10 Luxurious Eyeshadow Palettes To Add To Your Makeup Bag

So. Many. Pigments.

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul – so would that make eyeshadow the jazzy curtains hung above? However you like to make your eyes pop, do so with one of these gorgeous makeup palettes.

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Tips For Picking An Eyeshadow Palette

Not sure where to start? We asked Suzie Gee, makeup artist and LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Pro, to share her top tips for finding the perfect makeup palette. ‘I understand eyeshadow can be kind of overwhelming,’ says Suzie. ‘There’s so many colours and brushes to choose from – and how do you apply it all? Let me make it super simple for you, especially if you’re a beginner with eyeshadow.’

Suzie suggest starting off with something neutral: ‘As a professional makeup artist, I’ve tried lots of eyeshadow palettes and I often get asked what a great one is to have in your personal makeup bag. I always recommend everyone has something super versatile, that you can create day and night looks from.

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Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Skin-Centric Eyeshadow Palette, £40, lookfantastic.com

‘Brown looks great on everyone. Something like the Two-Faced Natural Nudes Palette is great for this, because it has a wide range of colours for everyone. The tones are all very flattering as they are fleshy and neutral, but they also have some darker, more intense and shimmery shades so you can intensify your look if you want to.’

You’ll also need a decent set of makeup brushes to go with your palette. ‘To create a beautiful blend, you really need to have the right brushes. The Kitstars Vegan Eye Makeup Brush set is perfect because it has basically everything, including blending, shading and small detail brushes.’

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Metallic eyeshadow compact


5 Couleurs Couture, £51.50, dior.com

Want to create something bold and dramatic? Look no further than this limited edition palette from Dior, which features five shades inspired by the night sky; ranging from gunmetal to champagne. A cute finishing touch comes in the form of constellations and flowers rising from the surface of each powder.

Pink and brown eyeshadow palette

Too Faced

Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette, £40, boots.com

This makeup palette will leave you feeling bright and peachy (pun fully intended) thanks to its wide array of everyday neutrals. There’s 18 shades to choose from, with a selection of light pinks, corals, bronzes and purples that mix and match to create a signature look.

Eyeshadow compact


Wild Meadows Eye Quartet, £74, chantecaille.co.uk

Light and airy, this four-shadow compact from Chantecaille balances matte and glittery textures as well as neutrals and playful pops of pink and gold. Purchases of the Wild Meadows Eye Quartet will also help Chantecaille in its support of Villa Abbatis Cultural Association, which work to protect the biodiversity of Romania’s Carpathian Mountains.

Purple eyeshadow palette


35L Ultralavender Artistry Palette, £25, lookfantastic.com

Sick of nudes, beiges and browns? Packed with 35 shades spanning purples, plums and pinks, Morphe’s Ultralavender palette is made for those who want a ‘multi-dimensional eye look’ with lots of colour and personality.

Natural makeup palette

Charlotte Tilbury

Instant Eye Palette: Smokey Eyes Are Forever, £60, charlottetilbury.com

As far as we’re concerned, the only tools you need for the ultimate smokey eye are a makeup brush and a Charlotte Tilbury palette. Divided into 12 shades, this one gives you the option of creating four distinct eye looks (which the Charlotte Tilbury team can show you how to perfect on the website).

Neutral makeup palette

HUDA Beauty

Empowered Eyeshadow Palette, £62, cultbeauty.co.uk

With its ultra-smooth application and highly pigmented colours, HUDA is known as one of the best in the game when it comes to eyeshadow creations. While a quick browse on the brand’s website will offer you no shortage of colour combinations, this 18-pan palette is ideal for sculpting everyday looks that can be touched up into something more glamorous when needed.

Black eyeshadow compact


Eyeshadow X9: Burgundy Times Nine, £28, maccosmetics.co.uk

MAC’s curated palette of burgundies takes you from day to night with a selection of matte, satin and frosty pigments. Colours can also be used wet or dry, so if you like experimenting with line art this could be a great fit for you.

Multicoloured makeup palette

Pat McGrath Labs

Mothership X: Moonlit Seduction Eyeshadow Palette 19.5g, £118, selfridges.com

No makeup roundup is complete without the addition of the legendary Pat McGrath. Those who are familiar with the makeup artist will know of the Mothership palette series, each of which come with 10 creamy shades made for playful blending. Moonlit Seduction is one of the latest in the series, and features a luminescent selection of pigments to choose from.

Multicoloured makeup palette


Beauty Tropical Dream Eyeshadow Palette, £30, sephora.co.uk

Described as the perfect tool for creating ‘a beach ready look all year round’, OPV’s tropical palette features 18 vibrant, ultra-pigmented shades designed to suit all skin tones. We’re craving summer just looking at it.

Pastel makeup palette

Natasha Denona

Retro Glam Palette, £64, lookfantastic.com

This 15-pan palette merges two of Natasha Denona’s most popular creations: the Mini Retro Palette and the Glam Palette. With an array of pastel hues, light pinks and muted greens, this is the perfect palette to have on hand if you like to build out eye make up with soft pops of colour.

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