In trying to do things different around here, today I will be doing something I haven’t done yet. I will be showing you guys my go-to summer eyeshadow palettes. A bunch of you know that peachy shades are my go to, so I feel like this is that post, but I do have a few more palettes I love to use during summer.
When I started going through my palettes I realized I don’t have many colorful palettes, so I decided that I may end up canceling my Boxycharm (sadly) because I feel like I keep getting neutral palettes and that’s no longer fun for me. I want to grow my makeup skills and I don’t want to be held back by a bunch of neutral palettes. So instead, I’ll be saving my money that usually goes towards my Boxy to buy some future releases I’ve been waiting for all year. So anyway, let’s get right into it!
I do a few swatches of these palettes in my video:
Melisa Michelle x Ulta Beauty Makeup Palette
This palette was limited edition and collab with Ulta, I think back in 2017, I don’t remember how I came across it but I thought it looked nice and simple. I think Melisa intended for this palette to be suitable for all skin tones, which I really love because not many beauty influencers would do something like that.
While yes, it is a predominantly warm toned palette, you do get 9 eyeshadows, a highlighter trio, a blush and a lipstick. It was also very reasonably priced ($20 USD I believe) so this was definitely a great price and I think it’d be good for traveling.
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Ulta x Jenny Fox Miss Fabulous Palette
This was another collab with Ulta and also limited edition. I got this palette a few months after I bought the Melisa Michelle palette and back then I didn’t have many warm toned palettes so I decided to buy it because I thought it looked really pretty. And I think back then I had barely gotten into peachy/orange shades, so this was a perfect addition to my collection.
Anyway, I love using this palette during the summer and I also think it’s one of those palettes that transitions well into Autumn season as well. I think I’ll be sad if I hit pan on my favorite shades (Fab, Fox, Arizona, Frankie, and Guru—most of the mattes basically) but I do also have a few palettes that look similar to this, so I guess in the end it wouldn’t be so bad.
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BH Cosmetics Take Me to Brazil Eyeshadow Palette
My only colorful palette in this post, sadly. As I gathered my palettes for this post I realized I practically have no more than three. So this post convinced me to let my Boxycharm go. I will probably cancel it in September after getting my last BoxyLuxe.
READ: Sunburst Yellow MOTD
Anyway..while this palette is chalky, I really don’t mind that because I can make it work for me. Being one of the few color palettes I own, I do gravitate towards this one often when I need some color. I own two of their 88 palettes (matte & shimmer) but those palettes are more toned down. The 88 palettes look more pastel, whereas this one is much bolder and has a better shade range.
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Alamar Cosmetics Reina del Caribe Vol. 1 Eyeshadow Palette
Ah yes, one of my favorite palettes last year. I came up with seven looks and they were all very well received by many of you, so thank you for that! 🙂
When I first received this palette in my Boxycharm, I was skeptical about the shades overall, I didn’t think they would go well together, but to my surprise, they did.
When I swatched them I was flooded with ideas for looks, hence why I came up with SEVEN! Anyway, the formula of this palette is AMAZING and I also love the colors very much! I hope to create one more look with this palette this summer!
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ColourPop Sweet Talk Pressed Powder Palette
Last palette in this list is one I keep talking about, I feel like. It’s my focus palette for July, so I’m still technically testing it, but after trying it out the first time, I fell in love with it. The formula is amazing and I’m a sucker for peachy shades so why not right? Maybe this one can replace my Miss Fabulous palette if I ever hit pan on that one, since this one will probably be around longer.
Anyway, I know it’s another neutral palette, but I DON’T CARE! The shades are gorgeous, and I love how well it blends. I am hoping to post a lookbook this week and my review and a tutorial next week, so stay tuned for all that! 🙂
These are just a few palettes that I tend to reach for more often. There are a few others that I use every once in a while, but they’re not ones I’d use enough to include in this list. As I mentioned at the beginning, I will be cancelling my Boxycharm just because I want to start getting things that I want. I feel like these boxes are great to grow your collection as you’re getting more into makeup, but I’m at the point where I’m getting better and I need palettes that push my creative boundaries.
What you guys think of these palettes. Which ones do you own?
And which palettes do YOU tend to reach for during the summer?
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