In the makeup world, new eyeshadow palettes are introduced every now and then, bringing more and more options for us. The creators are always busy crafting glamorous eye palettes to help the makeup lovers keep up with the ever-new beauty and makeup trends. But with plenty of options out there it becomes really grueling to choose the perfect eyeshadow palette for yourself. To sort things out for you, we have gone through the trouble of testing plenty of popular eyeshadow palettes. And after a lot of research, we have brought for you the five best eye palettes to create every type of eye makeup look this 2020. These eyeshadow palettes are perfect for creating both the popping and everyday eye makeup looks. Today we will talk about the best palettes in 2020, their pros, and cons. So, without delaying anymore, let’s talk about the best eyeshadow palettes that you need to stock in 2020.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills has introduced about 15 eyeshadow palettes so far with each being better than others. However, the ultimate favorites of makeup lovers remain the sultry and Soft Glam palette. Our top pick amongst the two is the ABH Soft Glam palette which is very much alike to the modern renaissance palette. This palette is perfect for not only the soft everyday makeup but also if you want a full glam eye makeup look. In the 14 shades palette, you get a variety of both dark and light mattes and shimmery colors. There is a great variety of transition shades too in this eyeshadow palette, so it pretty much has everything in it that one may look for in a complete palette. Overall the colors are very flattering and super pigmented. The shadows are somewhat dusty in texture but there usually are no major fall-outs with this eyeshadow palette. In fact, the soft powdery texture ensures that all the colors blend super easily. The formula of the eyeshadows is so good that it literally glides on your eyelids. Overall this palette is very versatile and although it is a high-end palette, it is worth every single penny.
The best part of this palette is that it comes with an eyeshadow brush. The brush is dual-ended. On one side you get a flat-shaped brush while on the other you have a more fluffy brush for the crease and blending. Another pro is that it has both mattes and shimmers perfect for both neutral and glamorous eye makeup looks.
The packaging of this ABH Soft Glam palette is immensely cute. It has a soft velvety covering. But the only problem is that the felt packaging is prone to getting dirty. No matter how careful you are around it, you will somehow end up messing the outer covering. Apart from this little issue, this eyeshadow palette is literally perfect, even for the beginners.
Ever since the Huda Beauty’s Nude Pallete got released, it gained a lot of hype. It soon got popular with the makeup artists and to date, it is among the favorite eyeshadow palettes of many. But is all the hype around it is worth it? Well, definitely yes! The palette comes in cardboard packaging (which btw not at all feel cheap). This nude palette has more of the romantic blushy and mauvy shades which are wearable for all skin tones. There are both warm and cool nude shades but the variety of pinks is more in this palette. There are again both the mattes and shimmers. You get twelve soft matte shades (including the neutral, transition, highlighting, and concealer shades) and six pressed glitter eyeshadows. The concealer or highlighter shades are usually not found in most eyeshadow palettes so that is one of the perks of the Huda Beauty Nude palette. The colors in this palette are very versatile and unique. Quality-wise all the eyeshadows in this palette are simply sensational. They have nice pigmentation and all the shades are extremely blendable.
There are certain plus points with this palette. The shades, for instance, have a very buttery texture which makes it easier to work with them. Because the eyeshadows have a bit of creamy formula, therefore, there are zero to minimum fall-outs when using this palette. The pressed glitters are smooth to touch and they stick really well to the skin. You don’t have to wet your brush to stick the shimmers. Also, since the shimmers are super pigmented, you get a nice metallic sheen in them. Another pro of this Huda Beauty Nude Palette is that this palette comes with a big mirror inside which makes it travel-friendly. You don’t have to carry any other pocket mirror with you if you have this eyeshadow palette in your bag.
There really is no major con of this palette. Yes, it is an expensive palette but it totally is worth it. One slight con that you may find with this palette is that some of the matte shades are a bit fainted compared to the rest of the eyeshadows in the palette. But that problem can be solved by using a damp brush. Or you can just build the color a little more. Apart from this, the Huda Beauty Nude palette is an absolute go-to eyeshadow palette even in 2020.
