Complete Guide to Eyeshadow Palettes

With our eyeshadow palettes guide, you can find out everything you need to know before buying or using the product including what eyeshadow palettes are best for my eye colour and what are the best eyeshadow palettes for beginners. If you're ready to buy or want to see our selection, visit our eyeshadow palettes page.

Top Eyeshadow Palettes Brands

  • Huda Beauty
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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Jeffree Star Cosmetics
  • Pat McGrath Labs
  • Makeup Obsession

Eyeshadow Palettes FAQs

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What eyeshadow palettes are best for my eye colour?

When searching for the best eyeshadow palettes for your eye colour, remember it's important to have fun experimenting with different shades to see which suit your skin tone and your personal style. We recommend blue eyes try orange hues with anything gold to make your light eyes pop. For brown eyes, we recommend purple tones with teal and copper accents for something fun and flirty. And for hazel eyes why not try washes of greens and plums to make your peepers stand out?

Here at Cosmetify, we have a range of some of the best eyeshadow palettes for every eye colour. Take a look at must-have palettes from the best in the biz, including Lime Crime, Too Faced, Morphe and more.

What are the best eyeshadow palettes for beginners?

When you're testing the waters with eyeshadow palettes it can be a daunting prospect with so many beautiful ones to choose from. For the ultimate beginneer though, we recommend going for eyeshadow palettes with fewer shade options as these are a basically a cheat sheet to easy, full eye looks. Sometimes too much choice can be off putting, so stick to palettes with a colour theme and simply mix and match all the shades to get a quick, glamourous makeup look.

Popular choices come from leading brand like Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay, Clinique and Huda Beauty. These brands offer palettes with four, six and eight colours which all complement one another. When you're ready and feel more confident step up your beauty game with larger palettes.

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Where can I get the right nude eyeshadow palette for my skin tone?

Take a look through our extensive collection here at Cosmetify to find the perfect palette for your skin tone. With a range to choose from, there's a nude eyeshadow palette to suit every complexion and every eye colour. Simple use our handy drop-down filters to refine your search by colour, coverage, finish and brand. Browse through popular choices, such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Morphe, Makeup Obsession and Natasha Denona.

Finding the right palette for your skin tone is all about testing out new, fun products and seeing which fit your style. Sometimes it takes some buffing and blending to find the best nude tones for you.

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Is it safe to use glitter eyeshadow palettes?

Glitter eyeshadow palettes use cosmetic grade glitter, which is safe to use on your eyelids. This is different to craft glitter or glitter made specially for your body. If you have extra sensitive peepers look out for ophthalmologist tested beauty products. Also keep an eye out for dermatologically tested or hypoallergenic formulas, as these are all meant to keep your skin and your eyes free from irritations. Be sure to always patch test new products as well if you suffer from sensitive skin.

To avoid any problems be sure to always remove all eyeshadows and glitters with a sensitive eye makeup remover that doesn't pull or tug at the precious skin in the eye contour area.

Are you allowed to bring eyeshadow palettes on a plane?

Obviously, we recommend checking with individual airlines, but as long as your eyeshadow palettes are powder you should be fine. However, if they are either a liquid or gel they must be 100ml or less and be in a clear plastic bag to take through your security check in.

Before heading on any flight always check what you can or cannot take as you don't want to have to leave your precious makeup bag behind at the airport. At Cosmetify, we love finding the the best travel-sized and mini goodies to take on our holidays.