Summer time means one thing, Summer holidays – or at very least, dreams of them! If you’re going on holiday or even just want to look like you have been on one then this new Summer Style palette is the ideal partner for that. If you’re travelling – this palette is a compact all you need Summer beauty. In typical Aerin style, it’s simple but totally beautiful.
Starting with the lip shades – there are four colours, two gloss and two sheer lip colours. The two lip glosses have a subtle shimmer. The pale nude is lovely for anytime and the paler shimmer will add a gorgeous light-catching pop to the lips. Then the two sheer lips colours – the top one (the pretty coral pink) is my absolute favourite. It’s a gorgeous shade that adds a really fresh sheer wash of colour to the lips, then there’s the more sheer nude shade that offers the much-love ‘my lips but better effect’ with a very sheer nude effect.
The palette also comes with a tiny lip brush to help with application – although personally I’m more of a fan of using the a finger to apply sheer colours.
Then onto the eye and cheek shades. Firstly the cheek shade – a super flattering shade. With enough pink to keep it as a happy hybrid between a bronzer and a blusher – leaning more towards the bronzer, but with enough warmth and pinky-ness to keep it healthy and like a sun kissed wash of colour.
Then the two eye shadow shades – to think of two shadows that would cover all occasions and these are the two I would go for. A pewter-toned gold, for a wash of colour over the lid and then a deep bronze-brown for a summer time smokey eye or subtle definition.
Again, the eye colours come with a little applicator – again, like the lip ones – I prefer to use my fingers for this. It’s just that little bit easier!
The combination of shades in this palette really work – there’s not one in there that I wouldn’t use – a rarity in palettes. As even the best neutral palettes out there tend to have a shade or two that are left un touched! But not this one – it will be joining me on a rather fabulous trip I have coming up in a few weeks (and will be blogging about)!
Available from Selfridges (£45)