The 9 Best Nude Eyeshadow Palettes
By Danielle Fontana , Associate Editor |
Nude, beige, taupe, gold—all colors that sound boring alone, but are everything but when placed on your eyelids. From their ability to create both smoky and minimalist looks alike, nude eyeshadow palettes have fought (and won) for their spot atop our vanities and aren’t being replaced any time soon. Here, we’ve rounded up the top 9 nude palettes to create both sultry and simple looks effortlessly and effectively.
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With these good-for-your-skin shadows lasting up to 12 hours, this high-performance palette includes every shade you need to create a sexy, neutral smokey eye. Try “In the Buff," a light golden peach, on your lids, “Hot Commodity," a metallic copper, in your crease, and “Perspecitve," a deep espresso, on your outer corner for a showstopping look.
Whether it be a classic champagne sheen to highlight your inner eye or a go-to mermaid emerald hue for a pop of color, this glamorous palette boasts shadows that you’ll constantly find yourself reaching for. Plus, with such a great color payoff and long-lasting wear, it’s a win-win for everyone involved.
Inspired by star-kissed skies, this limited-edition palette is just as luxe as it appears. With nine shadows ranging from matte neutrals to sparkle-infused hues to contribute an elegant twinkle to any look, this range can (and will) be worn in and out of the holiday season for easy day-to-night looks.
Infused with nourishing argan oil and shea butter, this palette goes far beyond the stunning shades you see at first glance; its “bouncy," jelly-like texture acts as a cushion that clings to your eyelids, lending a unique experience you’ll be hooked to. Try lining your eyes with “Blackhole” for a moist eyeliner, or blend it up with a fluffy brush for an easy smokey eye.
If shimmer isn’t your cup of tea, this palette is for you. While the matte, nude shades take center stage in this limited-edition palette, the primer-infused formula takes a close second place—featuring sleek suede finishes, each of the six super-pigmented shades locks into place once applied to the lid, ensuring we’ll be using these down to the pan.
An essential set of neutral shades with complimenting pops of color included as well, these cocoa powder-enriched shadows don’t only smell delicious, but look amazing on the lid, too. Sweep “Divinity” (a light beige hue that perfectly camouflages any discoloration or visible veins on your lid) from your lash line to your brow for a perfect canvas to work with—the color combinations with this palette are endless.
This 12-shade palette includes nine matte shades and three shimmer shades to create endless perfectly harmonized eyeshadow looks. Work from left to right on each of the three rows for color combinations that blend together effortlessly, or use your imagination and create your own pairings with this super-versatile palette.
Urban Decay Naked 3 ($54)
There’s a reason why these coveted Naked palettes have garnered a cult following—this version boasts a variety of rose-hued neutral shades ranging from pale pinks to a deep black with microglitter to create stunning masterpieces. Even better, the palette includes Urban Decay’s best selling Good Karma Shadow Brush to help craft them.
Giorgio Armani Luxe is More ($140)
This limited-edition holiday palette includes ten eye shades and three face shades for perfect on-the-go beauty. Ranging from a stunning silver shade to a dark plum-meets-black shade and everything in between, this is your one-stop-shop for a perfect nude eye and face.