Best Eyeshadow Palettes For Beginners 2022- Pick The Right Palette For You!

One of the best ways to rock your eyeshadows is by playing with the colors. And it’s really hard not to if you are a beginner. So how to pick an eye palette that can not only match your clothes but also your eyes?

Written by Aashika Rajendran

On Jan 8, 2022 – 8 minutes read

Best Eyeshadow Palettes For Beginners 2021- Pick The Right Palette For You!

Who doesn’t love sultry and beautiful-looking eyes? No matter what kind of makeup you do, and eye makeup is one of the most important makeup, and if you don’t go carefully with the eye, it could ruin your entire look. A pair of gorgeously done eyes can leave an unforgettable impression.

If you take a look at the Cannes 2019, the dramatic winged and subtle shadow look of Selena Gomez, Priyanka’s sultry smoky look, Deepika’s purple cat eye, Isabeli Fontana earthy eye look… At that’s just mentioning a few… it’s all about choosing the right eyeshadow,  done the right way, with the right style.

Doing the eyes is the most creative part which requires the right blending techniques and steady hands. Eyeshadows not just define the eyes, but the color of your eyes itself will speak a lot. Using eyeshadows is a vital factor in facial cosmetics(1).
Here’s a guide to help you become a pro at picking the right eye shadow palette.

Best Eyeshadow Palettes 2022

There are various eye shadows in the market unless you are a professional make-up artist. You wouldn’t need an expensive palette to do attractive eye makeup. Depending on your skin color, type, and your needs, if you get the right eyeshadow palettes, a single palette can get the job done. A single swipe of those vibrant colors can alter the appearance of the eyes.
If you are a beginner at makeup, eyeshadows can be a bit intimidating. But once you get the hang of it, trust me guys you will love playing with the colors.

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This article can benefit a beginner as well as a professional a line. Here are some of the Best eyeshadow palettes of 2022. The colors in these are amazing and the color payoff is just perfect. No matter what look you want, these palettes have it all. Before getting into the countdown list. For beginners and make-up lovers who have got on the eyeshadow train yet, here are a few basics that can help you pick the right palette.

How to Choose an Eyeshadow Palette?

Following a few steps and guidelines, you can choose the right eyeshadow palette for yourself in no time. I would always recommend choosing a palette that has transitioned colors and a few bolds, just in case you need to attend a colorful beach party. Here is the list of good eyeshadow palettes

Selecting Shades that Flatter your Eye Colour

One of the most basic steps to do while choosing an eyeshadow palette is choosing colors that complement your eyes. Consider these instances for now.

  • Use deep navy, favour forest green, brick red, etc if you have dark brown eyes. These color shades scans complement you well. Though most people use contacts to change eye colors these days, I still believe dark brown eyes are the most beautiful and versatile eye color. Almost all shades complement brown eyes and the above said colors are naming just a few.
  • If your eyes are on the red side such as amber or hazel then you can go for colors such as brown tones with a little shimmer in them or burgundy shades.
    Also, shades like a raisin, mocha, and other deep purple and brown tones can help to highlight and bring attention towards the specks in the eyes making your eyes look out of the world.
  •  Green eyes beauties must try purples and pinks, lilac, or peaches. These colors will work great in complementing the green and also making the eyes pop and attractive. And yes, if you want to brighten up the look a bit more, try orange shades and reds. It’s a bold move, but will definitely work.
  • And finally for the people who have gray and blue-eyed. Copper and earthy colors will work best for you guys. Copper, terracotta, wine red, and even metallic shades are great to make those eyes stand out.

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Skin Color And Undertones

When choosing an eyeshadow palette always make sure that the undertones of the main shades match those tones of your skin(2). Just like how you chose the right shade of foundation, here use your veins for guidance. If the veins are seen as green, then you have a warm undertone, and if your veins appear bluer then you have cool undertones.

Once you have figured out your undertone, half the job is done. These days palettes come with instructions such as from fair to medium, medium to a dusky, yellow undertone, cool undertones, etc.

If you have a warm undertone, then warm shades would look great on you. On the other side if you have a cool tone, then cooler shades are good for you.
Warm and cool are not colors they are the base of the colors, therefore when I mean chose cool-toned colors you just need to choose a palette that has the cool version of colors while or warm tones go for the warm lighter version of the colors that has more gold in it rather than silver sheen.

Matte And Shimmer

Choosing between matt and shimmery is all about personal preference. Matt looks classic but it doesn’t always look right as it cannot reflect light.

glitter eyeshadow paletteFor parties and fun stuff, you would need shimmery shadows. I would personally recommend choosing one from a list of best eyeshadow palettes that have both matt as well as shimmers ones just so that you can play around with these.


