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2. Cosmetics: Eyeshadow
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Best for fair skin: Maybelline New York The City Mini Palette in Chill Brunch Neutrals
Set your sights on all-time gorgeousness with these six satiny shadows—all you need for a subtle wash of color, a dramatic evening eye, and everything in between.
$10; drugstores

Best for medium skin: Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Rebel
Go green glamorously with these four sparkling powders, which look ravishing against deeper skin tones. One swipe gives lids a shimmering veil of color; layer for maximum intensity.

Best for dark skin: Laura Geller Island Escape Eye Shadow Palette
Summer’s nearly over, but that doesn’t mean you have to say so long to bright shades. Vibrant colors look beautiful on deep complexions year-round, so go for bold with glistening yellow, frosty mint, vivid violet, and more.

One for All: Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
The charming watercolor-esque packaging appeals to our artistic side, and the six collections of richly pigmented shadows in four finishes—matte, satin, silk, metallic—really unleash our creativity.
$49 each;