The Prettiest Eye-Shadow Palettes For Your Wedding Day
When it comes to occasions when your makeup needs to be on point, for most people, your wedding day is in the top three. With so much pressure on one event (that usually only lasts a few hours), it can be hard getting all the details just right.
Whether you want a look that matches the rest of your wedding party or something completely unique, there are so many different options to choose from. Once you've figured out what you're doing with your base makeup and your lips, it's time to focus on your eye shadow — which can often be one of the most challenging pieces to decide on. Between the array of eye-shadow palette options out there, including compacts of warm neutrals, romantic pinks, and smoky grays and purples, you might find that you have too many options.
However, there's no need to sweat it. We've done the research and narrowed down the perfect palettes for you, and we've even gotten expert tips from celebrity makeup artist Lyndsay Zavitz. Ahead, check out our picks for the eight best eye-shadow palettes for your wedding day — the ones with the most beautiful and easy-to-use formulas, as well as elegant, portable packaging.
— Additional reporting by Jesa Marie Calaor
Best Metallic Wedding Eyeshadow Palette
"I love this palette because it comes with two cream eye shadows that you can wear alone or layer to intensify the color," Zavitz says. "It gives you a variety of neutral mattes and shimmer colors that can give you the perfect smoky eye, or a natural look. These colors bring out every eye color and you won't have to worry about your eye shadow creasing, as it will last all night."
Best Matte Wedding Eyeshadow Palette
"This palette keeps it simple so you don't have to overthink it," Zavitz says. "It's very buildable and the darkest brown shade I use as an eyeliner so you can skip the pencil. Perfect for the bride that wants all matte colors."
Best Wedding Eyeshadow Palette For Destination Weddings
"This palette is great for destination weddings," Zavitz says. "You can get so many looks as it comes with 18 colors arranging from cool to warm tones, shimmer, and mattes. It makes packing simple as it's an all in one palette."
Best Mauve and Pink Wedding Eyeshadow Palette
"This is great for that blushing bride that loves mauves and pink tones. It's a buildable palette as it has multiple shades to give you a natural pink look and then smoke it up for the reception."
Best Neutral Wedding Eyeshadow Palette
"This romantic shimmer pink palette comes with a beautiful soft champagne shimmer to top off the look that will give a subtle sparkle to your eyes," Zavitz says.
Best Bold Wedding Eyeshadow Palette
"These luxurious colors are perfect if you want to spice up your wedding look because this palette has intense shimmers like nothing I've ever seen before," Zavitz says.
Most Versatile Wedding Eyeshadow Palette
"This palette comes with nine different shades versatile enough for a soft bridal shower look or an everyday look," Zavitz says.
Best Minimalist Wedding Eyeshadow Palette
"This is great for the bride that wants to keep it simple and is a minimalist. These cool bronze tones are perfect to enhance the eye, and then can be topped off with the mid-tone pink in the crease."