No make-up stash is complete without a staple eyeshadow palette, especially one that’ll carry you through the seasons and provide “back-up” uses during occasional SOS make-up moments. A few pointers for picking out a palette that will put all of your shades to good use?
- Ensure it combines matte, pearlescent and shimmer pigments to easily switch up your looks from daytime to night.
- Keep an eye out for ones with gold or bronze-coloured shadows (in high-shine, shimmery finishes), as these can double as face highlighters, too.
- Peach and rosy eyeshadows work as amazing blush substitutes!
Read on as we round up our favourite neutral and vibrant eyeshadow palettes for every type of eye-make-up lover.
Essence Welcome To Miami Eyeshadow Palette
This palette is the epitome of summer vibes. Unleash your inner Miami gal with a vibrant splash of its pink, violet, turquoise, plum or teal hues. Wear them solo or mix them up for on-trend watercolor eyes.
MAC Project Black Panther Eyeshadow
If I were to describe this in two words, it’d be ‘regal realness.’ This eight-pan palette brings together the fiercest shadows in earthy and gem-inspired finishes. Expect the creamiest and supreme colour payoff! P.S. The shade ‘Our Cause’ (gold) also works as a gorgeous highlighter on medium and dark skin tones.
Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Palette
The first time we tried this palette, it was love at first swipe. It’s a great beginner’s palette for the easiest, foolproof looks. Like MAC’s Black Panther Palette, with your fingertips, blend some of the gold eyeshadow over the high planes of your face for next-level luminosity.
MAC Eyeshadow Palette
A blush nude eyeshadow palette is essential – no matter your skill level. This palette is for low-key eye-make-up lovers, as it offers versatile nude hues in a wide mix of finishes. Transition your AM eyes to a PM smize by adding the darker brown shadow along the crease and to the outer lids for instant smokey eyes.
Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette
We love love LOVE this travel-sized palette for spring and summer getaways. Clean make-up and monochromatic make-up are all the rage right now, and these spicy shades are bang on-trend. The best part? They’re SO flexible! Use ‘No Fudge Given’ (dark brown) as a contouring powder, ‘Fiya Freak’ (peach) as a blusher, and ‘Shots Fired’ (mauve) to lengthen the wear of your mauve lipstick.
Revlon ColorStay Day To Night Eyeshadow Quad
Revlon also brings an element of spice to their shade picks. Their powder-cream pigments blend like a dream, delivering saturated colour that doesn’t budge. Coverage-wise, these are buildable shades – so you can achieve both soft and glam eye looks depending on your number of layers.