7 eyeshadow palettes your collection is craving right now
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / August 29 2023
Ah, eyeshadow palettes. Lovely to look at, a struggle to store, and impossible to not want a million of...vicious cycle alert.
Who could blame us though? It really doesn't seem too much to ask to own the colours that suit us, the colours we wish did, and enough spare shades to suit any party theme at any time? Right?!
Okay, fine, perhaps we're being a tad unreasonable. We do tend to commit all kinds of shadow shopping sins after all, from picking up a full palette for that one shade we actually want, to adding options to cart that we know go way outside our colour comfort zones even on our most adventurous days.
And so somehow we end up with a cluttered eyeshadow drawer, and still no palette we're dying to use on the daily.
So how does one choose from the literal thousands on the market with full confidence they're making a decision their eyeshadow game will thank them for?
Well, it all comes down to knowing the brands, colours and formulas that the beauty industry trusts. And so we've rounded up seven eyeshadow palettes that cater for all finish, shade, size and colour payoff preferences that we guarantee no beauty buff will ever regret buying...
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Palette Vol. 6
So you're a colour chameleon and you want a couple (okay, a lot) of daring shades at your disposal? This option houses a unique offering of shades with enough pigment and depth to ensure you pull off whatever statement look you're lusting after.
$104 at Anastasia Beverly Hills
Eye of Horus Eyeshadow Compact Dawn
Help your eyes reach their full potential with this high-quality, pigmented palette. Enriched with moringa oil, desert clay and goldenseal, these vegan, ethically sourced shadows not only amplify your look, but are also great for your skin.
$89 at Eye of Horus
Revolution Reloaded Dimension Shadow Palette
This baby's not just an eyeshadow palette - it's an expression of your vibrant personality and limitless creativity. From daring electric blues to Barbie pink, these shades let you craft looks that are uniquely you. Don't worry though - if bright isn't really your thing, it's available in some pretty sweet neutral shades, too.
$8 at Revolution Beauty
Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette
This cult-fave nude edit never met a neutral eyeshadow look it didn't like, and trust us, it's seen and done everything from a plain matte taupe lid to a chocolate cut-crease, sooty smokey eye and beige to bronze metallic blend.
$74 at Sephora
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette
Pillow Talk obviously has a stellar reputation in lipstick land, but we're here to confirm that its eyeshadow palette alter egos are just as glorious. This palette in particular boasts pearly pink, matte dusky rose, soft brown and shimmering rose gold shades for the dreamiest looks.
$80 at Charlotte Tilbury
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
What list could be complete without an Urban Decay Naked suggestion? While we miss the O.G., we will admit that this wonderfully glam edit has everything you'll need for everyday and after dark makeup moments.
$74.74 at Amazon