Your eyes can captivate people and are one of the first things people notice about you. And if you want to make a lasting first impression it’s crucial to nail the perfect smokey eye or rosy look. But considering new palettes seem to drop every week it can tough to decide which one to add to your collection. Especially if you’re a beginner and still curating pieces for your makeup stash. Applying makeup while fun can take a lot of hard work and patience and a lot of time to master. In this case, as a newbie picking out that first eyeshadow palette can be intimidating. But picking the right product that suits you is important and gets half the job done.
A beginner-friendly palette usually has more wearable textures and colours that are forgiving. Basically, it an essential yet versatile palette that you can easily reach for every day. ‘Cause nobody’s got time to struggle with patchy shadows let alone when you’re still learning the tools of the trade. Ahead we’ve rounded up the best eyeshadow palettes for you to choose from that are beginner-friendly. From the perfect collection of nudes to the must-have shades for creating a smoky eye. Trust us when we say you’ll want to add these to your cart right away.
1. Milani Cosmetics, Most Loved Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
This palette has 12 pans of highly pigmented yet easily blendable matte eyeshadows. It comes in a compact case full of neutrals and alluring to deep hues. The colour combinations work really well together and its travel friendly with a mirror included for all your touch-ups. A highly underrated palette you can count on this for your daily use, work or any other occasions that pop up.
2. NYX, Ultimate Warm Neutrals Shadow Palette
You can always count on NYX for high-quality drugstore makeup. Their whole range of ultimate shadows is fantastic but this one takes the cake. Pretty self-explanatory by the name, warm neutrals features 16 shades ranging from neutrals to plums in a mix of matte and shimmer shades. This palette makes a great first for beginners that you will have fun with! Once you have the general formula down, you’ll be mixing, mingling, and jingling all the way.
3. Anastasia Beverly Hills, Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
This highly-pigmented, easy-to-blend formula is well-loved by beauty junkies all over the world. If you’re looking for a single high-end eyeshadow palette that you can wear for almost any occasion, Soft Glam is the answer. Inspired by bridal makeup, and truly embodies the soft glam vibes. It includes 14 shades ranging from warm and cool mattes to glamorous shimmers. It also includes a dual-ended brush and a large mirror in travel-friendly packaging. Perfect if you just started out and are still trying to create a look that suits you.
4. Huda Beauty, New Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Nudes are usually a safe choice when it comes to beginners. However, this palette takes the boring part out of the equation. More on the nude-pink side the colours are super versatile and wearable shades in variations of mattes and stunning metallics and shimmers for you to try out. Super flattering and easy to use you’ll be expressing yourself in no time.
5. Wet n Wild, Color Icon Eyeshadow
Another range that’s fantastic for beginners that allows you to be as bold or neutral as you like. The palette My Glamour Squad is a great mix of 5 mattes and 5 shimmers that ranging from blush tones and warm to deep browns. Or opt for Rose In The Air, which has warm and pink hues. Its silky smooth and highly pigmented formula prevents fading and gives an all-day fresh look. Easy to build and blend plus at an affordable price you don’t want to miss out on this one.
6. Maybelline, The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Want a dreamy yet neutral look? Then look no further! This decadent palette has all you need to pull off a multitude to cool neutral looks. It has 12 pans of nude hues to add an instant pop of colour to your eyes without going overboard. Plus shades that are easy to glide and subtle on the eyes. Have fun and create multiple looks with duo, trio & quad colour combinations in one place.
7. Elf Cosmetics, Bite-Size Eyeshadows
These cute bite-sized palettes contain 4 shades, most with 2 mattes and 2 shimmers. Since these palettes are so inexpensive you can even mix and match two use them together for more variety! If you have to pick just one we recommend either the Cream & Sugar palette or the slightly deeper Truffles option. Both contain neutral mattes and shimmers, a perfect mini beginner eyeshadow palette.
What do you look for in beginner eyeshadow palettes? Let me know in the comments below.
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