20 Best Drugstore Eyeshadow Must Haves

20 Best Drugstore Eyeshadow Must Haves

They say that your eyes are the windows to your soul, and what better way to amp up your allure than with eyeshadow? So many looks can be achieved with just the right touch, giving you that irresistibly charming aura you crave. Check out this list of the 20 best eyeshadows you simply cannot do without, from the bright and bold to the subtle and sparkly sweet. And, did we mention that you can find each of these shadows at your favorite drugstore? That’s right – perfecting your mystique just got a whole lot easier.


11 Sonia Kashuk Eye on Textured Nudes

Just because you are wearing a nude pallet doesn’t mean you can’t throw some sparkle and shine into your day! With the Sonia Kashuk Eye on Textured Nudes, you can have as much or as little sparkle as you want. This long lasting shadow won’t fade during your day, making you sparkle from morning until night.

1. Sonia Kashuk Eye on Textured Nudes

22 Wet n Wild Au Naturel

Who says the au naturel look means you can’t embrace color? With the Wet n Wild Au Naturel color pallet, you can embrace full color for that mysterious charm or go with lighter colors to accentuate your natural eye color. Either way you can rest assured this powder shadow will stay in place all day long, so you can take on your day like a boss.

2. Wet n Wild Au Naturel

33 NYX Dreamcatcher Pallets

At last, you can achieve the shades of your dreams with the NYX Dreamcatcher Pallet. With several different pallets available all boasting a variety of warm and cool tones, you’ll be able to find the right shade for your skin and eye color in minutes. Step out in style as you doll up your look with this NYX pallet.

3. NYX Dreamcatcher Pallets

44 Elf Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow

You know when e.l.f. says something is long lasting, it really is. Apply this creamy shadow in the morning, and don’t give your makeup another thought until you wash it off before bed. Even the glitter stays in place with this shadow, through lunch, math class, and even the gym. The busy girl’s best friend, feel good about your look in this shadow.

4. Elf Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow

55 NYX Ultimate Shadow Pallet

Earth tones, sky tones, or a classically clean look? Every day is unique with the NYX Ultimate Shadow pallet. You have the option to embrace greens and browns or blues in a variety of hues, and it all comes in one shimmery pallet! The sparkle is subtle, so you can wear it for every occasion, making this your go-to pallet all year round.

5. NYX Ultimate Shadow Pallet

66 NYX Glitterati Glitter Cream Pallet

Every girl loves a good glittery powder, but getting them to stay in place can take a lot of time and effort. There’s times when the creamy shadow is the only way to go, and with NYX’s Glitterati Glitter Cream pallet, you can get the seamless coverage you want with glitter that stays in place no matter where your day takes you.

6. NYX Glitterati Glitter Cream Pallet

77 MAC Times Nine Shadow Pallets

Nine times the shadow, nine times the fun, and that’s exactly what you’re going to have when you indulge in MAC’s Times Nine shadow collection. Choose from a plethora of colors, or get one of each. With nine different shades of a color per pallet, you’ll achieve that perfect look for any occasion.

7. MAC Times Nine Shadow Pallets

88 NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow

Sometimes great things come in small packages, and with the NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow, greatness is well within your reach. These small compacts may not look like much, but they deliver incredible color that stays in place. No more fading, no more creasing, consider this shadow your best friend for all your eyeshadow needs.

8. NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow

99 Almay Intense I-Color Smoky-I

A pallet is one thing, but a pallet that tells you where to put each color is quite another. With the Almay I-Color Smoky-I, you’ll know right where every color ought to go, and step out to face your day looking like you belong on the cover of a magazine. Available in a variety of colors, find your perfect shade and achieve that perfect look.

9. Almay Intense I-Color Smoky-I

1010 Physicians Formula Extreme Shimmer Pallet

Stop playing with shimmer and start owning it. With the Physicians Formula Extreme Shimmer pallet, you can take your shimmer game to an entirely new level. With intense color that lasts all day, you can rock your glamorous look for hours at a time, having full confidence in your own shine.

