I have a confession: I’m 25-years-old and I still wear blue eyeshadow. And neon pink. And sparkly white. And violet, and gold and sometimes even green. I can’t help it – I’m obsessed! Eyeshadow has the power to transform your face from simple and ordinary to bold and dramatic. Just a few swipes of an eye brush and I’m instantly feeling more confident and beautiful. That’s why eyeshadow palettes are my favorite thing! You can find the perfect color (or color combinations) to match your mood or your outfit for any given day. Discover a few of my favorite summer palettes below.
Natasha Denona Sunrise Eyeshadow Palette, Sephora – $65
The only thing more beautiful than a sunrise in summer is wearing this sunrise-themed eyeshadow from Natasha Denona! This new palette features 15 buttery-soft eyeshadows that range from bright yellows to earthy corals and browns to gorgeous pinks. Whether you go with the chromes, mattes or metallic hues, your eyes will glow like the sun!
Your eyes will look as sweet, delicious and glamorous as a pineapple with this Too Faced pineapple-themed eyeshadow palette. There are seven creamy colors that sound as good as they look: Yum-Yum, Coconut Sugar, Passports & Pineapples, Sparkling Pineapple, Island Queen, Tutti Cutie and Pineapple Cooler. This metallic, satin, matte and glitter shadows include creamy tan, brown, olive green and a pop of gold so sparkly you will feel like a goddess.
Feel fierce with this Sir John x Disney The Lion King palette from Luminess Cosmetics, filled with 12 colors that will turn you into the queen you are. The ferocious names and colors are inspired by the movie, such as the sparkling blue “Zazo,” the metallic tan “Simba,” the glittery gold “Nala” and the deep brown “Pride Rock.” With the mix of nudes, shimmers and bold colors, you can easily create looks that are simple or stunning.
Be careful where you flutter those eyelashes, girl, because they are drop-dead gorgeous! At least, they will be when you wear this palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. These 14 bold colors are the result of famed drag queen Alyssa Edwards. There are 11 mattes and three metallic shades, ranging from neon pink, sunny yellow, sexy purple, shiny gold and warm nudes. With this palette, you’ll be runway-ready in no time!
Morphe The James Charles Palette, Ulta – $39
Say what you will about James Charles and his drama, but his makeup palette is so good, sister! There are 39 – yes, 39! – different colors, so you can recreate all your favorite looks from Charles’ popular YouTube videos or create your own stunning combinations. There is literally every color in the rainbow, with a mix of bright mattes, warm nudes, sparkly metallics and even a super-sized row of seven essential shades. All your eyeshadow needs in one place? Love that!