30 Top-Rated Palettes to Inspire Your Summer Eyeshadow Looks — All Under $50
Sure, buddying up with one new eyeshadow shade is fun, but a palette is like bringing home an entire party. Sometimes these new pals fit in nicely with your existing crew, while others prove that opposites really do attract. Either way, now's the perfect time to make your eyes pop when those protective masks are covering up the rest of your face, and expand your makeup inner circle.
We looked through hundreds of eyeshadow palettes at Sephora, read the reviews, and picked out 30 top-rated options to fit any style from sparkly to subtle. Whether you're looking for all the colors of the rainbow, or firmly standing in team neutral, there's an eyeshadow palette in this list to befriend this summer — and for an affordable price point, too.
Ahead, find the top-rated palettes we love most at Sephora, all under $50.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette
Merge a love of makeup and art history as this Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette ($42) sends you off to the museum with its Renaissance-era-inspired shades.
Oh, and it's also earned an average 4.8-star rating with more than 8,000 reviews from other shoppers.
Dominique Cosmetics Latte Eyeshadow Palette
Inside this Dominique Cosmetics Latte Eyeshadow Palette ($42) are two color-pop shades, three shimmers, and five transitional options to be used all over your lids. Just like a necessary morning coffee, 96 percent of purchasers would recommend this palette to others, too.
BareMinerals Bounce and Blur Eyeshadow Palette
The creamy shadows in this top-rated BareMinerals Bounce and Blur Eyeshadow Palette ($29) can be dabbed on and blended with fingertips for subtle creations in either cool sunrise tones, or warm sunset ones instead.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Each of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palettes ($50) tell a unique color story from cobalt and teal to scarlet and rust, but this new, limited-edition gold option really dazzles. (They've all also earned an average 4.7-star rating from other shoppers.)
Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette
There are more than 2,400 5-star reviews for this Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette ($39). It brings matte and micro-shimmer shades to lids worldwide . . . but with the brand's unique formula made of clay from the Amazon.
Violet Voss Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Each shade in all six Violet Voss Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palettes ($18) are super pigmented and infused with jojoba oil so, no matter the color, it sweeps on smoothly.
Pat McGrath Labs Mini Eye Ecstasy: Eyeshadow Palette
Pat McGrath's shadows are definitely captivating, but here's a chance to get an intro to the texture and pigmentation with a Pat McGrath Labs Mini Eye Ecstasy: Eyeshadow Palette ($28) before committing to a full-size Mothership.
Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
There are more than 629,000 loves for these sparkling, gemstone-inspired Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes ($27). Each combo features creamy, metallic, and duo-chrome shadows so the biggest question is whether amethyst, ruby, or topaz best suits you.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
There are more than 275,000 loves for this Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette ($42) which isn't surprising since the warm, neutral tones can create everything from nighttime glam to a sun-kissed glow.
Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette
With an average 4.7-star rating out of more than 2,000 reviews, this sweet Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette ($49) sure is popular . . . but its actual cocoa-powder-and-gold infusion is just icing on the cake.
Viseart Theory Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Theory Eyeshadow Palettes ($45) offer shimmery accents alongside matte colors than can double as brow color. Plus, each of the pans are removable and the popular palette can also be propped up like an easel with its flip-back cover as you work.
Dominique Cosmetics Berries and Cream Eyeshadow Palette
Each of the sweet colors in this top-rated Dominique Cosmetics Berries and Cream Eyeshadow Palette ($44) is inspired by dessert so get out those makeup brushes and dig in.
Sephora Collection Eye Love Eyeshadow Palette
Each of the six top-rated Sephora Collection Eye Love Eyeshadow Palettes ($14) features a base shade along with six complementary colors to accent and shape eyes with cool or warm undertone options.
Urban Decay On The Run Mini Eyeshadow Palette
The Urban Decay On The Run Mini Eyeshadow Palettes ($25) each have velvety colors with rich payoff (like this bold blue) — and have earned a 4.5-star average rating from other shoppers.
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette – Peaches and Cream Collection
There's not one single shimmer in this Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette – Peaches and Cream Collection ($45) so, sparklephobes, this one's for you.
Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions Eyeshadow Palette
This top-rated Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions Eyeshadow Palette ($48) creates highly pigmented, verdant looks to make others green with envy.
Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette
This little Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($29) helps you create subtle smoky eyes — and there are more than 1,100 5-star reviews for the taupe-hued shades.
Violet Voss Like A Boss - Pro Eyeshadow Palette
Take charge with this Violet Voss Like A Boss - Pro Eyeshadow Palette ($45). It packs 20 shades that work all-year-long, whether your day involves an actual workplace or not.
KVD Vegan Beauty Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette
Whether you're into foil metallics, shimmers, or smooth shadows, this top-rated KVD Vegan Beauty Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette ($50) brings life to your lids with mauve accents and complementary warm neutrals, too.
Too Faced Shake Your Palm Palms – Peaches and Cream Collection
The top-rated Too Faced Shake Your Palm Palms – Peaches and Cream Collection ($25) is just peachy with its sweet warm and buttery options.
Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette
With 20 different shades, the only limit is your imagination when it comes to this Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette ($49).
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