It’s safe to assume that everyone already has a staple neutral eye shadow palette in their beauty stash. These featured palettes are not your run-of-the-mill browns and beige but adds a pop of colour to your everyday look, all while being wearable at the same time.
#1 Lunasol The Lighting Color Eyes in EX01 Playful, $138
Summer is associated with fun and colourful palettes and it doesn’t get wilder than this eyeshadow palette from Lunasol. Ten different shades, from purple to orange, green to yellow, lets you get experimental with your looks.
#2 NARS Endless Orgasm Palette, $75
This multi-use palette can be used on your eyes, cheeks and lips. The bottom right pan is the brand’s iconic Orgasm shade and the other five colours all compliment it so you look pulled together regardless which ones you use. The lightweight formula also blends into skin effortlessly, while the satin-cream pigments add a healthy radiance to your complexion.
#3 shu uemura x Maison Kitsune #mycamostyle Camo Eyeshadow Palette, $123
As the name suggests, shu uemura’s summer collection is inspired by the camouflage pattern fashion trend. We like the wearability of the colours, plus these three shades – orange, gold and khaki green – make the palette less basic. The eye shadows glide smoothly onto skin with high colour payoff in one swipe, thanks to the micro-fine pigments in the formula.
#4 Urban Decay x Game Of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette, $92
Although this eight-season long TV show has come to an end, the house colours of the Lannisters, Targaryen, Starks and White Walkers (even though it’s strictly not a house) will live on. This keepsake palette features a foldable Iron Throne, along with 20 wearable eye shadow shades, in all the texture and intensity which Urban Decay eye shadow is known for.
#5 Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Luxuriant Haven Couture Palette Collector, $112
Drawing inspiration from exotic Marrakech, the brand’s global beauty director Tom Pecheux made this palette colourful and hot. We like the contrast of the green, brown and orange. Plus, the white shimmer shade in the middle doubles as a highlighter too.
Text: Kayce Teo / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha