5 summer makeup palettes that bring the fun and edgy vibes
Paint it colourful
We get that your go-to neutrals are ever so essential but every now and again, switching it (way) up with a palette that takes you out of your comfort zone is exactly what you need. You know, since there's only so much of 'safe and predictable' you can wear before it all blurs together into nude-toned shades that barely differentiate one from the other. Injecting that much-needed kick into your makeup menu, here are five palettes that totally have bold, bright and summer written into its colour codes:
1. M.A.C x Steve J and Yoni P Lip and Cheek palette, $79
We haven't this been excited for a makeup collab in a while but this eye-catching case got us at K-wave. Having broken the news on the M.A.C x Steve J and Yoni P limited edition collection a while back, the ensuing hype means you better make a move down to the nearest store before this six-pan palette — which includes one very hot pink shade in the Amplified formula — sells out.
Too Faced Natural Love Palette, $89
Let it be known here and now that a summer palette doesn't mean a complete neutrals deprivation. The latest launch from Too Faced and their largest palette to date, the shade lineup breaks the mould on everyday hues with textural finishes and unique pops of colour. Hands up if you're eyeing the Love Bug's silvered plum and that gorgeous copper eyeshadow in the last row.
Kat Von D Beauty Pastel Goth eyeshadow palette, $60
Kat Von D is at the top of every beauty junkie's list when it comes to makeup famed for being as longwearing as it is colourful (Everlasting liquid lipsticks for the win, amirite) but the brand has outdone itself with a new, all-matte pastel palette. Intensely pigmented, buildable and easy to blend, this is goth you can totally pull off 24/7.
Sephora Collection More Than Meets The Eye eyeshadow palette, $65
Experimentation is its hidden middle name, what with eyeshadows that run the gamut of the colour spectrum. Anything and everything from a killer purple-blue smoky eye to a more daytime friendly gold look with a pop of turquoise in the centre of the lid can be had with its endless colour combinations. So if it's transformative you're after, this Sephora jumbo palette has got you sorted.
Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact, $180
Hello, what's summer without contouring? This wear everywhere Tom Ford Soleil trio features blush, highlighter and bronzer in a silky formula that glides on effortlessly, and the warm and universally flattering shades instantly eradicate the dreaded 'flat face' syndrome. Plus that utterly beautiful ivory and gold packaging? Just take our money already.
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