The Top Ten Bestselling Korean Eyeshadow Palettes Of 2021
Be it skincare, makeup, or fashion, there’s no doubting the influence that Korean products have over the beauty community –– even Western celebrities and makeup artists swear by Korean products. Regardless if you’re a die-hard Korean makeup fan or a newbie to the K-beauty world, these ever-changing makeup trends will give you something to look forward to, all the time.
When choosing your go-to eyeshadow palette, here are a few things to look out for. First, take note of the palette’s textures. Not all eyeshadows have the same finish, but they should all be easily blendable and have strong adhesion to the skin. Regardless, it’s good to choose the finish that you’re most comfortable working with. Secondly, the pigmentation –– Korean eyeshadow palettes tend to have sheer to medium color payoffs. If you’re looking for ultra highly pigmented shades, you might want to search somewhere else. On the bright side, though, Korean shimmer and glitter shades are a lot prettier than those you find elsewhere. Thirdly, pick a palette that comes with a proper applicator, be it a dual-end brush or an eyeshadow stick. Lastly, look for a palette that’s tailored to your needs. Features such as long-lasting, waterproof, or versatility should be specifically taken note of. With that in mind, let’s dive into our best picks of 2021.
1. Etude House Play Color Eyes: Caffeine Holic
Cappuccinos, americanos, frappes, lattes… coffee lovers, come prepared to be spoiled for choice –– the Etude House’s Caffeine Holic has got your fix down to a tea. From highly pigmented mattes to stunning shimmers, this palette contains 10 cleverly designed coffee-inspired shades, ranging from pink to terracotta shades of brown. Check out the shimmery Extra Toffee Nut, to earthy Ice Cube Latte, and even bold Extra Caffeine –– you’re definitely bound to find your favorite here. Whether you’re wearing this as a monochromatic bold eye look, or spicing it up with some sparkling glitter, you’re bound to steal the show either way. The only downside to this is that it’s relatively lightly pigmented, which makes it harder to build up the color.
2. CLIO Pro Layering Eye Palette: Simply Pink
It’s always springtime when CLIO’s Simply Pink is around. This palette offers a 10-shade range with a combination of warm and cool tones, ranging from baby pinks, rose golds, warm reds, and earthy browns. Plus, it includes several different finishes too –– such as shimmer, matte, metallic, and their new ‘crystal glitter’ formula. These spring-inspired hues are so pretty, anyone would fall in love with your eyes. This palette boasts of a professional silky-smooth finish and is ultra-adhesive, so you needn’t worry about fall out or flakiness. However, do bear in mind that this palette can be on the pricier end, so you might want to check your budget before purchasing.
3. espoir Real Eye Palette: Peachy Like
In the shade ‘Peachy Like’, you can create daily-wear vivid, distinctive looks with this palette. Composed of a 7-shade range of mellow nudes, fruity oranges, warm pinks, and earthy browns, this palette is bound to give you a limitless number of fresh and fruity looks to create. These eyeshadows are easy to pack on for a full monochromatic look and can blend seamlessly into each other for a distinct makeup style. Plus, each shadow comes with a soft and buttery application that glides onto your eyes with perfect ease.
4. Macqueen New York Tone-On-Tone Shadow Palette
Indulge in the Coral Edition of Macqueen New York’s palette. his summery floral-like themed palette contains 15 stunning shades –– shimmers and mattes and glitter hues. Ranging from peachy pastels, warm browns, vivid violets, and pretty pinks, this palette makes the perfect staple to create a soft, romantic look. All of the shades are highly pigmented and contain minimal fallout, which makes your makeup stay lookin’ gorgeous all day.
5. 3CE Multi Eye Color Palette
If you’re struggling with oily skin, 3CE’s Multi Eye Color Palette in ‘Overtake’ might just be the cure for you –– each color is infused with sebum control, which will help regulate and minimize oil production. Yes, that’s right. No more midday touch-ups for you!
With nine long-lasting warm-toned shades ranging from shimmer to matte finishes, you’re able to enjoy a variety of sheer-deep color payoffs that’s perfect for any makeup look. Plus, it has a soft and velvety texture, which guarantees it to be fallout-free, adhesive, and long-lasting. Also, did I mention that this palette is portable and travel-sized? I’ll see you and this new B.F.F in your next business trip, meeting, or car ride! However, it’s worth noting that the shades may not be fade-proof, and are on the pricier end of things.
