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Back to the Classics: 5 Iconic Eyeshadow Palettes That Need Your Attention

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23 December 2022

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Looking for an eyeshadow palette companion for 2023? Scroll to find the best match for you.

Hindash Cosmetics Monochromance Gradient Palette

Hindash Cosmetics, Monochromance Gradient Palette, $70 USD.

One of our favourite palettes of the year has to be the Hindash Cosmetics Monochromance Gradient Palette. Much like an artist’s palette, these shadows will grant you a whole world of possibilities. Full of cool and warm tones, the range of looks that you can create are truly endless. The Monochromance palette has one of the best colour stories in the eyeshadow palette category. 

In terms of formulation, the Hindash eyeshadows are incredibly unique. Described as pressed pigments, these shadows have almost zero fallout and blend with little effort. The pigmentation can also be sheered out or built up to your preference with ease. 

Hindash also states that these shadows can be used as face powders. By using ALTER under the eyes or HEAVY+PETAL, HEART+THROB and ANTI-DOTE as blushes. Additionally, EGO and MADE can be used as seamless contour shades depending on your skin tone.

Makeup By Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette, $90 NZD.

Looking for a matte eyeshadow palette that ticks all the boxes? The Makeup By Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette is an absolute must have. 

This palette has the perfect splash of warm and cool neutral tones that will impress anybody. Whether you love natural makeup looks or you love a dramatic smokey eye, the Master Mattes palette will satiate your cravings for that chocolatey eyeshadow look. 

Much like the Hindash palettes, these shadows have less fall out than other existing formulas. Even though fall out doesn’t necessarily make an eyeshadow a bad one, some people have a preference for less powdery kick back. If this is you, the Master Mattes will be a great option. Considering the intense pigmentation, as long as you pick up a controlled amount of product, blending will be a breeze.

Patrick Ta Major Dimensions Rose Eyeshadow Palette

Patrick Ta Major Dimensions Rose Eyeshadow Palette, $124 NZD.

Neutrals with a twist – the Patrick Ta Major Dimensions Rose Eyeshadow Palette is a rosy dream. Full of mauve tones and warm sienna browns, this palette is an autumn dream. If you naturally gravitate toward pinks, mauves or brown shades in your makeup or wardrobe, the Major Dimensions Rose will be your one stop palette. 

This palette is special due to the glittery top coats, shimmery shades and cream bases. The diverse range of textures will allow you to create eyeshadow looks that are multidimensional and interesting. Because the shadows are on the neutral side, you can create demure and subdued everyday looks. And if you want to take your look to the next level, you can easily incorporate the deeper or glittery shades for your nighttime activities.

Kevyn Aucoin Contour Eyeshadow Palettes

Kevyn Aucoin Contour Eyeshadow Palettes, $57 NZD.

For some of us, we just don’t need 15 eyeshadows – and we get that. Not everybody is looking for a palette with a large colour story because it can get overwhelming. If this is the case for you, check out the Kevyn Aucoin Contour Eyeshadow Palettes. 

Kevyn Aucoin has done all the hard work by creating a selection of four eyeshadow palettes depending on your skin tone. Coming from an artistry background, Kevyn Aucoin products are meticulously created with the user in mind. Their formulas are soft, easy to blend and flattering on multiple skin types and tones. As a result, their eyeshadows are beginner friendly and well curated for those who are looking for products that are fuss-free and fool-proof.  

Although the eyeshadows may seem like nothing special, once you play with them on the eyes, the colour story is more than meets the eye. Each shadow has so much depth and the shimmers are true satin formulas that look smooth and effortless on the eyelids. The subtle purple or coral tones in some of the palettes are refined and sophisticated for a professional result.

Kaleidos Escape Pod Eyeshadow Palette

Kaleidos Escape Pod Palette, $42 USD.

Last, but not least, we couldn’t say goodbye without mentioning a fun eyeshadow option for all you colour chasers. The Kaleidos Escape Pod Eyeshadow Palette is one of the coolest palettes around. 

This palette is full of Y2K nostalgia. Glitters, neons and duochromes, the Escape Pod is for makeup fanatics and indie beauty lovers. With three neutral staples, the bright eyeshadows can be lightly blended to create fun looks or packed on for all the drama. We especially love the centre shade which is a glittery top coat that shines with purples, pinks and blues. Although these shades may seem intimidating, everyone needs a colourful palette in their collection for experimental days – think halloween, festivals, costume parties and when you’re feeling high energy!

A super easy way to incorporate some colour for the summer months is lining your eyes with a bright shade or using it in the inner corner of your eyes for a subtle pop that is sophisticated and special. 

Keep in mind the nature of neon eyeshadows. Often misinterpreted as chalky or difficult to blend, bright shadows must be dealt with some extra care. Using the right tools and a good eyeshadow base is crucial to experience the full potential of these shadows.


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