What’s the one eyeshadow palette you need?

There are so many fab eyeshadow palettes out there and it can be hard to know which ones are *actually* useful and which ones are just hype. Here's a selection of palettes some GL girls told us they couldn't live without. 

James Charles Mini Palette

The James Charles x Morphe Mini Palette is the perfect solution to being able to bring your eyeshadow with you wherever you go. This palette has every color in the rainbow and beyond, giving you limitless options for looks to create.  Amazon, $65.

Clinique The Best of Black Honey All About Shadow Palette 

This Clinique palette is the perfect pick if you're the type who *loves* to get dolled up, but isn't into the artsy, bold colors for creating extraordinary lewks. Not to mention, it's the perf size to carry in your purse for a quick touch up when you're on a date, or at a slumber party with the squad. Sephora, $42.

Becca Pearl Glow Shimmering Eye Palette

This magnificent limited-edition palette from Becca features three new finishes: Matte, pearlescent and luminous. Instead of buying three different palettes, you're getting a bang for your buck with Becca's 3 in 1 palette.

"I actually use this palette for my blush, highlight, bronzer in addition to my eyeshadow," says GL girl Marissa Brocato, 18. "The shade lilac pearl suits me so well so I started using it for my blush. It’s also so easy to travel with because when I'm out to dinner and want to touch up my blush or highlight I can just pull out the one palette rather than bringing a separate blush, bronzer and highlight." Ulta, $46.

Dior Backstage eyeshadow palette in Rosewood Neutrals 

This Dior palette has a steep price tag, but one of our GL girls says it's *def* worth it. "This palette can accommodate both beginners and advanced makeup users," says Halaina Basham, 19. "The quality is undeniable and the staying power is phenomenal as well. Overall, this palette can work for all ages and is a great release from the Dior backstage line." Sephora, $50.

Huda Beauty Nude Obsession Eyeshadow Palette

You can't go wrong with these oh so flattering nude shades from Huda Beauty. It's a perfect size for travel purposes, and the colors are created to look and match beautifully on every skin tone and eye color.  Sephora, $30.

Nars Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette 

Nars nailed it—yet again—with this lightweight, travel friendly eyeshadow palette perfect for all occasions. The color variety gives options for a casual daytime look or a smokey eye for a more formal evening event. Sephora, $32.

BH Cosmetics Hangin’ in Hawaii Eyeshadow Palette

Although we can't travel to Hawaii right now, this palette by BH Cosmetics will make you feel like you're on the island with their tropical color story. These richly pigmented shades will leave you looking fierce and radiant all day and all night. Ulta, $16.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette The Bella Sofia 

Luxury makeup brand Charlotte Tilbury's products are known for their sustainability and quality. "The formula alone of the eyeshadow sets it apart from other palettes," says our GL girl Halaina. "The pigmentation is exceptional and it is extremely versatile because of the neutral color selection." Charlotte Tilbury, $53.

Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette Mini

Juvia's Place has been up in the ranks, releasing palettes that get sold out within hours being put up on the website. As described on Ulta's website, this palette was inspired by "African festivals filled with pure joy and spirituality." This palette couldn't be more fun, and it's perfect for your next *sick* Halloween lewk. Ulta, $25.

KKW Beauty Smokey Volume 1 Eyeshadow Palette

Kim Kardashian is known for her *obsession* with chic nude tones. Her volume 1 palette will give you a variety of shades that can go with any outfit you put on. KKW Beauty, $30.

Which of these *bomb* palettes is going to be your new makeup must-have?  Let us know on Insta @girlslifemag!

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by Hayley Miller | 10/28/2020