Etude House Play Color Eyes Palette Best Loved, $43.90
The 15 colours curated in this palette are a collection of the brand's best-selling shades. And it's easy to see why: they are fun yet versatile, with coral, burgundy and brown shades in matte, shimmer and glitter finishes. We're certain this will be your go-to palette for the foreseeable future.
Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette (Mini), $37
The way we see it, yellow and pink are the new trending colours in eyeshadow looks, and this palette is great for those looking to experiment with either colours. Plus, there’s still your nude, brown and shimmery champagne shades that can help you ground the darker pink and gold shades.
NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Suede, $49
There’s a reason why this particular variant of the new NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette series (there are six variants in total) is sold out online—the shades are versatile and look great on all skin tones, and the shimmer shades are buildable from subtle to bolder looks. The formula is also creamy and gives great colour payoff, so a little product goes a long way.
Laneige Ideal Shadow Quad in #4 Deep Crimson, $42
This eyeshadow palette comes in 10 variants, but our pick is #4 Deep Crimson because the matte brown shades suit all skin tones. They can be layered to create a sheerer, everyday look, and the shimmer and glitter shades can be added to get a more arresting, intense smoky eye look for nights out.
Zoeva Opulence Eyeshadow Palette, $43
For those who prefer to create less basic looks, this eyeshadow palette has reddish (Get Your Glory and Imperial) and blue (Koh-I-Noor) shades to up your eyeshadow game. The colours are easily blendable, and the colour payoff is great too. Only Get Your Glory has a matte finish; the rest are shimmer shades which are easy to use even if you don’t have mad blending skills.
Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Matte, $42
If you are not into eyeshadows with shimmery finishes, this palette is the one for you. All eight shades are matte, and neutral can be used to create a wash of colour over the lid or more intense looks. We like that the base shades come in bigger pans, so you don’t run out of them so easily. Plus, it has a black eyeshadow to help you create a graphic eye look or intense smoky eye.
Tarte Tartelette Flirt Eyeshadow Palette, $29
This is a great basic eyeshadow palette at an affordable price point. The four matte brown shades are appropriate for all occasions, and the two shimmer shades keep the palette from becoming boring. The Amazonian clay formula also makes the eyeshadow longer-wearing.
Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette, $46
Of course, Urban Decay Naked Heat Petite palette would make the list. While the standard-sized palette costs $83 and carries 12 shades, this mini version has six new shades (entirely different from the ones in the standard-sized palette) that deliver intense colour payoff. And we think the burnt orange colour palette is here to stay because it gives a more sultry look compared to the more innocent look that trending pink eyeshadows give.
Sephora Collection Mixology Eyeshadow Palette, $49
This wallet-friendly eyeshadow palette comes with 18 shades that are grouped together in threes. This takes the guesswork out of choosing shades that complement each other. You can create neutral everyday looks perfect for the office or opt for bolder eye looks perfect for a night out.
Pixi Eye Reflections Eye Shadow Palette, $35
Twelve neutral, shimmery shades in this eyeshadow palette can take you from day to night. The different gradations of beiges and browns, plus two rosier pink shades, are perfect for creating feminine, everyday looks.