Adele's Makeup Artist
Feast your eyes on this season’s must-have eyeshadow palettes – curated to take you from desk to dusk (and dawn)!
Some of the greatest paintings of our time have left their imprint on our imagination due to their unmistakable use of colour. There’s Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, all translucent layers of paint applied so subtly that there is no perceptible transition. Or Van Gough’s Starry Night, with thick brushstrokes and rich golden tones that leave you staring at its burning sky.
As a makeup artist, iconic visuals continue to inspire me. Just as a painter uses colour and shading to evoke a mood, so does an MUA wield his palette to bring forth the most beguiling features on your face.
So when my favourite brands release a make-up palette, I can’t wait to blend, shade and play with its myriad of new configurations and discover creative ways to play with light. And because I want you to enjoy this palette feast as much as I do, the below post will outline my favourite palettes to break out of your safe three-colours-on-repeat routine!
All picks have unstoppable formulas and shimmering shadows to achieve a smouldering look with a show-stopping glow. And with limited edition releases, you are free to create your own iconic looks that will be masterpieces of their own.
This new local brand is a similar aesthetic to Anastasia Beverly Hills. A highly pigmented dazzle-rich palette has 5 key matte shadows to colour-correct and contour the eye, while 9 electric shimmering shadows colour and illuminate the eyes. The combinations are endless, so if you pick a daily look you better know it sticks, as their hold factor is not far behind. What separates this brand from the rest is that it’s cruelty-free, 100% vegan and bound in a recyclable cushioned cardboard frame that protects your shadows when travelling (or dropping on the bathroom floor), where plastic containers usually leave a trail of scattered remnants.
A FIRST IMPRESSION: GARBO & KELLY MAKEUP
Today I have something pretty special to share with you all. Garbo & Kelly makeup, have you ever heard? Because I hadn’t up until a month ago and now… kind of OBSESSED. I mean where do I even begin?
They’re a new brand on the block and totally killing it. Does anyone else get Anastasia Beverly Hills vibes? And before we even get into the products themselves, I feel like the packaging deserves a moment of its own. I can tell you I would probably splash out on these for the packaging alone.