Beauty: All About The Nudes, My 6 Favorite Eyeshadow Palettes

August 22, 2011 • Beauty, Magazine

When it comes to eyeshadows, when are we ever really satisfied with just one color? I know I can never decide and want options, so that’s why I love eyeshadow palettes. There are many customized creations that can be made and your eye routine never gets boring using palettes. However, with so many options and so many brands, how do you decide on the perfect palette? Shadows with natural colors are a good start. That’s why I have highlighted some of my favorite palettes that will work with anyone’s beauty routine.

Bobbi Brown ‘Shadow Options’ Eye Palette
Nobody does natural eye shadows better than Bobbi Brown. I totally adore her natural, pigment rich colors which can be worn both day and night. That’s why I love her new ‘Shadow Options’ Eye Palette  with 8 gorgeous colors. At the bottom of the palette there are 4 beautiful metallic, sparkly shades that can be worn alone or layered to make beautiful intense shades for evening drama. For daytime, wear the shadows on the top row for a more natural look. Amp it up if needed with the inserted shadow liner.

Josie Maran Argan Beautiful Eyes Palette
If you are into treatment products Josie Maran has you covered. Using her most popular ingredient, Argan oil, she has infused it into beautiful shadows. Argan Beautiful Eyes features four eye shadows and one shadow liner that coordinates for the ultimate in customized looks. Not only do they contain Argan Oil, but the palette smells wonderful with floral and fruit extracts that gives the shadows a very rich, iridescent, matte and satin finish.

Stila ‘In the Light’ Eye Shadow Palette
I absolutely adore Stila eye shadows. They have to be some of the most pigmented shadows I have ever tried. You too can try some of these phenomenal shadows in some of Stila’s best selling, award-winning, shadows like Kitten, Bare, and Gilded Gold. This palette can be worn by any skin tone, and used wet or dry. For an added bonus the palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Damsel (a matte chocolate brown). Clueless on how to use it? No worries, the palette comes with a 6-page look book with detailed how-to’s and tricks.

Hissyfit Clockpot for Eye
I first took notice of this palette on Oprah’s Favorite Things. If it’s her favorite, it must be good, right? Well, now I can see why. A palette that looks like no other, these shadows come in palettes for specific skin tones: for pink, coral, gold and purple undertones (including fair, light, medium and dark undertones). The pallet contains 4 sections of 3 shadows, each with a highlight, crease and contour color. The colors are totally customizable and stay on all day!

NYX Champagne and Caviar Eye Shadow Palette
You can’t see paying $35 dollars for an eyeshadow palette? Well NYX has you covered. One of NYX best selling eye shadow palettes contains some of their best selling eye shadows in one sleek palette for under $10 dollars! Champagne and Caviar Eyeshadow Palette really does rival some of the more expensive neutral palettes, and the colors are almost dead-on to some popular colors. This palette can cover you from a natural look, to even smokey eye look.

Urban Decay Naked Palette
Last but not least, one of the best eyeshadow palettes I have ever used is Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. It must be well loved, because it’s always out of stock!. This universally flattering palette features 12 gorgeous neutral eyeshadows that work for absolutely everyone. The shades range from delicate champagne to gritty gunmetal, and feature five stunning new shades. No worries for those who love texture because this palette includes mattes, glitters, and shimmers. As a bonus, they have added a the cult following Eyeshadow Primer Potion in a nice travel size that will help keep your shadows on all day!

1. Bobbi Brown ‘Shadow Options’ Eye Palette, $60

2. Josie Maran Argan Beautiful Eyes Palette, $36

3. Stila ‘ In the Light’ Eye Shadow Palette, $39

4. Hissyfit Clockpot for Eye, $35

5. NYX Champagne and Caviar Eye Shadow Palette, $10.99

6. Urban Decay Naked Palette, $48

–Kelley Woods

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