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    15 Inexpensive And Stunning Eye Palettes People Actually Swear By

    Rich, highly-pigmented shades for under $25. Yes, you heard that right!

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    1. An 18-shade option that is as affordable as it is gorgeous. You can choose from three different palettes (or shoot, just buy 'em all!) that each offer a mix of mattes and shimmers.,

    Promising review: "I ordered the Candy Peaches palette and I was very surprised at the pigmentation. It definitely exceeded my expectations. They’re very buildable. I was worried the colors were going to be chalky and disappear into my warm/tanner skin tone but they looked beautiful!" —Victoria C.P.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.57+ (available in three color palettes).

    2. A more neutral palette featuring 16 highly pigmented colors so you can create a soft but fierce look without having to drop a ton of cash.


    Promising review: "I have all the Urban Decay Naked palettes except one, and let me just say that this palette is just as good. The shadows have a buttery feel and go on smooth with a minimum of fall out. I use all my shadows with an eyelid primer (Milani nude, at present) and with the primer, these shadows have just as good staying power as Urban Decay, MAC, etc. at least in my opinion." —Denise

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in three color palettes).

    3. A vibrant pick with 63 (!!!) colors ranging from neutral browns to sparkly rich blues. The amount of looks you can create with this beauty is...I mean, the limit does not exist.


    Promising review: "Had very low expectations for a virtually unknown brand and a clear JH x Morphe dupe, but this is a damn good quality palette, especially for the price. The pigmentation in these shadows literally caught me off guard...they swatch well and perform just as well, especially the shimmers/foils. If you are even the tiniest bit skeptical about grabbing this palette, let me help you out: ADD IT TO YOUR CART. Trust me. You'll thank me later." —Princeton H.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.88 (available in four color/size palettes).

    4. A mini version of two Sephora best-sellers that'll create the perfect blend of gorgeous warm-toned colors. Each palette is infused with Amazonian clay to help prevent that dreaded chalkiness.

    These minis took the essential colors from Tarte's popular Tartelette eyeshadow palettes, and combined them into compact eyeshadows you can simply toss in your bag.

    Promising review: "There are no negatives about this palette. It houses six generous, seductive hues that have stay power. There is little to no fall out with this palette. The packaging was a big surprise because it has a mirror which is a BIG plus! Tarte never ceases to amaze me. This is my favorite go to at the moment!" —simmsyb

    Get the Tease and Flirt palette from Sephora for $19 each.

    And! Check out more best-sellers from Sephora.

    5. A set of magical pressed glitters sure to deliver a long-lasting sequin shine you'll never want to take off.,

    Promising review: "With some right skills you can make these eyeshadows look pretty glamorous! Most important tip is to use couple of different eye primers and several eyeshadows prior to using this glitter. You won’t achieve much just by putting this glitter on your eyelids without priming them." —ElenorY

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    6. A rainbow option packed with 120 colors that'll give you all the hues you need to create everyday, bold, and even Halloween looks.

    Promising review: "I am so freaking happy that I bought this. The colors are very vibrant (with primer), and there are so many of them! A lot of the neutral shades are shiny/glittery, too. I'd compare this to a higher quality palette." —Arielle B.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in four color palettes).

    7. A pretty in pink pick comparable to Huda Beauty's Rose Gold palette. It has 18 buttery shades, great staying power, and I can keep going on about how stunning this thing is!


    Promising review: "I was definitely surprised with the pigmentation from this palette. I swatched them with a finger, one swipe, no primer. They're soft, easily blended and the color payoff is great. There is a lot of fallout though so I'd suggest you do your eyes first. Some of the foil-y shades are better applied with your finger than a brush. Much more affordable dupe for the Rose Gold palette from Huda Beauty." —K Alesandria

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    8. An Ulta favorite — aka the Morphe Stunning Vibes palette that features a mix of 35 sultry shimmers and mattes so you can transition from day to evening, no problem.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this palette and it's such a great value! This is the first product I have ever bought by this brand, and I'm really impressed. I own several eyeshadow palettes ranging from drugstore to high end, and this palette is quickly becoming my favorite. The colors are beautiful and well pigmented. Would definitely recommend!" —Danielle

    Get it from Ulta for $24.

