Senior Beauty Writer
Your eyes are the windows to your soul, so they say. The only thing I get from that is that I'd want my shutters to be pretty, right? Eyeshadow, eyeliner or even mascara is a great way to dress up your eyes. For summer, my favourite is matte eyeshadow. Nothing like some bright summery shades on your lids to keep the Monday blues away. Keeping in line with recent trends, yellow eyeshadow has been doing the rounds at nearly every runway. So we've found you the best eyeshadow palettes, matte and shimmer that will pep up those peepers all through summer.
Here are our top picks! We hope you have your blending brushes and credit cards ready!
Your perfect budget buy, this is a pigmented, buttery-soft eyeshadow palette with a beautiful mix of warm and cool shades. The palette is ideal for day and night since it has versatile colours. And at that price, you can't go wrong!
An eyeshadow palette designed by supermodel Gigi Hadid for Maybelline, this one has a mix of matte and shimmer shades that are perfect for summer. You can easily create those rose gold and warm pink eyes with this palette.
This is actually a really beautiful palette for the price. It has some really pretty rosy, plum and coral shades in matte and shimmer finishes that will help you create all those chic looks. If bold plums and corals are right up your alley, get this.
This matte eyeshadow palette has every colour under the sun! This is basically the only palette you'll ever need. With 35 stunning colours, you know that the possibilities with this one truly are endless.
This palette will make creating those runway-inspired pastel eye makeup looks. It features 12 silky shades of rich, blendable eyeshadows in those pastel hues. Think yellow, sky blue and lavender! Intrigued? Yep! Me too
Are you a matte-only girl looking to splurge on a beautiful high-end palette? If you don't like any kind of shimmer on your eyes, this Smashbox palette has all matte hues to create everything from day to night time looks. Makeup artists love this palette, it has all the warm and neutral shades you'll ever need. PS - The matte brown eyeshadows double up as brow pomade!
A staple if you're into eye makeup, this palette will help you create practically any eyeshadow look you can think of. It has a mix of matte, shimmer, glitter and duo-chrome shades that will help you create everything from a subtle eye makeup look to a bold, glittery dramatic look! If you've got eyeshadow game, this is the best eyeshadow palette fo sure. The eyeshadows are like soft butter and cream!
While matte eyeshadows look best during the day, I'd always suggest you get a palette that has a healthy mix of mattes and shimmers. It eliminates the need for having more than one eyeshadow palette, but if you're looking for only mattes - the Smashbox and Morphe are my personal favourites!
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