9 Eyeshadow Palettes To Upgrade Your Look
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Maybe you enjoy dipping your brush into three to five eyeshadow colours every time you make up your eyes. Or perhaps you’re a one-wash-shadow kind of person. But sometimes, it takes testing all ten shades of brown in an eye palette to find the exact one that flatters your skin tone.
Whatever your reason, you can’t beat the joys of a well-curated (and formulated) eyeshadow palette. To help you find the right one, we’ve handpicked our favourites. From four-shade palettes that can fit in the palm of your hand to elaborate 12-pan options, this is Beauty Daily’s edit of the best eyeshadow palettes to try.
Nude eyeshadow palettes
A nude eyeshadow sounds oxymoronic, but this category essentially refers to palettes that fall in the neutral, wear-them-daily category. Naturally, they tend to be the bestsellers, so it’s no surprise that there are more than a handful to choose from.
A good nude palette will offer shades you can wear individually or combined with others. It should include something that brightens up the lids, something that can effortlessly define the socket line and something that doubles up as a liner. Sounds like too much to ask for? These palettes deliver all this and more.
Clarins Ombre 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Bronze Gradation
Here’s a palette that doesn’t expect you to think too hard to create a good look. The Ombre 4-Colour Palette in Bronze Gradation offers four warm, bronzy eyeshadows. Each looks great when worn on its own or paired with any other shade in the palette, so you can’t go wrong. Plus, its compact size ensures it’s travel-friendly – perfect for summer holidays.
Makeup By Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
If you’re the kind of person that only uses up the matte shadows in your palettes, this is the one for you. The Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette features 12 stunning, shimmer-free shades in all-neutral tones. They can be mixed and matched to create a myriad of eye looks that flatter all skin tones.
Danessa Myricks Beauty Luxe Cream Palette in The Nudist
Palettes with cream eyeshadows are hard to come by, which is why the Beauty Luxe Cream Palette in The Nudist is especially unique. It’s got 12 warm shades, from soft peaches to rich chocolates. The buildable formula can be applied using just your fingertips or a brush and gives a satin finish. The best part? The shades multitask so that you can wear them on your eyes, cheeks or lips.
Glitter eyeshadow palettes
These are the palettes we reach for when we’re in the mood for some grown-up glitter.
RÓEN 75˚ Warm Eyeshadow Palette
The RÓEN 75˚ Warm Eyeshadow Palette is a no-brainer for anyone whose comfort zone is neutral browns but also loves a bit of glitter. The four pressed powders feel almost creamy on application and produce a foil-like finish.
Viseart Petit Fours Bullion Palette
The Petit Fours Bullion Palette may look tiny, but the four shimmering shades can be mixed and matched to create a multitude of sultry eye looks.
Dot the champagne shade on the centre of the eyelids during the day and wear the gold hue on the lids for a night out. Use the midnight black to smudge out your eyeliner or for a dramatic smokey eye (with a touch of nude in the inner corners). The possibilities are endless.
UOMA Beauty Black Magic Palette in Savage
If you want to get more creative, the UOMA Beauty Black Magic Palette in Savage will not disappoint. Its dazzling glitters sit next to complementary matte powders that would serve as perfect transition colours—the shades in the palette range from cool blues and silver to fiery terracotta and bronze.
Colourful eyeshadow palettes
Wearing a bit of colour on the eyes doesn’t have to be intimidating. These palettes are a great way to introduce subtle hints of colour into your make-up looks.
VIEVE The Muse Eyeshadow Palette
Shades of pink work as the perfect entry-level bright for anyone trying to experiment with their eyeshadow choices. And if that’s you, The Muse Palette by VIEVE is the one to reach for. It has ten richly pigmented shades that look playful and effortless on the eyes.
Clarins Ombre 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Midnight Gradation
Have you heard? Frosty blue eyeshadows have come back this season (read: The biggest make-up trends for 2022). And Ombre Palette in Midnight Gradation is the one to grab when creating an icy eye look. The true blue shade looks great on its own or mixed with the silver for a softer, cooler blue. Use the darker tones to add definition around the lash line.
Hindash Beautopsy Palette
The creator of the Beautopsy Palette, Mohammed Hindash, started as a painter before becoming a make-up artist, and this palette is nothing short of a work of art. The six gradients within it offer infinite shade possibilities, covering everything from bright orange, powder pink and pale yellow to neutral shades of grey and brown. You can use the shades not only on the eyes but also to contour the cheeks and define the brows.