You likely have face masks to thank for last summer’s bold, colorful eye looks. And fortunately for those who are ready to keep having fun with their makeup, this season’s eyeshadow trends are slated to be equally optimistic, if a bit more sultry when it comes to color. “Warm neutrals and nude eyeshadows are really having a moment,” Makeup by Mario’s Mario Dedivanovic tells Bustle. “The blend creates a beautiful, soft look that nicely complements sun-kissed summer skin.” Look specifically for “pops of coral, pink, bronze, and anything with golden tones” when choosing your summer 2021 eyeshadow palettes, suggests Lori Taylor Davis, global pro lead artist at Smashbox.
And let’s be real: Absolutely no one has time for a midday makeup meltdown. That’s why you should opt for formulas that are both multifunctional — and heat-proof. “Summer makeup should be effortless, and the products should be multitasking,” adds Taylor Davis. “Long-lasting and waterproof are always a go-to.” As the weather heats up, you might feel inclined to gravitate toward cream-based eyeshadows or even eye glosses, but experts pointed to palettes that include a range of hues, textures, and finishes for buildable coverage. If you’re just starting to experiment again, you’ll likely want to dabble in a little bit of everything. Below, Dedivanovic, Taylor Davis, and more makeup experts reveal their top picks and predictions for the upcoming summer.
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