Best Eyeshadow Palettes You Must Try
Although eyeliner and mascara tend to be considered the most important cosmetics for enhancing your eyes, you should never underestimate the power of eyeshadow to transform your look! Although it can take a while to master the application of your eyeshadow to best compliment your features and achieve your desired look, the first step to creating flawless eyeshadow looks is adding the right products to your cosmetics collection. With all due respect to you ladies who are attached to using a few individual eyeshadows, we are huge believers that using eyeshadow palettes is the best way to create versatile makeup looks in the most convenient and cost-efficient way! Eyeshadow palettes are awesome because you can get a lot of amazing colors that are professionally selected to compliment each other, and you can enjoy the convenience of having them all in one place. Whether you are looking for the perfect palette to nail the the nude makeup style and a “no makeup” look, or you want to add some high drama to your lids, we are spotlighting a few of our favorite eyeshadow palettes for smoking hot eyes in 2017!
1Tarte Cosmetics: Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Why this is a great palette: This gorgeous and one of the best matte eyeshadow palette comes with 12 awesomely neutral eyeshadow shades. The colors are neatly organized from light to dark so you won’t need to worry about the powders from your darker shades mixing with your lighter shades. While the colors are all neutral earthy tones, the variety in shades means you can easily transform your daytime look for night time activities. The palette contains shades that work for base color, crease contouring and can even be converted for use as eyeliner if you have an eyeliner brush. In addition to the amazing colors, the formula of the eyeshadows themselves is stellar. Tarte eyeshadows are made with natural ingredients and absorb the oils that your eyelids will produce which means you probably won’t need to use an eyeshadow primer to keep your look fresh all day. Furthermore, the palette comes with a guide for how to create stunning looks which means that this palette is perfect for girls who don’t have a lot of experience with eyeshadows.
2Stila Cosmetics: Eyes are the Window Shadow Palette
Why this is a great palette: The Eyes are the Window Shadow Palettes by Stila are gorgeous and the collection comes in 4 awesome color themes. While we love all of the palettes, our favorite is the “Spirit” palette. We love this palette because it offers 12 stunning, luxurious colors that are relatively neutral, but are infused with a glamorous shimmer. This palette is perfect for girls who don’t want to wear wild colors, but who do not want a matte look. In addition to the gorgeous colors, the palette itself is beautiful. The shadows are enclosed in an elegant jeweled case and it will make you smile every time you open it up to do your makeup.
3Urban Decay: Electric Pressed Pigment Palette
Why this is a great palette: Hands-down, this is the best eyeshadow palette for girls who aren’t afraid to make a super dramatic statement with their eyeshadows. If you prefer the natural look, this is not the palette for you. However, even if you generally go for neutral earthy tones, we think every girl should have a palette for nights when she wants to stand out for the crowd in a bold way. This palette comes with 10 bright, electrifying shades that are sure to make your eyes pop. This palette stands out from other bright colored eyeshadow palettes because the color payoff is so pigmented. Many palettes that appear to contain dramatic colors have a weak color payoff so the shadows don’t look at all the same on your skin as they do in the palette. However, Urban Decay really nailed the formula with this pressed pigment palette. So, if you’re in the mood for neon and want it to actually look neon, this is definitely a good investment!
4Too Faced: Love Palette
Words cannot describe how cute this palette is. This adorable palette contains three sets of 5 shadows, and the shadow in the middle is shaped like a heart. There is no way that you will not smile every time you open up this cute eyeshadow set. In addition to the super cute packaging, we are more than impressed with the shadows themselves. The palette contains shadows that have shimmer, pearl and matte finishes which means you have a lot of versatility to create the look you want. Plus, this palette comes with an awesome black eyeliner to help you complete your flirty eye look!
5Urban Decay: Naked Smoky Palette
Yes, we know, Urban Decay already got a shout out on this list. However, they have really nailed the eyeshadow palette game and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the best smoky eye palette on the market! This palette contains 12 shades and has all the essentials to create multiple amazing smoky eye looks. In addition to darker colors, the palette also has some awesome neutrals which you can blend into your smoky look or wear alone during the daytime. Not only does this palette contain amazingly beautiful and highly pigmented colors, the palette also comes with a professional double-ended EyeShadow brush which makes your application easy and flawless. Though your bank account won’t appreciate us mentioning this, Urban Decay’s Naked line includes a number of other palettes that are nothing short of incredible.
As you can tell, we are very passionate about eyeshadow! Although eyeshadow can seem intimidating if you aren’t used to applying it, most of these palettes come with helpful guides and you can find awesome tutorials online that will help you create gorgeous looks. We hope you enjoyed this list and found something that seems like the perfect addition to your cosmetics collection!