Best Rated Palettes by bestofmakeupalley

Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour Palette

4.6 /5

124 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow/contour/highlight

FORMULA: matte

"...pigmented, ultra-fine, soft, buttery, blending like a dream...colour payoff is terrific."

BEST FOR: everyday; all skintones; versatility: dark colors double as liners; some can even use for brows.

Urban Decay Vice 2

4.7 /5

48 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow

FORMULA: matte, satin, shimmer, glitter

"...when I go out or want to create a dramatic look [I] reach for this palette."

BEST FOR: color-adventurous; younger eyes (relatively few matte/satin)

LORAC Pro Palette 2

4.7 /5

67 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow

FORMULA: matte, shimmer

"...richly pigmented, and they are so smooth and true to color. They blend very well."

BEST FOR: all undertones; poss. not pigmented enough for dark skin

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

4.5 /5

301 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow

FORMULA: matte, shimmer

"...the matte shades in this one [are] so easy to use in the morning when I am rushing."

BEST FOR: simple, sophisticated everyday; those liking a chocolate scent

Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette

4.6 /5

53 reviews

TYPE: pressed pigments

FORMULA: matte, pearl, metallic; wet/dry application

"...blending the colors together...I don't have words for it. They gel together so nicely. You can layer and layer and layer."

BEST FOR: the daring; not all colors for eye area

LORAC Unzipped

4.6 /5

120 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow

FORMULA: matte, shimmer

"The shimmers...are like full on creamy, foiled shadows. Not even "sidecar" from [UD] can compare to [this] metallic sparkle..."

BEST FOR: everyday

Urban Decay NAKED

4.5 /5

2370 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow

FORMULA: matte, shimmer

"The colours are neutral...suitable for everyday...the palette also includes some darker tones ideal for...when you want to rock that smokey eye."

BEST FOR: everyday/evening; colors have warm undertones

Make Up Academy (MUA) Undressed

4.6 /5

35 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow

FORMULA: matte, shimmer

"...it's pigmented, soft and [contains] gorgeous colours! It's a fab dupe for the naked palette and less than half the price..."

BEST FOR: budget-conscious

LORAC PRO Palette

4.5 /5

282 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow

FORMULA: matte, shimmer

"The performance of the shadows is outstanding. They blend so effortlessly and the pigment is amazing."

BEST FOR: look versatility; all skintones

Too Faced Natural Eye Kit

4.5 /5

312 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow

FORMULA: matte, shimmer

"[It has] everything you need to make a great smoky eye or a matte day/work look."

BEST FOR: everyday; travel

TheBalm Balm Jovi Rockstar Face Palette

4.4 /5

41 reviews

TYPE: face

FORMULA: matte, shimmer, cream; wet/dry application

"[The lip/cream blushes] are nice simple shades and universally flattering. Pigment in the powders is rock solid, they blend easily and wear well."

BEST FOR: everything-in-one

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

4.4 /5

74 reviews

TYPE: setting powder/highlighter/bronzer

FORMULA: opalescent/shimmer

"...[these] leave your skin looking so phenomenally good that it's worth it. Even though I am now almost entirely bankrupt. These powders are a total joy."

BEST FOR: glow; highlight

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette

4.4 /5

40 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow

FORMULA: matte, shimmer

"the intensity of glimmers between the Revealed and Naked palettes differ; the former has less, and the latter has more."

BEST FOR: budget-conscious dupe for UD Naked 1 and 2 palettes

Sleek Storm Palette

4.4 /5

99 reviews

TYPE: eyeshadow

FORMULA: matte, shimmer, metallic

"The quality is surprisingly good. ...[they] go on nicely, blend well, and the color stays on and true for about 4-6 hours over a primer."

BEST FOR: younger eyes (shimmers quite metallic), budget-consci

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