15 Best Eyeshadow Palettes Under $65 For Eyes That Sparkle And Pop

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 Best eyeshadow palettes under $75 for eyes that pop

If you like adding variety to your beauty arsenal but enjoy keeping things streamlined at the same time, getting a nice cheap eyeshadow palette is the best possible option. That said, there's still a lot of options when it comes to the best eyeshadow palettes.

While some may go a more neutral palette so they can stock up on the basics, there's also the temptation to go bold so you can have a ton of color at your pigmented fingertips. There's also varying size options. There's palettes out there with dozens, maybe hundreds of shades, and those with just three or four. 

The best palette for you isn't the one the most colors, it's the one with quality colors you'll use and that fits into your life. If you want one to throw in your purse for work or in your overnight bag for travel, you won't necessarily be getting one the same size as a home-vanity standalone palette.

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These palettes all pack a lot of punch and have enough variety that there's one there certain to fit all your shadow needs.

1. Gabriel Cosmetics Beach Beauty Palette

The Beach Beauty palette is a care-free collection of matte beach, ready tones, perfect for day and night. These earthy tones are universally flattering and will be great for mix and matching buildable color.


2. Mehron Eye Powder Palette in Matte

Mehron Makeup’s E.Y.E Powders are professional, neutral-toned eyeshadows that are available in both a shimmer and matte finish. Their advanced velvety smooth formulation never cakes or creases. It blends and builds effortlessly to define the eyes for stage, screen, and everyday use. The hydrating formula contains the beneficial properties of Vitamin E and Shea Butter.

(Mehron, $49)

3. Merle Norman Knockout Nude Palette


This has-it-all palette features ten sensational neutral shadows, so you can explore looks from soft and romantic to sophisticated and dramatic. Finishes range from matte to metallic, and the weightless, stay-true color formula builds and blends with ease. The dual-ended brush features a flat paddle shape designed for precise application, while the rounded fluffy side expertly blends.

(Merle Norman, $48)

4. 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Sex Kitten Palette

This soft and seductive palette is pigmented with vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables. It includes eyeshadows, a blush and luminizer. The stunning shades create a sultry look with flushed cheeks and radiant shimmer. Colors include baby pink, coral, peach, pale purple, and midnight purple with silver sparkle.

(, $47)

5. Sheree Cosmetics Born To Sparkle

A stunning palette with 15 shades of pressed glitter ranging from white iridescent and every metal color you can think of to pinks and purples. The glitters are wet to the touch, without the need for glitter glue (it’s already inside!), apply effortlessly with little to no fall-out, and are ultra-packed with glitter. This palette will last up to 24 months; the wet glitter dries with a top dry film after each use to protect the glue, and then re-activates when you rub your finger in the glitter.

(Sheree Cosmetics, $22.50)

6. Catrice The Fresh Nude Collection Eyeshadow Palette 

This fresh new shadow palette features nine long-lasting, must-have, highly pigmented peachy neutral powder shadows, including a highlighting and contouring shade to match. Shadows are buildable, blendable, and vibrant!

(, $13.15)

7. Essence Be Kissed by the Moon Eye & Face Palette

Glow like the moon! The perfect face and eye combo, these four eyeshadows paired with a blush and highlighter will have you shining like the stars. This is great to travel with and contains everything you need in one compact palette.

(Ulta, $5.99)

8. Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette

A beautiful collection of eight eyeshadows in wearable, neutral shades for every skin tone, perfect for creating a natural daytime look with darker shades for added drama. It's all sleekly tucked inside a slimline compact with a double-ended applicator.

(Lily Lolo, $34)

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9. Jane Iredale Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit

Five vivid and super-saturated PurePressed® Eye Shadow shades create a natural yet captivating look. The neutral shades of gold, chocolate brown and rose quartz create a crease-free look wearable for day or night.


10. Deck of Scarlet Edition #07

The Deck of Scarlet Edition #07 palette was curated to lure, enchant, and delight. Starry Eyed is a muted neutral to set the base of your eye look, while Bronzed works to define the eye lids. Finish your look with Bora Bora, a vibrant, highly pigmented dreamy blue hue to the top of your lids, the base of your water line, or your inner eye for a dramatic beachy look.

(Deck of Scarlet, $29.95 for subscription or $44.95 for one-time purchase)

11. Urban Decay Born to Run Palette

This palette is packed with an insane range of 21 eyeshadows that will take you around the world and back. This all-in-one collection lets you create neutral looks, add in pops of color, and play with brights. Featuring Urban Decay’s award-winning eyeshadow formula, the proprietary blend of ingredients gives each shade velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

(Sephora, $49)

12. INIKA Organic Day to Night Eyeshadow Palette

This palette transforms your eye look with a stunning selection of deep earthy hues — from gentle pinks to sultry plums and natural browns. Inspired by the Earth’s natural pigments, this versatile palette is the perfect tool to take your beauty look from day to night with ease.


13. Mallywood Eyeshadow Palette

A limited edition spring palette featuring an array of colorful shades. Mally hand-selected this assortment of shimmer, glitter and matte shades with added pops of color. The colors and different textures add tons of dimension and wow to lids. Looks can be created from this one palette, so take it with you to the office and go from CEO to A-lister.

(Ulta, $29)

14. Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette Remastered 

The palette is being reintroduced with completely new and never seen back-injected formulas. Huda used consumer feedback as the inspiration behind this palette, making the eyeshadow application smoother and easier to pick up with a brush, as well as has a longer lasting pigment.

(Sephora, $65)

15. Laura Geller Celestial Bliss Hi-Def Eye Shadow Palette

This limited edition eyeshadow palette has 4 brand new shades in a mix of shimmering neutrals, iridescent hues and rich molten-metallics. It contains hand-selected shades that complement each other, creating a perfect mix of glistening yet subdued celestial luminosity. Use one color on its own or layer together for an otherworldly intensity.


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