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4 Bridal Eyeshadow Palettes You NEED This Summer

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If you’re having a wedding this (or even next) spring/summer, you probably have some of the big things sorted: your dress, venue, flowers, cake – but it’s often the little things that are forgotten about, yet are the most important.

Hair and makeup are usually underestimated in their significance – when in reality, they’re just as crucial as the dress. If you don’t get these personal touches right, they could distract from or lessen the overall effect of your look on your big day – and nobody wants that.

Traditionally, brides love a ‘natural’ makeup look – but it’s easy to get bewildered in all the different variations of said look.  Many will look to a make-up artist to provide their favourite look, however, some brides prefer to be in command of their own face.

So, we’ve done all the hard work for you and picked the best and newest eye shadow palettes that guarantee you something different, while still ticking all the boxes.

1. Too Faced ‘Natural Love’ Eye Shadow Collection

£52.00 from


For every natural eye makeup lover, bride and her bridesmaids – this palette was ultimately made for wedding occasions. Too Faced combined the best shades from its previously popular ‘Natural’ palettes to create one mega 30-shade wonder, and with their highly-rated buttery texture and renowned long-lasting quality, it’s well worth the splurge.

It comes with everything a bride could dream of: creamy, muted matte shades, a mixture of metallic and shimmery neutrals and pretty pops of colour for those more daring. Plus, the packaging is too enticing and wedding-appropriate not to consider!

2. Stila ‘Matte ‘N Metal’ Eye Shadow Palette

£39 from

This year, Stila introduced their new combination of six modern matte and six luxury metallic eye shadow shades. Boasting a beautiful range of rose golds, cool-toned pewters and golden bronzes that are intended to flatter all skin tones, these shades will suit any look for any bride.

The versatility of this palette is another bonus, as these shades can be used either dry for a softer approach, or wet for a more intense look.

3. Maybelline ‘The 24K Nudes’ Palette

£11.99 from

For brides on a budget – this Maybelline palette is high street at its finest.

Curated from backstage runways, this palette features twelve complementary golden shades that are designed to blend effortlessly together, plus a double-ended brush to make life that little bit easier on your big day.

This palette also has a bolder side for smokier looks, which could be incorporated into a bride’s day-time wedding look to give it an upgrade for the evening reception.

4. Huda Beauty ‘Golden Sands 3D Highlighter Palette’

£40 from

Whether it’s for the eyes or face – having a radiant glow is essential for your wedding day. Huda Beauty have released their new ‘Golden Sands’ highlighting palette, featuring shades that can be used as stand-alone or transitional eyeshadows, or for adding dimension to your blush, or as part of a natural, fresh-faced contour.

To create an instant glow, this palette features two deluxe textures including a creamy formula enriched with shea butter, and three light-catching pressed pearls staggered in complimentary tones to give any bride a sculptural, 3D radiance.

By Amy Pollock, Excalibur Press