There's the obvious — instead of multiple individual eyeshadow pans, you get a bunch of shades in one organised palette. There’s also the fact that an eyeshadow palette is both helpful and practical. The line up of complementary shades take the guesswork out of choosing between colours and make it easy for makeup novices to master eyeshadow. Plus their compact nature makes them easy to travel with. For those looking to be more creative with their eye looks, many palettes come in a mix of finishes, from shimmery to satin or matte smoky eyes, so let’s add that to the ‘fun’ list.
But what’s the best eyeshadow palette for you? We’ve curated a list of ten very excellent, very versatile palettes that are worthy of being added to your beauty bag.
Best neutral eyeshadow palette
Best day and night eyeshadow palette
Best travel-ready eyeshadow palette
Best warm neutral eyeshadow palette
Best skincare-infused eyeshadow palette
Best suits-everyone eyeshadow palette
Best jumbo eyeshadow palette
Best multi-use eyeshadow palette
Best luxe eyeshadow palette