The Best Eyeshadow Palettes for Makeup Beginners, According to Our EditorsJune 23, 2020
Considering a new eyeshadow palette seems to drop every week, it can be difficult to figure out which you should add to your collection, especially if your stash is in the early stages of development. Personally, we feel like a kid in a candy store when it comes to shopping for new eye palettes. If you’re an eyeshadow beginner, makeup artists and beauty influencers alike recommend stocking up on essential palettes that you’ll reach for everyday, and we couldn’t agree more. What exactly is a “essential” palettes? One that’s super versatile (think: dozens of shades or a variety of textures) that allows you to experiment with different eyeshadow looks and techniques.
Pro Tip from the Editor: Need an easy makeup tutorial to start with? Check out this list.
Ahead, we’re recommending our favorite eyeshadow palettes for beginners, from the perfect collection of nudes to the must-have shades for creating a smoky eye. Trust us when we say you’ll want every single one.
This 16-pan palette has everything you need to create an infinite number of nude eye looks. The finishes range from ultra-pigmented mattes to creamy shimmers. You can easily transform your look for any occasion with these neutral shades, making it a true must-have.
Escape Artist is a perfect option for a makeup rookie because it gives you both nude-toned and bright eyeshadow colors to work with. The looks you can create with this collection are endless — from bold cut creases to simple everyday shadow.
Every beauty girl needs at least one Urban Decay Naked palette in her stash, and Naked2 is one of our favorites. It contains 12 taupe-hued neutrals, ranging from grayish browns and glittery coppers to pale golden pinks. With it, you can create neutral eyeshadow looks or a dramatic smoky eye..
A cult favorite, this eyeshadow palette by Lime Crime lets you get creative with light pinks, coppers and soft greens. We especially love how easy it is to create a multi-toned eye look with this thanks to its variety of shades.