10. Physicians Formula Extreme Shimmer Pallet

1111 Covergirl Trunaked Jewels

Your eyes already look like gems, so why not bring their shine to a whole new level? With the Covergirl Trunaked Jewels collection, you can do that very thing. Find the hue that goes with your color, or break all the rules and rock your own look – no matter how you spin it, you’re going to look like a one-of-a-kind goddess in this shadow.

11. Covergirl Trunaked Jewels

1212 Coastal Scents Think Pink Pallet

Every girl is pretty in pink, and with the Coastal Scents Think Pink pallet, you can find your perfectly pink shade. From the bright, bold pinks to the soft pastel pinks, this is the pallet you need to embrace all that feminine beauty. Don’t forget to liven up your look with a silver or a black – just to keep your look in balance.

12. Coastal Scents Think Pink Pallet

1313 Wet n Wild Blue Had Me at Hello Pallet

It doesn’t matter if you are a surf girl or a turf girl, the color of the sea beckons to all. With the blue shades you will find in this pallet combined with the black and white accent colors, you can celebrate blues with a passion. This pallet has all the shades you need to create that perfect look, regardless of your preferred adventure.

13. Wet n Wild Blue Had Me at Hello Pallet

1414 Wet n Wild Poster Child Bold Color Pallet

Every girl is a poster child in her own way, showing off to the world a unique spirit that can’t be mimicked by anyone else. With the Wet n Wild Poster Child color pallets, you’ll be turning heads everywhere you go. These pallets are designed to be bright and bold, so they aren’t for the faint of heart. Apply with confidence and show the world what you’re made of!

14. Wet n Wild Poster Child Bold Color Pallet

1515 Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

Urban Decay has done it again with their “Naked” and “Naked2” color pallets. Choose from the originals or the basics, and you’ll get the shadow of your dreams both ways. This powder shadow is so silky smooth it glides on like a cream and stays in place for a full twenty-four hours. The colors blend easily to give you that all natural look, but they enhance your natural beauty in such a way everyone will wonder what your secret is. There’s no need to tell them, of course.

15. Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

1616 Too Faced Sweet Peach Pallet

Can we say enough about the universally flattering ability of a peach pallet? It doesn’t matter what your eye color or skin tone happens to be, this pallet holds every color you need in all the right shades. Spread on a single shadow or mix and match for a more dramatic look – either way you’ll achieve flawless, makeup perfection in under five minutes.

16. Too Faced Sweet Peach Pallet

1717 MUA Pretty Pastels

There’s something so soft and sweet about a pastel color. It’s got the ability to dress up any outfit, or soften any makeup look. If you have an edgy style this pallet will give you that perfect finishing touch, and if you prefer the subtle side, this pallet is all you will ever need. There’s something for everyone with MUA’s Pretty Pastels. After all, pastels aren’t just for spring anymore.

17. MUA Pretty Pastels

1818 Hard Candy Glitteratzi Sparkle Pallet

Hard Candy is known for being bold with their makeup, and they’ve made no exception with their GLitteratzi Sparkle pallet. You’ll find these colors glide on smoothly and evenly, and that they are excellent at standing alone or mixed with each other. You truly do have the power to go as bold as you dare, any day of the week. Have fun experimenting and find your perfect look with the GLitteratzi Sparkle pallet.

18. Hard Candy Glitteratzi Sparkle Pallet

1919 The Body Shop Down to Earth Pallet

Your attitude may be down to earth, but you can look like you stepped right out of heaven any time you want with the Body Shop Down to Earth pallet. Don’t let the name deceive you, this pallet’s earth tones are anything but subtle. From an elegant smoky eye to a light nude look, this pallet will give you that flawless perfection you’ve been dreaming of in just a matter of minutes. Beautiful confidence is right around the corner.

19. The Body Shop Down to Earth Pallet

2020 Sonia Kashuk Gems and Jewels Pallet

Eyeshadow is every girl’s best friend, but few have been able to create a pallet like Sonia Kashuk. These rich and elegant colors hold the glitter on your lids where you want it, and keeps it off your face or clothes where you don’t. Simply apply your color (or colors!) of choice in the morning, then go through your day with the confidence that your makeup is staying in place without you having to fix it. Enjoy this creamy powder for what it is – utter makeup perfection. Say hello to sparkle!

20. Sonia Kashuk Gems and Jewels Pallet


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