The best beauty investment and the quickest way to make the eyes pop, a luxe eyeshadow palette is all we need. Like an artists’ palette of paints, an eyeshadow palette has the power to transform your makeup from a subtle day look to an evening smokey eye. A good eyeshadow is not just supposed to be pigmented, but it needs to blend smoothly, should have less or no fallout and must go a long way without creasing or smudging. When it comes to selecting an eyeshadow palette, we should try and look for great combinations of subtle and bold colors, so that it’s easy for us to create multiple looks with just one purchase. The drugstore palettes are amazing if you’ve just started off using eyeshadows; but as you move up the makeup game, your blending skills tempt you to own those professional pigmented palettes. I’ve gathered up five brands that produce eyeshadows that are not just pigmented but great on overall performance and wear, so you don’t have to try multiple eyeshadow palettes to find your holy grail.
1. Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette
This Arabian- inspired eyeshadow palette is worth the hype and money. With 18 unique and enchanting eyeshades featuring four textures: three duo-chrome toppers, one pure glitter, eight mattes and six pressed pearls, this palette is a true exotic beauty. The palette shades are super buttery, rich in color, highly blendable with little fallout. This is a palette for everyone and the shades look the most dazzling on dusky skin tones. Known for its staying power and super pigmented formula, Desert Dusk eyeshadow palette is a treat to your vanity.
Available: Brown Thomas, Cult Beauty, Sephora, Nykaa,
Price: €65/£56 /$65/ Rs 4,850
2. Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette
A beautiful combination of mattes, shimmers, satins, foil and glitters, Jaclyn nailed it with this palette. The selection of colors is done well and you’ll surely fell in love with the creamy warm mattes that are wearable and super pigmented. The palette contains 35 shades that aren’t powdery or chalky at all and there is an endless list of the looks that you can create with these shades. This eyeshadow palette is a good pick for beginners too who love to experiment and play with warm neutrals. If you don’t own Morphe’s 35F (fall palette) and 35W (warm palette), I would highly recommend you to grab this one.
Available: Beauty Bay, Morphebrushes, Ulta Beauty
Price: €44.90/ £37/ $38
3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
From the stunning shade range to the beautiful mauve velvet packaging, Modern Renaissance palette is a pure heart stealer. The palette features 14 exquisite powders in pinks, reds and warm tones; 11 matte shades and 3 satin shimmers. The overall blendability, pigmentation and staying power is impressive. The dual-sided soft bristle brush and the large good quality mirror that comes along with this palette add to the functionality of the palette. Though it’s a bit expensive if compared to other palettes, but remember you are paying for the high quality that Anastasia Beverly Hills as a brand is known for.
Available: Sephora/Ulta Beauty/ Cult beauty/Beauty Bay
Modern Renaissance is our newest eye shadow palette, launching this summer. The first-ever permanent ABH palette, this collection is comprised of 14 shadows—11 of which are matte. It's the ultimate palette for creating day-to-night looks. @norvina was inspired by Renaissance art, particularly the paints and resins used at that time. Modern Renaissance is a modern take on a classic USD $42 #AnastasiaBeverlyHills #ModernRenaissance
4. Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
Warm tone palettes are definitely having a much deserved ‘moment’ now and this one is a true show stopper. Warm up with 12 fiery amber-hued neutrals with a selection of smoking browns, burnt oranges and hot sienna shades. The texture of these eyeshadows is velvety and staying power is to die for. The shades are bold warms and look flattering on all skin tones .The pigmentation is incredible and it’s a must have palette for anyone who is obsessed with warm colors. Enjoy creating the perfect sunset eye or a sizzling smokey eye with the gorgeous Naked Heat palette.
Available: Debenhems, Sephora, Ulta Beauty
Price: € 47.50 /$54
5. Juvia’s Place The Magic Palette
Prepare to be shook by the insane amount of pigment packed into these eye-shades. You have to come out of your comfort zones to enjoy playing with the colors of this extraordinary palette.The Magic Palette features sixteen eyeshadow pans in a mix of mattes, duochromes and metallics, with a lovely combination of warm and cool tones. The shades are buttery, hyper pigmented and bold, perfectly suited for dusky skin tones. This colorful and glamorous palette is unique and a value for money at the same time. You can put this Magic palette on your birthday wish-list!
Available: Beauty Bay, Juvia’s Place
Price: €34.80, $25
Which ones would you love to pick? Share in the comments below. xx