The formulas are creamy, the sparkles intense, and the options, boundless: day looks, night looks, chrome to matte. Makeup artist Larry Yeo picks the best palettes of the season. They’re those that give you creative room to play and explore, from creating a blue smoky eye with metallic depth, to keeping it simple with a monochromatic swipe.
Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in #4 Rose, $39 each
There are six compacts in all. Snap any two together to form a 12-shadow palette. It could be everyday neutrals + smoky tones, or warm tones + pinks – it’s up to you.
Milani Gilded Rouge Eyeshadow Palette, $43.40
Some 16 richly pigmented shades in fierce foils, vampedup silky mattes and buttery metallics. Be as adventurous (or basic) as you like.
Nars Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, $90
Think sunkissed and bronzy, like you’ve just come back from a beach holiday.
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette in Pillow Talk, $130
The ultimate in romantic shades, from rosy pink to warm brown, in matte and shimmer finishes.
Tom Ford Soleil Neige Eye Color Quad in Soleil Neige, $139
Icy, sparkly tones up your glam game. With a frosted sheen and flecks of silver sparkle, this palette is made for a night out.
Sephora Collection Feline Instinct Eyeshadow Palette in Dark Edition, $33
Deep shades give you multiple options for smoky eyes.
M.A.C Cosmetics Art Library Flameboyant Eye Shadow Palette, $97
You get both warm and neutral shades, from natural to pink.
PHOTOGRAPHY FRENCHESCAR LIM
ART DIRECTION SHAN
MODELS VIVIEN HALASZ & NOELLE WOON/MANNEQUIN
HAIR JIMMY YAP/KEMISTRY SALON, USING L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL
MAKEUP ZOEL TEE, ASSISTED BY EDWIN CHOO