Eyeshadow Palettes We Love: Mid-Price Range
So… is it OK if we admit this is type of product we might just hoard? Yes? Great. Eye shadow palettes are surely our weakness. But frankly, why not stock up? Eye shadows don’t go bad and if you treat the palettes right they’ll last quite the while. So drop a few bucks and pick up one of these amazing eye shadow palettes the next time you’re in Sephora or Ulta.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar
Two things Too Faced does incredibly well: sex and chocolate. The chocolate-scented palette of 16 shades has an array of neutrals, browns, and the prettiest purple you’ve ever seen. Seen as Too Faced’s answer for a naked palette, the Chocolate Bar could seriously replace Urban Decay’s original Naked palette. The only thing we’d like to update about the palette is that there aren’t any names on the actual pan of the palette. The name card falls out, and many of us have lost it but we want to refer to the pretty shadows by their names.
Stila Eyes are the Window
Any of the three palette choices (eyes, mind, soul) are good picks. We really like the cool earthy tones of Soul best. Have you ever seen a greenish-taupe color like that before?! We didn’t think so. The packaging of these 12 shadows is cute; the gold compact is slim enough for travel.
Too Faced Sweet Peach
Filled with 18 perfect peachy, pinky, coral, bronzes and purples, this palette had to make it onto our top ten list. Besides, it is scented like sweet peaches and from Too Faced… what’s a girl to do? These are some of the most creamy eye shadows any of us have ever tried, which by itself is a reason to try this palette.
It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette
it Cosmetics can be found typically at Ulta. How pretty are these shades, though? They’re different from so many other palettes, especially the berry tones. No one gives that much thought to an orange shadow, but it Cosmetics has! These 15 shades compliment each other perfectly for day, or night.
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics
We’re seriously glad Urban Decay created this 12 shadow collection. Matte shadow is definitely back in, but don’t think your look will be boring if you use this palette. Create depth to a natural look with these deep neutrals, or craft a gentle smokey eye with the taupe and cool toned grays.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
Renaissance colors were earthy yet vivid. This palette is a modern take on those colors. ABH delivers with this palette that features 14 shades of shimmery and matte finishes. Crease resistant and fade proof, this palette has the colors to take you from day to night. And it’s a really unique take on berry shades, so it’s best you try this one out for yourself especially since there aren’t any dupes that do it justice. Our only complaint? There’s a bit of fallout, which keeps it at a four star in our book instead of five stars.
Urban Decay Naked Smokey Eyeshadow Palette
Nobody does eye shadow like Urban Decay. The Smokey Eyeshadow Palette was a great creation, packed with any shade that could contribute to a sexy, smoky eye. There’s enough variety that you could create day looks with this palette, too. But hey, with a name like Naked Smokey Eyeshadow we go to this bad boy first for a look for a night out.
Smashbox Full Exposure
This palette literally has everything you need to make a different look for every day of the rest of your life. OK, not really but there’s matte. There’s glitter! There’s even a brush included, and Smashbox makes a great brush. There’s no fall out to complain about… actually, we have zero complaints about this palette. It even comes in a travel size with the most popular shades of the regular Full Exposure palette.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Eyeshadow Palette
Somehow, these are the most enticing neutral shades we’ve ever seen. The eight shades have different finishes, but you can build the shades to darker coverage which we love. Our favorite shade is Wave. We’re pretty convinced there isn’t a good dupe for this color, and honestly the shades of this palette go best together. So take your beach side look to the beach side bars at night with this palette.
Laura Gellar the Delectables Eyeshadow Palette
These 14 shadows are so pretty. The shades aren’t as pigmented as some might like, but that makes them perfect for day wear. The shades are luminous though, and when layered they blend beautifully. Besides, who makes a stunning taupe-green like Laura Gellar? That’s right, no one.
Which palette do you want to try first?