For many of us, our “no-makeup” days far outweighed our polished ones during lockdowns. And for makeup lovers, this may have reduced some excitement in your daily morning routine. But, not for much longer. As lockdowns ease, we’re excited to hone our makeup skills and look fresh and bright-eyed once again with gorgeous shimmers. In our quest to get back in the habit of “slaying” by day, we’ve discovered some of the best shimmer eyeshadow palettes for Spring/Summer 2021. Whether you’re looking for everyday shimmer palettes, colourful shimmer palettes, or those trend-forward wet-look shimmer palettes, we’ve compiled the very best for you.
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Capture all the Spring feels with Viseart’s 12-pan Paris Edit Eyeshadow Palette. A collection of butter-soft mattes, shimmers and metallics in the most romantic shades, ranging from soft pinks to browns. Expect high colour payoff and seamlessly blending colour that lasts all day.
Create the perfect sculpted matte or sparkling shimmer eyes with this warm-toned palette. It features highly pigmented shades that you can use to create both subtle and dramatic looks. These soft shadows apply easily, blend well, and have great staying power.
The Sigma Hazy Eyeshadow Palette offers exquisite soft pinks, purples, and mauves in matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes to create a multitude of mesmerising looks. The palette features easy to blend mattes and stunning shimmers you can intensify with a brush or your fingertips. The shades are budge-proof and long-wearing.
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The Plush Palette by Sample Beauty features 24 shades of pigmented eyeshadows in matte, foil, and duo-chrome finishes. Transform your look from soft glam to sizzling with an array of beautiful transition colours, bold brights, and rich textures. We think those warm tones and exotic blues and greens call for tropical-inspired looks this Summer.
UOMA Beauty’s Black Magic Carnival Palette features luxurious pigmented colour in matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes, all named after the vibrant destinations that celebrate the rich history of Carnival. These lavish textures transform into seamless colour on the eyelids, are long-lasting and water-resistant. Consider cute Summer looks in the bag with this gorgeous palette.
The Wild West Palette by Urban Decay is a 12-colour eyeshadow palette brimming with creamy mattes, metallics, and shimmers in the brand’s best-selling ultra-blendable Naked shadow formula made vegan. Find desert-inspired neutrals, ranging from pale peach, warm brown, and metallic bronze to deep blue-green and soft turquoise shimmer. Wear these versatile shadows solo or layer to create endless looks ranging from mild to wild.
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The 11:11 Palette by RÓEN is a must-have eye shadow palette for beauty lovers with a unique foil-effect formula that dazzles and glimmers like no other. Made with shades that coordinate, each hue has varying amounts of pearl reflects, making the texture of each slightly different. For subtle shimmer, apply with a brush, or for full foil effect, apply using your fingertips. If you’re interested in luxe clean beauty products, start with RÓEN.
Adorn your eyes with the sumptuous rose-inspired shades within Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette. Choose from eight shimmering hues in creamy matte and metallic gelée formulas that bloom with luxe, multi-textured effects. The luxe gelées and pure matte formulas in this palette are a real game-changer. You can layer and blend them with ease without muddying the colours or creasing. The gelées have a wet look but are non-sticky and weightless.
Packed with gorgeous pearl pigments that offer luxe, high-impact shine, the Master Metallics Eyeshadow Palette is perfect for creating natural or high octane looks. Create endless combinations with 12 creamy, luxurious shades that melt onto the lids and stay in place all day long. To add some drama, use a flat brush or fingertips to get the most intense payoff.
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