Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette, $82
With just the right ratio of basic to bold shades and matte to shimmer finishes, this palette is definitely worth the money. Plus, the colours look good on all skin tones, have great payoff and stay put all day.
It Cosmetics Superhero Eyeshadow Palette, $68
While not strictly an eyeshadow palette, this one features eye primer and options for eyeliner, and it’s always convenient to have all your eye makeup in one place. This is great to bring on vacay too.
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette, $100
With three finishes—namely matte, shimmer and glitter—that are easy to blend, pigmented and buildable, this palette is worth every penny. Plus, the shades are easily wearable and suit most skin tones. If you’re still on the fence, with 18 shades, each colour costs about $5.50 and will last you for ages.
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Eye Shadow Palette, $75
Not only will this palette allow you to create a range of office-appropriate eye makeup looks, you can also use it to do a smoky eye for a night out. The matte shades all act as transitional shades and can be used in the crease, which is a plus. Also, the formula blends easily and each shade has good colour payoff.
Pixi Eye Reflections Eye Shadow Palette, $35
Packed with 12 metallic shades, this palette allows you to create sultry looks for a night out. But used as a wash of colour, the shades could also be AM-appropriate. The finely milled formula can also double up as a highlighter, which means you would only need to carry one palette when travelling.
Urban Decay Born to Run Eyeshadow Palette, $76
If you’re looking for a great mix of neutral and bright eyeshadows, this is the palette for you. Each shade blends easily and has great colour payoff. And you get 21 shadows for $76, which makes it $3.61 per eyeshadow. Well worth the investment, we say.
Too Faced Then & Now Eye Shadow Palette $85
If your prefer a more colourful and glamorous approach to your eye makeup, your money is best spent on this palette. With 22 shades, each shade only costs about $3.86, making it absolutely worth the investment. And while there are enough shades to make this perfect for night makeup, there are a few that you could also use in the day.
Zoeva Screen Queen Eyeshadow Palette, $39
With a mix of pretty neutrals, deep, rich shades and a couple of brights, this is a handy palette to have. Even if you don’t use the blue or green shades, you would still get a lot of use from the palette thanks to the pigmented formula and good colour payoff.