7 Of The Best Eyeshadow Palettes Of All Time

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7 Of The Best Eyeshadow Palettes Of All Time
NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette, £55

Everything you need for the ultimate going out metallic eye makeup. NYE makeup, sorted.

7 Of The Best Eyeshadow Palettes Of All Time
Tom Ford Eye Quad In Golden Mink, £68

Technically a quad rather than a palette but how could we resist including these luxurious eye shadows from Tom Ford? Smaller in size, this product is perfect for slipping into your handbag or when treating yourself to an overnight stay this Christmas. Plus, if you think the packaging is beautiful, wait until you get your hands on the actual eye shadows.

7 Of The Best Eyeshadow Palettes Of All Time
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette, £43

This palette was released just in time for Valentine’s day earlier this year so as you can imagine, is ideal for creating soft, sultry eye looks. The ensemble of shades includes nudes, pastels and warm peaches with just enough variety to carry you from desk to dance floor.

7 Of The Best Eyeshadow Palettes Of All Time
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette, £39.50

The OG of the eyeshadow palettes still stands strong with its variation of warm, neutral shades that truly stand the test of time when headed for a Christmas night out on the town. Whether satin or matte finishes you’re after, you’ll soon wonder how you ever survived without this one by your side.

7 Of The Best Eyeshadow Palettes Of All Time
Charlotte Tilbury Super Sonic Luxury Palette, £39

This palette ticks all of the boxes for the perfect Christmas party eye with Charlotte’s signature touch of femininity. The limited edition eyeshadow quad includes shades of rose gold, burnt orange bronze, crimson and burnished gold - the ultimate understated glitter eye palette.

7 Of The Best Eyeshadow Palettes Of All Time
Too Faced Ginger Bread Spice Eyeshadow Palette, £39

Perfect your autumnal bronze eye with these 18 warm shadows. To add to the autumnal feels of the product, it’s even designed to smell like freshly baked gingerbread.

7 Of The Best Eyeshadow Palettes Of All Time
Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette, £42

Rihanna’s highly anticipated Fenty Beauty eyeshadow palette features 16 shades ranging in matte, shimmer and satin shades. It’s been dubbed a modern classic in the makeup by beauty aficionados at Allure and we couldn’t agree more.

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While graduating into the traumatic world of female adolescence, you weren’t considered a ‘real’ grown up until you owned an eyeshadow palette of cult status. At the time it was all about the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. It seems this rule served as your gateway drug into the makeup world and the obsession with eyeshadow palettes transferred into our adult makeup lives too. 

It’s through these eyeshadow palettes that we’ve really learned about makeup. With so many shades packed into one product, creativity is limitless and the popularity of the product provides for plenty of YouTube tutorials. Once you start using them, you begin to understand the necessity of certain brushes, the power of certain shades to transform a look, the right highlighter to compliment your cut crease and the best eyeliner to make your smokey eye really stand out.

Fellow bargain hunters will appreciates the investment associated with the right eyeshadow palette – not only is it the cheapest and most convenient way to get your hands on multiple eye products in one purchase but due to their powder formula, they don’t have an expiration date like other beauty products. Win, win!

If you’re looking for the perfect palette to gift to a friend, add to you Christmas wish list or if you just fancy upgrading your makeup collection, you’ve come to the right place. These are the seven eyeshadow palettes we’re loving right now.

Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a full time fashion and features writer at The Style Edit. Her work has previously appeared in IMAGE magazine, image.ie and Emirates Woman.

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