Minimal-Makeup Lovers, Take Note—These Nude Eye Shadow Palettes Are the GOAT

I think I've talked enough about how much I love a minimal, no-makeup makeup look. I'm not the type of person who has the patience or the energy to spend hours painstakingly creating an intricate makeup look, so more often than not, I like to keep it pretty simple. that means some concealer (or foundation if I need a bit more cover-up), mascara, and blush. And on the rare occasions I want to take it up a notch, I do all three plus some highlighter, eyeliner, and eye shadow.

And when it comes to eye shadows, you can find me gravitating towards neutrals and nudes instead of bright and bolder hues. These palettes are ones that get a lot of usage because they're so versatile—they work for just about any look and occasion. Trust me, when you buy a nude eye shadow palette, it practically pays for itself.


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If you're into the minimal makeup look, you're going to need one of these palettes. Take a look at some options below.

1. Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette

2. Ilia The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette

3. Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

4. Charlotte Tilbury Super Nudes Easy Eyeshadow Palette

5. Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette

6. E.l.f. Long Lasting Wear Clay Eyeshadow Palette in Necessary Nudes

7. Juvia's Place The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

8. Covergirl Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow Kit in Sheerly Nudes

9. Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette

10. Rimmel Magnif'eyes Eyeshadow Palette in 001 Nude Edition

11. Bobbi Brown Real Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

12. L'Oréal Colour Riche La Palette Eyeshadow in Nude

13. Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette

14. ColourPop Nude Mood Eyeshadow Palette

15. Makeup Revolution Maxi Reloaded Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

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In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).

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