Makeup palettes are without a doubt a major weak spot of ours and as the new season arrives, so does a fresh crop of summer-hued palettes for us to lust over. And who can blame us? Not only do they offer up a whole host of beauty possibilities, but they also look pretty on our dressing table too.
From quads of pretty shadows to a selection of blush hues that’ll have you covered for any occasion summer throws at you, we tried out 8 palettes full of shades you’ll want to reach for on a daily basis…
The latest eyeshadow palette from Bobbi Brown contains five beautiful nude hues, so you can easily create a natural summer smokey eye – and what’s more, you can use the darker shades to amp the colours up from day to evening.
Bobbi Brown Nude On Nude Eyeshadow Palette, £36
We’re big fans of Makeup Revolution and this palette totally raises the bar. You can create endless looks thanks to the assortment of 30 colours, from matte to sheeny and brightening base colours to daring shades of blue – and pretty much everything in between!
Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave, £9.99
If you’re after a summer glow, this is the palette for you. The trio of lightweight shades glide onto the skin, allowing you to contour or strobe to your hearts content! This one will be in our handbags all summer long, that’s for sure.
Zoeva Rose Golden Blush Palette, £13
With five shades for both your lips and cheeks, this is the perfect palette to pep up your complexion on-the-go. Whether you’re after a pop of colour on your lips or a dash of dewy sun-kissed colour on your cheeks, it has you covered.
Stila Sunrise Splendor Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette, £29
For the most beautifully glowy, sun-kissed skin we’re turning to this visual treat of a palette from Estée Lauder. It helps sculpt and define your complexion, for a soft and subtle sheen of healthy colour. It features an illuminator, bronzer and blush housed inside a golden compact, and each hue was developed using ‘Prisma Technology’, which essentially means a tribrid of liquid, powder and gel for the smoothest finish. Bravo Estée Lauder.
Estée Lauder Summer Glow Multi-Palette, £40 (launching 2nd May)
From a pearlescent sweeping of colour to a pretty grey smokey eye, this new quad of shades from MAC offers up a variety of summer looks – and it’ll fit perfectly in your clutch bag too.
MAC Future Mineralise Eyeshadow Quad in Full Orbit, £34
Fan of blusher? You’ll adore this. Urban Decay worked with Gwen Stefani and popped 6 different shades of blush into one pretty palette. There’s a different blusher for every occasion summer throws at you, from weddings to the races.
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette, £35
Featuring some of its best-selling blush and bronzer shades, this palette from NARS comes equipped with everything you could possibly need to contour, bronze or add a spot of blush to your face. What’s more, it also works double duty as a mirror.
NARSissist Cheek Studio, £49