5 Splurge-Worthy Eyeshadows

These are five eyeshadows that I think are worth splurging on! They’ll all set you back $20 or more, but over time, these are shades that have stuck with me.

If you could recommend someone splurge on one eyeshadow, what shade would you recommend?


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Wwendalynne Avatar

Armani ETK in #2 and #24 are most definitely two of my personal HE favs as well and both have the expected quality! I love #2 for smoky fall looks. #24 is one of those effortless shadows where you don’t have to work hard to end up with a truly gorgeous eye look.

I would add two workhorse NARS shadows on my list which I guess are more mid-range?: Mekong (dark brown with gold) and Night Clubbing (black with gold pearls).

It just dawned on me that proportionally speaking, I really do not own that many HE eyeshadows.. most of my collection falls in the mid to more budget friendly range. Still, it’s fun to indulge, especially for shadows that have the something extra special.

Kylee Avatar

Love Mirifique and Chameleon! Chameleon is part of my personal made-up “kaleidoscope”, because I always use it with Corinthian, Midnight Sky, and Sugar.

GA Eyes to Kill Intense #13 Black is one I use multiple times a week to add little extra drama to my eyeliner, and it even sets it a little to last all day! It’s intense but smoky, and you can’t go wrong with black.

Veronica Avatar

Ah, Chanel Mirifique…so hard to wear on my hooded eyes, so worth the time to make it work. <3

Looking at this list makes me realize I actually have a comparatively small collection of HE eyeshadows. The only other singles I have are NARS Night Porter and Chanel Gri Gri, while the rest are either mid-range/drug store or in palettes. I guess having hooded eyes keeps me from splurging to much? 🙂

Michele Coccaro Benedict Avatar

I love Chanel Epatant and also Illisoire, I love layering them over top of similar colors. Also for a purple MUFE 92. 🙂

becca Avatar

the armani #2 eyes to kill is my favorite fall eyeshadow. I also love armani #24 and chanel mirifique.
I would recommend the armani eyes to kill #13 which is a black, anyone who likes black eyeshadow needs to try this one.

Mary Avatar

My favorite is the Stila trio in Goddess. I wear it every day, and since my last pot shattered it has technically cost me double the price in just a few months! :0(

tzwiggy Avatar

Burberry, Le Metier de Beaute and Guerlain singles are consistently good, at least in my experience. Some that I consider being worth the splurge are:

Guerlain Reve
Guerlain Emotion
Le Metier de Beaute Jojo
Burberry Pale Barley
Burberry Rosewood
Burberry Mulberry

Mostly basic colors, but the formula is great. Smooth, finely milled, long-lasting and easy to blend.

Nicole Avatar

I really want to try Mirifique! It looks great for a quick smoky eye. I have the Illusion D’Ombre in Fantasme, and it’s one of my daily essentials. I lightly apply it over my eyeshadow to give a subtle day time sparkle. Love it!

Ms Avatar

Nars coconut grove. You don’t have this you’re missing out. I second mirifique. Bought it, yet to use though. Please do more stuff like this. Blush, lipstick, I know the blush will have tom ford in it.

mumtaza Avatar

Nars Outremer. Nars Persia. I have hooded eyes and I’m allergic to everything (watery eyes). I scrape these onto a plate, add MUFE eye seal and literally paint them on.

Mónica Avatar

OMG!! ETK #2 is gorgeous!! I’ve never splurged on an eyeshadow, except a couple NARS, but this one will probably be in my future dreams.

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