Top 10 Eyeshadows for Summer

Make a bold statement with these 10 eyeshadows that scream summer.

The summer season calls for more than just floral printed dresses, polka dot bikini’s, and those vintage style sunglasses you’ve been dying to take out of hiding. For beauty mavens, warm weather season marks the beginning of striking makeup looks, from bronzed sun-kissed cheeks to bold red lips.

Our top summer makeup must-haves? Vibrant eyeshadows. Whether you’re going on a first date or a girl’s night, summertime is the perfect excuse to bring out the bright, fun, and playful eyeshadow colors we all know and love. For the best eyeshadows of the season, look no further.

We’ve got the scoop on the hottest, most daring eyeshadow hues that are sure to make a statement.

1. MAC Eyeshadow in Chrome Yellow

MAC Eyeshadow in Chrome Yellow

No summer makeup kit would be complete without a jaw-dropping yellow eyeshadow, and this one by MAC fits the bill perfectly. Not only does it provide an intense color to the lids, but it can be worn over top of the most oily lids and it won’t budge.

Providing a matte finish to the eyes, this sun-like hue is sure to turn some heads.

Get it here for $15

2. Boots No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Lilac Sky

Boots No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Lilac Sky

Take a walk into the beaming summer sunset with this gorgeous lilac-toned eyeshadow trio. Its ultra-smooth formula contains shea butter and vitamin C and E to help moisturize and smooth the sensitive eye area.

Have oily lids? This crease-resistant, easy-to-blend compact is sure to last all day, even as you dance the night away at your favorite outdoor summer concert or frolic on the beach during the scorching summer days.

Perfect for brown-eyed beauties, these perfectly purple shades will make your beautiful peepers pop even more.

Use the dark shade to add dimension to the crease, the light shade to highlight your brow bone, and the middle shade to place all over the lids for a breezy summer makeup look.

3. Napoleon Perdis ‘Color Disc’ Eyeshadow in Pink Slink

Napoleon Perdis Color Disc Eyeshadow in Pink Slink

This head-turning, show-stopping eyeshadow exudes everything we love about summer beauty: a bright, playful, and fun color that will take you back to the days of cotton candy and pigtails.

Whether you wear this whimsical shade by itself all over the lid or as a pop of bright pink eyeliner on the lower lash line, one thing is for sure: it’s sure to make you look like you just stepped off of a Fashion Week runway.

Highly pigmented and sure to last all day, this rich shadow goes on silky smooth and is easy to blend.

4. Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow in Chai

Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow in Chai

Applying just one layer of this shimmering rose gold eyeshadow will make you feel like you reached the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. While the shade leans more on the neutral side, it contains the perfect amount of color and shimmer that would suit any age or skin tone.

The options are endless with this gorgeous shiny shade. Wear it all over the lid by itself for a subtle yet eye-catching eye look, or deepen it up with a stroke of a brown eyeshadow in the crease for some added depth.

It also works beautifully as a brow bone, inner corner, and cheek highlighter. To achieve the latter, simply get some on your finger and blend from your temples to the center of your face.

Let’s face it, there’s no better way to show off your bronzed summer skin with a shimmering rose gold highlighter to catch the light.

Get it here for $12.50

5. NARS Matte Eyeshadow in D. Gorgeous

NARS Matte Eyeshadow in D Gorgeous

Love the bright colors of summer but don’t necessarily want to wear them on your eyes? Then this eyeshadow is for you.

A dusty lilac shade that goes on smoothly and gives off the perfect amount of color, this summer makeup must-have provides a luminous finish to the eyes and is sure to last you all night with its high-quality, crease-free formula.

6. Prestige Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow in Iguana

Prestige Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow in Iguana

Go green with this tropically satisfying eyeshadow from Prestige Cosmetics.

Perfect for throwing in your makeup bag as you travel to the jungles of the world where the scenery is packed with green trees, bushes, and flowers, this shade will have you fit into any environment like a dream.

Its velvety smooth formula can be applied wet or dry depending on how vibrant you want the color to appear. Pair it with a few coats of mascara and a sheer lip gloss and you’ll be well on your way to enjoy the next summer safari.

7. Pacific Illusions Mineral Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Beach

Pacific Illusions Mineral Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Beach

Packed with five mineral eyeshadows, this palette’s name alone makes it a true summer must-have. Nude Beach includes everything you need to master a neutral, bronzed summer eye look.

From a medium rich brown and soft pale peach to a soft sand, creamy neutral, and shiny highlighter, this must-have is made without the use of talcs, parabens, and other toxic ingredients that could potentially harm your skin.

Best part? It’s perfect for traveling, as the shadows can be mixed and matched to create your own custom colors, and they can double up as sultry eyeliners when moistened and applied with a liner brush.

8. Three Custom Color Specialists in Amped

Three Custom Color Specialists in Amped

Make blue or green eyes pop with this fiery hot orange eyeshadow. Offering a bright wash of color to the eyes, this bold yet wearable shade can be worn as an eyeliner for a striking pop of color or in the crease for a defined and vibrant lid color.

Perfect for rocking to any summer event, from an outdoor rock concert or art festival to a day trip to the beach, this intense shade will have you looking summer ready in minutes.

Get it here for $22.50

9. Glo Minerals Eyeshadow in Ocean

Glo Minerals Eyeshadow in Ocean

Make this summer a breezy one with this aquatic blue eyeshadow from Glo Minerals. Rich and timeless, this crease-free eyeshadow provides highly pigmented color and an easily blendable formula.

Best part? It’s loaded with antioxidants of vitamins A, C, E, and green tea extract, so you can rest assure that the delicate skin around your eye area won’t become irritated.

Perfect to use as a highlighter or as a base for darker shadows, this eye-catching shade will remind you of the cool breeze, salt water ocean, and beachy waves that is summer.

Get it here for $18.50

10. CoverGirl Shadow Pot in Flamed Out

CoverGirl Shadow Pot in Flamed Out

This eyeshadow is certainly packed with a punch. Giving off a sparkly and glittery finish, this perfectly potted shadow is easy to travel with and versatile to wear.

Whether you wear it as an eyeliner or as a highlight color, this red hot shade definitely lives up to its name.

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