Buying single eyeshadows is so five years ago. These days, it’s all about finding the best eyeshadow palettes to mix, blend and create easy custom looks, from cat eyes to smoky eyes to neutral eyes. There’s nothing worse than a palette that’s full of shadows you’ll never use, so keep in mind the eye looks you like to create most often and know which shades look best with your coloring when searching for your best eyeshadow palette.
Below, we’ve pulled together the top six eyeshadow palettes that look great on almost everyone to help you create your perfect eye.
1. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette
Not only does it smell like chocolate, this eyeshadow palette has both mattes and shimmers to choose from and they blend perfectly to create a neutral eye or evening look. Reviewers on Sephora also love that it’s portable and the colors are highly pigmented so they really stand out.
2. Urban Decay Naked Palette
A fan favorite, the Naked Palette creates the perfect neutral eye and smoky eye look without creases or smudges. Reviewers say that the colors look great on all skin tones from fair to dark and that the texture of the shadow makes it perfect for blending and creating the right look. It even comes with it’s own brush.
3. Urban Decay Electric Pressed Palette
If you’re after color, then look no further than the Electric Pigment Palette. Highly pigmented, reviewers love that the colors are rich but also blend easily to really make your eyes pop with little fallout, which can happen with deep eyeshadow colors. Although the colors are bright, don’t be afraid to give this one a try.
4. Lorac Pro Palette 2
This palette comes with eight matte and eight shimmer shadows to create a look rich in color for both a neutral or smoky eye. Reviewers at Nordstrom, rave about how just a little goes a long way and that the palette comes with a tube of eye primer to help make the shadows stay put all day long.
5. e.l.f. Smokey Eye Beauty Book
For those that have never had much luck with creating a smoky eye before, reviewers love that not only does this palette cost only $5 but that it comes with a full step-by-step tutorial on how to create the perfect look for day and night. It also comes with primer, an eye pencil and an applicator.
6. Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette
If you prefer matte colors to shimmer, this palette will be your favorite overall. The colors are neutral and pigmented, creating the perfect neutral day or night look. Macys reviewers said that they love the way the colors blend and that the colors remain true and stay put with or without a primer.