I have to admit, I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to eyeshadow palettes — with so many varieties and new releases, it can be difficult to choose which one you add to your cart, but there are just some palettes you can’t say no to.
Whether you’re a fan of smokey neutrals or bright pops of colour, we’ve compiled some of our favourite recent releases that are sure to suit your tastes.
1. Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay’s Naked palettes never disappoint, and their latest release is no different. With peachy neutrals, bold purples and even an iridescent shade across 12 pigmented matte, metallic and shimmery selections, the Ultraviolet palette is just what you need to channel your inner Euphoria alter ego.
The Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette ($83) is available at Sephora.
2. Dior Diorshow 5 Couleurs Eye Palettes
Whether you’re a fan of the natural look or you love to go bold, having an all-in-one palette is always handy. With 14 variants, Dior’s 5 Couleurs palettes are back with a new couture makeover. Each palette features 5 shadows that work together to create an entire eye look — two pearlescent, pigmented shades, a muted base colour, a shimmery highlighter and a dense liner for more definition.
The Diorshow 5 Couleurs Eye Palettes ($102) are available at Sephora, while 079 Black Bow, 559 Poncho, 599 New Look and 769 Tutu are exclusively available at Dior counters.
3. NARS Mini Orgasm Eyeshadow Palette
If you’re a fan of NARS’ cult Orgasm blush, you’re sure to love their Orgasm palette. The brand has extended the iconic shade towards cheek palettes, lip tints and more, and this mini palette is the latest addition to their Orgasm collection. Featuring 6 matte, satin and shimmering metallic pink, coral and red shades are sure to be flattering on any skin tone, and it’s the perfect compact palette to pop in your purse.
The Mini Orgasm Eyeshadow Palette ($45) is available at Sephora.
4. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Desert Haze
Perfect to create a warm, smoky eye look, Charlotte Tilbury’s Desert Haze palette features 4 matte shades, formulated with a powder coating technology to ensure high pigments with a velvety smooth application. Go for a simple, nude look with the subtle, peachy and light brown shades, and smoke your lids out for a bolder nighttime look.
The Luxury Palette in Desert Haze ($92) is available at charlottetilbury.com.
5. Kate Tokyo Crushed Diamond Eyes Shadow Palette
Go back to the basics with these simple 2-colour palettes from Kate Tokyo. As their name suggests, each shade contains large glitter pigments to help achieve that radiant, diamond shimmer — go for a more luxurious gold look at night or a sweeter, coral pink for the day. The palettes consist of one highly pigmented shade and a lighter shade to provide even more shine.
6. YSL Beauty Couture Colour Clutch Palette
Inspired by the colours of Marrakech, YSL Beauty presents the Couture Colour Clutch, a palette that features 10 pigmented shades across blues, reds and greens, and resembles a faux leather clutch when closed. Create bold, dazzling eye looks with this powerful palette.
The palette is also available in a Paris-inspired variant, with brighter shades of pink, yellow and purple. With shiny metallics and darker mattes, go for a smoky eye look with a pop of colour.
7. Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-conic Multi-finish Eyeshadow Palette in Extravagance
All that glitters is not gold, but this limited edition palette comes close. With 7 ultra-pigmented shades, Marc Jacobs Beautys’ Eye-conic palette features 4 finishes — matte, shimmering satin, sparkling silk and metallic lamé. Complete your smoky eye look with a dab of gold glitter for some extra shine
9. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition)
Presenting 3 different colour stories, Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Envy palettes hold 6 smooth matte and subtly shimmery shades. First Bloom offers a soft, rosy pink combination and Golden Sands gives us a warmer, nude palette, while Cool Breeze provides a series of powdery pinks and purples.
The Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow Palettes ($49) are available at Sephora.