High-end makeup brands are having a stronghold on the eyeshadow palette market, but sometimes you can’t spend too much money to own every collection of them. We’re here to solve this problem! Sure, lots of drugstore palettes are, admittedly, ideal for entry-level users. However, there is a handful out there that even makeup artists keep in their kits. Prioritizing quality above all else, we asked several pros to share which budget eyeshadow palettes were their favorites.
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche La Palette Nude
International makeup artist Jami Svay, whose clientele includes Julianne Moore, Karlie Kloss and Freida Pinto, says that L’Oreal’s Color Riche La Palette Nude 1 is her top choice for friends on a budget.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad in Walking On Eggshells
It’s basically impossible to beat the $2.99 price tag on this Wet n Wild palette. Editorial makeup artist Dana Rae Ashburn says she picked it up on a whim and ended up loving it.
ColourPop Fame Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop is almost exclusively sold online, but its approachable price points make it a favorite for budget shoppers seeking excellent quality. Mary Irwin, celebrity and editorial makeup artist, tells us its Fame Pressed Powder Shadow Palette, priced at $22, is one of her favorites.
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette
If your own beauty kit is craving some color infusion, NYX’s $18 Ultimate Shadow Palette might just sate you.
Milani Gilded Desires Face & Eye Palette
Milani is clearly doing something right, as it has managed to make our roundup twice with recommendations from two different pros.
Here is a list of drugstore eyeshadow palettes which can help you save more money, and easy to buy them. Wanna makeup like a pro? Let’s try these eyeshadow!