The Best High-End Eyeshadow Palettes: 609K Reviews
Based on 609,413 Influenster Reviews
A great eyeshadow palette is a favorite tool in our makeup arsenal. Armed with any one of these gorgeous combinations of colors, you'll be ready to seize the night and turn heads. From metallics to neutrals to smokey hues, eyeshadow palettes really give us a variety of options to style our makeup looks.
Speaking of a variety of options, these are SO MANY eyeshadow palettes from which to choose. That's where Influensters come in. They've been there; they've swatched the shades; they've seen how long each palette lasts. They can tell you which palettes have the strongest pigment and which are more sheer. They'll know if a palette is great, but there's a similar one out there for less money. We turn to our Influensters for everything product-related.
We've gone through thousands of Influenster reviews to bring you the best high-end eyeshadow palettes around.
Guys, these actually smell like chocolate and how great is it that the base colors–nude and sheer pink–are larger and contain more product? It's like Too Faced knows what you're going to do!
We love tarte's gorgeous combo of matte shades. You can dress these up or down, making this palette extremely versatile.
It is the great assortment of neutral tones that will suit every skin tone and various looks. The eyeshadows can also be mixed to create the perfect shade to go with any look. The deeper shades are also versatile since you can use them for filling in eyebrows!
TEXTURE & FINISH
The eyeshadows in this palette are matte in finish with a smooth creamy finish. Typically matte eyeshadows have a powdery texture by virtue of being just that - matte. However, what I find key is how the powders bind together and blend on the skin. These eyeshadows applied evenly and smoothly without being patchy and creating too much fall out. They also blend very well with each other and other eyeshadows without losing their intensity - another issue with mattes.
The Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette has great pigmentation and color payoff - even the lightest shades. It is very impressive to have great pigmentation with light shades especially with a matte finish. Again, they blend nicely without the need to keep building up color to get great color payoff.
APPLICATION & WEAR
The eyeshadows apply nicely and stay creamy without much fallout. There is some loose powder but it is minimal especially with an eyeshadow primer. I didn't see any fading of the colors through 8 hours of wear.
They blend evenly without getting patchy or blotchy and build color well. I found these really easy to work with - another typical matte failure - and they work well with other eyeshadows as well.
One thing to note is that these can tend to go a bit darker with moisture (oils in the skin, moist primers, etc) so I prefer to use them with a dry primer. But this also means you can apply these with a damp brush (I dampen my brush after picking up eyeshadow to avoid damaging the eyeshadow with water) and use them as an eyeliner.
Looking for the perfect smoky eye? Look no further than the Urban Decay Smoky Eyeshadow Palette that features warm and cool tones, great for any skin type.
im also a huge fan of this packaging. this pallete is made of thick plastic and has a magnet that snaps close. the magnet is very secure and the plastic is very durable. i plan on taking this pallete with me while traveling.
the colors are all lovely. theres almost eveything you need. a light base color, a few transition shades, and a bunch of beautiful lid colors. the only color that i'd wish i had was was a solid black. my favorite colors are the blue toned matte and shimmer shades. i think this eyeshadow pallete would work on a variety of skin tones and has the perfect formula.
overall this is a must have pallete if youre a fan of smoky eyes. ...read more
The Urban Decay Naked palette is a makeup bag staple. It comes in a few variations and has most every color you need for your day-to-day shadow application.
How beautiful and warm are these shades? This palette pairs well with the LORAC eyeshadow primer, for a last-all-day kind of eye look.
Kat Von D, you stun us with your vivid colors and serious pigment. Run an angled brush under water and swipe it over any one of these Serpentina colors to use as an eyeliner.
No, it's not travel friendly, but really, how many people actually carry their palettes around (unless you are a make-up artist). If you do your make-up at home, this shouldn't be an issue.
For me there is some fall-out, and the two matte shades are harder to work with, but with some practice I am getting better use of all the shades now. The pigmentation is amazing! The colors are bright, without being too bright, and the loose pigment is beautiful!
With a good primer, these shadows last a long time on my eyes. ...read more