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Best Eyeshadow Palettes To Add In Your Makeup Stash

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Best Eyeshadow Palettes To Choose

If drab eyes leave you yawning, all you need to do is whip out a brush and hit the colors on an eyeshadow palette to create standout eyes. Of course, the palette you choose to make your eyes pop should offer more than just an array of pretty hues. Ask any woman who knows what it feels like when her eyeshadow has ghosted on her (RE: fades and slides off lids) and she will attest to the fact that an eyeshadow should be four things: long wearing, richly pigmented, easily blendable and non-creasing. Sounds like a dream, innit? Well, while you chase your other dreams, let’s help fulfil this little eye sparkling one for you.

But first things first, here’s a quick brush up on the basics before you feast your eyes on the best eyeshadow palette in the market.

How To Apply Eyeshadow

Step 1: Before you reach out for the hues, apply an eye primer to smoothen the texture of your lids so that the products can then blend effortlessly. The primer will also help get rid of any discoloration.

Step 1: Before you reach out for the hues, apply an eye primer to smoothen the texture of your lids so that the products can then blend effortlessly. The primer will also help get rid of any discoloration.

Step 2: Now, pick up an eyeshadow palette based on the formulation and texture you are opting for. Dip an eyeshadow brush into the chosen shade and tap off any excess pigments.

Step 3: Starting from the centre of the lid, sweep the brush towards the inner and outer corners. Ideally the lighter colors should be at the centre and the darker hues towards the crease.

Step 4: Highlight the brow bone to add more definition and dimension.

Step 5: You can now fish out your favorite kohl or eyeliner and continue the drama.

Step 5: You can now fish out your favorite kohl or eyeliner and continue the drama.

Nykaa Recommends: Colorbar Eyelluring Eyeshadow Brush, Faces Canada Magneteyes Eyeshadow Palette

Types of Eyeshadow Formulations

Types of eyeshadow – powder eyeshadow

1. Powder Eyeshadow

Easy to blend for myriad looks (RE: makeup noobs friendly), the powder eyeshadow comes in a dual or multiple set as standalone pigments. Available in two kinds – pressed powder and loose powder – it contains intense pigments that can be easily spread even with your fingertips. The last bit is what makes it an ideal pick for women-on-the-go.

Nykaa Recommends: GlamGals Pigment Powder

2. Liquid Eyeshadow

When you think liquid eyeshadow, think chic tube and fluffy brushes. This formula tends to crease easily so avoid it if you’ve got oily lids. We recommend this one of the lot for the makeup experts as it dries out and sets faster than you can shut and open your eyes.

Nykaa Recommends: Daily Life Forever52 Magnificent Liquid Eyeshadow

Types of eyeshadow – liquid eyeshadow
Types of eyeshadow – cream eyeshadow

3. Cream Eyeshadow

You will find the creamy formula contained in pencils, tubes, crayons and pots and it is just as versatile when it comes to application. The only flaw? Creamy eyeshadows aren’t sweat proof or waterproof so you might want to leave this guy behind on days the sun looks unforgiving. Opt them for your next party when you don’t want to settle for anything less than an intense color payoff.

Nykaa Recommends: Revlon Colorstay Créme Eye Shadow - 755 Licorice

4. Glitter Eyeshadow

The shimmery one in the family of eyeshadows, this formula instantly helps you up your glam quotient. Glittery and metallic pigments are perfect for those boozey cocktail nights. Just make sure you apply a coat of primer before you pat the glitter on your lids so they stay longer.

Nykaa Recommends: Incolor Glimmer Eyeshadow

Types of eyeshadow – glitter eyeshadow

Best Eyeshadow Palettes

Here’s a lowdown on the best eyeshadow palettes that will be worthy of tuning up the drama on your lids.