The Jaclyn Hill Morphe eyeshadow palette received all the love it could when it was first released. And therefore, the two forces in the makeup community, Morphe and Jaclyn Hill have once again joined hands and came up with a brand new volume two. The first impression of this palette is the same as was with volume one: it’s bright, it’s vivid, and it’s very colorful.there are a lot of warm and bright colors in this palette. From shimmers to mattes, you get them all in this glorious package. What makes it the best choice for 2020 eye makeup looks are the neon colors in it. The quality of all colors is truly insane (girl, you just got to try t yourself).
In volume two, instead of the blues, the focus has been turned to purples. Now purples usually are not good to work with because no matter how good the formula is, it usually gets very patchy or transparent. However, surprisingly, this Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow palette by Morphe has really worked on its purples and introduced the ultimate purple eyeshadows. The shades are so pigmented and no matter how much you blend them, they don’t lose their core intensity. Also, the shimmers usually tend to fall when applied with the makeup brushes so you have to pack them with your fingertips. But with this palette, the shimmer shades are so nicely compressed that they pack nicely even with the brush and give you a popping eye makeup look.
Seriously guys, there hardly is anything about this palette that you may not like. Talking about the fall-outs, there is little to no fall-out on the face, but yes the pans can get a little dusty (which is a problem for some out there). Also, this palette does not have the gorgeous blues which we had in volume one. Also, there are not as many browns on this palette as were on volume one, but that doesn’t mean you cannot create a neutral look with it for it does have some. That is the only thing that you will miss with volume two, but otherwise, this eyeshadow palette is to die for.
The best thing that the makeup influencers have given us so far is their own makeup lines. Recently Tati Webster has launched her first eyeshadow palette and boy it is just amazing. When you look at the palette, it has a variety of warm and cool tones. There are the mattes, sequins, metallics, and the glitters marked in rows (a unique and beautiful concept, honestly). There are six color families in this eyeshadow palette:
This exclusive 24 pan eyeshadow palette is superb for creating the soft every day or the full glam eye makeup looks. The colors are super romantic, super pigmented, and very blendable. The best thing about this palette, like the Huda Beauty Nude palette, the shades in this eyeshadow palette are wearable for all skin tones and colors.
The best thing about these eyeshadows is that they have a very nice and lightweight formula. The texture is extremely soft and easy to work with. The colors have a punch in them and can be build to any desired intensity. Also, there is little to no fall-out in the pan or on the face which is not the case with a lot of high-end eyeshadow palettes.
Overall, this eyeshadow palette is totally adored by anyone who tries it. The only setback is that this palette too is for creating the more sophisticated eyeshadow looks rather than the popping ones. But if you are someone looking for a beautiful everyday nude to a soft glamorous eye makeup look, this palette is definitely for you.
The Blood Lust palette is the third volume of Jeffree Star’s ‘Blood’ eyeshadow palettes. And it must come as no surprise that like the first two palettes, this one too took away the hearts of makeup fans. The packaging of this palette is worth a mention here which is absolutely surreal. The purple velvety hexagon covering with a shining silver crown in the middle is just aesthetic. There are eighteen beautiful shades in the palette with most of the cool tones. There are a lot of purple variations in this palette, which as mentioned earlier is the hardest formula to create. But honestly, Jeffree just nailed it! Overall the colors are extremely charming. They have beautiful pigmentation, nice intensity, and minimum to no fall-out even in the pan.
Well, the beauty of this eyeshadow palette definitely lies in its extravagant packaging and variety of shades. The vibrant purples of this palette are definitely the hero of this eyeshadow palette (and totally unbeatable by any other palette). Another plus of this one is that it too comes with a huge mirror which makes things easier.
One problem that most people acknowledge with this palette is that its packaging is huge so it is not really the travel-friendly type. I mean if you are carrying it with you anywhere, honey it is going to take serious space. Also, since the covering is velvety, like the ABH Soft Glam palette, this one is also prone to getting dirty over time. However, its packaging is dark purple, so the smudges don’t really show. But if you are okay with these two setbacks, then this palette is to go for baby!
All these eyeshadow palettes are absolutely gorgeous. They are reviewed here in no particular order, to be honest. Going for anyone among these palettes is truly a tough choice. All these palettes are high-end and somewhat expensive. But trust us when we say this, that besides the little setbacks, all these eyeshadow palettes are worth every single penny you spend on them. So get ready to stock these beautiful palettes and trying out the trendy makeup looks.