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27 Inexpensive Makeup Palettes You'll Want To Check Out ASAP

An L.A. Girl Nudes palette, BH Cosmetics Supernova palette, Juvia’s Place Nubian palette, and more inexpensive palettes that are fabulous and fierce.

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1. An Allwon pressed-glitter palette for those days you're in the mood to shimmer and shine all around the town.

Promising Review: "This palette is absolutely amazing. The variety of colors will definitely help make any look possible. The swatches I did stayed put. And when i wore the purple glitter, it glided on evenly. The consistency is nice and not gritty. I'm sure this palette will be one of my favorites." —Kia Solorzano

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

2. A very pocket-friendly L.A. Girl Nudes palette that includes a mirror and double-sided applicator to ensure all your eyeshadow tools will be in on place.

Promising Review: “This palette is just perfect, with mild colors for work and day, along with bold colors for a night on the town. I use L.A. Girl eye shadows along with Hairgenics Lavish Lash HD mascara, and it really makes my eyes pop. Try this combo. You will love it!” –Piper Carlson

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 or Jet for $6.99.


3. An UCANBE highlighter palette — which will be a spot-on dupe for the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic palette — so you’ll never run out of magical options when you want to give unicorn realness.

Promising Review: “I use this as a highlighter for my cheekbones, and it is very subtle. If I want a more concentrated look, I put on primer, and while it is still wet, I apply the shadow. It also works as an amazing lip color addition. I put on my lipstick of choice and then dab the powder where I want it.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

4. A Shany iLookBook Pro palette, which will be your direct download to highly pigmented shadow colors with magnificent matte and pearl finishes.

Promising Review: “Many looks can be had with this very pigmented palette. I'm impressed with the quality of this product at this price point. I will not hesitate to order from the Shany brand in the future. It's nice to have a palette that includes beautiful greens, blues, and pinks all in one palette. And the yellow is wonderful. If you are into bright pigments this will for sure be for you.” —Catherine Mauro

Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

5. A Shany Classy & Sassy kit with an epic range of eye shadows, blushes, and bronzers you'll be able to easily access thanks to their extendable trays.

The Classy & Sassy kit comes with 24 eyeshadows, 18 lip glosses, two blushes, a bronzer, and applicators.

Promising Review: “This came with everything a beauty lover can love. This kit is perfect for beginners and more!” —Kalyani

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

6. A BH Cosmetics Supernova palette so you'll be able to rock gorgeous shades inspired by zodiac signs and other interstellar objects.

Promising Review: “The colors are great, and I love metallic shadows. But I definitely suggest wetting the eyeshadows or using a primer before applying them. Without taking these steps, the colors are much lighter. But this is still a great palette!" —Corinne J

Get it from Jet for $21.20 or BH Cosmetics for $15.99.


8. A Coastal Scents Revealed palette, which will be a perfect dupe for the Urban Decay Naked and Naked2 palettes.

Promising Review: “This is a great bargain for great colors. The pigment lasts, and the fallout is similar to my Urban Decay Naked3 palette, so I can't complain. I compared with my friend’s actual Urban Decay Naked and Naked2 palettes, and even she is impressed at the matches. I’m also really glad there is a clear plastic sheet protecting the shadows. It’s also pretty useful if you want to label the shades with the Urban Decay names! This helps if you're following a tutorial, so you can be sure you're using the right shade!” —LiebsFam

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

9. A minimal Juvia’s Place Nubian palette so you'll be able to max out on shimmering slayage with glittery neutral shades.

Promising Review: “I love the colors in this palette. If you like neutrals, this is the palette for you!” —Valagerie

Get it from Amazon Juvia’s Place for $25.

10. An Emori glitter shadow palette that comes with 100 sparkling shades no one will ignore.

Promising Review: The case is so beautiful, and the colors are so pigmented and silky. This is a must-have!” —Christina Pomeroy

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.


11. A Karity Blush & Bronzer palette, perfect for when you need to treat yourself to rosy and neutral shades in sheer and matte finishes.

Promising Review: “I really love this blush and bronzer palette. The colors stay on all day and are beautiful. There are a couple shades that I feel are a bit too light for my skin tone. But the beauty of having a palette is being able to use multiple colors for the desired look you're going for! The lighter ones can always be deepened when using another deeper color to mix it with. I'm happy with this purchase!” —Rachel C

Get it from Karity for $24.

12. A Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky palette you can count on to be a great dupe to the Urban Decay Smoky palette.

