Contour eye lids and create sexy, sultry-looking eyes with these neutral eye shadow palettes that will suit just about any skin tone.
#1 Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette, S$83
You can’t really talk about must-have eye shadow palettes without listing the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette. The original of the Urban Decay Naked series, this was the palette which launched a worldwide eye shadow palette craze. Its highly-pigmented and wearable shades make this a staple addition to every beauty junkie’s eye shadow arsenal.
#2 BECCA Ombre Nudes Eye Shadow Palette, S$60
Designed to contour lids to mimic the appearance of deep-set eyes, the BECCA Ombre Nudes Eye Shadow Palette can double up as contouring powder for the face and even fill in eyebrows.
#3 Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eyeshadow Palette, S$89
An iconic palette from Bobbi Brown, these matte neutral eye shadow shades that are universally flattering and wearable for both day and night.
#4 DIOR Backstage Pro Eye Reviver Palette 002, S$102
The DIOR Backstage Pro Eye Reviver Palette 002 creates a smooth canvas with it’s powder primer, while eye shadow shades contour lids for runway perfection. It even comes with a cake eyeliner to accentuate lash line.
#5 Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette, S$73
Designed specifically to contour eyes, the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette has three colour quads – neutral, cool and warm – to suit every skin tone. Mix and match to find your favourite combination or just stick to the preassigned ones for foolproof colour matching.
#6 M.A.C Eyes On M.A.C Anniversary Amber Times Nine, S$72
For those who can never finish their eye shadows, the M.A.C Eyes On M.A.C Anniversary Amber Times Nine has perfectly-sized eye shadow pans. The series come with a variety of shades (including blue, green and purple), but the amber version will give you lotsa wear with its versatility.
#7 MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette 1, S$69
Create a nude smokey eye or go really edgy with the Make Up For Ever Artist Palette 1. It comes with easy-to-follow application instructions to help users mimic signature eye looks created by MAKE UP FOR EVER’s founder and creative director, Dany San.
#8 NARSissist L'Amour Toujours L'Amour Eyeshadow Palette, S$90
This limited-edition eye shadow palette has a combination of 12 highly-pigmented and wearable shades in both matte and shimmer finishes. The colours are more cool-tone so we would advise against picking this one up if you have warmer skin tone.
#9 Yve Saint Laurent YSL Beaute Couture Variation, S$129
Inspired by the fabrics in Yves Saint Laurent’s studio in Paris, this 10-colour eye shadow palette allows users to create signature YSL runway looks. It’s packaged in a sleek casing complete with a dual-ended brush so you can switch up your day look into a night look while on the go.
#10 ZOEVA Naturally Yours Palette, S$32.99
Whether you love the “barely there” look or a neutral smokey eye, the ZOEVA Naturally Yours Palette makes it easy to blend with its ultra-micronized eyeshadow formula. The matte shades leave behind a satin finish while metallic shades boasts a duo-chrome shine.
#11 Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette, $53
Small but mighty, this nine-shade eye shadow palette has three larger pans, because let’s face it, we like some colours more than others. Pair them up for limitless combinations or just wear them alone, your choice.
#12 Hourglass Modernist Eye Shadow Palette in Obscura, $91
The Hourglass Modernist Eye Shadow Palette in Obscura looks almost like layers of melted chocolate ice-cream and is definitely too pretty to use. If you do muster up the courage to use it, the eye shadow glides on with a satin finish.
#13 Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye Con No. 7 Plush Eyeshadow Palette in 206 The Lolita, $90
We’d have to admit that we prefer eye shadow shades in a palette to be arranged from light to dark, but there’s a good reason why Marc Jacobs decided not to do it in this palette. The colours are arranged according to matte and shimmer shades – apply matte shades for the day, and as night falls, swipe a little of the shimmery shades on the brow bone and inner corner of the eyes to amp up the eyes.
#14 Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette, $72
This all-matte eye shadow palette contains tarte’s signature Amazonian clay and enriched with vitamin E for all day wear. It also comes with a step-by-step guide so you can experiment on the eye looks that best suit you.
#15 The Balm Nude'tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette, $71.90
Unlike some nude eye shadow palettes which contains strictly neutral shades, the Nude’tude Eyeshadow Palette comes with some surprising tones like gold and pink to give you more options.