The Huda Beauty Pretty Grunge Palette is the type of palette that looks like it could be a go-to, everyday eyeshadow palette while providing options to go bolder and be more creative. It’s a matte-heavy palette that is sort of neutral but not really considering there are a lot purple, mauve, pink, and peach tones. The more colorful shades add some variety and interest but are still muted enough to reach for on the daily. Only 6 shades are shimmers and there is one 1 black gloss.
The Danessa Myricks Groundwork Defining Neutrals Palette is an eyeshadow palette and multi-use product containing 10 shades of neutrals, each split into two formulas. For each shade there is one larger pan with a creamy velvet pomade and a smaller pan with its corresponding powder. You can use the pomades and the powders together or separately. I’ll talk about how I’ve been using the palette and what has worked for me later in the post. It retails for $65 which is a bit steep but feels fair for the amount of product and care that was put into its design. It is available to purchase from several retailers including Danessa Myricks Beauty, Sephora, and Beautylish, among others.
The Patrick Ta Major Dimension III Palette is an all matte neutral eyeshadow palette with both warm and cool toned shades ranging from ultra pale to true black. There are also two cream bases in deep shades for added versatility. It contains a total of 12 pans for $70 and is available to purchase from Sephora and Patrick Ta.
The Natasha Denona Yucca Palette is a mostly warm neutral palette inspired by summer tropics with many shades that lean gently into green, yellow, and orange tones. A few bolder shades are also incorporated but this is generally a very comfortable set of shades to wear even for those that may not be all that into colorful makeup.
Sephora recently launched these new “Color Shifter” eyeshadow palettes. They are $10 each and they come in 4 color variations. Each contains three mattes, a shimmer, and a topper shade. The color selection in them is pretty straightforward and balanced. I haven’t found it difficult to come up with a variety of looks for each palette.
The ColourPop Enchanted Palette is a purple palette with 12 shades of eyeshadows, pressed pigments and one pressed glitter in various finishes. It came out together with the ColourPop Fairy Well Palette and both of these have larger pan sizes than many other ColourPop palettes. Pans are 26mm in diameter and about 1/2 the depth of most of my other single shadows. The shades are magnetic but they won’t fit into some of their other palettes (like the Bare Necessities, Stone Cold Fox, etc.). This goes for $18 and is currently sold out but still listed on ColourPop’s website.