Highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes aren't always easy to find. But we've picked out five that will give you the best bang of your buck.
Pigmented eyeshadows are something that we all want. After all, what's the point in paying for wishy-washy shades? When you have a good eyeshadow, you can blend it to whatever consistency you like. Sheer, medium or full coverage - they're all at your disposal depending on your mood.
The trouble is, not all palettes are created equally. Some can be disappointing, whether that's because the shadows crumble, won't blend easily or just don't hit the mark in terms of pigment. But not to worry! We've done the legwork and picked out five of the most highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes available right now.
Smashbox is often underrated when it comes to their eyeshadows. But the Cover Shot palettes have truly placed them ahead of the pack. The eight pan palettes come in four varieties including warm tones, cool, greys/blacks and an all matte version. The texture is easy to work with and blends like a dream. Oh, and last for hours on end too.
Morphe is a firm fan favourite amongst the blogging/vlogging and Instagram beauty community, not only because of the highly pigmented eyeshadows but also the affordable prices. A 15 pan palette is just €17 while the larger 35 pan ones are €26. Each come in a wide array of colour combinations so there's something to suit everyone.
The original Grandaddy of eyeshadow palettes has to be the Urban Decay Naked palette. Launched way back in 2010, this opened the floodgates for a host of copycats. For many, UD will always be their go-to for eyes, and we can see why. They have quality eyeshadows, with good pigment, that are easy to work with and last well throughout the day too.
If you've been searching for buttery soft, high-quality eyeshadows then Huda Beauty is definitely one brand to check out. Their mini palettes (€28) are great for travelling or just downsizing your makeup bag, while the full-sized provide plenty of bang for your buck. Honestly, they are worth the investment and will last you for ages, and ages... and ages.
Another affordable brand that excels in providing great pigment is Sleek. There classic i-Divine eyeshadow palettes come in plenty of different versions to suit whatever look you're after.
Have you tried any of these? What are you favourite eyeshadows?