Best Eyeshadow Palettes 2019 | Top 10

This week’s topic is BEST EYESHADOW PALETTES — the 2019 edition!  In late 2017, we asked for and have recommendations for the best eyeshadow palettes here, but given that the number of palettes released each year has been more and more, I wanted to open up a fresh recommendation so that it better reflected more recent releases (as well as old favorites).  If you participated in the original recommendation, you’ll want to share your recommendations, both new and old, here.

Best Eyeshadow Palettes | The Top 10

The list below shows the top 10 most recommended eyeshadow palettes, and I haven’t restricted the top 10 by anything like permanent vs. limited edition (though you can view a list of the top 10 permanent eyeshadow palettes here). The list will automatically update as more recommendations are made!


You can view the full list of recommendations here, where you can refine the results by things like price, skin type, skin tone, and so on to get a list of the best recommendations for your coloring. You can also share your own recommendations.

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The Temptalia community is enthusiastic, honest, and diverse, so crowd-sourcing top picks from our readers is an excellent way to keep track of and organize the answers from our weekly “Hit List” post, which has typically asked for readers favorite [fill-in-the-blank].  Instead of scanning through comments, everyone’s answer(s) get saved to the Recommendations Database along with pertinent information like skin tone or skin type (as applicable).

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Yay! For once, I have none of the above. It’s a virtuous feeling. Still I might get both CPs, eventually, and believe BTR is the winner, both for variety and quality. CP Chasing Rainbows seems excellent as well, with fewer neutrals, and a brighter profile. No wonder we are all so palette obsessed.

My Best Eyeshadow Recommendations are:
Anastasia Sultry
UD Naked 1
Melt Smoke Sessions
Tarte Pro Remix
PMG Subliminal Platinum
bareMinerals Soft and Smoky
Lorac Pro Metals

None of the above. I buy Suqqu. No more UD for me, though Suqqu comes in 4, not a bunch of colors, it is the quality. And it cost less than many U.S. Brands.
It is quality…..not quantity. Those above may all be good and popular. I want something more sublime, and the newest Suqqu quad,,,oh..check it out.

I have most everything on this list, with the exceptions being brands that are not cruelty-free. But I thought I’d mention that one of my favorite eye shadow formulas (and hence, eye shadow palettes) are Jeffree Star’s. It came to mind today when I ordered his newest release. JS palettes are some of the best I have in my way-too-large stash.

I agree. I was honestly surprised I liked the formula so much. Especially with Blue Blood I was super sceptical but it delivered.

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