5 Stunning eye and face palettes we are crushing on this month

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By Wei Yeen Loh

5 Stunning eye and face palettes we are crushing on this month

For an on-the-go, all-day-long glow:

Chanel Palette Essentielle Été – Éclat Solaire

What: Chanel’s new season face palette is all about aceing a fresh, summery glow. It comprises of a highlighter in beige-caramel, a highlighter in gold, and a blush in raspberry red — all of which can be used on the eyes, face and lips. This new set of sheer yet dewy textures will give your skin a sun-kissed look effortlessly.

How: For a luminous complexion, use the beige-caramel highlighter all over the face, and the gold highlighter on the inner corners of the eyes and on the eyelids. Blend the blush on the apples of the cheeks, and apply the same blush on the lips with your fingertips to give it a lovely tint.

Available at RM240 at all Chanel Beauty counters and stores nationwide


For a decadent, colour-drenched look:

Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Fantascene

What: Marc Jacobs Beauty launches a limited-edition, coconut-inspired collection this season. One of its star products is this palette that comes with four chic finishes: matte velvet, shimmering satin, sensual silk and metallic lamé. The plush, super pigmented shadow formulation allows you to experiment for a variation of looks too.

How: Apply the velvet and silk shadows along the inner and outer corners of the eyes. Add a wash of velvet matte in a light shade on the base of the brow bone, and a pop of satin on the middle of the eyelids. Blend well with a neutral silk shade. Complete your look with a lamé shade on top.

Available for RM215 at Sephora


For a stellar, out-of-this-world look:

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Palette

What: Inspired by the galaxy’s variation of phosphorescence, Make Up For Ever’s palette has six colour harmonies in three finishes, including matte, metallic and chrome. Perfect for mixing and matching to create a plethora of extraordinary looks.

How: What we love about this palette is that it comes with three makeup artist cards to show you how to use it for maximum potential. Some tips to go by include — wear the matte shadows as a base on the lids, the metal shade as the crease colour, and the chrome colour for additional sparkles to the look.

Available for RM240 at Make Up For Ever and Sephora


For a dose of Midas’ touch:

Benefit Cosmetics Blush Bar “Cheeks on Pointe” Blush & Bronzer Palette

What: Benefit Cosmetics’ limited-edition bronzer and blush palette is made for anyone who takes their contouring and highlighting game seriously. This full-sized stunner comes in five classic and new shades (including the latest golden-nectar Gold Rush blush) that you can use to create all sorts of looks.

How: Apply Galifornia on the apples of the cheeks for a sun-kissed flush, or dust Rockateur on the cheekbones and Gold Rush on the apples of the cheeks for a golden glow. Apply Dandelion if your complexion needs a pick-me-upper, and dust Hoola over the contours of the face for a sculpted look.

Available for RM325 at Benefit Cosmetics and Sephora


For a palette that best matches your personality:

M.A.C Cosmetics Girls palettes

What: You can always count on M.A.C Cosmetics to give you a range of options when your inner beauty junkie can’t make up her mind. Case in point: The new Girls palette comes in eight different curations — each offering eight eyeshadows and one highlighter. Take your pick from satin, pearl, metallic and matte shadows that will give you major colour payoff, alongside the Opalescent highlighter to complete your look. Our favourite is the Prissy Princess that comes in cool neutrals and pinks.

How: Apply the satin and pearl shadows over the lids for a wash of colour, following with a dash of metallic on the center of the eyelids for major shine. Sweep the highlighter over the skin for photo-ready look.

Available for RM258 at M.A.C Cosmetics and Sephora

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