Whether you’re just getting into makeup or a certified beauty junkie, there’s something about drugstore makeup that’s irresistible. It’s affordable, high quality, and gets more exciting with every new release. Lately we’ve been into drugstore eyeshadow palettes, and for good reason. They’re the perfect way to practice your blending game (the most important part!) and can hold their own with pricier palettes. Safe to say we’re obsessed.
We like to bring this baby up in every eyeshadow palette conversation because it’s really that good. For $18, you get 16 high performance, versatile shades that blend easily and have truly impressive staying power. Warm neutrals is particularly good — it’s neutral enough for everyday but still special enough to feel a little glam.
Inspired by the fan fave Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks, this eyeshadow is perfect for the babe who likes neutral eyeshadow looks. The all-matte palette contains six neutral shadows that you can mix and match to create your ideal eye look.
This palette is perfect for the beginner beauty junkie practicing their technique. Even though there are 12 complementary shades, the shadows are grouped in quads to give you major eyeshadow inspiration.
An influencer fave, the Maybelline City Mini Palette is great for the makeup enthusiast on the go. Its petite size fits in nearly every bag (tiny purse included) and the six pigmented shades blend like a dream. We love Chill Brunch Neutrals, a neutral palette with deep bronze metallics and creamy mattes.
We love a good makeup product from across the pond, and Catrice never disappoints. This neutral palette contains nine matte and pearlescent shades designed to contour the eye and at $8 a palette, the price can’t be beat.
Another import from the U.K., Sleek Makeup has quickly become a makeup stash staple. We’re particularly obsessed with their Oh So Special palette, a 12-shadow eyeshadow palette with pigmented mattes and creamy metallics. This palette is perfect for creating a smoldering smoky eye or toning it down for an everyday beat.
Inspired by makeup artists’ favorite nude shadow shades, the La Palette Eyeshadow Palette in Nude is the answer to all of your eyeshadow woes. For $20 you get 10 expertly curated shades designed to take your makeup look to the next level.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.