Top 10 Drugstore Eyeshadow Palettes


Choosing a drugstore eyeshadow palette has never been more difficult! Lately, so many drugstore brands have stepped up their game in both skin care and makeup, so there’s a big choice of high quality, affordable products. Having a wide range of makeup that anyone can afford is incredible and yet another proof that price doesn’t always define quality.

Today I’m looking into drugstore eyeshadow palettes – the finest, most talked about, the best of the best.

These palettes have it all: pigmentation, color range, blendability and staying power – basically everything an eyeshadow is supposed to do. A lot of them are dupes for some big names in the high end makeup industry, which is  pretty amazing considering the low prices.

Let’s have a look at the top 10 drugstore eyeshadow palettes!

BYS “Berries” Eyeshadow Palette


Do these gorgeous shades look familiar to you? This palette is a total dupe for Modern Renaissance by Anastasia Beverly Hills! Aside from being so pretty, this palette offers amazing quality. There are 12 shades – matte and metallic, and they are rich, vibrant and super pigmented. If you still haven’t tried out the Modern Renaissance, I suggest you save your pennies and get this one instead!

L.A. Colors Sweet! Sixteen Palette


L.A. Colors are well known for their amazing eyeshadows and they just released some new palettes. This one is called Brave and the shades are just stunning! It contains both mattes and shimmers that are rich and vibrant. The shade range is amazing – just think about all the looks you can create with 16 different colors! This palette is available in 3 other shades: Charming, Playful and Seductive and it’s so difficult to pick up only one.

Milani Everyday Eyes in “Must Have Naturals”


Not a new release, but definitely worth a mention. This little Milani palette is truly a must – have. Those shimmers are gorgeous and the transition shades are perfect for creating any makeup look. The eyeshadows are soft, blendable and so easy to work with!

Maybelline City Mini in “Rooftop Bronzes”


Another everyday palette – the shades in this one are perfect for a quick, effortless look. This palette is small, compact and so easy to use. The eyeshadows are rich in color and long lasting, so it’s definitely worth a try!

Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Redemption Palette


If you are into pinks and purples, you need to give this palette a try! Those rose gold shimmers are stunning and look so good mixed with the neutral mattes. The palette contains 12 highly pigmented shades that are creamy, soft and easy to blend. If this color combo looks familiar, it’s because this palette is a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3!

E.l.f. Mad for Matte


If you’re looking for a completely matte eyeshadow palette, this one’s for you! It contains 10 essential matte shades that can be mixed and matched with other palettes, or used on their own. The quality is too good for the price – the shadows are creamy, pigmented and blend easily. It’s basically the perfect palette for an absolute matte smoky eye.

Wet N Wild Color Icon


Wet n Wild reformulated their well-known Color Icon eyeshadow palettes and the outcome is amazing! These new exciting shadows are highly pigmented, feel buttery and last for so long. The palettes come in 4 different shades and what caught my eye is this one called “Not a Basic Peach”. It contains 10 beautiful eyeshadows, two of which are big transition shades that you can mix with other palettes. If you’re looking for warm, peachy tones – give this palette a try!

NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette


Another gorgeous warm toned palette! The reds and browns in this palette are so beautiful and these colors are probably the most trending right now. There are 16 different eyeshadows with matte, shimmer, and metallic finish. All are highly pigmented, soft and velvety.

Sleek i-Divine in “Au Naturel”


Is it me or nobody’s talking about Sleek Cosmetics eyeshadows? Considering their quality, they shouldn’t be overlooked. “Au Naturel” contains 12 beautiful shades ranging from light shimmers to dark mattes. A total must – have!

Makeup Revolution Iconic 2


Makeup Revolution are known for creating amazing palettes, and this one stands out as a dupe for the cult classic Urban Decay Naked 2. The choice of colors is excellent – shimmers and mattes that can look good on anyone. The quality is up there as these shadows are velvety, pigmented and long lasting. If you never got the Naked 2 palette, here’s a chance to enjoy these beautiful shades!


What’s your favorite drugstore eyeshadow palette? Let me know in the comments below!

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