From The Straits Times    |

When you have got so many things to pack for your vacation, the last thing you want to fret about is the lack of space in your makeup pouch because of your bulky eyeshadow palette. These seven compact and portable palettes will ease your packing woes.


Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow ($24.90, Watsons)

The long-wearing colours from these palettes are suitable for creating both subtle and sultry looks. Your eye makeup will look fresh all day with the latest crease- and smudge-proof formula. The flexible, dual-end applicator that comes with a narrow tip for contouring and rounded tip for blending also makes putting on these shadows a breeze.


Lunasol Macaron Glow ($77)

This compact eyeshadow palette has got everything you need for your getaway – an applicator, mirror and four shades that will give your eyes more definition. The colours are great for days where you want something more lowkey and natural. Choose from pink hues, nudes and cool tones to highlight your features. The lightweight formula sits comfortably on skin while offering good colour payoff


Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 5 ($72, Sephora)

The last thing you need when you are constantly out and about on your holiday is having to touch up your eye makeup. These eyeshadows were developed by renowned international makeup artist Natasha Denona after years of struggling with dull and dry formulas. The velvety shades can be swept across your lids without any fallout. Formulated with moisturising oils, they are creamy and ultra pigmented. With 12 palettes to choose from, you will find one that suits the holiday look you are going for.


Tarte Rainforest of the Sea ($53, Sephora)

This eyeshadow palette reminds us of sunny beaches, fine sand and clear waters. It comes with three warm-toned foil shades and a split-pan sparkling shade that can be worn alone or layered with other hues. It is dermatologically tested and is formulated with algae and marine flower extracts that will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your lids will also be well nourished with sunflower seed oil and vitamin E.



Sephora Miniature Palette ($22)

This adorable eyeshadow palette won’t break the bank. Inspired by sweet confectionary, we are already sold by the adorable and delicious- sounding names of the palettes – donut, cookie and nougat. These palettes come with six shades in matte and glittery finishes. Beginner or not, you will find the tutorial included in these palettes useful for creating wearable looks.


Laneige Ideal Shadow Quad ($42)

This compact eyeshadow quad palette comes in 10 variations, and each palette was specially curated to give you the best combination of shades and textures to create looks that will take you from day to night. Besides being long-lasting and pigmented, it also comes with a small angle-cut brush made from natural wool fibre for easy application.


Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat ($48)

If you love the Naked Heat palette, you will be thrilled by this compact eyeshadow palette that features six brand new matte shades. From reddish-brown to burnt orange, these warm tones are perfect for your summer vacation. With Urban Decay’s patented Pigment Infusion System, these velvety and rich shadows are made to last.

This article first appeared on Shape



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