Eye shadow palettes are an investment. Every girl needs at least one palette in her vanity case that works for her skin type and skin tone. Celebrity makeup artist Ritu Deswal suggests the following eyeshadow palettes according to different budgets, skin types and skin tones.
Dusky Skin Tones
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Morphe Bronzed Mocha Eye-shadow Palette
A very pigmented eyeshadow palette with a beautiful selection of metallic shades as well as deep nude shades – perfect for everyday use as well as party wear. You can shop it on Amazon India here.
Miss Claire Miss Claire Eye Shadow – 03
Miss Claire is a great drugstore brand that offers a wide variety of products at very affordable prices. For beginners, this is a great brand to explore. I love their eye-shadow palette 03, which has great colors for dusky skin tones. You can shop it here.
Medium Skin Tones
There is no dearth of products available in the market for medium skin-toned women. Wheat-ish or olive complexion women can get lucky by choosing many products from the darker palette as well as the lighter palette.
If you’re not under a budget, I would strongly recommend buying the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette which has such vivid colors and great selection of matte and metallic colors. With Smashbox now in India via Nykaa and Sephora, it’s very easy to get your hands on this palette. Shop it here.
Maybelline is a great drugstore brand that I absolutely love. Super affordable ALWAYS, they have great products especially for beginners. This Maybelline New York City Mini Palette Eye Shadow in the shade Rooftop Bronze is my pick if you’re medium skin-toned. You can find it online here.
Fair Skin Tones
With absolutely no bias towards this particular skin tone, I do find that women with fair skin tones can pull off a wider range of colors than a lot of us with medium-to-dark skin tones. Having said that, there are colors that may land up washing you out making you look pale and drained. So you have to ensure that you’re not using too light colors because they will definitely wash you out. Available on Nykaa.com and Habbana.com.
Urban Decay is one of my favorite brands to use on all my brides. It’s a fabulous range of products for both professional and elementary use. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t recommend that you buy this online in India as most of them are counterfeits. But if you are travelling outside of India or have any friends or family visiting, then make sure you’re asking them to pick Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette for you from either Duty Free or Sephora stores the world over. This is a slightly expensive option but trust me, it’s worth it.
If like me you love bright, vibrant shades, you can also opt for Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette. This palette is actually great for light-to-medium as well as medium-to-dark tones as well. Again, this is an expensive option, but well, it has my heart J Available in India exclusively on here.
A great, inexpensive option for fair-toned people is the Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette, which has some great shades from a light to dark range to achieve an everyday look as well as a dramatic smoky eye look. Shop it here.
I hope you find this article useful. I look forward to knowing your thoughts and finding products not listed here that you find useful so that we are able to build a community of women helping each other out! Also, looking for DIY facials and face masks that cure acne, pigmentation and tanning? Check out my post on three super effective & affordable face masks here.