The return of ’60s minimalist art with its simplicity in line and saturation of colours provide fresh beauty inspiration for the look of the season—one achievable with these buttery powders that are love at first swipe.
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The minimalist elegance of American artist Jo Baer’s works comes from her limited palette of complementary hues, just like these palettes with four eye enhancing and longwearing shades that are all you really need to dress a look up or down for all-day refinement.
HERMÈS Ombres D’hermès Eyeshadow Quartet in 02 Ombres Végétales, $183; BYREDO Eyeshadow 5 Colors in Syren, $116.
American artist Donald Judd’s works are recognisable due to his tight selection of stand-out colours—and you too can achieve eye-con status with this palette. 25 punch-packing pigments allow for quick slicks of electric colour, making it dynamic enough for you to form your own unique compositions.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 6 for Face and Body, $120.
Apprentices of the art form should invest in these crease resistant and waterproof pigments that lend an ease-to-achieve versatility to any look—a shimmering (read: not spackly) gold and an all-season dark berry that accents all parts of their canvas whether worn opaque or sheer.
NARS Single Eyeshadow in Ishta $33; SHISEIDO Pop Powdergel Eyeshadow in 13 Kan-Kan Gold, $36.
No matter your inspiration for the day, trust that these palettes will cater to your artistic inclinations. From negative space-creating neutrals to vivid hues for highlighting and shading, these colours can be seamlessly blended with—or even into—each other depending on your mood of the moment.
DIOR BEAUTY Diorshow 5 Couleurs in 123 Pink Organza, $122; CLARINS 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 05 Jade Gradation, $76.
BLENDING THE RULES
If you’ve been looking for a reason to add colours to your look, then let this palette be it. Vibrant mattes, shimmers, metallics, and pressed glitters make it up while its formula allows you to break the rules when it comes to application—each blends and sets beautifully even sans primer.
M.A.C COSMETICS Connect In Color 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette In Hi-Fi Color, $103.
American painter Mark Rothko’s works look simple at first sight, but his deft use of colour temperature actually gives them a sophisticated harmony. Mimic his style by using these two powders that drape the skin in a glowy wash of colour that synchronises with the skin to create your own unique shade.
ARMANI BEAUTY Couture Blush in N4 Corail Rive Gauche, $83; YSL BEAUTY Luminous Silk Glow Blush in 30, $73
PHOTOGRAPHY JAYA KHIDIR
ART DIRECTION MARISA XIN