There’s an old saying, “eyes are the gateway to the soul”. The same tune rings true for eyeshadow in the makeup world; a rocking eyeshadow palette can make or break a signature look.
Makeup junkies everywhere can attest to how hard it is to find the perfect eyeshadow palette. With so many on the market, both high-end and penny saving, it can seem like the options are endless! To make the search easier, here are five of the hottest eyeshadow palettes on the market; new and old school.
Urban Decay’s Naked 1™
Sometimes you just have to stick to the basics, and there’s no better basic palette than the Naked 1 palette by Urban Decay. The natural color scheme is perfect for no-makeup makeup looks that stay all day! In a pinch, this shimmery palette can also make flirty smokey-eye looks that effortlessly complement your natural beauty. The Naked 1™ has a handful of sister palettes to help you find the best ‘bare’ scheme based on your preferences, and a scorching new one, “Naked Heat” that was just released.
Lorac Cosmetics’ Pro Palette™
This seemingly simple palette provides a multitude of different looks, from work-friendly daytime beauty, to daring night-on-the-town glam. It has a variety of colors, both for matte lovers and artists who love extra shimmer. The shadows can be applied wet like liner, or dry like powder, giving you the option to be daring or dainty. This palette is especially known to blend like butter, making it great for smooth application that lasts.
The thing that is most striking about this palette, aside from the diverse color selection, is how amazingly affordable it is! The 35O has the most colors - a shocking 35 - at the cheapest price! It’s soft, pigmented, and blends well. A perfect way to save money while still achieving a high-end look, and it’s cruelty free! Overall, with this palette you get way more for your money.
Too Face Chocolate Bar ™
For being such a compact palette, the Chocolate Bar has quite the array of plums, browns, and soft pinks. This palette is one of a kind with it’s cocoa infused pigments, making it smell like chocolate! It lives up to it’s name, and the hype surrounding it. It also has an array of sister palettes to help you find the perfect match, including the “Sweet Peach Palette” that smells like peaches!
Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Modern Renaissance Palette ™
This gorgeous palette took the makeup world by storm with it’s sexy color scheme. Compiled of bold magentas and scorched reds, this is the perfect palette for daring fashionistas. Although the colors are intense, they are surprisingly easy to blend, and just as pigmented on skin as they are in the package. If you love reds, you’ll love this high-end palette.
Finding the perfect palette will take you to the next level with your makeup looks. It’s essential to find a palette with enough variety to capture and accentuate the fun, the flirty, and the fashionable sides of you for every occasion!
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