There are so many eye shadow palettes available at the moment (and even more being released) its hard to make a decision which eyeshadow is best. An overwhelming process at the best of times, I have listed my top selections which will hopefully help you decide which palette is going to be right for you - both usability and affordability.
If your into all types of wearable neutrals this very pigmented eyeshadow palette will give you unlimited amount of looks that are perfect for contouring the eye. With three colour quads in neutral, cool and warm it will suit any skin tone and take you from daytime to night time with ease. Don't be fooled by this super pigmented formula, a little goes a long way, and will have the most amateur of makeup users blending with ease! The palette includes 3 large base shades, contouring and defining shades and who could forget that most important highlight shadow.
Tarte - Tartelette in Bloom Clay Palette A$67
Perfect for someone who is obsessed with a warm neutrals. This palette contains 12 eyeshadows in a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. Ideal for mixing and matching lid, liner and crease pairings that will enable you to create an endless amount of looks. With its' chic gold case and floral design, the palette is compact and portable (with large mirror) that is perfect for traveling when you don't want to take your whole makeup draw with you!
It couldn't get any better than this palette, with 16 matte and shimmer shades encased in a chocolate bar that actually smells like chocolate (the pigment is formulated using real cocoa powder!). With all your natural browns covered it also includes pinks and plum shades to create even more looks with. For makeup and chocolate lovers - this one is for you!
This super luxe Hourglass palette, featuring a artist inspired sculptural design, these shades are just as beautiful to look at as they are to wear. The very pigmented formulas all work together seamlessly - from light to dark shades, with matte and shimmer finishes. Extremely crease resistant enables colour that lasts and can be built and blended with ease. Not the cheapest of palettes, but you will find that with quality comes exceptional pay off. Also available in various colour combinations.
L'Oreal Colour Riche Eyes Nude Palette A$29
La Palette Nude consists an array of 10 shades that gives you the ability to create a number of looks— from minimalist natural to the most sophisticated and smokey. You can play with mono's or mix two, three or more shades and create a multitude of combinations. From day to night, neutral mattes to rich shimmers for any occasion. The ultimate palette for those who want quality without the price.
Nars - Eyeshadow Duo - $52
For those who can not decide on a full 10-16 colour palette these Nars eyeshadow duos are perfect. With these pairs of neutral shades (and other colours) can be worn together or on their own. Each shadow is easily buildable and can be applied dry or wet using a damp brush for a more dramatic effect. Buying in teams allows you to build upon your collection without being subjected to committing to a whole palette.
With 12 carefully selected eye shadows with a range of finishes this palette delivers endless eye look possibilities for any occasion. The collection of taupe-toned neutrals with its velvety formula blend so easily and layered to achieve the desired look. Another palette that has the perfect selection for travel, also included is a dual ended eye shadow/ blending brush and a mirror.