It seems like every day, hundreds of new cosmetic products come out. Every product that has ever been possible is now available for consumers and yet a new eyeshadow palette comes out every week.
With so many choices, it is almost impossible to just pick one product… so we don’t! We start collecting our palettes and justifying each purchase even though everything is starting to look exactly the same. So if you could only have five eyeshadow palettes for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
In order to have a minimal collection, it’s best to buy palettes that can cover an array of different situations. You need to have something for your best friend’s wedding, Halloween, Thanksgiving, your birthday, date night, girl’s night… and so much more! It seems impossible to only have 5 eyeshadow palettes that will be fitting for everything, but it is totally possible!
Here are the only five eyeshadow palettes you will ever need that will cover every single occasion that comes your way!
1. Shade and Light Palette by Kat Von D
The Shade and Light Palette by Kat Von D is a cult classic and for good reason. This palette features 12 matte eyeshadows that are perfect for every occasion! This palette is a staple product for many because it has all matte shadows and does exactly what the name says: it creates shadows and adds light to darker areas.
This particular palette is awesome because it works with so many different skin tones, it is vegan and cruelty-free, and the quality is amazing. The looks with the palette are endless and can take you from natural to smokey in a matter of seconds!
2. Take Me Back To Brazil Palette by BH Cosmetics
If you can only have five palettes, you need to have something to cover every color you will ever need. The Take Me Back To Brazil palette by BH Cosmetics has every color you could ever use with 35 shades and is extremely affordable.
This palette is a must for all those times where color is a necessity such as Halloween or a music festival! Because this is a pressed pigment palette, these eyeshadows have incredible color pay off and are much higher quality than you might expect!
3. Born To Run Palette by Urban Decay
Just like the name suggests, this palette was born to run! This is the perfect palette to pack on vacation when you don’t have a lot of room in your suitcase or just need one palette that has it all! This palette features 21 shades that have every kind of color you might need from neutrals to colorful. It’s easy to see why this Urban Decay palette has such a huge fan base and is one of the most favorited among the other Urban Decay palettes. Go from day to night with this palette no matter what the season and you will be ready to run and have fun!
4. Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Collaboration
One of the best (and most affordable) eyeshadow palettes on the market is the Jaclyn Hill collaboration with Morphe Cosmetics. As a beauty YouTuber, Jaclyn definitely knew what she was doing when she made this stunning 35 shade palette.
This eyeshadow palette has absolutely every shade you can ever need, and has shadows that can double as other face products such as blush or highlighter! This particular palette is perfect for on the go because you can make nearly any look and it is so easy to do!
5. The New Nude Palette by Huda Beauty
You can never have too many neutrals, especially with the New Nude palette by Huda Beauty. Unlike other neutral palettes, this one not only features matte and shimmer shades, but also pressed glitters for those days when you’re craving a little extra sparkle!
These rose-toned neutrals look amazing on all skin tones and make every eye color pop! The formula of these eyeshadows are also incredible and easy to work with, making it perfect for beginners and experts alike!