    9. A pretty range of neutral mattes for creating subtle to dramatic smokey eye looks, and every makeup collection needs a simple palette like this one!,

    Promising review: "This is a very solid, versatile palette. The colors are all neutrals and absolutely matte; even the lightest shade 'Pure' has zero shimmer or shine. Many other ‘matte' palettes sneak a shimmer or two in the mix (like my Urban Decay Nakeds) so I was very pleased to see this one did not. The shadows are finely milled and apply smoothly and evenly. They don’t have the same degree of pigmentation as pricier shadows but they are buildable, so you can go for a soft wash of color or layer up for a more intense, dramatic look. The BYS palette is a steal." —Gail Hicks

    Get it from Amazon for 11.99.

    10. A colorful choice with unique shades and five pressed glitters to form a shimmery, vibrant look so people think you are an enchanted goddess from the sparkliest of planets.


    Promising review: "Absolutely the best makeup palette I’ve bought off of Amazon, I definitely think it is worth your money. It swatches beautifully and it has the most perfect colors, whether you want a neutral look or a bold one. The glitters are gorgeous and perfect for a party night. I really think all colors are bright and pigmented enough to look good on any skin tone. I love this palette, it’s pan sizes are also bigger than you’d expect and it comes with a mirror. Definitely worth your time and money!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    11. An 88-shade palette with every gorgeous neutral under the sun. Really, with 29 mattes and 59 ultra-shimmers you'll have options on options on options.


    Promising review: "These shadows are comparable to brand name, higher priced counterparts. I bought two of these palettes and they came EXTREMELY well packaged. The colors are very pigmented, stay on all day, and there is an assortment of colors you won’t find in the retail stores in multiple palettes. The case is very sturdy, sleek glossy black, with a big mirror and two applicators inside. Theres no chemical smell or odor to these shadows, they do not irritate my sensitive eyes, and I am extremely impressed with every aspect of this product." —Jamie Valle-Zelaya

    Get it from Amazon for $17.94+ (available in four color palettes).

    12. A set of vivid mattes so you can experiment with fun, vibrant colors without having to spend a fortune. Don't mine me, I am just here swooning over ALL of these fabulous shades.

    Promising review: "I was beyond satisfied with the variety of colors — each color has three shades from dark/medium/light, and it is brilliant when blending colors together. No harsh lines of demarcation. The container with eyeshadow powders are a bit small, but using a little goes a long way with good pigmentation. Overall happy with this purchase." —antolin pineda

    Get it from Amazon for $22.92.

    13. An ~out-of-this-world~ option that offers up 21 stellar shades similar to that of Urban Decay's Born to Run. We love to save some money, yes we doooo.


    Promising review: "This palette is so pretty! Defiantly a dupe for the Urban Decay palette. The pigmentation is more vibrant on a good eyeshadow base (like concealer or primer) but obviously what shadows aren't. For the money of this palette though you really get a great deal. I have tried plenty of eyeshadow palettes in my time and i would consider the formula to be higher in quality." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon from $11.99.

    14. A peachy palette filled with a mix of soft pinks and browns in both shimmer and matte finishes. Hello, just looking at this makes me want to go out and play in the sun. ☀️

    Promising review: "My first BH Cosmetics palette. So beautiful! So buttery, pigmented, and so easy to blend. I love the theme of the palette, it's so cute! The mirror is a plus and you can't beat the price." —cassiiewassiie

    Get it from Ulta for $16.

    15. And lastly, a fiery or sultry pick featuring bold hues you can get on a budget...and with a $10 price tag, you might as well get all three palettes! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


    Promising review: "These shadows are easily blendable, very pigmented, long lasting, have a buttery smooth texture to them, and you get no fallout. They can be applied dry or wet. Plus with an eyeshadow primer or concealer base, (which I recommend) it will adhere to your skin better, last longer, and look more vibrant." —caralyn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three color palettes).

    Here's to savin' money and lookin' fabulous.


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