Eye Shadow Pallets are the best way to have a lot of colors in one easy place. I love to collect pallets because not only are they beautiful, but they allow me to create many looks when I combine shadows from different pallets! Eye shadow pallets can be pricey, but it really is worth the price. If you purchase shadows individually, it can add up very quickly. A pallet might be $50, but if you bought all of those shadows on their own, the price would be well over $100. Of course there are amazing drug store pallets that are very cheap (and trust me, I love those pallets the most), but sometimes it’s just fun to splurge on high quality shadows! Here are my top pallets that I think everyone should have!
Best Matte Shadow Pallet: It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Pallet and the Naked Basics Pallet by Urban Decay
This is a tie…I really couldn’t chose between these two because they are both beautiful and so versatile! Matte shadows are a must for any makeup look. You can use them on their own or to blend out metallic shades. Everyone should definitely invest in a matte pallet! Get them HERE and HERE
Best Metallic Shadow Pallet: Urban Decay’s Naked 2 and Lorac’s Little Black Pallet
This one is a tie for me as well. Metallic shadows are my FAVORITE, and I have a lot of metallic shadows. It was really hard for me to pick a favorite, so I picked the most budget friendly and the most versatile. The Lorac Little Black Pallet has 4 metallic shadows that are beautiful and look great on everyone, and the Naked 2 has so many different metallics (and a couple mattes) that it will appeal to everyone. These pallets are a must! Get them HERE and HERE
Best Limited Edition Pallet: Lorac AfterGlo Eyeshadow Pallet
I didn’t want to pick a limited edition pallet that was already gone (because that would be mean) so I picked my favorite of what is out right now. I just received this pallet and I’m obsessed with it! It has the most beautiful spring colors I’ve ever seen, and it has colors that everyone will love. Ulta is carrying it right now, so get it before it’s gone! Get it HERE
And a little side note: My favorite time to get limited edition pallets are during the Christmas season. There are so many available and they are always beautiful!
Best On-The-Go Eye Shadow Pallet: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Pallet in Fade In
This Eye shadow pallet is a cute, small and filled with colors to give you a plethora of looks. I love bringing this on vacations because it doesn’t take up a ton of room and I can create daytime and nighttime looks easily! Get it HERE
Best Eye Shadow Pallet for Color: Maybelline Eye Studio compacts
I love these little compacts! Maybelline shadows have always had amazing quality, and when these compacts came out I was so excited to get my hands on them. I was very surprised at all the colors that they came in, and I was so excited about the color payoff once I put them on my eyes! I’m not a huge color shadow person, but I love these! They are always coming out with new ones so you are bound to find colors you like! Get them HERE
Best Drug Store Pallet: Bh Cosmetics 28 Neutral Eye Shadow Pallet
Bh cosmetics have amazing quality makeup for such a cheap price. I love this neutral eye shadow pallet because you get a ton of product, a ton of colors, and they have great color pay-off! They have a ton of different eye shadow pallets, so there is bound to be something you love! Get it HERE
Best All-Around Eye-Shadow Pallet: Smashbox Master Class II pallet
This is by far the best pallet for creating a full makeup look. I love this pallet because it’s full of matte shadows, shimmer shadows, eyeliners, blushes, bronzers, and luminizers! You literally only need this pallet if you want to minimize the amount of makeup you have. All of the products are high quality (because duh, they are made by smash box) and you can create hundreds of looks! Get it HERE
My All-Time Favorite Eye Shadow Pallet: Stilla In The Light Pallet
This shadow pallet is BEAUTIFUL! It has my favorite go-to colors inside, as well as the prettiest color out there: kitten. Kitten is an award-winning shadow that can also be used as a luminizer. I’m always grabbing this pallet for my everyday looks as well as my fancy night out looks. It’s been my favorite for awhile and I can’t see myself falling out of love anytime soon! Get it HERE
I hope this inspired you all to do a little eye shadow shopping! Comment below and let me know if you’d like to see any tutorials with these pallets!