There’s nothing better than embracing the summer’s heat through colorful and vibrant eye makeup. Thankfully, so many makeup brands are releasing new eyeshadow palettes to commemorate the arrival of the summer.
The apparent trend of this season’s eye makeup seems to be various shades of reds, oranges, greens, and browns, along with glitter shades for highlight and cut-crease. Perhaps it’s so that you can match with the beautiful summer sunsets and the hypnotizing blue waters of the ocean. The following eyeshadow palettes are just some new and upcoming palettes that can be the perfect addition to your summer makeup collection.
"so many makeup brands are releasing new eyeshadow palettes... so that you can match with the beautiful summer sunsets and the hypnotizing blue waters of the ocean"
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill, June 21st
Even though this palette was released last month, people flocked to buy this brainchild of Jaclyn Hill and Morphe’s 2-year love affair. Sold out within minutes, what Morphe labeled as a not your average palette, it contains 35 brand new matte, shimmer, satin, foil, and glitter shadows. It has dark greens to bright turquoise, deep copper to fiery maroon, and striking golden to subtle pearl.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture, July 25th
As a gift to their loyal followers on social media, Anastasia Beverly Hills released the Subculture palette one whole year after they came out with their first palette, Modern Renaissance. It was named after what they used to call the brand’s followers back in the day when the brand just had its start. The colors will remind you of a mossy green forest, comprising of camouflage green, mustard yellows, and a couple of jewel-toned pinks, purples, and blues.
MAC Personality Palette in “Mischief Minx”, August 3rd
A MAC employee leaked the upcoming “Basic Bitch” palette back in February. It was met with an uproar and when MAC finally announced the full collection on that would be released next month, the Basic Bitch came with her friends and the Internet was #shook once again. The Mac Mischief Minx palette, along with Basic Bitch, Power Hungry, Pussy Princess, Rockin’ Rebel, and Fashion Fanatic, is one of the palettes from the Girls Personality collection. Mischief Minx has warmer colors than the others, including maroon, orange, deep brown, and three glitter shades.
ColourPop x Karrueche Fem Rosa “She”, July 13th
The “She” palette from ColourPop and Karrueche Tran’s collaboration contains 12 gorgeous shades, ranging from pearly, glittery ivory shades to rose gold and matte burgundy. The palette and the entire Fem Rosa collection was inspired by the different shades of roses and other floras. Not only does the Fem Rosa set come with an eyeshadow palette, it also has a blush palette and three different lip colors (1 with a glossy finish and 2 in satin).
Urban Decay Naked Heat, July 18th
Ending the list with one of the most anticipated summer palettes, the Urban Decay Naked Heat comes with 12 fiery new shades. Think of it as emulating the blazing embers on your lids, you can recreate the gradation of a flame by combining the matte orange He Devil, the matte maroon En Fuego, the matte violet Ashes, and the glittery tangerine Scorched. Just like other Naked palettes, the Heat palette comes with a dual-ended shadow and blending brush to help you create a flawless, scorching gradation. If you want a more affordable alternative for this palette, the upcoming Sephora Pro Warm Eyeshadow Palette has 28 shades of matte, shimmer, and satin shadows.
Eyeshadows: every makeup artist’s essential item
Without eyeshadows, makeup artists, both amateur and professional, won’t be able to add depths and character to their eye makeup. Besides, the eyes are the windows to the soul so we shouldn’t hesitate to add a little decoration with the help of eyeshadows.