While this particular eyeshadow palette has been out for nearly a year now, it’s one that I’ve recently been gravitating to for bright looks to cheer myself up while in quarantine. I think it makes for a pretty wearable colorful palette whether you want to go bold or wear soft pops of color. The BH Cosmetics Summer in St. Tropez palette will definitely help you feel like you’re out in the tropics instead of stuck at home during quarantine.
This sixteen color shadow palette has a great balance of vibrant mattes and high-impact shimmer shades. What makes this palette unique is that despite the fact that it doesn’t contain a lot of neutrals, it’s not too intimidating. The shades range from muted to vivid, so you’re not limited to looking like a rainbow every time you use it.
As with most BH Cosmetics eyeshadows, these are a pleasure to use. The mattes— even the lighter shades— are pigmented and easy to blend. The shimmer shades apply opaque in one swipe and look beautiful when catching the light. There’s not one dud in this entire palette, the formula is consistently gorgeous.
The shadow formula is soft and can cause some kickup in the pan, but I don’t experience a ton of fall out on the face. They all blend really easily without getting muddy. What really surprised me is how the lighter shades maintained their pigmentation even when blended out.
Above, I used the lighter shades for a soft pastel look. I have Marina on my brow bone and inner corner, Villa in my transition area, Crepe in my crease and Intoxicating on my lid. Pampelonneties the look together as a liner and gives it a beachy vibe.
On the flip side, you can go really bright and bold with this palette as well. For the above look, I used Marina again on the brow bone and inner corner, with Villa as a transition shade. Sizzle is in my crease and outer corner with Jet Set layered lightly on top. Beach Club on my lid adds a nice sparkle to the monochromatic look.
Watch the video below for a tutorial on how I create a pastel look with this palette.
I’ve really been enjoying playing with this palette, especially with the range of colors that all seem to work really well mixed and matched. You can find the Summer in St. Tropez palette for $12 on the brand’s website.