Colour your world: Summer makeup palettes that pop

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With summer in Hong Kong well and truly heating up, now’s the time to amp up the volume on your makeup look too. Rainbow brights and intense metallics are exactly what’s needed to lift our spirits this season, so make things easy with these expertly-curated makeup palettes, fresh for this summer.

Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette

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Get on-board the purple rain train with the newest addition to Urban Decay’s ever-popular, cruelty-free Naked Eyeshadow Palette series. Naked Ultraviolet features 12 super-saturated, velvety-soft eyeshadow shades, encompassing vivid purples, peachy neutrals and smoky plums in a show-stopping range of shimmer, satin, matte and metallic finishes – meaning there’s something to suit every occasion and complexion.

Available at Urban Decay

Shu Uemura x Onitsuka Tiger Eye Palettes

Following on from eclectic collaborations with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Super Mario Bros, Shu Uemura has now teamed up with pioneering Japanese sneaker brand Onitsuka Tiger. Their sporty summer collection features a pair of eight-shade eyeshadow palettes, each in snazzy zip-up compacts decorated with Onitsuka Tiger’s signature stripes. Beyond The Limit features an eye-catching mix of indigo blue, energetic orange and pale peach, whilst Set The Motion showcases warmer shades of sunset orange, sparkling gold and shimmering bronze.

Available at Shu Uemura

Chantecaille Radiance Chic Cheek & Highlighter Duo

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Get that perfect summer glow with Chantecaille’s blush and highlighter duo, which utilises a high-tech gel-powder technology that feels totally weightless on skin. Choose between Coral Radiance, a coral pop blush paired with soft peach highlighter, and Rose Radiance, a light pink blush with white gold highlighter; the colours can either be worn alone for a natural flush or flattering shimmer, or blended together for a softly sculpted look. These beautifully-dressed cruelty-free compacts also feature striking photos of a whale shark or manta ray, with a share of sales going to WildAid, an environmental organisation dedicated to reducing global consumption of wildlife products. 

Available at Chantecaille

Dior 5 Couleurs – Color Games Eyeshadow Palettes

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Created by Dior Makeup’s renowned creative and image director Peter Philips, these high-performance eyeshadow palettes are inspired by the world of sports. Sprint playfully channels clay courts and beach games with a sunshine-soaked medley of pinks, browns and orange, whist Dive is a pool-ready cooler combination of limpid blues, purples and peach – essentially, everything you need for a winning eye look.

Available at Dior

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