I can say with great confidence that eyeshadow palettes have been the hardest thing for me to adjust to as I’ve switched from conventional to clean beauty. Palettes are for sure one of my most coveted beauty products, so I was super bummed when I started trying shadow after shadow, that were, quite frankly, just bad!
The things I look for in a great eyeshadow are pigment, ease of blending, and staying power. I find with a lot of clean beauty palettes, they have one or two of those things, but not all. After a TON of research and trial and error, I’m excited to share with you my favorite eyeshadow palettes for every budget.
Besides the stunning packaging, the star of the show in this (splurge purchase) but gorgeous Aether palette are the matte tones— they apply just like the eyeshadows I used to know and love, haha! The pigment is really great on the matte tones and shea butter and coconut oil in the formula give this palette a buttery texture that blends out really nicely.
Ere Perez has a lot of really beautiful palette options, and I think they’re great for someone who can get overwhelmed with too many colors they won’t use. While not the most pigmented with just one brush stroke, the ease of blending is really high with this palette. If you’re someone who wants to try more shading/smokey looks, this one is an amazing option!
I absolutely LOVE this palette! I cannot believe how budget friendly it is, because Pacifica has cracked the code on a great clean eyeshadow. Pigmented, easy to blend, and buttery smooth, this palette is great for travel since it’s so compact but has a pretty full range of shades for this color family. I also love the little “you are so pretty” detail on the case— so sweet. 🙂
I also want to put an honorable mention in here— I love these single shadows!
So there you have it—three of our favorite eyeshadow palettes at three different price points. Are you an eyeshadow connoisseur? Let me know if you have any clean beauty faves in the comments!