6. CAIJI Eyeshadow Palette
Dazzle your eyes and elevate your makeup look with CAIJI’s Eyeshadow Palette. Packed with 18 highly pigmented shades, this palette contains a variety of different finishes –– eleven mattes, four reflective metallics, two glitters, and one shimmering finish –– to create limitless looks. This palette contains mainly warm-toned colors that range from light nudes, warm mauves, and rich browns, making it perfect for day and night use. Waterproof, long-lasting, blendable, and fallout-free, this palette is going to be your staple all summer long. The only possible downside to this is the creaminess of the shades, which may make application slightly tricky.
7. Hince New Depth Eyeshadow Palette
Experience the freshest colors of this summer’s IT palette: Hince’s New Depth Eyeshadow Palette. You’ll never have to suffer a boring, basic look again! In the shade ‘Gentle & Firm’, this bright and bold palette boasts a vivid array of shades, ranging from warm nudes, glitter, coral, and blue colors. This palette has a total of eight different textures to give you eye looks that will certainly stand out among the rest. Plus, it is made with skin-fit pigment to ensure long-lasting wear and amazing color payoff.
8. Heart Percent Dote on Mood Eye Palette
Check out the new travel favorite of the summer –– Heart Percent’s Dote on Mood Eye Palette in ‘Brown Facets’. Produced with delicate, powdery consistency, this palette is pocket-sized and easily portable. With eight gorgeous warm-toned hues in hues of matte, shimmer, and glittery finishes, you’re able to create an endless amount of beautiful looks. Each shade is highly pigmented, has a vivid consistency, and comes with a soft, buttery application process.
9. All my things Palette: Some Sweet
A tone-free palette, this one will remind you of blooming flowers in the springtime and it is truly fit for a goddess. With seven subtle yet bright colors like yellow and pink, as well as pearls and shimmers, there’s bound to be a color and look for everyone. This palette promises to be highly pigmented, non-scattering, and highly adhesive to the skin. Plus, it is packed with various combinations of glitter particles to ensure that your eyes stay bright and shining throughout the day.
With so many incredible Korean eyeshadow palettes, it’s nearly impossible to choose only one. Whether you’re making smokey eyes, colorful, romantic, or even sheer makeup looks, each palette guarantees you to turn heads and stop walks. Let’s ride on this K-beauty wave together, and get ready to bat those eyes, Jennie-style.
|1||Etude House Play Color Eyes: Caffeine Holic|
From highly pigmented mattes, glitters to stunning shimmers, this palette contains 10 cleverly designed coffee-inspired shades.
|2||CLIO Pro Layering Eye Palette: Simply Pink|
This palette offers a 10-shade range with a combination of warm and cool tones, ranging from baby pinks, rose golds, and earthy browns.
|3||espoir Real Eye Palette: Peachy Like|
Composed of a 7-shade range of mellow nudes and fruity oranges, this palette is bound to give you a limitless number of fruity looks.
|4||Macqueen New York Tone-On-Tone Shadow Palette|
Ranging from peachy pastels, warm browns, and pretty pinks, this palette makes the perfect staple to create a soft look.
|5||3CE Multi Eye Color Palette|
With nine warm-toned shades ranging from shimmer to matte finishes, you’re able to enjoy a variety of sheer-deep color payoffs.
|6||CAIJI Eyeshadow Palette|
This palette contains warm-toned colors that range from light nudes, warm mauves, and rich browns, making it perfect for day and night use.
|7||Hince New Depth Eyeshadow Palette|
In the shade ‘Gentle & Firm’, this bright and bold palette boasts a vivid array of shades, from warm nudes, glitter, to blue colors.
|8||Heart Percent Dote on Mood Eye Palette|
With eight gorgeous warm-toned hues in hues of matte, shimmer, and glittery finishes, you’re able to create an endless looks.
|9||All my things Palette: Some Sweet|
With seven subtle yet bright colors like yellow and pink, as well as pearls and shimmers, there’s bound to be a look for everyone.