Summer is as good a reason as any to freshen up your make-up stash and invest in some gorgeous new shades (who are we kidding? As if we need a reason!). And why settle for just one shadow colour, when you can have 4… or 10… or 15?
There’s a veritable bounty of fantastic palettes on the market, offering colours and finishes aplenty. From glamorous, golden sand tones to delicate peaches and lilacs, we’ve hand-picked a selection of our favourites ready for your summertime shop…
Makeup Revolution Pro Looks Palette Stripped & Bare – £6.00 (BUY HERE)
We can always rely on Makeup Revolution for a great budget palette. There are SO many to choose from but we plumped for this Stripped & Bare limited edition in the end. It has a great selection of shades with three expertly curated combinations (5 shadows in each), ready to produce soft and subtle or dark and smoky eyes. The palette offers the chance to create an endless number of make-up looks. Stick to the recommended pairings or experiment with your own – either way, we’re sure the result will be gorgeous!
Rimmel Glam Eyes Quad Eyeshadow in Smokey Purple – £6.99 (BUY HERE)
It’s less pricy than most of the others on our list, but this little quad packs a silky, lilac-toned punch. Go for the softer shades for a fresh daytime look, or blend these soft shadows into sultry smokiness. The formula is designed not to crease or fade, meaning your eye make-up will last as long as you can!
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Peachluxe – £30.00 (BUY HERE)
This neat MAC palette brings together 5 complementary peachy-toned shades that will help you achieve a fresh look all summer long. All shadows have a pearlised finish (hence the name Pearlfusion) which blend beautifully for infinite day-to-night make-up possibilities.
Smashbox Travel Size Full Exposure Palette – £17.50 (BUY HERE)
Just pop this compact palette into your make-up bag for your summer trip and you’re good to go. It houses 4 crease-resistant, long-wearing shimmers and 4 velvety-smooth matte shadows, all in neutral, suit-anyone, tones.
Hourglass Modernist Atmosphere Eyeshadow Palette – £56.00 (BUY HERE)
The Hourglass product range has to be among the most beautiful on the market. We adore them! This gorgeous palette offers effortless blending in 6 perfectly-matched shades. We could say that its sandy beach-esque surface and neapolitan ice cream colour combination had nothing to do with it making the cut, but we’d totally be lying.
Bobbi Brown Shimmering Sands Eyeshadow Pallete – £52.00 (BUY HERE)
These shimmery, golden shades instantly conjure up visions of sun-kissed skin and holidays. Aptly named ‘Shimmering Sands’, this palette brings together 12 complimentary shadows with the added bonus of a mini dual-ended shadow/liner brush and mirrored compact – perfect for travelling!
Stila In the Light Eye Shadow Palette – £25.00 (BUY HERE)
A lovely collection of 10 of Stila’s award-winning eye shadows. The beautiful and incredibly wearable, neutral shades have been designed to suit every skintone and can be applied both wet and dry. Not only that, there’s a matte chocolate brown smudge stick liner, plus a 6-page lookbook with detailed how-to tips and tricks included with the palette too.
If you can’t find your perfect combination ANYWHERE, or you always end up using just 1 or 2 shades in your palette, why not build your own? MAC
offers a wealth of choice in-store and online and Urban Decay
let you create your very own quad. The difficulty lies in choosing those shadows!
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