An eyeshadow palette is an important make-up accessory for all moments. If you think you only use one or two colors from your collection of 15+ shades, it’s time to invest in an eyeshadow palette that better suits your needs. But with new eyeshadow palettes being released constantly, it can be difficult to know which ones are good and which ones are not as effective and affordable.
To help you find the best eyeshadow and the best eyeshadow palette, we trust some of the best eyeshadows on the market.
From vibrant palettes to neutral colors, we share the best eyeshadow palettes for every occasion, budget and look.
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1. Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette
With this palette you get 35 shades at an affordable price, and the colors range from light ivory to a real black. Although most of the palette is neutral, it also contains some excellent shades such as green and blue so you can add a variety of looks.
The majority of testers give this palette a fantastic rating, especially customers who like pigmentation, shadow and the lasting power of shadows.
2. SHANY 96-Color Eyeshadow Palette
If you like eyeshadow palettes with multiple options, look no further than this beauty. Even with 96 shades in matte and shimmer finishes, none of them feel superfluous or unnecessary. The colors are all super versatile and can take you from day to night.
3. Lamora Pro Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Natural
This is one of the best-selling eyeshadow palettes on Amazon, and it’s no surprise why. It has 16 pigment-rich shades ranging from rose gold to dark brown with surfaces that cover the spectrum – metallic, matte, and much more.
4. Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
This eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay Naked is a must in many beauty lovers’ makeup collections.
While there are some warm colors in this palette, such as cranberries and terracotta, there are also some unique shades that have been thrown into the mix. Unlike the previous beige / pink palettes, these shades are more buttery so they are much easier to mix. In addition, the mixture of matte, shimmer and metallic is good for daytime and night looks.
5. Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Steeletto Palette
This palette contains seven shades with four surface finishes, and it’s more than enough to achieve a wide range of looks, from smoky eyes to subtle neutral eyes – that can take you from day to night. The surfaces include matte velvet, silk, and more, and all shades make it suitable for almost all skin tones.
6. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
If you are looking for a completely matte palette that makes all your dreams come true, the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour palette is the right one. The model after the brand’s best-selling Shade + Light Contour palette for your face, does the same exact thing for your eyes. Each section has a “base screen” plus shades to lift, balance and define your eyes
7. BH Cosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil Palette
To really make your eyelids stand out in a variety, add neon colors using this 35-color eyeshadow palette. It’s a great collection to have in your makeup collection to add dimension and flashy, vibrant shades to your look.
8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
We love this eyeshadow palette for so many reasons – versatility, shadow range, finish, formula and more. It has 14 powerful shades – 9 ultra-matte and 5 metallic surfaces – for daytime and evening eyes.
Another reason we love this palette? All 14 shades are wonderful and useful, so you will not choose favorites. There are beige, gold, soft pink, warm bronze, deep brown and a carbon black. As a bonus, the palette includes a double brush and a large mirror so you can easily take this palette with you when you are on the go.
9. Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette
Although this palette is not completely cold toned, most of the palette draws towards cooler colors. The neutral and warm tones help to complement the cold toned look you create. It has 16 matte shades and four shimmers so you have a lot to choose from.
10. NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette
Appropriately called Ultimate Shadow Palette. it has 16 eye shadows in different textures, shades and finishes – matte, satin, shimmer, metallic, just to name a few – it’s anything but boring.
11. Pat McGrath Mothership III Eyeshadow Palette – Subversive
A night out requires a bold, vibrant look and this palette of 10 classic shades can help you achieve just that. All shades – everything from beautiful jewel tones to matte neutral – are richly pigmented and glide on easily to sculpt, mark and define the eyes without creasing. In addition, they have a softening structure that allows them to be applied and mixed with ease.
12. House Laboratories by Lady Gaga Glam Room Palette
Not all of the 10 shades in this palette have a shimmer finish, but those that do have it really stand out. Not only do they complement all skin tones, but they can be blended together to create a broad look.
13. Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette
When Huda Beauty’s New Nude palette was first released, it took the beauty world by storm. Today, it is still one of the industry’s most popular palettes. It is perfect for a night out or a working day thanks to a collection of 18 highly pigmented shades in matte and shimmer finish, and both warm and cool tones.
14. Morphe 351 Icy Fantasy Artistry Palette
If you like to experiment with bright colors and different shadow textures, there is not much you will not find in Morphe’s shimmering Icy Fantasy Artistry Palette. Created by one of Allure’s favorite make-up artists, Pony Park, this 35-shade palette is the perfect complement to a dewy skin finish.
15. E.L.F. Cosmetics Bite Size Eye Shadow Palettes
There is a reason why the superb Bite Size Eye Shadow Palettes from E.L.F. has become extremely popular. There are actually several reasons. For cheap money, you can have one of eight color schemes available. Whether you choose one that is neutral, light pink or muted purple, you get nothing but full pigment and zero precipitation.
16. Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 28
If you want to invest in an eyeshadow palette that is worth every penny, look no further than Eyeshadow Palette 28 by Natasha Denona. It has 28 shades that look as beautiful separately as they do in layers in layers. In addition, the colors are enriched with moisturizing ingredients for easy application and mixing of real crushed pearls for an unbeatable and glamorous glow.
17. Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Mini Eye Shadow Palette
It’s not the buttery texture of these Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions palettes or how all nine shades blend into the skin that makes it so popular. It’s the fact that it comes in light, medium and dark tones that lets all skin tones have their own nude shades to choose from.
18. Jouer Cosmetics Rose Gold Matte & Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette
Each of the shades is nicely pigmented and pairs well with all the other colors, even the more unconventional shades such as goldenrod and fuchsia. This is simply a really good color palette.
19. Huda Beauty Rose Gold Remastered Eye Shadow Palette
This award-winning eyeshadow palette comes from the well-known Huda Beauty. The Remastered palette gives us some major upgrades – above all a softer and more pigmented powder formula and some shinier shade replacements in the collection.
20. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette in Pillow Talk
This eyeshadow palette is a huge hit. Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette, inspired by their best-selling lipstick shadow of the same name, has 12 matte and metallic pink shades in shades of pink such as champagne, rose gold and magenta.
21. Too Face Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow Palette
An assortment with 16 neutral shades in pigmented carpet and buttery metallic surface treatments.
22. Kaja Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eye Shadow Trio
These compact, stacked eyeshadows from Kaja do not technically count as palettes, but they have fantastically subtle shimmer. Consider one of the eight Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eye Shadow Trios.
23. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette
Before beauty with rose gold was popular, Anastasia Beverly Hills kicked off the trend with the launch of her modern Renaissance palette, which features 14 shades of rose gold and nude matte and metallic wonder.
24. Natasha Denona Sunset Eye Shadow Palette
Natasha Denona’s copper eyeshadow palette sold out in just one hour after launch. Thanks to its ultra-pigmented, long-lasting formulas.
25. Pat McGrath Labs Subliminal Mothership Palette
When it comes to ultra-pigmented eye shadows, this palette is fantastic. A really good choice quite simply.
26. Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eye Shadow Palette
At worst, matte eye shadows can be chalky and generally immiscible; at best they are silky smooth, velvety pigments. This palette is the latter. The warm blush tones in this collection of a dozen shadows have created countless dreamy eye makeup for us and most of us we know.
27. Lorac Pro Palette
Another proven makeup artist favorite, Lorac’s Pro Palette continues to be a Sephora bestseller even after being for several years and launching several sequels. This eye shadow gives a velvety soft feeling and comes in 16 versatile shades.
28. Smashbox Photo Matte Eye Palette
This all-in-one formula does it all! From shadows that act as a lining to pans that also act as shadows. Each ultra-silky, richly pigmented shade can be used wet for a more intense effect. This palette contains 12 shades that can be worn daily and can help you create a variety of looks. The packaging is nice and the black design looks elegant. It also comes with a high quality brush with double ends.
29. Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette
This matte eyeshadow palette has a rich color, velvety texture, impressive durability and flexibility. The top row of this palette is mostly cool toned, and the bottom row is neutral and warm toned. Perfect for everyday clothes and casual excursions. Although the price is relatively high, it is a product of quality. It also has a mirror and a brush.
30. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
Transform your eyes through the art of contouring with this amazing palette that contains twelve eye shadows that are categorized into three groups of four – divided between neutral, cool and warm tones. All shades are richly pigmented and so buildable that they give full opaque intensity. They are also crease-resistant and long-lasting with minimal to no fading with a primer underneath. It is a product of quality that we really recommend.
31. Morphe 35oM – 35 –Color Matte Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette
Morphe’s 35 shadow palette is one of the best matte eyeshadow palettes which is also very affordable as it can be compared to many other much more expensive alternatives. This eyeshadow palette contains wonderful red and orange tones with a combination of earthy brown. The pigments are absolutely incredible and are visible on all skin tones without difficulty. If you like a warm, bronzed look, you will love this palette!
32. M.A.C Eyeshadow X 9 – Burgundy Times Nine
If you like earthy tones, this M.A.C palette contains a variety of beautiful brown, burgundy and neutral eyeshadow colors. It opens the doors to new horizons and helps you create a wide range of different looks from casual to exotic, both for casual and party wear. The palette has a fantastic carefree structure and cruel pigment. This palette comes in a comfortable, compact size which makes it travel-friendly.
33. LORAC Pro Matte Eyeshadow Palette
This eyeshadow was created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw. This LORAC Pro artist palette is packed with eight eye shadows to create the hottest red carpet looks. These shades have a velvety-smooth texture and add soothing botany. You can use them wet or dry to shade, shade, align, and define your eyes.
34. Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Palette
If you like natural and matte eye shadow, this is one of the best for you. These wonderful eye shadows are incredibly easy to wear and are perfect for every day and night look. The pigments are creamy and miscible and give you an airbrushed finish. You can combine several shades to create a variety of looks without the need for another palette. We love this one and its durability is impeccable.