Best Eyeshadow Palettes: Swiss Beauty Ultimate Shadow Palette

1. Swiss Beauty Ulimate Shadow Palette – 6

So you're just dipping your toes in the shadow waters? Well, to keep yourself from getting overwhelmed, opt for the Swiss Beauty Ulimate Shadow Palette which houses the absolute must-have hues. We’re talking a bevy of subtle neutrals, sultry smokies and vibrant pops to take you from desk to drinks. These colors are intensely pigmented and light for an easy glide on lids with a single stroke application.

2. Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Midnight Magic

Can’t decide between subtle and vibrant? Well, you can have them both with the Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Midnight Magic. Packed with a bevy of pastel shades and vivid tones, this palette promises intense pigments with a commendable color pay off. Hit the pans for a mix of matte and shimmery finishes to give your lids a pop of color. If you have an upcoming party or just a vacay in the cards, toss this guy in your makeup bag.

Best Eyeshadow Palettes: Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette
Best Eyeshadow Palettes: Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

3. Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

This decadent palette has everything you need to pull off the dreamy, neutral look with aplomb. It has 12 pans of nude hues to add an instant pop of color to your eyes without going overboard. You can create multiple looks with duo, trio & quad color combinations in one palette. Think of it as your go-to palette for workplace friendly shades that are easy to glide and subtle on the eyes too.

4. Nykaa Eyes On Me! 10-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette - Smokey at 8!

Nykaa Eyes On Me! 10-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette - Sundowner Stunner packs an array of matte and shimmer hues that blend smoothly to give a gorgeous finish with high color payout and minimal fallout. And don’t even get us started on how long-lasting it is! It’s highly pigmented formula easily lasts upto 10 hours without creasing. Heads up: You could end up hypnotizing peeps every time you bat those eyelids.

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Best Eyeshadow Palettes: Nykaa Eyes On Me! 10-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette

5. SUGAR Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Palette - 02 Warrior

Seeking a masterpiece palette to unleash the creative makeup artist in you? Meet SUGAR Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Palette. It boasts of high-performing mattes, extra-creamy metallics and high foil powders that are infinitely smooth and incredibly easy to blend. Plus, it includes a dual-ended applicator with a blending brush at one end and a doe-tip sponge at the other to hit the tray of colors and play up your lids.

6. Colorbar Nude 12 Eyeshadow Palette

Who says if you aren’t a fan of vibrant hues, you can’t play up your lids? Colorbar's Nude 12 Eye shadow Palette contains pigments with smooth, blendable texture that effortlessly melt into skin and unleash your inner diva. Infused with light-reflecting pearls for intense shimmer, it adheres to the skin for maximum coverage and decent color pay off. Even better? You can trust this cruelty-free palette to be free form parabens, mineral oil and other preservatives.

Best Eyeshadow Palettes: Colorbar Nude 12 Eyeshadow Palette
Best Eyeshadow Palettes: Swiss Beauty Twinkle Town Pressed Glitter Palettes

7. Swiss Beauty Twinkle Town Pressed Glitter Palettes

If you want to experiment with shimmer, this palette is the way to do it. Highly pigmented? Check. Lightweight? Check. Easy to blend? Check. If all of this wasn’t enough, this glitter eyeshadow palette featuring a spectrum of nine sparkly hues lasts for the long haul and won’t let you down. Got a cocktail party coming up? Make sure you pack this one. Oh and it comes in a clutch-friendly size for on-the-go eye art.

8. L.A. Colors Day To Night 12 Color Eyeshadow – Sunset

If you are looking for a palette of colors that can conveniently take you from subtle daytime look to a sultry night-out style, look no further than the L. A Color's Day To Night 12 Color Eyeshadow. Featuring 12 shades, it allows you to express yourself with hypnotic peepers and kick things up a notch. P.S. If you like to keep your hands makeup-free, you’ll be happy to know this one comes with a dual-applicator brush included.

Best Eyeshadow Palettes: L.A. Colors Day To Night 12 Color Eyeshadow
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