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Top 10 Drugstore Eyeshadow Palettes

The Most Easy-to-Blend and Highly Pigmented Eyeshadow Palettes Under $20

The Most Easy-to-Blend and Highly Pigmented Eyeshadow Palettes Under $20

Eyeshadow is one of the quickest ways to quickly change your look. Whether it's adding a smokey eye after work to hit the town or swiping some shimmer on your lids for a natural glow, eyeshadow is one of the most versatile (and fun!) products in our beauty arsenal. Collecting designer shadows can cost a pretty penny, so if you’re looking to be kind to your budget while upping your shadow game, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up colors and textures from creams to matte and even some gold flecks for when you’re feeling fancy. Take a look through our Top 10 drugstore eyeshadow palettes and see what catches your eye! Opening image: @elfcosmetics

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July 4, 2018

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The Rankings


wet n wild Color Icon Eyeshadow

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A decadent collection of neutral, brown, and smoked shadows

USERS SAID: “If you are new to Makeup Revolution, don't hesitate to pick up their palettes. The quality is AMAZING. I've created so many looks with this single palette.”


e.l.f. Cosmetics Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Our Score

BEST FOR: A budget-friendly matte palette

LOVED FOR: Giving you a number of shadows to help define and create multiple eye looks


CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Eye Shadow

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Easy to blend colors

HELPFUL TIP: Variety of shades can quickly transform your look from day to night.


Maybelline The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Shimmery gold metallic infused pigments

HELPFUL TIP: Use its duel-ended applicator for precise application


Maybelline City Mini Eyeshadow Palettes

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Creamy formula and deep pigments

BEST FOR: Dramatic looks


L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: Multiple shadow finishes, including satin, matte, and sheen, are perfect for any skin tone.

USERS SAID: “I am a girl who loves makeup. I like because all the colors are usable, pigmented, they blend beautiful. The back offers 4 easy looks. The only problem is I did not find this sooner. I would tell a friend to buy it, quick. This is a keeper.”


Rimmel Magnif'eyes Eye Palette

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Its smudge-free and long-lasting formula

BEST FOR: Sensitive eyes


Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Our Score

BEST FOR: Natural, feminine looks

WHY YOU NEED IT: Rose gold infused pigments create the perfect natural look with a hint of shimmer.


NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette

Our Score

BEST FOR: Bold, bright looks

USERS SAID: “I absolutely am in love with this shadow [palette]. The pigment is dark enough to be able to be very bright, but thinned out enough to where you can layer and blend the colors if you want to. Either way the end result is going to result in a very vivid color.”


L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I have been using it for several months and I could not be happier with it. Colors are very beautiful and pigmented, but not too much. I love the rosy colors the most. I bet they look great on anyone.”

ABOUT THE BRAND: L.A. Girl products are cruelty-free. 

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