What were your three most used eyeshadow palettes in 2021?

Definitely the Sydney Grace x Temptalia palettes! I used primarily the Deep versions since the lighter shades were late additions.

— Christine


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Mariella Avatar

This is a tough one….I wish we could choose FIVE (as with the lipsticks, etc.)

Anastasia Master Palette by Mario
Naked1 by UD (the first and STILL the best; it’s legend and they never should have discontinued it)
a toss up between Dior New Look and Nars Suede Voyageur for the third one…

Nancy T Avatar

The way I cycle through palettes, sometimes using 2 in a look together, made this a very difficult question to answer! But I’ll try. When I’m not sure which got used more often, I’ll do a “vs”.
1.) Natasha Denona Glam Midi vs Retro Midi
2.) Sydney Grace x Temptalia On The Horizon vs Quintessence (both in the Deep version, but wish I would have gotten OTH in Light)
3.) PML Divine Rose II

BrandiD Avatar

I’m not sure if a 2-pan shadow counts as a palette, but if it does then NARS Madrague was my winner by far this year. In fact, I think I’m taking it out of the top drawer rotation just to force myself to make some new choices. In order, my most used palette were:

1) NARS Madrague
2) NARS Portobello
3) Colourpop Going Coconuts.

If we assume that palettes should have 4 or more colors, then my rotation looks a little more varied:

1) Colourpop Going Coconuts
2) Colourpop Of Quartz
3) Tie between Colourpop Stone Cold Fox and MAC Dusty Rose x9

Genevieve Avatar

It’s going to be hard to pin down my most used eyeshadow palettes down to three – as I think it will be for most of the readers here, but here goes:
1. Lorac’s Noir
2.SG x Temptalia’s On the Horizon Light palette
3.ND’s Glam
With honourable mention to Maybelline’s Burgundy Bar, CT’s The Rebel 2020, PMG’s Sublime Mini

Brian Avatar

Give Me Glow – Vintage Rose
Colourpop – That’s Taupe
and it’s probably a tie for third between Glamlite’s Cake palette, Sugarpill Funsize or PMG Fleur Fantasia

Lacey Avatar

Hard to pick just three! But most consistently used palettes in 2021 were SG x Temptalia – Quintessence. Natasha Denona – Glam. Viseart – Neutral Mattes Milieu. Honorable mention to the 12 pan palette I made with SG and Terra Moons shades : )

Nikki Avatar

I don’t know exactly which ones were used most in the year, but I do know I used 3 UD palettes frequently-Naked Ultraviolet, Naked Wild West, and Stoned Vibes.
Other frequently-used palettes were both PMG holiday Mega palettes (but Celestial Divinity more often because Odyssey was released later) and Natasha Denona Circo Loco. I actually almost put CL in the top 3-I only got it in August and still ended up using it as my sole palette of the day 13 times during the rest of the year, as well as combining it with other palettes!

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