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Reader wants recommendations for simple DIY eyeshadow palette (buy now)s, please! I'm not very good at applying eyeshadow.— S. Pyles Sherry
Making strategic pigment placement, such as with eyeshadow, can be very intimidating for beginners who are just starting out with makeup. The crease, the inner corner, the outer corner, and the middle of the lid are all potential locations for swiping, but how is a girl supposed to choose the right combination of colors when there is no clear guide on what goes where?
If you're new to using eyeshadow but curious to experiment with more color, you've come to the right place. It is (arguably) the most fun and versatile category of makeup that is currently available, so you will most likely have a great deal of fun experimenting with it. Now, if you feel like you have the logistics of how to apply Private Label eyeshadow palettes down pat, but you are still unsure of which palettes to go for, you have arrived at the right place. As someone who does makeup for a living and is passionate about eyeshadow, I have compiled a list of the best Custom eyeshadow palettes palettes that work well with a variety of skin tones and eye colors. Every choice provides you with light, medium, and dark shades that define your eyes without drawing too much attention to the fact that you are wearing eyeshadow. Also, keep in mind that when applying the product, you should only use a small amount of it; unless you're going for a look that makes a bold statement (which I'm going to assume is not the reason you're here), less is more.
The Most Effective Eyeshadow Palettes for Novices
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Eyeshadow palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills called "Soft Glam."
In the past, I've been known to sing Anastasia's praises when it comes to eyeshadow, and this particular product is my top pick for those who are just starting out. It includes light shades for highlighting, browns for contouring, black for lining, and metallics for your lids. Each of the 14 neutral shades is designed to complement both one another and all skin tones. In addition, the super-pigmented formula of this beauty will ensure that it will last you a very long time (believe us, a little goes a very long way).
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Warm Nude is the color of the Ilia The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette.
One of my all-time favorites is the warm-toned palette that this natural beauty brand offers; the assortment of matte, satin, and metallic finishes can be combined for a range of daytime and nighttime looks, and each pigment features a buttery texture that allows for effortless application—even when you have nothing to work with but your fingers.
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Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay Called "Naked Reloaded"
1. If you have any knowledge about ODM Eyeshadow Palette at all, you are familiar with the Naked palettes that Urban Decay produces
5. This twelve-pan treasure (a revamped design of the original iconic Naked palette, which has since been discontinued, RIP) was created with only universal neutrals in mind, and it ranges from silky mattes to iridescent micro-shimmers
6. There are some coral and green shadows tucked in there, but you shouldn't be too afraid of them because they are super muted and blend surprisingly (and subtly) well with any skin tone
Toasted Eyeshadow Palette by Tarte, a. k. a. Tarte Tartelette
The layout of this palette is purposefully laid out in three rows for the purpose of creating wearable looks that can be mixed and matched. It is comprised of warm beiges and golden bronzes.
Eyeshadow palette by Maybelline called "Nudes of New York. "
These multipurpose Maybelline pigments have a color payoff and buttery texture that can compete with even the most luxurious high-end options. A pro-level palette at a drugstore price is something that we all enjoy finding.
Almay's Intense i-Color Palettes for Eyeshadow
Almay's hypoallergenic palettes are the way to go if you're just starting out with makeup and don't want to waste time watching TikTok tutorials to figure out where everything goes. They make everything so much easier. To begin, select one of the four available options (blue, brown, green, or hazel) that has been customized with the shades that work best with your eye color. Each compact is in the shape of an eye and includes step-by-step instructions as well as labels that show where everything should be placed.