While choosing the overall color scheme of the palette, you would need to understand the kind of occasion you might be using a palette. For instance, it’s always better to go for Neutral Tones, for office looks. And darker, shimmery shades for nighttime fun and party.  Both Matte and shimmery gold and silver tones will work well for weddings and festivals.
Natural daytime shades are usually easy to use so you don’t have to spend too much time doing your eye makeup every day. And if your workplace is very professional you can still use eyeshadow. All you have to do is stick to matte eyeshadows

For a fun night out, choose a palette that has darker shades with shimmer.  One of the main reasons why smoky eyes are so popular for evening makeup looks is that they look incredible in low-light settings. Jewel-toned eyeshadows look perfect for both day and night.  They are the easiest to work with. One rule though, if you are going for a very bold eye look, make sure you go a bit low on the lips as an outfit that complements the eye.

Quality and Usability

There are lots of makeup palettes that offer almost all the colors you can ever imagine, so next time you see one online before you click on that buy button do some review research. 

which brand is best for eyeshows?Choose quality over quantity. When it comes to eyeshadows terms like pigmentation, color payoff, long-lasting are those terms that need to be noted. Also if you wish to save money it’s better to find a palette with a number of shades rather than pay the same for just two to three shades that you love.


If you are someone who is always on the go, go for a palette that’s compact as well as one that has a mirror.

The Most Recommended & The Best Eyeshadow Palette of 2022

Finding the best eye shadow palette would seem the most baffling thing when you are not a pro in makeup. Before choosing one, you need to understand the aesthetic appeal and accurate tone of a particular choice (3).

1. Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

Huda Kattan has been rocking the makeup world with her awesome and affordable products. This HudaBeauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette has an amazing formulation and very good pigmentation as well as lasting power.  This palette has both neutral tones and jewel tones. You can use the palette for both daytimes as well as nighttime looks.

eyeshadow palette huda beautyThe best thing about this palette is that it has both neutral tones and jewel tones. The formulation of this eyeshadow is blendable, buttery, and pigmented. You need not worry about fall out with this one.  Also, the versatile shade range is perfect for all occasions. Overall, this palette is definitely worth investing in.

2. Makeup Revolution 144 Ultimate Matte Eyeshadow Palette

This ultimate palette by the makeup revolution comes in two versions, one is an all matt palette and the other is a shimmery version of the same.

best eyeshadow palette amazonIf you are looking for a decent plate with a lot of color options, then you can go for this one. Especially if you are a makeup artist who is starting out then this eye shadow palette would work perfectly for you.

3. NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette

NYX is one of the most renowned as well as affordable brands that you can come across. The palette called “Warm Neutrals” is the best eyeshadow palette for beginners with 16 awesome shades.

tarte eyeshadow paletteThe palette has a lot of warm-brown and neutral shades that can create both, subtle and bold eye makeup looks. It’s good for those who love to experiment but yet keep it subtle.

4. Faces Ultime Pro Eye Shadow Palette Nude 01

If you are a beginner and you love shimmers, then this palette would be your first love. This palette has both shimmery shades and matte ones.

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These colors work well for both cool undertones and warm undertones. They are pigmented, almost feel creamy, and easy to blend. What more does a beginner need?

5. Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave Palette

This palette by the Makeup Revolution comes with 30 earthy tones with both shimmer and matte shades. Most of the shades are highly pigmented and required just a bad. You can create a wonderful daytime as well as a sultry nighttime look with this palette.  A perfect one that is worth mentioning in this list.

That’s it guys, there are my top favorites. But if you guys want a drug store eyeshadow palette that is super affordable and work just as well, then the Maybelline New York The 24K Gold Nude Palette Eyeshadow is worth mentioning. I love this palette and could go without including this. I hope you enjoyed this article and it gave you some insight on how to find the right eyeshadow. If you have tried any of these products do mention your experiences in the comments section below, let’s have a chat!

Keep it simple! Keep it stylish! I hope our list of best eyeshadow palettes 2022 was helpful for you. 

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  2. New Mexico State University.(2014).Determining Personal Colors. (Online). Available at
  3. Intothegloss.(n.d). Robert Jones' 'Learn Make Up Color Theory'.(Online). Available at
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Aashika Rajendran


A beauty enthusiast with a passion for sharing the artistry and science behind looking and feeling your best, Aashika boasts a growing corpus of writings seeking to empower women with the transformative power of makeup and the magic of skincare.

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