When looking at your makeup collection, what do you see most of? Some are obsessed with complexion, so foundations and concealers can be found all over their counter. Some need to have every single colour of lipstick that comes out, and you’ll see colorful tubes of all sizes. However, all of us who are beauty addicts are sure to have a little piece of eyeshadow heaven. Eyeshadow palettes are constantly being released with gorgeous colors that aren’t quite like any of the hundreds we have already. Most of the colors of a palette might be just like something else we already own, but if there is even just a single color that stands out to us, we MUST have it. Whether it be the packaging, the eyeshadows, or just finding a damn good deal, we will sacrifice our body parts to make sure we own that palette.
We all know it. Eyeshadow palettes are the devil. How often do we buy a palette, use it pretty often, and then toss it aside when the next new one comes out? Or we buy the palette, use up one or two colors til it hits pan, and the rest of the shadows sit there without any purpose? It’s a curse. There are a few palettes however that break that mold. Every single color in the palette is usable and gorgeous. For their own particular reasons, the colors stand out whether it be on its own or with the collection it was released with. When I say top eyeshadow palettes, those are the ones that I am talking about. I’m not placing these in my favorite order or based on what I like to use. I’m talking about the palettes that undeniably set themselves apart from all the others, started a cult following of their own, and took it up to the next level.
5. Viseart Editorial Brights
Viseart is a brand that stands out with their high performance shadows used widely in the pro artistry business. Recently coming to Sephora, they have began receiving acknowledgement with the daily beauty lovers as well. Their shadows are pigmented with incredible combinations, but most of their palettes look similar to so many that are already around. Then the Editorial Brights palette came out. This palette may look a little too wild for some with its vibrant, rainbow of pigments, but for many, this became an opportunity to think outside of the box and expand their shadow use to exciting new territories.
4. Kat Von D Shade and Eye Palette
Kat Von D made a statement when she came into the beauty industry with her brand through Sephora. Her products are constantly found in the ‘Best of’ articles, and for good reason. Many of her palettes have been a hit or miss for me personally, but no one can deny the dedication and detail she applies to every single product from the innovative packaging and unique designs to moving her line to being completely vegan shows she really is passionate about providing amazing products to her fans. The Shade and Eye palette was released, and it became a staple for many in their collection. With a collection of matte and velvety smooth colors, this palette can be used on any person for any look for any time.
3. Urban Decay Naked
When we’re talking about eyeshadow palettes, it is impossible to not mention the cult following that came from Urban Decay when they created their Naked palettes. This revolutionary palette brought together a mixture of shimmery and matte neutrals that made every beauty enthusiasts heart melt. Urban Decay stood at the top of the game, and they ran with it as they continued releasing different versions of the Naked palette, spinning different styles of neutral tones. While I don’t think any of them were as good as the original, they are still going, and I can’t deny they know how to bring the clients in.
2. Melt Cosmetics
A brand that continues to impress with everything they do, Melt Cosmetics came out with a number of palettes that sold out in minutes on their website. The ever-growing popularity of the brand is happening quick, and it’s because the leader of the pack, Dana Bomar, takes precious care of what is released and makes sure that every product is top quality above all else. The Twenty Seven palette stands out among the others with the perfect variety of mauves and browns with some glitter and shimmer to bring it all together. With names that take your mind wandering, you’ll be able to take these colors to typical day in the office to a crazy night out on the town.
1.Anastasia Modern Renaissance
All of the Anastasia eyeshadow palettes have been hits among beauty lovers and artistry pros alike. The colors are masterfully designed and reminiscent of incredible moments in time that take you from the present world and shove you into a dream land just looking at them. The Modern Renaissance palette brought the romantic out of us all. With something of every finish, the colors are blendable and functional with long wear variety. The palette comes with a brush that is of the same quality, and it stands out as a favorite in many collections. Anastasia is a name that knows eyes, and she knows beauty. Her continued success with her collection is not stopping anytime soon.
There are so many brands and so many palettes out there, and I can’t imagine how these brands will continue to top their last release. It’s a fast-paced industry, and we will continue to fall in love over and over again with them all. I’m sure you have some all-time favorites that may not have made the list. Tell me yours in the comments below! Be sure to check out my Instagram for even more beauty posts, @batsforbeauty!