In recent years, makeup lovers have been treated to many beautiful products that have taken the makeup game to the next level. Whether you are an amateur when it comes to makeup or not, eye makeup must be on your radar blinking quite brightly. Makeup as a whole has gotten very creative but when it comes to eye makeup, the revolution has brought upon some of the most stunning and diverse looks created by experts. Eye makeup has become a normal part of the makeup routine nowadays and leaving your eyes bare just doesn’t do it anymore.
When it comes to eye makeup, every makeup lover would tell you that eyeshadow palettes are like gold. Instead of being an unnecessary expense, it has become an essential investment. Once you invest in a good eyeshadow palette, you can start creating a number of looks ranging from neutral to glamorous. Since eye makeup is having such a moment right now, we decided to compile a list of the best eyeshadow palettes yet. They range from luxurious heavy-on-your-wallet to drugstore palettes that are worth more than what you pay for them.
The Best of the Best
Eyeshadow palettes are the one thing that can bring any beauty expert to their knees since they tend to be so stunning. They not only combine a bunch of colors in various shades that go together but also provide highly-pigmented velvety smooth goodness that your eyes deserve. We could not include some of the best palettes in this list because they are either out of stock or discontinued.
1. Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette
The Lorac Pro palette has been around for years but it has slowly built a cult following that swear by its velvety soft texture and 16 diverse shades. This is one of those palettes that every expert has used and religiously stocked every time it ran out.
2. Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette
When famous beauty vlogger Jaclyn Hill announced her collaboration with Morphe to create an eyeshadow palette, nobody expected the smashing hit that followed. With a shocking shade range of 35 diverse colors, the eyeshadow palette became a quick favorite of all beauty lovers who helped make it an outselling product when it was launched, then again when it was relaunched due to the high demand.
3. Anastasia Beverly Hill Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Before the trend of bathing every accessory you own in rose-gold became global, Anastasia Beverly Hills jump-started it by introducing their Modern Renaissance palette. It comes with 14 extraordinary rose-gold, metallic, and matte shades. You would rarely find a makeup lover not raving about this palette that has become such an iconic makeup essential now.
4. Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette
Before Urban Decay introduced their original Naked palette, the neutral eyeshadow palettes that we had to deal with were downright depressing. Even though that palette has been discontinued, tragically, their recent foray into the copper and red department with Naked Heat gained a similar height of
popularity. It allowed us to look like runway stars in our daily lives with its pigmented fiery shadows that apply like a dream.
5. Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
When Too Faced announced that they were releasing a Chocolate Bar palette they were not lying. They went and introduced something even more indulgent than chocolate itself, if that is even possible, with the 16 cocoa scented and infused shades in the now classic Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette. It was not just a makeup treat for all the beauty lovers out there but a sensory one as well.
6. Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette
Being on the more luxurious side considering its price, the Natasha Denona Sunset palette promises to be an excellent addition to your makeup stash. With its highly-pigmented, velvety smooth and long-lasting copper eyeshadows, this palette deserves its high ratings and reviews. It is no wonder why so many professional makeup artists love coming back to this palette again and again.
7. Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette
Just like with the other best-sellers introduced by Rihanna owned Fenty Beauty, the second eyeshadow palette to be introduced by them, Moroccan Spice contains some of the prettiest and diverse shades in shimmer, matte, and satin finish. This palette will help you create many looks which would all garner attention and praises.
8. BH Cosmetics Gilded Glam Reflection Palette
This pretty gold and glimmering eyeshadow palette has not only won over internet beauty lovers but professional celebrity makeup artists as well. One of the best things about the palette is that it can help you create not just bright shimmery looks for summer but dark and smoky looks for fall/winter as well. It’s like the best of both worlds in one palette.
9. Flower Beauty Wanderlust Eyeshadow Palette
This drugstore eyeshadow palette will make you do a double-take. With shades in three variations that were inspired by three different cities, Los Angeles, Austin and New York, the palette provides true wanderlust as well as pigmented shadows that you can apply smoothly without even needing a brush. It is perfect for carrying in your purse for when you need to get ready on the go.
10. Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte has rarely ever disappointed its fans with an eyeshadow palette but this one takes the cake for its pure matte goodness. Unlike most matte eyeshadow palettes, Tarte has remained constant in their great quality of pigmented and velvet-soft shadows. The shade range is so beautiful that every look you create using them would earn your many compliments and praises.
11. Pat McGrath Labs Subliminal Mothership Palette
Another one of the extravagant palettes, this one from the beauty guru Pat McGrath has won many hearts and keeps doing so. The Mothership palette includes shades that are remarkable in their exceptionally pigmented quality that only require one sweep of your brush to deposit beautiful color on your lids. The shades are unique and definitely eye-catching.