How To Pick The Perfect Eyeshadow Palette For You

by Sierra Burgos

How To Pick The Perfect Eyeshadow Palette For You
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Choosing an eyeshadow palette can be tough, especially with so many sparkling options calling your name. We’ve rounded up 15 popular palettes that each serve different needs, so no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be looking flawless.




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For The Vibrant Soul


f you’re a gal who loves experimenting with color, this Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette is for you. These highly pigmented shadows include every shade of the rainbow, from the darker jewel tones to the soft pastels. With a palette like this, you’ll be able to play with a new color every day.

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For The Rose Gold Obsessed


If you're as rose gold obsessed as we are (which you probably are, because aren't we all?), then you'll want to get your hands on this eyeshadow palette by Huda Beauty. We're in love with those creamy metals and pinky warm mattes.

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For The Rockstar


This palette comes with all your necessary nudes for basic looks, but also features cool jewel tones for those days you want to feel like a badass rockstar.

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For The Sultry Seductress


This mini palette by tarte comes with eight gorgeous shades that are purr-fect for a night out. It’s also a nice size that’ll fit in your purse easily if you want to take it out with you

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For The Sweetheart


This Too Faced palette smells like a juicy peach! Featuring warm corals, browns, and pops of purple, you’ll be able to create endless looks with this delectable palette. Shadow names like “cobbler” and “peaches ‘n cream” have us drooling.

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For The Avid Bruncher


*Cue heart-eye emoji* Those PASTELS have got us feelin’ some type of way. Not to mention the shade names pay homage to all our favorite brunch items: mimosa, avocado toast, eggs benny, OMG. Sink your teeth into this Lorac palette before brunch is over.

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For The Basic B*tch (And Proud Of It)


If you’re looking for a high-quality palette with basic shades and good variety, check out this one by Stila. With 12 shadows total, it’s the perfect mix of pretty mattes and eye-catching metallics. We also can’t get enough of that gold and bronze packaging.

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For The Girl Who Has A Dual Personality


Maybe some days you want a sweet, girly look, while other days you want to look daring and badass. If so, this palette will work wonders for you. It features six dainty eyeshadows from Too Faced, six edgy shadows from Kat Von D, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, and Kat Von D’s tattoo liner—and it all comes in this adorable packaging.

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For The Smoky-Eye Aficionado


To get that perfect sultry smoky eye, look no further than Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky palette. The shades are designed with smoky eyes in mind, so you’re equipped with all the right shades to create a smoldering look.

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For The Low-Maintenance Woman


If you don’t have time to be digging into multiple palettes, check out this do-it-all palette by It Cosmetics. It features 14 pigmented matte shades that can also be worn as shimmery colors with a swipe of the “transforming pearl” shadow. So whether you love matte or pearl, this palette is the best of both worlds.

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For The Wannabe Mermaid


Natasha Denona’s ultra pigmented metallic shades are probably the closest we’ll ever get to becoming mermaids. This palette includes a row of basic buttery shades, and a row of wild vibrant colors to play with. We’re dying to try that deep teal.

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For The Gal Who Needs Rosé All Day


This gorgeous palette by CoverGirl will have you ready to sip rosé all day. All eight shades make us feel like we’re walking through a rose garden. Pick up this palette if you like rosy nude eyes (or just rosé in general).

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For The Matte Master


This palette comes with a huge variety of matte shades infused with Amazonian clay, including everything you need for both a basic and statement eye. It also features four iridescent shades with a gorgeous duo chrome finish. Pinch us, we must be dreaming.

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For The Renaissance Woman


This palette takes the essence of the renaissance and puts a modern twist on it. Beauty vloggers everywhere have raved about these gold and berry tones that were inspired by renaissance paintings. Anastasia, we heart you.

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For The Quirky Gal


This palette by Urban Decay is anything but boring. It features eight vibrant, glittery shades that you won’t find anywhere else (except maybe in space). If you’ve been looking for a unique, fun palette that’s different from your other shadows, give this one a try.