Top 3 eye shadows palettes to try (besides Urban Decay's Naked series)
When you go into Ulta Beauty store the number of eye shadow palettes can be a little overwhelming. For years Urban Decay's Naked eye shadow palettes have reigned supreme. Especially if you want to go from day to evening in neutrals with matte and shimmering shades that worked for all skin types. But if you are looking to be different from the rest of the pack and want something other than the Naked palette, here are some of the top palettes to try. All of which you can find at your local Ulta Beauty stores or online at Ulta.com
Palettes that made the cut
These palettes were picked for their versatility, price point and color selection. The list includes Lorac's Pro Palette, Urban Decay's Electric Pressed Pigment Palette and NYX Cosmetic's Dream Catcher Palette. There's something for every style whether you enjoy a natural, nude look, or like to rock all the colors of the rainbow. Check out below, there's a palette for you!
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Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette
Urban Decay Electric - Not for the timid
Ok, we said we wouldn't suggest the Urban Decay Naked palettes. However, Urban Decay's Electric Press Pigment Palette is so far from the Naked palette series, it's in another galaxy. No neutral colors here. The Electric palette is NOT for the faint-hearted.
We are talking Rainbow Brite baby! With colors like Jilted, Freak and Thrash, it looks like they have taken a cue from Sugarpill Cosmetics, going nuclear with the color selection. Definitely targeting a younger crowd. On the Urban Decay website it's touted as "Chaos-inducing Color" and they mean it. If you love color, this is the palette for you.
- The Electric Palette includes 10 mind-blowing bright pigments
- You also receive a double-ended shadow brush
- Giant mirror so you can make sure each shade is just right.
- Cost about $49
Find out more at Ulta - Urban Decay Electric Palette
Lorac Pro Palette
Lorac Pro Palette - Classic and elegant
Ok, coming back down to earth, the Lorac Pro Palette has a nice range of neutral colors, along with a shimmery Deep Purple, matte Espresso and matte Black that are great for creating a smokey-eye look. Yes there is a Lorac Palette 2, but the first Pro palette is classic and timeless. It's easy to see why it's a fan favorite.
Makeup artist who use this palette say that it performs well wet or dry and is a must have because it works for so many skin tones.
- This palette has a whopping 16 colors (8 shimmer and 8 matte) making it the biggest palette in the list.
- This Pro palette was created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw.
- Includes a Mini Behind the Scenes Eye Primer to help the colors last and stay true.
- Cost about $42
Find out more on Ulta - Lorac Pro Palette
NYX Cosmetics Dream Catcher Palettes
Catching Dreams on a Budget
All of the palettes so far are priced right under $50, but if you want to look good on a budget, try NYX Dream Catcher Palette. There are three different palettes to choose from. The palette shown is Golden Horizons. It may not have the staying power of the other palettes, but a good eye shadow primer can fix that. This palette has the goods to create some beautiful looks that will make people take notice.
- Comes with 10 dreamy shades in matte and shimmer
- This palette has secrets! There's a secret compartment with a mirror and a dual-tip applicator
- There are three different palettes to choose from, so there is a little something for everyone.
- Cost about $14.99
Find out more at Ulta - NYX Dream Catcher Palettes