Popping new palettes

MAR 29, 2018

Embrace your inner artist with the season’s freshest shades

Spring has well and truly sprung, meaning it’s time to usher in a new cascade of shades into your makeup collection. Look to these latest majestic beauty palettes for a conveniently curated selection of the season’s freshest hues.

Think pink

Diorsnow Blush’n’Bloom Palette in Spring Coral and Sweet Lavender (HK$460), available from Harvey Nichols;
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Fatal Attraction Eyeshadow Palette in 07 Saharan Blush (HK$495)

Dior’s 2018 Diorsnow Twinkling Lights Colour Collection has been designed specifically with Asian complexions in mind, with metallic, iridescent and pearlescent effects showcased to evoke the shimmer of spring. The Blush’n’Bloom Palette features a delicate flower-petal motif in two different colourways – Spring Coral for a blossoming pink-leaning luminescence and Sweet Lavender for a cooler radiant glow. Simply swirl the four shades in each palette together for a soft, subtle blush that evens out skin tone and illuminates your complexion.

Ensure your eyes are also pretty in pink with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Fatal Attraction Eyeshadow Palette in 07 Saharan Blush. Its four eyeshadows – housed in the Italian brand’s signature sleek black compact – are designed to harmoniously blend and adapt with every skin tone, boasting an array of complimentary shades and finishes that create a multi-dimensional eye look. This explosion of gleaming pinks and russet brown is perfect for the first flush of spring, with a long-lasting crease-proof formula that will see you through the whole day; use the lighter shimmering shades to highlight the inner corner of your eye, with the darker matte shade ideal for adding extra definition in the crease of your eyelid.

Here comes the sun

From left: Tom Ford Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette in Soleil D’Ambre (HK$1,280) available from Harvey Nichols;
Chanel Exclusive Creation Premières Fleurs (HK$555)

Say farewell to winter’s grey skies with these warming palettes of sunshine-filled hues. Inspired by sun-kissed tropical islands, Tom Ford’s Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette in Soleil D’Ambre is the ultimate all-in-one compact, with four eyeshadows, a highlighter and a blush set inside a luxurious ivory-and-gold clutch. Featuring a mix of sultry bronzed shades and sweet cool tones, it contains everything you need to create a variety of fresh makeup looks for the new season.

Another perfect product to add a shot of warmth to spring skin is Chanel’s Exclusive Creation Premières Fleurs. Part of the brand’s Le Blanc 2018 Dernières Neiges (French for “last snow”) collection, this petal-soft complexion compact is designed to give skin an au naturel healthy glow. Its flattering ombré gradient of pure pearly white, light peachy pink and dusky rose pink colours – embossed with intricate patterns of flowers and branches – can be used independently or together to create a sheer veil of pure blushing radiance for the face.