Your eyes are the doorway to your soul so the right eyeshadow could go a long way! However, being a newbie in the makeup world could be really confusing and frustrating, what more with brands dishing out new products all the time.

It may take some time to find the right eyeshadow that suits your skin tone and matches your fashion style, but once you have, you’re sure to be obsessed with it. After some thorough research, we found some of the best eyeshadow palettes that are perfect for beginners.

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1. ZOEVA Naturally Yours

ZOEVA Naturally Yours Eyeshadow Palettes with bamboo brushes
Image Credits: ZOEVA

If you lean more towards subtle makeup then the ZOEVA Naturally Yours is made just for you! The beautiful warm shades of brown, cream and nudes are not only a perfect choice for soft and sophisticated eye makeup but also works as a wonderful first palette for beginners.

It is always easier to start off with softer tones before jumping into bold ones, and ZOEVA’s Naturally Yours will definitely not disappoint. In fact, this is easily a go-to palette for your daily look. it’s silky and it blends easily — play around with the shades to create a different look altogether.

Price: $39.00 (Sephora)

2. Urban Decay NAKED Palettes

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palettes
Image Credits: Urban Decay

If you don’t mind spending a little extra on your first palette, then you most definitely should get one of the Urban Decay NAKED palettes. The palette comes with a magnificent combination of shades, all the way from neutral peaches, to darker plums, champagne and rose gold. The series is so popular that Urban Decay made a bunch of spin-off palettes, like the NAKED SMOKEY and NAKED HEAT.

While all three NAKED palettes have a beautiful selection of shades, rookies might want to start off with the first or third palette, as its shade combinations are much easier to play around with. Experiment with the colours, try to create your most sought-after looks and once you’re satisfied, feel free to splurge on the other palettes!

Price: $83.00 (Sephora)

3. L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Nudes

.A. Girl Cosmetics Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Palette Nude
Image Credits: L.A. Girl Cosmetics

This has got to be one of our personal favourites! The palette has a beautiful range of subtle nudes and beautiful plums, making it perfect for all occasions. You can start off by experimenting with the lighter shades before going for rather bold looks, but if you’re feeling a little rebellious then jump straight into the darker shades.

For those of you can’t afford the Urban Decay NAKED palette, The LA Girl’s Beauty Brick eyeshadow NUDES palette is a much cheaper alternative.

Price: $12.00 (Shopee)

4. Tartelette 2 In Bloom by Tarte Cosmetics

Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette2 in Bloom
Image Credits: Tarte

Tarte Cosmetic offers all makeup lovers a perfect mix of matte and shimmer in their Tartalette 2 In Bloom palette. Compared to its predecessor, this palette offers beginners a wider range of shades to choose from. The silky matte shades are great for daily wear, and the shimmers help to add some dimension.

The beautiful colour variety comes in handy when you’re trying to create a certain look that requires mixing a couple different shades. As a quick tip, you can start experimenting with basic looks by using four colours in the same row.

Price: $72.00 (Sephora)

5. Chocolate Bar by Too Faced Cosmetics

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow
Image Credits: Too Faced

Love all things chocolatey? Then you’re sure to love this gorgeous and delicious palette from Too Faced Cosmetics. Infused with pure cocoa powder, the eyeshadow not only smells delicious but also comes in a beautiful array of colours. Ranging from shimmer gold and bold plums, matte brown and cream shades, you’re definitely in for a treat with this one. The colours also come in both warm and cool tones, so you get the best of both worlds!

Price: $76.00 (Sephora)

6. NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette (Warm Neutrals)

NYX Ultimate Multi-Finish Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals
Image Credits: NYX Professional

NYX’s Ultimate Shadow palette comes in a variety of colour combinations, from popping neon, to cool neutrals, to smokey and warm neutrals. However, if this is going to be your first palette, we highly recommend that you go with the warm neutrals combo. The palette comes with 16 beautiful selection of matte and lustre shades, that are not only great for experimenting but also essential for every event.

Price: US$18.00 (NYX Cosmetics)


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Well, think we’ve convinced you enough to get any one of the above palettes? Then head on over to Sephora or Shopee to get your very first eyeshadow palette! Remember to score cashback when you go through Shopback.

Time to show off that gorgeous pair of eyes! Have any personal experience and favourite eyeshadow palette to share? Let us know in the comments!

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