Best Eyeshadow Palettes For All Seasons
The first thing people notice when they look at you is your eyeshadow look. It doesn’t matter if you have big or small eyes, getting your eyeshadow look right goes a long way in attracting the right type of attention. Ever wondered why there are so many variations to eyeshadow palettes? Well, besides the fact that it’s the more the merrier when it comes to eye looks, the possibilities are endless, and building your eyeshadow vault is the first step to unlocking your inner creativity. If you don’t know where to start or what type of palettes to invest in, here is a list of our favorite palettes for every occasion, budget, and makeup preference!
1. Our Top Pick: BH Cosmetics Nouveau Neutrals
With a total of 26 brown to gold tones to choose from, this palette is great for a simple everyday look or for when you want to turn it up a notch with its various shimmers. Filled with gorgeous silky-smooth mattes and rich, pink shades, you have everything from lining your eyes to making your eyes pop. For a stylish yet elegant look, the warm brown tones with a pop of shimmer are the way to go; and for those who want to make an impression, there is certainly no lack of gold, pink, and even bronze shimmer to elevate every style and outfit!
2. Most Stylish: NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette
The NARS Voyageur is a compact palette that has a total of six shades but they were certainly well-chosen; with the right base tones and ultra shimmery shades that are meant to make anyone’s eyes pop. Extra pigmented and perfect for makeup lovers of different skin tones, this is our go-to for a neutral yet stylish makeup look to die for.
3. Top Warm-Toned: Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette
This should come as no surprise to anyone, Urban Decay’s eyeshadow palettes have never ceased to amaze and impress us. Ideal for the summertime, Naked Heat goes well with any beach dress or bikini you have in mind. It is packed with an array of brown shades, gorgeous metallic red to brown shimmer finishes that are sure to take your beach look to the next level. Not to mention that just like all of Urban Decay’s palettes, this one is easy to blend so be sure to invest in a handy brush set to achieve all your eyeshadow look dreams!
4. Top Cool-Toned: Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette
On the flip side, if you are one who prefers cool-toned colors to their warm counterparts, this palette is the one for you! From the basic colors like a shimmery white to a cool, matte black, the contrast that you can create with the Smashbox Cover Shot palette will be sure to turn heads on the street. And if you are going for a girlier look for the day, it has pink and plum hues for a sweet, yet cool look.
5. Best Budget: BH Cosmetics Full-On Crazy Makeup Palette Set
For fans of bold looks that are great for day and night, look no further than BH Cosmetics’ Full-On Crazy palette. With bright matte shades in hot pink, yellow, and purple, your eyes will definitely get all the attention. What’s more, its variety of pigmented shimmers were made for those who aren’t afraid to shy away from experimenting with new looks every day!
6. Best Drugstore: NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Utopia Shadow Palette
NYX is a household drugstore brand that is a cult favorite. Regardless of whether you’re looking for your first eyeshadow palette or simply want one that has all the colors you need, this is definitely a worthy investment (plus, it is wallet-friendly!). With 40 shades to explore, play, and experiment with, the NYX Ultimate Utopia is the palette ideal for all seasons and occasions.
7. Best Golds: Colourpop California Love Eyeshadow Palette
Yet another fan favorite, this Colourpop palette was made for those who love gold tones. When warm tones are just not enough, this palette is packed with metallic and shimmery bronze and gold shades; complete with the best light brown and yellow bases for a complete look! Get the perfect gold eyeshadow look with this palette; it is pigmented, easy to blend, and will make your eyes sparkle from miles away!
8. Best Pinks: Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette
It might be called a nude palette but its pink shadows certainly caught our attention! From sweet peach and pink tones to rose gold and silver glitter shades, it is the quintessential palette for fans of glitter. Everything you need for an unforgettable pink eyeshadow look is in The New Nude; creamy mattes to pearlized flecks to make your eyes stand out, what more can we ask for?
9. Best Brights: Ace Beaute Nostalgia Palette
For those who love bold colors, this Ace Beaute palette takes it to the next level with nothing but radiant colors that you can’t find in many palettes. With no neutrals in sight, you can indulge in bright blue, orange, pink, and purple tones; kind of reminds us of the 70s, but even better! This will upgrade any outfit you have on; it adds a pop of color to staple pieces and complements colorful clothing choices for that extra boost of confidence!
Things To Consider When Shopping For Eyeshadow Palettes
Now that you’re armed with a list of palettes to look out for the next time you go shopping, the next step is to find out what to look out for during your shopping trip. The first and most important factor is sourcing for colors that you’ll actually wear. The perfect palette for you probably doesn’t exist but as long as you like around 80% of the palette and can see yourself using the colors often then buy it! Just be sure that you’re not enticed by the colors because most, if not all palettes look gorgeous at first glance so practicality is key. Another thing to look out for it’s the different shades that the varying palettes have. A good palette should have light, medium, and dark colors, as well as sparkles for different occasions. A good gauge would be to see the palette having the colors you need for your looks without needing another palette to supplement it.
Having an eyeshadow vault is nothing but fun and yet, with all the options out there, it can be hard to choose sometimes. For those who want everything in a palette, BH Cosmetics Nouveau Neutrals Makeup Palette is the one that we will recommend. And for a compact yet stylish option, the Nars Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette is our winner. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you end up choosing, the most important thing is that you enjoy coming up with new makeup looks with the palette of your choice!
|1||BH Cosmetics Nouveau Neutrals|
Filled with gorgeous silky-smooth mattes and rich, pink shades, you have everything from lining your eyes to making your eyes pop.
Extra pigmented and perfect for makeup lovers of different skin tones, this is our go-to for a neutral yet stylish makeup look to die for.
|3||Urban Decay Naked Heat|
This palette is packed with an array of brown shades, gorgeous metallic red to brown shimmer finishes to upgrade your beach look.
|4||Smashbox Cover Shot|
From the basic colors like a shimmery white to a cool, matte black, the contrasts that you can create with this palette are endless.
|5||BH Cosmetics Full-On Crazy|
With bright matte shades and pigmented shimmers in hot pink, yellow, and purple, your eyes will definitely get all the attention.
|6||NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Utopia|
With 40 shades to explore, play, and experiment with, the NYX Ultimate Utopia is the palette ideal for all seasons and occasions.
|7||Colourpop California Love|
Get the perfect gold eyeshadow look with this palette; it is pigmented, easy to blend, and will make your eyes sparkle from miles away!
|8||Huda Beauty The New Nude|
From sweet peach and pink tones to rose gold and silver glitter shades, it is the quintessential palette for fans of glitter.
|9||Ace Beaute Nostalgia|
With no neutrals in sight, you can indulge in bright blue, orange, pink, and purple tones; kind of reminds us of the 70s, but even better!