Aside from applying colored liner this season, my eye makeup is pretty minimal—a matte shadow, mascara and liner. If you’re like me and you prefer minimal eye makeup, this edition of Editor’s Picks is dedicated to you! From matte must-haves to metallic finishes, I’ve rounded up six of my favorite eyeshadow palettes.
Stila Cosmetics In The Know Palette ($39)—This is my holy grail of eyeshadow palettes because it combines the best earthy shades and liner for any skin tone. When I first got this palette, I would religiously read the mini booklet of different looks and now I think I’ve memorized… all of them.
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette ($27)—Their Naked and Naked 2 palettes are all-time best sellers but this palette is the perfect combination of both. This palette features six matte shades that won’t leave a chalky finish.
e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette ($10)—I’m a fan of this easy to blend formula this drugstore pick offers, making it easy to apply with a brush or your fingers.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye Palette ($60)—If you’re looking to splurge on an eye palette, then go with this limited edition silver compact. I love anything Bobbi Brown and this is a good mix of shimmer and metallic hues.
Benefit Cosmetics World Famous Neutrals ($30)—When I’m looking for just a hint of sparkle for my daytime eye look, this is my go-to. I like that it includes four powder shadows and two cream tones. It also includes a fold out tutorial for day and nighttime looks, making the application and reading process so easy.
NYX ‘Love in Paris- Madeleines and Macarons’ Palette ($10)—I’m a fan of this cruelty free and hypoallergenic makeup palette that packs wearable colors for a small price. While I don’t think I’ve used every shade in this palette, I highly recommend this for the beauty girl on a budget.
What’s your favorite eyeshadow palette?
I have a huge BH cosmetics palette that I usually use- it has every color under the sun!
Good to know! I noticed as I was writing this, every pick was pretty much all neutrals haha
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Thanks for the tip! Just updated them 🙂
I’ve been eyeing the Urban Decay Naked 2 for monthssss now, I think I need to take the plunge stat!
Yes you do! Thanks for reading! xo
I have Naked2 and Naked Basics, but honestly my favorite palette was a gift with purchase by Bobbi Brown. It’s called the “weekend eye and cheek” palette, and it’s the perfect amount of everything. I keep it in my gym bag and I’m already sad about when it runs out.
Bobbi Brown gift with purchases are always the best! Thanks for reading!
I have the Naked Basics set and I love it–I don’t wear a ton of shadow often, so the basic neutral shades are perfect for me!
That’s great to hear!