8 Affordable Drugstore Eyeshadow Palettes Redditors LoveAugust 14, 2020
If you’re looking for a tiny palette that packs a punch, Reddit user Revlon_fan recommends Maybelline City Mini Palette in Girls Night Glimmer. It’s organized into two trios (one neutral and one colorful) and is easy to apply. It’s a versatile palette to take on the go, too. “I keep it at work because I can use it on a bare face to add a fairly subtle bright-eyedness, or I can do a smoky jewel toned wash and feel all done up,” writes Revlon_fan.
The top-rated comment on the thread about drugstore palettes went to Ladylara19, who quickly offered up Wet N Wild Rose in the Air. The palette has ten shades, ranging from neutral browns to deep pinks. There’s a great color payoff and for just under four dollars, it won’t break the bank.
It’s no secret that the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Palette has a special place in our hearts, so we’re glad Reddit user Margyrakis agrees. The 12-shade palette is ultra versatile and offers everything from glam eyeshadow looks to toned-down neutral hues. She describes the shadows as “so so so easy to blend, easily buildable and richly pigmented.” In other words, you can’t go wrong.
If you’re in the market for a palette with a unique color story and pigmented shades that last all day, give Fairydustandunicorns’ recommendation a try. This user swears by the Flower Beauty Wanderlust Eyeshadow, a six-shade palette with a mix of earth tones and a bright blue shade that’s totally on trend. At $11 a palette, it’s practically a no-brainer addition to your collection.
For a palette that’s great for everyday use, redditor Lumared recommends this subtle and versatile palette from L’Oréal Paris. “It’s amazing and I’ve created so many different looks with it,” they write. “The mattes are blendable and the shimmers are pigmented. It’s one of my first and favorite palettes.”
For a neutral, pink-toned palette, The Blushed Nudes is our go-to. It’s a 12-shade palette with rose gold pigments, beige shades and dusty peaches. Our love for the palette is shared by Reddit user thedarlingbear. She writes, “It has some of the nicest base and transition shades I’ve used and I don’t find them hard to blend.”
To have your eyes match your summer state of mind, reach for this palette from E.l.f. It has a mix of bold and subtle shades, all with a matte finish. As Reddit user sables1 puts it, “I have all my mattes covered.”