The Only Palette You’ll Ever Need
Written by Rebecca Gillam
We heard you were, like, so done with carrying around loads of different products, especially with all the parties, weddings and festivals in your summer diary. So, the clever people at Primark HQ made you this life (and luggage) saving must-have. The 12 shades in the new Master Eye Palette range from a shimmery cream through warm nudes and corals to vampy mushroom and metallics. And there are literally no looks they can’t create.
We’ll talk you through some of the best, like your personal how-to beauty bible. All you need is an eye shadow brush and a mirror (and we’ve got a big range of both for you to snap up!) Let’s start with the smokey eye. Low-key, classic and kind of impossible…until now.
Create a beige base across your whole eye area, then work the warm brown shade (go darker for night) into the crease between your eyelid and eyebrow, and blend it down to the outer corners. Like contouring, you’re basically just exaggerating what’s already there — think lighter gets lighter and darker gets darker.
Thinking of trialling some pretty-out-there trends, instead? No-one wants to splash out on something they might never wear, so having them all in one place makes it the perfect opportunity to get experimental. Red eyeshadow is fierce right now and the fash way to do festival make-up. Make your eyes pop by wearing it across your lid and joining it with a fine line below your eye. Go mascara free for a stand-out look. Not only can it recreate all your fave Insta-trends, the palette even multitasks! Perfect your contour for the ultimate selfie with the iridescent cream shade swept underneath your eyebrow, on the tops of your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose.
Friends fake-tanned and you didn’t get the memo? Warm up your complexion with a blend of the orange, pinky or bronze tones, depending on your skin tone, on the apples of your cheeks. If you’re more of a lip girl, dab a bit on the top of your cupid’s bow (that U-shaped arch in the middle of your top lip) for a red carpet pout.
Now, preen, pap, post — and watch the #likes come rolling in…