If you’ve ever splurged your eyeshadow palette just to only use like, two shades and then let the rest of the palette sit in the back of your vanity for years, you’re not alone. Sure, the palette is great quality, has good blendability, pigment, and is smudge-proof, but was it really worth the pretty penny that you spent on all of those eyeshadows, when you don’t even end up using the full range of shades? Not really. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of Cheap Eyeshadow Palette that are just as good as the expensive ones, but like, a fraction of the price.
Read on to find out about the best cheap eyeshadow palettes that are just as good as the pricier ones and still completely in your budget.
Profusion Cosmetics Siennas Eyeshadow Palette
One of the largest palettes on our list also happens to be one of the cheapest. With 21 different shades ranging from mattes, velvets, and shimmers, to nudes, warmer hues, and deep browns, the Profusion Cosmetics’ Siennas palette has it all — without sacrificing quality. Each shade is super blendable, goes on smoothly, and is true to the hue that you see in the palette. And at just 10 bucks, it might just replace a certain set of “unclothed” shades that you have sitting on your vanity right now.
Milani Everyday Eyeshadow Palette
Milani’s Everyday Cheap Eyeshadow Palette includes two matte and four shimmer eyeshadows to build and blend any look you could possibly want. There are eight different versions of the palette to cater to your go-to look, whether it’s a smoky, nude, or bright, colorful eye. The shadows themselves are richly pigmented so you don’t need to use a lot of it to create a look.
ColourPop Mar Pressed Powder Eyeshadow
If you’ve never used a ColourPop product, then you’re missing out on makeup that is super pigmented and long-lasting for a cheap price. Not only does this palette contain nine pans of bronzes and rich teals that are perfect for a summer vacay lewk, it also contains a mirror. While that might sound like a minor detail to some, as someone who is chronically late and does her makeup in the back of an Uber more often than not, the convenience of a built-in mirror is life-altering. But if the mirror doesn’t sell you, the rich colors should. The palette contains El Rey, a metallic soft peach with gold pearl; Wild One, a metallic rich orange copper; Detour, a matte cobalt; Boozy, a metallic orange with gold pearl; Gridlock, a bright teal with silver and teal glitter; Sorbet, a matte peachy soft brown; Hwy, a satin seafoam green with a gold sheen; Top Down, a matte dark chocolate; and My Way, a metallic true vibrant bronze.
BH Cosmetics Aurora Lights Eyeshadow Palette
If you’re extra AF and super good at blending your eyeshadows, then this palette is for you. BH Cosmetics, masters of creating affordable and extremely pigmented Cheap Eyeshadow Palette, recently launched their Aurora Lights Eyeshadow palette as a part of their BH Galaxy Collection. The palette contains 18 different shades and while all of the high shine shimmers and bold shades are obviously anything but neutral, all of the colors in this all-star palette are suitable for everything from defining your crease and blending to lining and smudging. And at $18 for 18 shades, you’re only paying $1 a shade, so even if you don’t use each shade down to the pan, you shouldn’t feel too bad because the entire palette is still super affordable.
NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette
If you’re looking for a small compact that you can throw in your purse on-the-go but still be able to create a multitude of looks with, NYX’s Full Throttle palette is your best bet. While the palette only contains four shades, the color payoff and blendability allows you to create a multitude of looks from a nude to a super bright, metallic one — all for just 10 bucks.
e.l.f. Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette
To round up our list of cheap eyeshadow palettes, we, of course, had to include the notoriously inexpensive drugstore brand e.l.f. The pan contains a mix of shimmers and mattes to create multidimensional looks from nude and subtle, to bright and bold.
While we all love to splurge on luxe beauty products, most of us have absolutely no sense of self-control and can easily end up dropping half our pay cheque in three seconds (guilty!), which isn’t exactly ideal when the rent rolls around.
But truthfully, although it’s always nice to have *that* expensive foundation or mascara, not every item in your makeup kit needs to be high-end. And your Cheap Eyeshadow Palette is one of the ones that we bet you won’t even notice the difference with.
See, when it comes to eyeshadow, we’re wise to the game. We know that there’s a whole heap of affordable eyeshadow palettes out there that are just as great (or sometimes even BETTER) than those pricey ones.
You just have to know which ones are worth your time. Luckily we’ve done all the hard work/sneaky swatching for you and pulled together a round up of stellar shadow selections all.
So, whether you’re looking for a mix of bright tones, neutral shades, mattes, metallics, or all of the above, you’ll find your perfectly priced palette right here…
Innoxa Nude Eyeshadow Palette
We’re just going to come out and say it: this everyday eyeshadow edit is pretty much everything you’ve ever wanted in a palette. It offers a beautiful bunch of base shades that so many palettes don’t have enough of, making it a fantastic option for creating almost any look. Whether you’re going for a no-makeup makeup moment, or something a little more defined, its selection of matte and shimmer finishes has you sorted. Psst: It’s also oil-free, cruelty-free and vegan friendly.
Rimmel London Mini Power Palette Queen
Prefer your neutrals in the rosy realm? This pocket-sized palette definitely delivers in that department. While the gold, rose, cocoa and hazelnut quad is the section technically designed to serve as shadow, the highlighter and lip gloss duo on the other side allows you to take your look to new levels, offering more color payoff if sandwiched around the shadow shades (gloss beneath for hold and highlight on top for an extra hit of sheen).