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Our favorite eye shadow palettes

I am obsessed with eyeshadow palettes. Really though, what beauty junkie isn’t? There’s the pretty colors, the finishes, the textures, and not to mention all of the creativity that comes into play when you have new makeup to experiment with! Great eyeshadow palettes are the goof-proof way to get a professional look without having to guess what shades go together. And the best ones will even take you from day to night! There’s no need to stock up on thousands of dollars worth of makeup; with these four eyeshadow palettes in your makeup drawer, there’s little more you’ll need.

NAKED 2 by Urban Decay

When Urban Decay first released its NAKED palette, beauty bloggers everywhere went nuts. So it was only fitting that a sequel came into the picture, proving that things do improve the second time around! I am thoroughly obsessed with the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, which comes with 12 beautiful neutral eyeshadow colors in varying finishes. From a light sandy color to gold metallics and charcoal black, this palette can literally take you from day to night. It also comes with an eyeshadow brush and lipgloss that will match any eyeshadow shade you choose.

Too Faced Natural Eye Collection

Another fantastic collection of neutrals is in the Too Faced Natural Eye Shadow Collection Palette. It’s one of my absolute favorite makeup items. It has 9 coordinating shades, and instruction cards that show you how to apply, depending on what kind of look you are going for. It’s compact palette is great for traveling and will allow you to create a variety of looks. The colors come in matte, glitter and pretty shimmery finishes.

Laura Mercier Classic Smoky Eye Palette

If all you need is a palette to create an evening look, the Laura Mercier Classic Smoky Eye Palette has everything you need. The palette comes with 5 sultry shades and 3 brush tools to create that perfect smoky effect. You’ll even find a step-by-step instructional guide too, though I definitely recommend having fun experimenting until you find the look you love.

Smashbox Shades of Fame

While this isn’t an everyday palette, there’s nothing wrong with stocking up on a few fun finds. And the Limited Edition Summer 2012 Shades of Fame Eye Shadow Palette by Smashbox perfectly hits that mark. There are 9 perky colors in the collection for you to create sassy summer looks. The kit also includes an eye shadow brush, a mini size of the Photo Finish Lid Primer to help your shadow stay on longer, and two cream liners. You’ll also find 3 step-by-step guides on how to create a few looks, as well as videos on their website. If you’re looking for a trendy summer eye shadow palette, this is it.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing