I Own Dozens of Eye Shadow Palettes, But These Are the Ones I Use on Repeat

There are two things that make my heart skip a beat when it comes to new makeup: eye products and lip products. I don’t wear foundation every day and am pretty nonplussed about cheek products, but tell me about a new lipstick or eye shadow, and I’m all ears.

Doing your eye makeup has such transformative power, and other than a bold lipstick, it’s definitely the thing that makes the biggest difference when it comes to amplifying an already-glowy makeup look. While a cream eye shadow is good for a quick simple look, there’s no doubt that the choice of multiple shades is the best for creating a variety of looks, from a deep, dark smoky eye to a fun, vibrant hit of colour. So it’s no surprise that I always have my eye out for popular eye shadow palettes.


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While it’s hard to pick favourites, I definitely reach for my Huda Naughty Nudes palette the most right now. It’s got so many great shades that can be mixed and blended together and shades, like Passion, that are impactful all on their own. Before I go in with whatever palette I pick, I normally prime with the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Eye Primer to create a smooth base that’ll help it stick around all day and night.

These are the palettes I continue to reach for all year round.

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Mini Eyeshadow Palette

2. Sleek Makeup I-Divine Palette Trippin

3. Mac Art Library Flame-Boyant

4. Charlotte Tilbury Easy Eye Palette Super Nudes

5. Makeup by Mario Master Metals Eyeshadow Palette

6. Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette

7. Nyx Professional Makeup Ultimate Edit Petite Eye Shadow Palette Warm Neutrals

8. Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Blitz Kid Eyeshadow Palette

9. Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette

10. E.l.f. Bite Size Eyeshadow in Carnival Candy

11. Lottie London Laila Love Neon Ibiza Palette

12. Huda Beauty Caramel Brown Obsessions

13. Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette Bronze Seduction

14. 3ina The Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

15. Fenty Beauty Bomb Posse Mega Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette

16. OPV Beauty Yemoja Eyeshadow Palette

17. Glossier Mononchromes

18. Jade Thirwall x Beauty Bay 42 Colour Palette

19. Sculpted by Aimee Sultry Stories Eyeshadow Palette