July 19, 2016
If these are anything to go by, August and September are going to be great months for makeup palettes. Start saving up now – these are pretty impossible to resist.
Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Colour Quad in 316 Golden Age
Clé de Peau Beauté always manages to present their eyeshadow quads in the most gorgeous gradient of shades, and in the Autumn/Winter ’16 collection where the inspiration is the Roaring Twenties, we’ve got our eyes on this quad of instantly feminine warm hues ranging from peach to plum.
$30 for case and $80 for refill (sold separately), available at Clé de Peau Beauté counters from Sep.
Dior 5 Couleurs Skyline in 506 Parisian Sky
The Eiffel Tower theme here is obviously strong, with the lattice design of the tower embossed on the five eyeshadows. Parisian Sky is a collection of beiges with a sky blue and silver to top it all off, to create looks that truly epitomise chic.
$104, available at Dior Beauty stores and counters from 1 Aug.
CHANEL Le Rouge – Collection No. 1 Les 4 Ombres in Candeur et Expérience
We admit that to some, red eyeshadow might conjure up images of vampires or eye infections, neither of which are things we ever want to inspire our makeup looks. But CHANEL has accepted the challenge to show that red-themed makeup can be incredibly chic as long as it’s done right, just like this eyeshadow quad that features three browns anchored by a brick red shade to add an unexpected touch to traditionally safe eyeshadow colours. Don’t knock it till you try it – look out for our tutorial on how to rock the crimson shades from this CHANEL collection coming your way soon.
$90, available at CHANEL Beauty stores and counters from 22 Jul.
NARS NARSissist Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette
Oh yas – finally, the Dual-Intensity Blush that we love so much are now available in a palette of four. What we love even more is that these are 4 all-new shades, including a highlighter, blush, and two contouring tones. We’re already partial to Soft Tulle, the highlighter, and Titian, the darker contouring shade.
$90, available at NARS counters from Aug.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow 4
The fourth iteration of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s seasonal eyeshadow palettes features some pretty intense shades like teal, purple, black and pink, anchored by the classic neutrals like white, beige and cream. The whole idea here is to use this palette to create some strong contrasts on the eyes, and they all come in a matte finish to really make an impact.
$72, available at Sephora and the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Loft from 4 Aug.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Couture Palette Collector Danger Seduction
The luxe snakeskin pattern on the case of this palette is enough to make this an essential Fall accessory, but inside, the warm, vibrant shades are an accurate representation of the city of Marrakech, which YSL Beauté has taken inspiration from for this palette: a warm gold, bright copper, rich brown and vibrant green, anchored by the classic matte black.
$105, available at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté stores and counters from Aug.
Sephora Colourful 5 Eye Contouring
A neutral palette is an essential every season, and we like that this Sephora palette of five shades has already done the colour matching for us by coming in four variations to cater to different skin tones: Porcelain, Light, Medium and Tan, with the colours meant to be used to subtly sculpt the eye area.
$36, available at Sephora from 15 Sep.
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette
If you like your eyeshadows sparkly, you’ll go nuts over this one. Urban Decay has put eight all-new shades of their Moondust Eyeshadow into this very glittery palette, which they call a “glimmering lunar rainbow”. Shades you” definitely need to swatch as soon as this is out: Element, a peach with pink shift and sparkle, and Galaxy, a smoky blue-gray with iridescent 3D sparkle.
$80, available at Urban Decay stores and Sephora from 1 Sep.
Too Faced Totally Cute Sticker Eye Shadow Collection
This palette features 9 all-new shades from Too Faced, and they’ve boldly called it their “cutest palette EVER”, because yes, you get to decorate this one with the included limited edition stickers. The shades include neutrals and some really bright colours like green, pink and orange, with names like Unicorn, Bunny Fu Fu and Meow!
$53, available at Sephora from 18 Aug.