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Top 10 eyeshadow palettes you need for summer

Top 10 eyeshadow palettes you need for summer
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer3 years ago
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If there’s one thing we’re excited about this summer, it’s the opportunity to experiment with our makeup again. Dull winter weather and back-to-back lockdowns have meant that for most of us, our glam routine has taken a backseat. But now that we can practically taste sweet freedom, it’s time to dust off those blending brushes and discover some new popping pigments for summer  

Whether you love them bold and bright, or subtle and shimmery, here at LOOKFANTASTIC, we’ve got eye-shadow shades to suit anyone’s signature style. Why not try experimenting with a new colour? Or stock up on the palettes you’ve hit pan on? Whatever your look, discover our roundup of the top ten eye-shadow palettes to spice up your hot girl summer below.   


Lime Crime Eye Shadow Palette – Venus XL  

Kicking off the list and coming in HOT is the Venus XL Palette by Lime CrimeThis warm-toned palette is perfect for blending, featuring a set of eighteen cult shades in four fabulous finishes: matte, sparkle, glow and metallic. The cocktail of rich reds, soft pinks and deep berry shades are ideal for summer glam, whilst the buttery-soft pigment provides an effortless application for a positively ethereal look.  

ZOEVA Caramel Melange Voyager Eye Palette 

For a luxury look, discover the ZOEVA Caramel Melange Voyager Eye Palette. A delicious mix of warm matte and shimmery hues, this palette caters for a classic smoky eye, as well as more daring looks. Velvety pigments promise strong colour without the fallout, meaning your look lasts all day. What’s more, this palette comes in a handy travel size, making it perfect for your summer getawayWho said you can’t look glam for the airport? 

Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette  

Dress your eyes in a luxurious shimmer this season with the Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette. A selection of 12 rich gold, brown green tones, this palette can take you from day to night looks in an instant. Dive into the elegant metallic hues this summer and discover a new favourite combination! 

MAC Art Library - It's Designer 

Ready to experiment with colour this summer? Bright eyes are the look of the season, and MAC’s Art Library Palette is the perfect collection to create vibrant looks with. Featuring twelve popping pigments, this eye and cheek palette is a mix of shimmery and matte hues including bright pinks and bold greens, helping you to create runway-inspired looks at home.  

Revolution Pro New Neutral Eye Shadow Palette - Romance 

Fall in love with yourself this summer with the Revolution Pro New Neutral Eye Shadow Palette. This shimmery selection of eighteen shades features a mix of pretty pinks and golden hues that are perfect for romantic summer looks.  

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette 

Turn up the heat this summer with the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. A cult favourite, this collection contains twelve sizzling shades to help you create ultra-hot, smoky looks. Combining rich colour, with blendable formulas and ultimate staying power, this warm-toned palette is the ideal companion for your summer soirées! 

Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette 

Focus the attention on your eyes rather than the skies this summer with the Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette. Formulated with fifteen pigment packed shades in a mix of metallic and matte finishes, you can play with textures to create endless eye looks. Are you ready to get your glow on?    

NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Cream Quad Palette - Glacier 

Whether you’re most excited about festival season, or your first ‘proper’ night out, the NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Palette has all the glam you need for every occasion in ten show-stopping shades. Unlike loose glitters, these creamy pigments melt and blend easily into the skin to create long-lasting looks with little fallout – perfect to keep you looking fabulous in the heat. 

NARS Cosmetics Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette - Suede 

For those who prefer a more classic smoky eye, try the NARS Cosmetics Voyageur Palette. Featuring a mix of six sultry shades, blend together staple mattes with shimmers to create the perfect night-time look. The perfect travel companion, this mini palette allows you to get your glam on the go, without compromising on colour.  

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette 17.1g  

Get your peach out this summer with the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. An array of coral, pink and peachy toned nudes, this palette is ideal for the hotter months. Whether you’re creating a matte or a shimmer look, these eighteen sensational shades will add radiance and boost your summer glow. 

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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!