• Summer is almost here, which means that the battle to keep your makeup from running off your face is about to become intense, especially if you’re wearing eyeshadow. If you have this problem, you’ve come to the right place because what I’m about to present are my top 5 eyeshadow palettes. I trust them even in the hottest days of the summer.

When the heat is becoming too much, most makeup palettes may start wearing off sooner than they are supposed to – or they may start gathering awkwardly in the fine lines, making you look like you have no makeup at all.

And let’s not forget about the colours. It is summer, after all, and you’ll need many shades to go with the holiday vibe. So, where can you find a makeup palette that is durable, lightweight, and also provides you with plenty of colours? As already mentioned, I have some options for you that proved to be highly reliable.

  1. Urban Decay Beached Bronze – Perfect for Weekend Trips

If you’re looking for that beachy look, then the Beached Bronze palette is definitely something worth considering. It has 8 shades to choose from, starting with warm copper shades to crazier blue colours – perfect for a weekend to the beach. I particularly like the fact that the blues are found in two beautiful shades – turquoise and dark blue.

The Beached Bronze eyeshadow palette is highly pigmented, meaning that your makeup will look clear and powerful – and won’t look faded from the moment you put it on. Plus, it’s also durable – even if you don’t necessarily add a primer.

The colours are also blended easily, so you may instantly make a warm smokey eye makeup with it. Moreover, the product is lightweight, allowing your skin to breathe in the summer air.

You can find it for £26 in the UK or $34 on their website. Compared to other more expensive palettes, this one is affordable.


  • Highly pigmented colours
  • Unique turquoise and dark blue shade
  • Lightweight texture
  • Durable
  • It is affordable


  • It only has one matte shade
  • The pans are fairly small


  1. Too Faced Sweet Peach – Bringing the Peach Scent

Did you ever have a makeup palette that smelled so good that you nearly wanted to eat it? Well, it would be advised that you refrain from eating this one – but the smell of peaches sure is mesmerizing.

Featuring 18 deliciously peached colours, this one not only includes the classic black, white, bronze, and pink shades – but it also brings some pretty intense purple tones. I particularly like the fact that there is a balance between the matte and the glossy colours, allowing you to choose depending on your preferences.

This eyeshadow palette features strong and soft shades, all of which have a lot of pigment. If you do your makeup correctly, this will definitely make your eyes pop. Plus, considering the quality of the product, this is bound to last you the whole day.

You may find the Sweet Peach eyeshadow for £49 or $65, depending on where you are buying it from.


  • It smells like real peaches
  • It works on all skin tones
  • Pigmented, rich colour
  • Durable metal case
  • It has many shade choices


  • A little expensive


  1. Colour Pop Perception by Shayla – Perfect for Summer Holidays

They say that the eyelids are a person’s canvas. If that’s true, then this eyeshadow palette is perfect for getting the job well done. Featuring 16 stunning colours that go from metallic blue to matte soft brown, this palette is perfect is perfect for every summer taste.

You can create so many looks with this palette, from simple daytime makeup to daring evening looks. Furthermore, it’s so lightweight that you won’t even feel that you are wearing it. It’s perfect for summer, when your skin needs to breathe.

You can find the Perception palette for around £18 in the UK or $23 in the US, making it a highly reasonable price for such a quality set.


  • Stunning colour tones
  • It is compact
  • Easily blendable
  • Lightweight texture
  • Very reasonably priced


  • It may not look so vibrant on all skin tones
  • Not as durable as other, more expensive palettes

4.     KKW Beauty – KKWxMARIO – Getting the Kardashian Look

Kim Kardashian is a beauty symbol that we all look up to – so when we find out that there is a beauty product that she particularly fancies, it’s obvious that we want to try it for ourselves. This is exactly why the KKWxMARIO has gained so much popularity.

Mixing both matte and metallic shades, you can find warm colours to go with day makeup, but also daring shades that pop during the evening or at an event. The blue shade, Libra, is particularly to die for.

These colours are strong, durable and lightweight. Priced at £34 ($45 in the US), this palette is not very affordable – but it is certainly high quality.


  • Strong, vibrant colours
  • Lightweight
  • Durable stay
  • You can choose from both matte and metallic shades


  • Rather expensive


  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Soft Glam Palette – Perfect for the Classic Look

If you prefer the classic Earth tones to the daring blues and other such metallic colours, then the Anastasia Palette should definitely be up your alley. The gold shades are a particularly beautiful choice for summer, and they may easily be mixed with anything.

Featuring 14 different colours, you may blend them with the brush that comes along with the palette set. However, you may want to be careful when handling the suede case, as it can easily get dirty.

At £43 ($42 in the US) the Soft Glam palette is not the cheapest of the batch – but it’s certainly a worthy choice.


  • Great for those who prefer earth tones
  • Beautiful, well-pigmented shades
  • It blends beautifully
  • It stays on the eyelid


  • The suede case gets easily dirty
  • Rather expensive

All these eyeshadow palettes are highly recommended, and they are, by far, the best I have tried so far. Some may have their flaws, but in the end, the goods outweigh the bads. Have you already tried any of them before? Which one would you use for a summer makeup?