Includes 14 eyeshadows that range in finish from ultra-matte to metallic. Warm-toned palette with soft shimmers, neutral mattes, and bold pops of berry. Shades are highly pigmented and long-lasting. Showcases ABH's premium formula. Incredibly easy to blend.
Powdery formula leads to kick back in the pan and some fallout.
These shades are made with Tarte's Amazonian clay, which makes them easy to apply, smooth, and creamy. Contains 12 buildable shades that are flattering on all skin tones. Includes matte and micro-shimmer finishes that are almost effortless to blend.
Some of the lighter shades aren't very pigmented.
Natasha Denona shadows are the best around: creamy, blendable, and ultra-pigmented. Contains 15 unique shades of gold, brown, and green, with matte, metallic, glitter, and duo-chrome finishes. Easy to achieve multiple looks, from every day to full-on glam.
Very pricey. Some customers have received palettes with broken pans.
A generous collection of 21 shades, ranging from neutrals to dark colors. You can create almost any eye look imaginable with the shimmers, metallics, and mattes. Apply shadows lightly for a flattering wash of color, or build them up for a bold smoky eye.
A few of the matte shades are difficult to blend and not as pigmented as the shimmers.
We found the subtle colors and hues of this palette to be great both for a more muted daily look and for layering on more pigment when going out. Our tests proved that this doesn't need a primer to stay put and has minimal fallout.
The glittery/shimmery hues are a little on the muted side. Not many “everyday wear” options.
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Eyeshadow palettes are ideal if you want to be able to create a range of different eye looks. With a good palette, you can create a soft, neutral look that is perfect for daytime wear or a bold, smoky eye that is dramatic enough for special occasions. Palettes come with a varying number of shades in a dizzying array of color schemes. Most palettes have a variety of finishes, from mattes to shimmers to glitters, for creating multi-dimensional looks. A good-quality eyeshadow palette has shades that are pigmented, easy to blend, and long-lasting. No matter what eyeshadow look you envision, there is a palette out there that can bring it to life.