my eyelid and below my lashes.

This is a really easy, portable piece of kit that has become a makeup bag essential!

Available from Benefit counters from October, €35.50.

Sarah McIntyre