Whether it’s eyeshadow, highlighter or contour, the right makeup palette is all you need to let your creativity run wild. Create a stunning look out of rich golds, dusky pinks and warm, buttery browns, or use bright, bold pops of colour or glam metallics for a night out. The possibilities are practically endless. With an array of colours, tints and shades to choose from, it’s good to keep some things in mind when buying your own makeup palette. Check out our handy guide below for some quick tips.
Eyeing Up the Right Contour, Cheek and Eyeshadow Palette
New to palettes? You’ll want to cover the fundamentals:
- A good mix of colours and textures that complement one another
- A light and dark shade
- A shimmer option
- And at least one neutral tone
If you want to experiment, why not try eyeshadow make up featuring glitter and metallic shades ? Go bold or highlight your cheekbone or under the brow with fine glitter.
What eyeshadows suit the undertone of my skin?
There’s a reason so many choose to test eyeshadows on the inside of their arms: it’s the easiest and most obvious area to check the colourings against your natural skin tones. If you have warm tones, why not try browns, golds or copper tones? For cool skin tones, try plum, red or blue-based hues. Almost any shade can suit neutral tones. At the end of the day, wear the colours you enjoy!
Tips for choosing your highlights and contours
Not sure which highlighter or contour to choose? For highlighting, choose a shade one or two shades lighter than your foundation. Your contour should be at least one or two shades darker to help define your features.
The best of all worlds If you can’t decide between lip, brow or eye palettes, why not go for an all-in-one? This can be a more practical and convenient choice while also offering a lot more variety.
Have fun experimenting with a new palette! Save on a whole range of beauty items, including lipsticks, eyeliners and nail polishes with your favourite brands at Myer.