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Eyeshadow palettes are a beauty lovers dream. Whether it's matte, shimmer, sparkle or punchy - there's a shade out there for everyone.
If you’re on the hunt for the best eyeshadow palette, we can help.
Shopping for a new eyeshadow palette can be a little daunting. Not only are there hundreds to choose from, but what you want out of a palette can vary.
Aesthetically, they're a feast for the eyes, visually and literally, whether you're opting for a pop of colour or a smokey eye - a good eyeshadow palette is an invaluable addition to any makeup bag.
Many describe them as the wardrobe of the makeup world, with some palettes having over 30 shades in them. Open them up, and depending on how you feel, you can pick out a new ‘outfit’ for your eyes by pairing different staples with wildcard shades.
The perfect palette can boost your mood and transform your look, so it's important we get it right. From office-appropriate, rave-ready, perhaps you prefer a subtle wash of colour on the eyes, then look for a neutral make up palette with wearable shades for every day or even a liquid shadow that gives instant impact. Palettes offer complete versatility and the opportunity to create a whole host of great makeup looks.
We've been swatching and swiping all the latest palettes to bring you an edit of our all-time favourites. To help you narrow it down, check out this list of best eyeshadow palettes for every occasion, budget, and look.
Makeup artists use a whole host of brands, textures and colours it's more about the look you're trying to create. Perhaps you're wanting something a little more natural opt for brands such as Charlotte Tilbury and NARS. If you're wanting something a little fun try brands such as Too Faced and HUDA.
When narrowing down eyeshadow palette's, look for a couple of key pointers. Value for money, versatile section of colours and pigment. Pigmentation is also crucial - they should all have a good colour pay off with long-lasting staying power.
Huda palettes are some of the most popular on the market, packed full of textures and colours - you'll usually find one you like.
From soft and dreamy shimmers as to stand-out mattes, you can create your own beauty metamorphosis each time you use it. A limited edition, 14-shade, ethereal eye shadow palette- 8 extra buttery mattes, 2 pearlised sparkles, 4 multi dimensional metallics, and one special speckled metallic.
Can we just take a moment to look at how luxe the case is, which can double up as a clutch FYI. This is Christian Louboutin first eyeshadow palette and we are loving it. The six versatile shades work for a classic day look or something a little more glam for the evenings.
Few do eyeshadow quite as well as HUDA. Filter the term "eyeshadow palette" by "Most Popular" or "Bestselling on beauty emporiums like Cult Beauty, FeelUnique, Selfridges and Boots and HUDA tops almost all of them. An opulent edit of 18 shades in a mix of metallics, mattes and shimmers. This palette offers something for every occasion - whether it's a subtle daytime look or full on glam for the evening.
REM Beauty is the brand of Arianna Grande - who is known for her dramatic eyes. Each palette has been curated and inspired by one of her signature looks. The textures? They're velvety smooth and perfect for a flawless blending application. Whether you opt for high-glam metallics (to be dusted over your lids for sultry summer evenings) or maximum-impact mattes that demand nightclub lighting, you're spoilt for choice.
Gunmetal blue, Aubergine, Bronze, Gold and Moss Green make up the beautiful blend for NARS' latest eyeshadow palette, Climax.
Found! The perfect shade for summer - this bright, blendable, sunny yellow works for all skin tones and types. The nifty little palette comes in a selection of colours and offers three buildable ways - matte, metallic and satin. Offering a range of intensity that you can use alone of together for a monochromatic dimension look.
Yes, this pick is a little pricey, but the 10 curated shades do make for a complete shadow wardrobe all on their own. The mix of neutrals, saturated jewel tones, and high-impact trend shades (think an ultra-foiled gold hue) offer tons of versatility, all of which tout cream-to-powder formulas that feel and go on like butter. Not to mention that the luxe lacquered case feels like a work of art in and of itself.
Combinations of metallic and matte shades in different color tones
Introducing you to Dior's most bestselling eyeshadow palette and we can see why. Oh and did we mention it's a makeup artist fave and secret weapon to creating an array of pro eye looks. Featuring 8 wearable shades and an eyeshadow primer that work on all skin tones in buildable matte and iridescent textures. The long-wearing formulas are ideal for wearing from morning to night. The colours are rich, vibrant and can be made bold and intense depending on the type of look you're wanting to create.
This palette is a collection of 12 sugar-coated shades infused with a delicious citrus scent. Boasting a mix of matte and shimmer hues from subtle neutrals to bright pops of colour, the powder shadows offer rich pigment and a creamy, blendable formula for effortless application. Take your look from day to night with this palette to define, highlight and amplify your eyes.
Young, fun and full of fresh shades - 18 to be precise. Combing bright and pastel colours and packed with pigment, giving you great colour pay off. Oh and the best bit? It's only £7.50 so won't break the bank!
This mini palette boasts a deliciously sultry and incredibly versatile colour story, use this palette for work or play, day or night — with each shade boasting a metallic or even multidimensional finish for added allure. Plus, it's ideal for travelling with or chucking in your gym bag.
With an array of neutrals, warm rust hues and deep glossy berries it’s the perfect palette to create a rich smoky eye. This palette is easy on the wallet but doesn’t skimp on shade options or shadow quality.
This compact eye shadow palette is the perfect travel companion, not only are the pigments rich and easily blendable (meaning they can be applied really easily with fingers), the shades are also impressively universal.
Prefer your colors on the cool side? This palette offers 12 takes on the theme, ranging from pale pink to deep plum. Pigmented and blend-able, they also mix and layer together nicely, always a good thing when it comes to getting maximum versatility from any palette.
Soft earthy tones make up, this 14 shade palette. You've got everything you need to create a natural daytime look or to ramp it up with a darker smokey hue. Or perhaps you want to add a little glitz.
Yellows, khaki's, purples and peaches make up this colourful palette. So whether you're looking to add a pop of colour or create a fun smokey eye, you'll be able to create something really special with this palette.
Here’s a palette for everyone who likes to keep their makeup routine super simple. Choose from 12 neutral, totally wearable matte shadows. The shades are packed with pigment and work with all skin tones and eye colours.
There may only be four shades in this palette, but make no mistake about it—the four are next-level versatile. They look great on an array of eye colours and skin tones and get the job done to create plenty of different looks, even though they all are fairly neutral. It's also Charlotte Tilbury's most famous palette and shade - Pillow Talk! We reach for it time and time again, for both every day and special occasion wear, and have even hit pan (aka used up all the shadow) a few times, a makeup rarity.
Boasting everything you need to create the cut-crease that Jamie Genevieve is known for, The Essential Eye Palette boasts a modern take on versatile, everyday neutrals – boasting warm tones of seven mattes and three multi-dimensional shimmers.An essential addition to your eye-adorning wardrobe, this palette offers high-performance, buildable, blendable, buttery pigments that allow you to create a whole range of looks. The malleable mix of finishes and colours encourages you to experiment and play – so you can find your own personal style with confidence.