The S/S Edit: Eyeshadows
With spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, here are my top picks for cult-favorite and new-to-the-market eyeshadow palettes that will set the tones for the upcoming season.
From their newest Coconut Fantasy Collection, the Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Fantascene shouts spring and summer. The tones are all relatively muted pinks, peaches and neutrals, and come in four different finishes—velvet, satin, silk, and lamé. With this palette, you can go from a soft rose-gold daytime look to a brown-copper smokeyeye with only 7 shades.
If you’re an all-around peachy tones kind of guy or gal, the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette is your one-stop shop. The palette consists of 12 all-matte shades, and the tones range from creamsicles and light peaches, to dark browns and plums. Because the formula is buildable and blends like a dream, you’re able to take these colors from subtle to full-on pigmented.
If you’re looking for a unique twist on spring-esque shades, look no further than the NABLA Cosmetics Dreamy Eyeshadow Palette. The mix of warm and cool tones makes this a versatile palette for both day and night looks. The mauvey-purples and duochrome shimmers allow you to experiment with more color, yet the tones are still muted and wearable. Prepare to feel inspired every time you open this palette (not to mention the packaging has me starry-eyed—pun intended).
The new Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette from Maybelline is giving me all the hot weather vibes. Straight from the drugstore, this palette is affordable but has the look of a high-end palette. The color selection features light neutral tones, peachy-pink tones, and–of course–a bright pop of yellow. The formula doesn’t pack a huge punch in the pigmentation department, but if you’re looking for a soft, subtle wash of matte color or a shimmer on the lids, you can’t go wrong at that price point.
Alongside many others, sometimes I just can’t be bothered to wear eyeshadow during the scorching summer days. Enter Glossier’s new Lidstars. The cream eyeshadow formula enhances the eyes with ultra-fine multi-color pearls to provide a soft, glistening wash of color. The doe-foot applicator makes them quick and easy to apply and diffuse out with your fingers, and once they set they are budge-proof and crease-free. My personal favorites are Moon to highlight the inner corner and brow bone, and Fawn to add dimension. As perfectly stated on their website: “Less shadow, more glow.”