The *best* summer eyeshadow palettes to amp up your beauty routine


As every beauty lover knows, eyeshadow is a makeup staple, but there are so many different palettes and combinations that finding the perfect one for summer can be overwhelming. Never fear, because GL has amassed a list of the best choices to accent your eyes and show off your fun summer looks. Shop away!


If you're looking for an amazing, portable choice for your summer travels, try Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette from Tarte.
With a huge, convenient mirror and 12 different eyeshadows, this option is perfect for the busy girl looking for some creamy shades that are easy to blend. It provides long-lasting looks that are friendly to sensitive skin. Perfect for everyday use, with its lighter tones, but also for big nights out on the town, with the dramatic "Power Player" and "Fashionista" choices, some of the colors will become your go-tos if you're looking to lounge on the beach.


If you're looking for a glowing summer shimmer, check out the Unzipped GOLD Eyeshadow Palette from Lorac at ULTA.
This palette has all the sparkle you need for summertime, but also has matte choices for simpler styles. It comes with an eye primer to make sure that your makeup lasts *all* day. The palette is pearlized for a shiny, sunny look and the tones are universally flattering. It's even waterproof for hot afternoons at the pool.


For colorful, bold looks, The Fun Eyeshadow Palette from Ciate London is *perfect*, and it's available at Sephora.

Once school lets out, you're free from the confines of limiting dress codes and strict fashion rules. You can finally show off your daring side, and the aptly named Fun Eyeshadow Palette is the way to go. For bursts of color not normally found in your beauty routine, this palette offers you 9 attention-grabbing shades to blend and apply as you please. The whimsical packaging is a bonus!  


For an essential makeup combo that you can toss into your purse, try the NYX Professional Makeup Go To Palette in Wanderlust from CVS.
The title implies that this palette will become your go-to, and we wouldn't bet against it. Each set comes with 6 vibrant shadows, an illuminator, blush *and* bronzerthe perfect summer assortment in a tiny, easy-to-carry container. The size will help you to travel light and the wanderlust-inspired colors will make your vacation a little brighter.


For pink-tinted, scented (!!) shades from "Cobbler" to "Summer Yum," try the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Collection.
If the idea of peach-scented eyeshadow isn't enough to convince you, the huge selection of 18 different pinks, corals, purples and bronzes might. You can blend them together with ease or leave them each as is for an equally pretty look. Some are sparkly, and some aren't, so you have plenty of beauty options regardless of the occasion. For a helpful tutorial on how to get a fresh and flirty look with this palette, Too Faced provides one at this link


For an ocean-inspired look that can go to the beach *with* you, check out CoverGirl's Eye Enhancer 4-Kit Shadows in "Crystal Waters" .
So tiny and so inexpensive, but still super stylish, this little kit will take you from day to night. There are 20 different combos to choose from, but our summer pick is "Crystal Waters," to give you that just-out-of-the-pool look. Try combining the options, or letting them stand alone. Mixing and blending never gets old, and the shadows will bring out your eyes beautifully.

What's your go-to summer beauty look? Tell us about it in the comments! 

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by Bridget Curley | 6/13/2017