When it comes to makeup, we can’t blame you for giving in to temptation and grabbing whatever catches your eye first. But how many times have you bought a pricey palette only for it to gather dust because you’ve found no occasion to wear it? Here’s how to choose a makeup palette you’re sure to make use of.
When it comes to eyeshadow, the focus should be around how the different shades enhance the undertones of your skin. If you’re warm-toned with tanned or olive skin, choose a palette that has a few Mediterranean hues, like yellow and bronze. A cool tone and fair skin should go for pink-coloured palettes to suit your blush undertones and brighten a pallid complexion. Combination tones with dark skin should reach for a palette that includes a green shade or two, to accentuate your complexion.
You want colours that make your eyes pop, so it’s about finding the ones that complement your eye colour best! Blue-eyed girls should go for orange-hued palettes consisting of terracotta and peach colours. Dark brown eyes should opt for blue hues such as navy, cobalt blue and teal for some brightness. Green, grey and hazel eyes should then choose purple hued colours like lilac, lavender and plum.
Whether you are office bound or work remotely, every girl requires different palettes unique to their lifestyles. Of course, our makeup styles often change depending on the occasion, but a good rule of thumb is to choose colours based on what activities you do most often. The safest option would be to choose a versatile, nude-leaning palette, like Urban Decay’s Naked Eyeshadow Palette series – check out Naked 1, Naked 2, Naked 3, Naked Smoky, Naked Heat and Naked Ultimate Basics – with versatile multi-textured shades to create both day and night looks.
At the end of the day, choosing a palette depends on how beautiful the makeup makes you feel, and how well it helps you express your unique personality! After all, makeup is about being the best version of yourself. So, if being the centre of attention is your thing, throw out the rule book and grab that bold, shimmery-coloured unicorn palette that was made for you.
Picking the perfect palette shouldn’t be a chore! Enjoy exploring and experimenting the next time you swing past your local makeup counter, and don’t hesitate to ask the experts to point you in the right direction. We guarantee you’ll walk away with a palette you’ll use until the last crumb of powder is gone.