Best Eyeshadow Palettes to Buy in 2018 – Part 1

We scouted far and wide for the best eyeshadow palettes to buy in 2018. Here’s the first of the lot – the best trios (3-shade) and quartets (4-shade) eyeshadow palettes ...

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We scouted far and wide for the best eyeshadow palettes to buy in 2018. Here’s the first of the lot – the best trios (3-shade) and quartets (4-shade) eyeshadow palettes available in India.

In this post, you will learn:

  • The best eyeshadow palette trios of 2018
  • The best eyeshadow palette quartets of 2018

… and more! Read on to find your favourite shade.

Best Eyeshadow Palettes: Trios

Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio | Eyeshadow palette price: Rs 299

Wet ‘n’ Wild eyeshadow palettes are suited for those who are experimenting or have just started applying makeup. They have a range of four eyeshadow palettes in trios. The palettes’ names indirectly suggest the color effect or look you’ll end up sporting after application. Their palette Don’t Steal My Thunder is perfect for smokey eyeshadow makeup. But if you are looking for a neutral or nude eye makeup, go for Walking on Eggshells.


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Coloressence Satin Eye Shades | Eyeshadow palette price: Rs 375 – Rs 550

Coloressence eyeshadow palettes offer some interesting eye makeup colors to play with. From cool blues and earthy tones to greens and mauves, you get a wide range of eyeshadow palettes to choose from. The shades are perfectly suited for day makeup as they are subtle and light on the eyes.


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theBalm Smoke Balm Eyeshadow | Eyeshadow palette price: Rs 1099

theBalm is a US-based cosmetics company. The two three-shade eyeshadow palettes offered by it are perfect for getting that smokey look. If you have to choose which of these to go for, then first identify your skin undertone. If you are cool toned, opt for volume 1 else, opt for volume 2.

Volume 1 & Volume 2

theBalm-Smoke-Balm-Eyeshadow-Palette-Volume-1                    theBalm-Smoke-Balm-Eyeshadow-Palette-Volume-2


Best Eyeshadow Palettes: Quartets

Lakme 9 to 5 Quartet | Eyeshadow palettes price: Rs 600

India’s leading cosmetics company, Lakme, has an amazing range of eyeshadows for personal use. You can use the four palettes for day and evening party makeup looks with ease. Desert Rose palette is great when you are stepping out during the day. For evenings, play with Silk Route and Smokey Glam. If you want a more dramatic eye makeup look, go for Tanjore Rush. Note that the 9 to 5 range is glitter eyeshadow palette and will work best when you pair it with not so glittery or shiny outfits.


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LA Girl Eye Lux Mesmerize | Eyeshadow palette price: Rs 675

If you are looking for premium eyeshadows on a budget, L.A. Girl’s eyeshadow quartets are just what you want. You get an amazing variety of color schemes to play with. From violets and pinks to browns and blues, every colour combination is available in this matte eyeshadow range. Of the 16 palettes available, three can be used for smokey eye makeup – Privatize, Polarize and Dramatize (use yellow for heightened drama!). The palette Tranquilize can be easily paired with any of your teal or turquoise-colored outfits, be it Indian or Western; whereas Glamorize can be teamed with your violet and purple outfits.
When buying eyeshadow palettes, keep in mind how you will match your eyeshadow makeup with any Indian outfit.


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NYX Full Throttle Eyeshadow Palette | Eyeshadow palette price: Rs 825

NYX’s Full Throttle range is full of bold colors and is ideally suited for evening makeup. If you want to make your eye makeup even more dramatic, just add glitter on the center of your eyes once you are done with the palette. The glitter will add to the dramatic look and make you stand out.


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M.A.C Mineralize Eyeshadow Palette Quad | Eyeshadow palette price: Rs 2100

Whether you apply makeup or not, you must have heard of M.A.C. This brand needs no introduction. Their Mineralize range will let you put your best face forward every time whether evening, day or night. From Fog & Mist, Golden Hours to Pink Sensibilities, the colours on offer go well with all your pink, violet, golden, brown and blue outfits.

1. Pink Sensibilities                                 2. Golden Hours                               3. Fog & Mist

M.M.A.C. Eyeshadow Palette Pink Sensibilities        M.A.C. Eyeshadow Palette Golden Hours        M.A.C. Eyeshadow Palette Fog Mist

Kiko Milano Bright Quartet Baked Eyeshadow Palette | Eyeshadow palette price:  Rs 1,950

Italy-based Kiko Milano is a premium cosmetics brand which offers highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes, that is the color is long-lasting. The Bright Quartet range is just what you need to brighten up your look. From browns to mauves to finally smokey, the range serves all purposes. You can use it for day party makeup and evening makeup alike.


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Sugar Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quad | Eyeshadow palette price: Rs 1,950

The 18 palettes released by Sugar under its Blend The Rules brand essentially comprise its 40-shade professional eyeshadow palette. The palettes are largely suited for those with neutral or cool skin tones. You get to play with various shades of browns and blues. We suggest that you buy Chandelier, Applause, Disturbia and Papparazzi palettes which will largely cover all your eye makeup requirements.

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