It’s no secret: here at GlossyBox HQ we’re obsessed with eyeshadow palettes. Whether it’s a selection of the best neutral tones for the perfect daytime look, or a bolder combination for statement party makeup, a reliable eyeshadow palette is every girl’s best friend. They were wrong about diamonds: trust us.
Finding the right eyeshadow palette in a sea of cult-buys, however, is no easy task. So to help you find your perfect partner(s), we’ve rounded up a few of our own favourites.
From neutrals and smoky shades to glitters and metallics, here ends your quest for the best eyeshadow palette ever.
Morphe Brushes 35 Colour Smokey Eyeshadow Palette (35S), £23.50
The 35 Colour palettes by Morphe Brushes are something of a legend. This Smokey palette teams blues and lavenders with pops of yellow, hot pink and orange, making sure you’ll have all bases covered for next season’s key makeup trends. Trust us, you’ll be needing those blue shades!
Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette, £39.50
If you love the versatility of the original Naked Palette, try this hot take for a trend-led twist on your smoky eye. The 12 shades start at a shimmering ivory and travel through matte terracotta and shimmering coppers, right up to burnt reds and metallic burgundy. These work on every skin tone for seriously seductive looks.
MAC Eye Shadow x 15 in Cool, £49.50
A pro palette containing 15 matte, satin and frosted eyeshadows, these shades all have a cool undertone ranging from icy pearl to shimmering black, via pinks, browns and purples. Go light during the day, then blend dark with light to amp things up come evening.
Makeup Revolution Palette Pro HD Amplified 35 Inspiration, £15
A winner for daytime looks on all skintones, this Makeup Revolution palette contains 35 matte shades that range from pale ivories to deep browns, via peach, terracotta and burnt oranges. Layer up to take things from day to night.
Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Prism Eye Shadow Palette, £43
There’s a reason Anastasia Beverly Hills’ palettes always sell out: they’re amazing. The new Prism palette is no exception, packed with 14 full pigment shades including super-matte, duo-chrome and metallic finishes. We’re seriously obsessed with Throne, a hue described as: ‘metallic blackened blue-green with multi-coloured reflect’.
Pixi Mesmerising Mineral Palette in Copper Peach, £15
If you like a little shimmer, this is your perfect all-rounder palette. It’s small enough to fit in any handbag, and contains six shades running from pearly hues through peach and copper to dark smoky brown. Blend them all up to take you from work day to weekend.
NYX Professional Makeup In Your Element Shadow Palette in ‘Earth’, £25
This palette has something for both day and night, but it’s the rich jewel tones that really get us excited. The 12 shades include mattes and metallics, with deep, earthy gold, green and burgundy to get the party started.
Need more eyeshadow palette action? See what happened when the GlossyBox team put Urban Decay’s Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette to the test.
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