Promising Review: “This an awesome palette with great color payoff. Most of these shades are so silky and glide right on. I did need to build up some of the darker mattes, and there were two colors that did have a little fallout. But removal was a breeze, and they swatch beautifully. I am also thoroughly pleased with the range of colors you get with this. You can easily do a work-friendly, neutral-toned smokey eye or take it up a couple notches for a night out. They also included other tones for less traditional smoky looks, which I really love. A lot of other 'smoky' palettes neglect this I've noticed. So it was great to see them included.” —Sammie

Get it from Amazon for $16.49 or Walmart for $15.99.

14. A Shany Eyepad palette, which comes in a darling foldable case to keep you forever charged up for makeup time.

Promising Review: “This the most beautiful palette I have ever owned. The colors are beautiful and the packaging is out of this world. I'm going check out more of Shany Cosmetics. I’m so happy I gave them a try!” —Loretta

Get it from Amazon for $27.53+ (available in three case colors).


15. A BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic palette with stellar shadows named after planets, stars, and galaxies so your makeup looks will be out of this world.

Promising Review: “This palette is absolutely gorgeous and the colors are so pigmented! I’ve received so many compliments on it. If anyone's used the wet brush application, I would highly suggest it with this palette. It's glittery, so it goes on perfectly with water. Love this!” —Mariah Brown

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

16. A Juvia’s Place Masquerade palette for vibrant shades that'll reign over your makeup collection forever.

Promising Review: “I really love the colors in this palette. They look like jewels. They are so vibrant. And I think the shadows are gorgeous.” —Rachel C

Get it from Juvia’s Place for $25+ (available in two sizes).

17. A NYX highlight and contour palette so you’ll be able to add definition to your cheeks, nose, and eyes like a pro.

The palette features eight refillable single pods.

Promising Review: “The shades in this palette work really well and blend perfectly. They stay on all day long! This is an amazing product.” —Kailey

Get it from Target for $24.99.

18. A ColourPop My Little Pony palette for adorable, glimmering shades to steal your heart — and make for some sweet eye looks.

Promising Review: “I bought this right when it launched. The colors are beautiful, wearable, and still fun! The mattes are so blendable, and the shimmers are outstanding. This is definitely one of my top three favorite palettes.” —Lindsey Crowley

Get it from ColourPop for $16.

And check out ColourPop’s full My Little Pony Collection kit here.


19. A Shany Fierce and Flawless kit will fill your collection with even more eye shadows, blushes, and beautiful bronzers.

The Fierce & Flawless Kit comes with 15 eye shadows, 15 lip glosses, two blushes, two bronzers, and applicators.

Promising Review: “I got this as a gift for my little sister, and she absolutely loves it! The size is perfect, as it fits anywhere and she can take it to wherever she wants to! It fits nicely in a purse or bag.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.95, Jet for $14.95, and Walmart for $14.95.

20. A Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette to help you save a few coins while getting shades similar to those in the Urban Decay Naked3 palette.

Promising Review: “This is an awesome eyeshadow palette. The colors are amazing, highly pigmented, and last all day. I swear you can't beat the price for 20 shades!” —Angela Moore

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

21. A BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette for versatile natural and plummy brown shadows that’ll easily transition from day to night.

Promising Review: “This palette is absolutely STUNNING! Everything is so creamy and buttery to swatch. The highlighters are all popping and the variety of shades cater to all skin tones. Everyone should have this palette!” —Renaew

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $22.50.

22. A Coastal Scents Revealed Matte palette so you can enjoy show-stopping matte looks whenever you want.

Promising Review: “This is an amazing palette! The price is super low compared to its quality! The shades are soft and buttery and last all day, of course, with a great primer and concealer. I absolutely love it! And with this price, I am thinking of stocking up!” —Ximena

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.


23. A Shany iLookBook Basic palette will force you to plug in to all your makeup greatness.

Promising Review: “I got sucked in by the cuteness of the iLookbook and am not disappointed! I am super impressed with the design of both the iLookbook and the box it was packaged in. It is extremely well-made and looks and feels expensive. I am no makeup expert. But for what it is worth, I adore all the colors in this palette. They apply nicely and stay put! Two thumbs up!” —Betty Clocker

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

26. A BH Cosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil palette to overload you with electric shadows in a fabulous range of colors.

Promising Review: “I’ve bought many expensive high-end makeup palettes, and this one is just as good for less money and brighter colors!” —Tessa S.

Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

27. And a Beauty Glazed Rose Gold palette that’ll be your go-to dupe for the high-impact shades found in the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette.

Promising Review: “I was really surprised at how pigmented it came. It’s the perfect dupe for the Huda Beauty Rose Gold palette. The foiled shadows are great, and I will be ordering one for my niece soon.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

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