When you're just starting to build your makeup kit, we understand that it can be overwhelming to decide which essentials you should get first. Aside from finding the perfect foundation match and a flattering blush shade, searching for the most versatile eyeshadow palette can be daunting. So, we did the homework for you and curated the ones that you'll get the most use out of, guaranteed.
Eye shadow newbies can't go wrong with this basic three-color palette that's inspired by the effortless beauty of Rio de Janeiro. Tip: If you're on the go, you can easily apply this with your finger!
This affordable five-color palette features two matte shades and three shimmery colors that you can mix and match (fearlessly, to boot) for endless looks. The kit comes in four color combinations, but we recommend this versatile set of no-fail neutrals.
Aside from fawning over the adorable CD-inspired case, you'll love how this handy palette carries both classic neutrals and trendy tones, taking you from day to night. Choose from two variants: Notes 01 features more pinks and berries, while Notes 02 offers more browns and bronzes.
The neutral and fiery hues of this 12-pan eyeshadow palette will help you create demure peachy looks and glam metallic lids in no time.
If matte lids are your thing, this shine-less palette is just right for you. It features 12 expertly coordinated shades that suit a variety of Pinay complexions. Tip: For a more intense color, use a damp eye shadow brush when layering the shades.
This "ride-or-die" palette complements multiple skin tones and lets you create playful and elegant looks with pigmented, easy-to-blend eye shadows. Try it for a peachy statement, and dab a bit of gold on the inner corners for a radiant finish.
This has everything you need to create the most smoldering eye looks: from rich earth tones to cool jewel tones. A glam choice for the glam gal!
Love luxe? This irresistible palette includes 14 silky and richly pigmented matte, shimmer and glitter powder eye shadows, plus six cream-powder shades with a foil-like finish. Use the mattes for daytime, then layer with the shimmery shades in the p.m. to instantly look party-ready.
Get ahead of the trends with this all-in-one pan featuring an array of buttery mattes, rich satins, and lustrous shimmer shadows—plus blush shades, too! Tip: Some of the shades also double as contour or highlighter powders, giving you more value for your money.
This article originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by Beauty Beat editors.