Our 11 Favorite Eye Shadow Palettes for Summer 2020
You deserve it.
This summer, we're wearing what we want, we're abolishing the police, and we're going for bold eye makeup looks.
In the spirit of change, now's a great time to switch up your personal makeup habits, and these incredible eyeshadow palettes are a great place to start. Looking for a basic nude palette? We've got you covered. Looking for something with a little more pop? You're in the right place. No matter what you go for, wear it with confidence, and you're sure to turn heads.
BareMinerals: The Beauty of Nature Gen Nude Palette
You can always count on BareMinerals for chemical-free, non-irritating makeup. But what you may not know is that their eyeshadows are some of the most highly pigmented in the game. This limited edition palette is one of our favorites, and we particularly love the unique, dark green color called "Palm Leaf."
Juvia's Place: The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette Bundle
If you don't already know this incredible Black-owned beauty brand, it's time to change that. You won't find higher quality eyeshadow, plus they offer makeup for all skin tones. The site description says, "Africa is not only the birthplace of humanity, it's the birthplace of all beauty. Juvia's Place was created to celebrate the rebels, rulers and queens of the African kingdoms of long ago, who emulated and honored beauty through their soulful and innovative techniques that the top beauty gurus still use today. Inspired by the queens before us, Juvia's Place offers the richest, most vibrantly-pigmented essentials for the eyes, face and lips to take you from the office, to the Caribbean islands, and everywhere in between!"
Balm Cosmetics: Day 2 Nite Palette
Compact and transportable, this everyday palette is perfect for keeping in your bag for touch ups, no matter what look you're going for.
(Plus, if you sign up for an Ipsy Glam Bag Plus, you can get this palette as one of your five beauty products for just $25 a month!).
Pat Mcgrath Labs: Blitz Astral Quad
This high-end, Black-owned brand has been a favorite of many makeup lovers for years, but they've recently doubled down on their eyeshadow game and now offer more colors than ever. We love this glittery, space-inspired palette for a bold summer eye.
Pacifica: Cosmic Reflect Hemp Infused Eye Shadows
Pacifica is an affordable, vegan, and cruelty-free makeup brand that offers a wide array of palettes for every style and skin tone. This CBD infused option has a great variety of both matte and metallic colors, and it's guaranteed to be suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
Tarte: Tartelette™ Amazonian clay matte palette
If you don't already have a go-to neutral/nude eyeshadow, it's time to invest in this staple wear-everyday palette. Tarte only sells incredibly pigmented, buildable eyeshadows that are sure to work for any look, no matter how bold or understated.
TooFaced: I want sex & peaches palette
Peach tones are very in right now, and this palette even smells like peach! You can go for a solid nude, or you can blend the glitter and matte tones to make something uniquely your own.
Fenty Beauty: Pastel Frost
Fenty, Rihanna's bestselling beauty line, has been flying off the racks since it opened in 2017. The brand gives you the option to custom create your own eyeshadow palette, but we love this pastel option.
NARS: Afterglow Palette
Another great option with a peachy tone, this NARS palette has a great number of options that all blend beautifully together. We particularly love the sparkly fuchsia color with one of the warm peach tones!
Natasha Denona: Gold Palette
This creamy-formula palette offers a range of options from metallic green to an incredible matte dark blue. While this palette is slightly tougher to blend, it's so pigmented that even one color creates a bold look.
Urban Decay: On the Run Palette
Urban Decay makes excellent, super-pigmented eyeshadow, and this palette is a very unique one, featuring a great range of summertime colors. A green eye shadow may not seem like an obvious choice, but the dark greens featured here aren't too flashy but still manage to be super eye-catching.