Eyeshadow palettes are a great investment – they’re the makeup equivalent of our go-to black skinny jeans – we use them daily, you can wear them in different combinations, and they’re a great way to get multiple looks from only one purchase.
But what about if you’re hoping not to break the bank with your next eyeshadow palette purchase? Rest assured that it is possible to get bang for your buck (so you don’t have to live off beans for the next month).
We’ve handpicked the best, affordable eyeshadow palettes on the market. Find your new favourite in the round-up below…
Serving up highly pigmented neutrals and jewel tones, every shade is vivid and velvety and can be packed on for a punch of colour with virtually no fallout. The rich mattes, metallics, and duochromes in this palette look uh-mazing on dark skintones.
With a mix and match lottery of 35 shades, ranging from bold brights to soft neutrals, this palette can be used to create basically every look ever. It’s got the perfect balance for those who like a bit of everything when it comes to eyeshadow.
The pigment payoff in Morphe’s supersize eyeshadow palettes is enough to blow even the most luxe formulas out of the water. Use a fluffy brush to build sheer layers for soft definition or build up intensity by using a damp flat brush. If you’re a fan of warm eyeshadows (isn’t everyone?!), this is the best out there, hands down.
Nude palettes always look totally unassuming in the pan, but once applied, the soft, neutral shades give a surprising amount of definition. This palette makes things easy – the shades range from light to dark, so they blend into themselves.
BH Cosmetics’ palettes are at the centre of many online tutorials – the combination of a creamy, blendable texture and long-wearing pigment creates a multidimensional finish that really stands out on camera. This particular one is a veritable megamix of bright, shiny colours that really pop against skin.
A smoky eye palette is a classic and a staple. This one has a variety of mattes and shimmers in colours that will suit both subtle and intense, glam looks. Plus, they’re super pigmented and blend really well – staying on smoothly without a primer. 100% worth adding to your collection for nights out.