There are so many must have eyeshadow palettes out there that I’m amazed my bank account isn’t drained! Finding the perfect eyeshadow palette is like striking gold, because often times they’ll have enough colors to suit any look you’d like to create. I’ve collected tons of eyeshadow palettes in search of that elusive perfect one, so here are a few of my favorite must have eyeshadow palettes!
1. Urban Decay’s Naked 2
Honestly, I’ve found that all of Urban Decay’s palettes are must have eyeshadow palettes. You really can’t go wrong with UD. However, the Naked 2 palette is my absolute favorite. Quite a buzz was created when the first Naked palette came out, and while that one is fantastic, I think Naked 2 is better. I like how the colors are more on the brown side, however, there's enough of a range that the palette can be used for both day and night looks. In fact, when I travel I only take this palette with me, and it takes me about a minute flat to transition my makeup. I think this is a palette that every girl should have in her collection! Get this palette at Sephora.com for $50.
2. Kat Von D’s Ladybird True Romance
This palette is the one to go with for warmer tones. I'm a huge fan of practically all of Kat Von D's makeup line, but her eyeshadows take the cake. The colors are vibrant and stay on forever, and this one is a particular favorite of mine. I use it all the time, it's almost running out! What's great is that these warm tones will make just about any eye color pop. Get it at Sephora.com for $36.
3. Too Faced Boudoir Eyes
For sexy, sultry looks, I always point people to this palette. The colors in this are perfect for creating a smokey eye look that isn't overpowering, but will still be intense. The light pinks offer a delightful contrast to the dark grays, and when they're put together it's an extremely sexy look. If you're a Too Faced addict like me, then you NEED this palette. Purchase this palette at Sephora.com for $36.
4. Disney Storybook Collection Jasmine Palette
I LOVE that Disney is branching out into serious makeup. The palettes that they're creating are extremely high quality, and just all around gorgeous. My favorite so far is the Jasmine palette. Look at those vibrant colors! And there's such a wide range, from blues to yellows, that the possibilities are endless with the looks you can create. I do feel like they captured the essence of Jasmine, as well. Let your inner princess out with this palette! Get it at Sephora.com for $55.
5. Sephora Smoky Studio 2
To me, this palette is just a staple. Every woman has to have a palette that will cover all her needs, color-wise. For the most part, palettes go on color schemes--warm colors, cool colors, pinks, purples, etc...--and you may need an odd color like green or a specific shade of light brown that isn't in any of your regular palettes. Having a palette that has every color in your makeup collection is invaluable. Get it from Sephora.com for $25.
6. Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette- in the Dark
Sometimes a girl needs a little sparkle. This palette is perfect for that, because each color is packed with glitter. Not only that, the cool colors in this palette are tailor made for dramatic looks for a night out, so you're sure to look amazing. I recently bought this palette, and the blue is my favorite color. It's vibrant, but with the right blending technique it looks amazing! Get it for $26 from Sephora.com.
7. Makeup for Ever’s Technicolor Palette
This is for the girl that wants to be daring. I do believe that everyone should have at least ONE crazy palette in their collection, just to inspire them to be adventurous every once in a while. Yes, the colors are bright, and yes people may stare. But you're gorgeous, your beauty should be enjoyed. The green in this palette is my absolute favorite. If you don't yet have a palette at least somewhat similar to this, then this is my challenge to you: buy it, and wear a look from it once a week. Get this palette at Sephora.com for $45.
Eyeshadow palettes are the heart and soul of any makeup collection. With the right ones, so many gorgeous and unique looks can be created. Find the right palette of colors to suit your personality, and wear it with pride! Are their any makeup palettes that you think everyone should know about?