Affordable Eye Shadow Palettes We Love
The amount of eye shadow palettes that have been created in just the last year alone is incredible. Tarte released a palette (or too). Too Faced released their peach palette… and released it again because it was so popular. There are endless options on the market from favorite brands Kat Von D, Makeup Forever, Stila. You name the brand and they’ve come out with a palette.
So which one are you going to choose? Which ones will you choose? Even though there are a lot of options out there, not all of them are budget friendly. There are loads of good palettes that are affordable though, especially if you know where to look.
Brands like Cover Girl and Maybelline, L’Oreal and Revlon have all released eye shadow palettes. There might even be a few brands that you don’t know about (but should) who have a great palette. Here’s the five we like best. And at their affordable prices, you can even try different ones! Same quality, more quantity. None of these five palettes cost more than $12.00.
CoverGirl Goldens TruNaked Eye Shadow Palette
If you’re just building your makeup collection or you’re new to makeup, this is a great palette for you. All the nude shades are warm and neutral, which suits most skin tones. The shadows are shimmery but the glitter doesn’t “fall out”, so your foundation is safe. Even though there are lighter tones, it’s perfect to create an earthy, smoky eye. The colors are pretty pigmented, too.
Makeup Revolution Essential Day to Night Redemption Eye Shadow Palette
Makeup Revolution is way too underrated. They have a great variety of colors, a good set of mattes versus shimmery shadows. The earthy tones pair well with the bold colors in this palette, making it the perfect palette to take on vacation with you. There’s a color for every skin tone, so we don’t think you can go wrong with this one. Pair with a bold liner and soft lips for a great night out look.
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
When the rose gold craze came, Maybelline answered Urban Decay’s Naked 3 with this palette. And honestly? We think they’re just about the same. Maybelline’s blushed nudes palette includes 12 shades. Some are matte and some are shimmery, but they’re all butter smooth on your lid. Our favorite shades are the matte peach, and gray-green shade.
Physicians Formula Extreme Shimmer Shadow Nude Palette
Of course, one of these palettes needed to be shimmery. Guilty. The six shades range from black to peach to white, giving you the glam coverage you need.
The black shade is our favorite, but mainly because the silver glitter stands out so strongly. If you apply this on top of your smoky eye, you’re sure to catch the spotlight. The champagne shade is perfect to accent a warm look. The best part about this palette is that it’s not too pigmented, meaning you can wear it during the day or night.
NYX Cosmetics Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette
NYX Cosmetics Lingerie line is amazing. Colors for lips or lids, the Lingerie line is in a class of it’s own. The Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette has only six shadows, but they’re powerful pigments. The six shadows can help create a huge variety of looks, especially since it includes tones appropriate for all skins. Besides, the lilac-gray is so unique that this palette is worth it for that one shade alone.
These palettes are affordable and hidden gems. Which one do you want to try next?