BY: KIZZY COURTNEY
If you’re new to the realm of eyeshadow and want to add a bit more to the eyes than mascara we understand that picking out that first eyeshadow palette can be intimidating. With so many options out there, it’s hard to decide on which palette to go for, and what colours are easiest to wear for beginners. Here are a few palettes I believe are beginner friendly and very easy to work with.
NYX Ultimate Warm Neutrals Shadow Palette
When it comes to quality drugstore makeup, NYX takes the cake for having an array of quality products. For starters, it’s good to have a palette that has a mix of matte and shimmer shades. NYX’s Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals offers just that. With 16 shades ranging from neutrals to plums, this palette makes a great first palette for you to have fun with! All NYX products can be found at most malls in their stand-alone NYX stores, the NYX website as well as drugstores like Shoppers Drug Mart.
The Comfort Zone by Wet and Wild
This palette is an amazing little palette that took everyone by surprise. Especially since the brand, it’s sold from is sold in drugstores, like Walmart. This is a small 6 shadow palette that boasts shades that are creamy, pigmented and easy to blend. This palette is very travel-friendly and, several beautiful eye looks are easily achievable.
The only downside of the palette is that even though the metallics and shimmers are pigmented and amazing, there aren’t any mattes in the palette. So, if you want to do a full look, you’d have to dip into other palettes.
Urban Decay Naked Palettes
Urban Decay creates beautiful products and The Naked palettes definitely comes out on top. The Naked Palettes do not only offer some of the best quality, but also the best shade combinations that are essential for every occasion. For a first palette, I recommend the Naked 1 for having the best selection of shades. This palette can be found at Sephora, the Urban Decay website as well as the Beauty Boutique website from Shoppers Drug Mart.
The Chocolate Bar Palette by Too Faced Cosmetics
The chocolate bar palette has a great mix of warm tones, and cool tones shades with a variety of finishes to the shadows. With different matte browns shades for transitions and bright beautiful highlight shades for all over the lids, this palette has got it all. And best of all the packaging looks like a giant chocolate bar and the shades smell like chocolate too. You can get this palette from Sephora or the Too Faced website.
The Tartelette in Bloom Palette by Tarte Cosmetics
In comparison to the original Tartelette palette, Tarte’s Tartelette in Bloom palette offers a better range of light to dark shades, from a very lovely bright white shade all the way to a brick brown/red with beautiful pinks and oranges in between. A variety of eye looks can be achieved with this one palette from bright natural looks to deep orange smoke. This palette would be good for you to have a go at blending your eyeshadow with different shades as transitions. This palette is an all-around palette that holds its own. This palette is sold at Sephora and the Tarte website.
While it’s important to understand the basics of eye contouring and age-appropriate style, you also need to find products that are easy for beginners to use but still allow room for experimentation. A quality eyeshadow selection is a must-have tool for all beginners and starters because it allows them to create the most popular looks and create looks that are uniquely theirs. And on days when you’re pressed for time, reaching for a neutral eyeshadow palette can help you create quick and simple looks that work no matter what you’re planning for the day.