Eye shadow is all fun and games until you check out and are paying $50 for 5 colors to put on your eyelids. Fun colors and dramatic shades should not come with a hefty price tag. We did our research and have found 12 eye shadow palettes under $20 that will give great pigmentation and offer great range of colors.
1. Juvia’s Place The Tribe Eyeshadow Palette
The Tribe palette offers intense tribal tones in this sleek palette. This palette offers a unique range of colors like a matte light lime yellow, matte orange, matte dark lime green, shimmer gold with green undertones, bronze shimmer with gold reflects, dark emerald green shimmer with green reflects, matte tawny brown, rusty orange shimmer, and a matte seaweed green. These shadows stay on well throughout the day is a consistent claim left on reviews, and one reviewer even claimed it stays on through intense dancing classes.
2. Colourpop Uh-huh Honey Shadow Palette
Colourpop has so many pigmented monochromatic palettes that are affordable, it was hard to choose which ones to put on this list! Uh-huh Honey is a yellow/gold tone focused palette with a combination of mattes, metallics, and pressed glitter finishes. Bright yellows and honey drenched shades make for standout looks for summer/fall looks. The creamy formula stays put and blends well for easy application. Brighten up your look with this palette and all of its sunshine glory.
3. Essence Never Give Up Your Daydream Eyeshadow Palette
This iridescent shimmer palette is cruelty-free and features 9 different options of dreamy chrome highlighting pigmentation. They’re soft enough to add on top of other colors, but have enough pigmentation to still look good standing alone. This palette has soft, pale shades of shimmery blue, pink, green, purple, white, silver, and orange. The vegan and paraben-free formula feels silky on your eyelids while delivering shimmering color.
4. Revolution Pro New Neutral Shadow Palette
Warm neutral tones that universally flatter every skin tone in a silky cream formula. This Huda Beauty dupe offers an array of pigmented pinks, mauves, and rustic browns that stay put all day long. The shades come in many different forms like matte, reflective, pearl, and glitter to create a variety of looks that makes this palette impossible to get tired of.
5. Morphe 15H Happy Hour Artistry Palette
Morphe’s Happy Hour Palette carries creamy, blendable shadows that are wearable for any day of the week. Berry, peach, copper, chocolate, and rose tones come in shimmer or matte finishes for a variety of happy warm tone neutrals. These rich colors can create romantic, dramatic, or neutral looks with ease.
6. BH Cosmetics Take Me Back To Brazil – 35 Color Pressed Pigment Palette
This super colorful palette comes in at exactly $20. You’re invited to a parade of bright blues, greens, purples, reds, pinks, yellows, and oranges. It has the combination of shimmer, matte, and satin finishes, make it even more versatile. If bright tropical colors are your speed, this palette is perfect for you. You can create bold, colorful, fun looks without ever dipping into a different palette. Treat yourself to a vacation with exotic hues that blend easily and pigmented beyond belief.
7. E.L.F. Cosmetics Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette
E.l.f. is an easy brand to add to this list because of how affordable and available it is. They have a ton of palettes that offer a range of colors but neutrals are hard to pass up on. The shadows are aligned light to dark, offering a combination of metallic and matte shades. Elf makes it easy to create looks with creamy warm browns, lighter pinks, and golder tones. This palette is flattering and can be used every day for natural looks with understated pops of color.
8. I Heart Revolution Tasty Coffee Palette
Wake up to rich delectable shadows with adorable coffee related names to start your day looking and feeling great. The casing is a cute 3D print of a cup of coffee, topped with whipped cream, marshmallows, and sprinkles, inviting you to open up the case and see the coffee concoctions that sit inside. From rich macchiato, to shimmering iced lilac, to arabica pink, this palette will give you diversified looks while delivering silky pigmentation. Reviewers rave about how Revolution has outdone themselves on this palette and everyone needs one. Coffee lovers can rejoice with this palette this has delicious colors they can wear all year round!
9. NYX Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette
This palette offers bright pigmented options for bold, fun eye looks. It has velvety vivid hues made up of mattes, shimmers, metallics, and satins. Variants of pink, green, blue, yellow, and purple all in a different, never-boring finish. You get the rainbow and more in this palette. If you’re worried about how well these shadows wear, reviewers are happy with how blendable and buildable these colors are.
10. Wet n Wild Rebel Rose Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad- Bed Of Roses
This palette offers rose inspired shades that will give you a dreamy, romantic look. This buttery formula is cruelty-free and paraben-free, making these highly pigmented roses a drug store favorite. Soft shimmery pink, glittering rose, deep plum, and satin burgundy will create whimsical looks, or a rosy smoky eye, that nobody can ignore.
11. Colourpop Sweet Talk
Sweet Talk is so affordable for having some of the prettiest color variations known to the makeup industry. Colourpop’s best selling palette is made up of corals, peach tones, and golds allow you to create fun, pretty in pink looks that never look boring. This cruelty-free palette consists of mattes, metallics, and pressed glitter that applies easily and feels like silk.
12. Juvia’s Place The Warrior
Bronzed neutrals that will make you glow, welcome to our list a cult favorite, The Warrior by Juvia’s Place. It’s golden hour every hour with this palette. The Warrior offers the color variation of shimmer macaroon, shimmer butterscotch, matte dark chocolate, matte light cantelope, metallic white gold, matte caramel, metallic russet gold, metallic gold, and metallic golden taupe. This palette is easy to create every day looks with and hasn’t seen a single negative review.