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Drugstore eyeshadows are here to play and here to stay!
I used to be a strictly high-end eyeshadow girl. It’s not that I hadn’t experienced drugstore eyeshadows before. I definitely had, in my makeup heyday. And let me tell you, they weren’t great. But I’m sure you already knew that. Which is why you are so surprised and eager to dig into this post, right?
These are my top picks for the best drugstore eyeshadows available today! They are all great quality shadows that stand up to those high-end brands with gusto. Honestly, the more of these “best drugstore makeup” posts that I do, the less inclined I am to spend frivolous amounts of money on high-end makeup. Yay, for being a beauty-loving minimalist!
Whether you are just starting out with eyeshadow, or are looking to build your collection, these drugstore eyeshadows are sure to impress. Let’s start!
e.l.f. Cosmetics Opposites Attract Eyeshadow Palette // I find this palette super inspiring! It’s colorful, yet muted at the same time. You can grab one of the bolder shades, such as the gorgeous safflower yellows or majestic purples, and run with it to create some courageous looks. Or you can easily tone them down with the other very bendable shades, too! e.l.f. eyeshadow just keep getting better and better, and I’m so happy they are creating these high-end style palettes. (As opposed to those chalky rainbow palettes we used to see everywhere. Remember those?)
E.L.F. COSMETICS OPPOSITES ATTRACT EYESHADOW PALETTE >> |E.L.F. COSMETICS| |TARGET|
Coastal Scents Hot Pots Single Eyeshadows // You’ve heard me talk about Coastal Scents Hot Pots before. These are my go-to shadow singles for creating custom palettes. They’re great quality for an affordable price, plus there are so many colors! Hundreds, actually. I highly recommend them if you’re feeling creative and want a custom eyeshadow palette that is all your own. Coastal Scents also sells a great selection of empty palettes. Personally, I recommend the 12-shadow palette with the full-size mirror. It’s amazing quality and very sturdy.
COASTAL SCENTS HOT POTS >> |COASTAL SCENTS|
COASTAL SCENTS EMPTY PALETTES >> |COASTAL SCENTS|
Covergirl Chocoholic Scented TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette // Covergirl has improved massively in the eyeshadow department. And look, now they’ve been added scents! This is a great option for an everyday eyeshadow palette that can create beautiful, everyday looks, without too much thought! Sometimes that’s just what I need.
ColourPop She Pressed Powder Shadow Palette // If I didn’t already own Modern Renaissance and Naked3, I’d be all over this one. I absolutely love red eyeshadows because they are great way to add color to your eye looks without venturing into the blues and greens. Or heaven forbid, yellows. Red tones have a way of making me feel like a princess and a badass at the same time, and that’s exactly what I’m going for in life.
COLOURPOP SHE PRESSED POWDER SHADOW PALETTE >> |COLOURPOP|
e.l.f. Cosmetics Modern Metals 10-Piece Eyeshadow Palette // This palette makes me feel so chic. Half the appeal of a palette is how it makes you feel when you look at it. If you don’t feel inspired just looking at it, then you won’t ever use it. What’s cool about this palette is that you get five neutral shimmers alongside five bold matte shades, aside from one. I think we’re so used to wearing colorful shimmers alongside neutral mattes. This switch up is just what we need to make applying eyeshadow interesting again, without going too crazy!
E.L.F. COSMETICS MODERN METALS 10-PIECE EYESHADOW PALETTE >> |E.L.F. COSMETICS|
Milani Bold Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette // This reminds me a lot of those Stila eyeshadow palettes that have been around forever. I’ve never actually purchased any of those, probably because I thought they weren’t interesting enough to warrant the price. Thanks, Milani for solving that conundrum! This palette contains the perfect mix of bronzy and smoky shades. It’s all you’ll ever need, really.
MILANI BOLD OBSESSIONS EYESHADOW PALETTE >> |AMAZON| |MILANI COSMETICS| |TARGET|
Physicians Formula The Healthy Eyeshadow // If you happen to love simplicity and aren’t looking for a full eyeshadow palette, then these quads are your best bet! I have loved Physicians Formula eyeshadows for years, and these do not disappoint. The formulas are soft and pigmented, and I love that the colors in each quad look as beautiful alone as they do blended together. One shadow looks make my more hectic mornings happy.
ColourPop Double Entendre Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette // There comes a time when we’re all in the market for a good neutrals palette. You know, the palettes that are kind of boring to look at, but that had better be good because you’ll be using them every single day. I love this variety of transition and blending shades with different undertones. You’ll have a perfect base for any color tone look you want. There’s also a couple of light shimmers in there for days when you just want to keep it simple.
COLOURPOP DOUBLE ENTENDRE PRESSED POWDER EYESHADOW PALETTE >> |COLOURPOP| |ULTA|
That’s all for today!
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