Multiple Eyeshadow Palettes Perfect For Dark Skin

When you have a brown or darker skin tone, it can be hard to find eyeshadows that look good and show up without looking faded or ashy.

For years I struggled with finding the right eyeshadows to wear. Part of it was just ignorance of what I should be looking for, but a good part of it was there weren’t many options available formulated for darker skin tones especially within my budget.
 
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At some point, I became tired of having my eyeshadow look too light and not being able to use most of the shades in the eyeshadow palettes I was buying. So I went online to research what I could do about it and found four tips that have been helpful for me.



1. Start with deeper neutral tones

This doesn’t mean you only need to use chocolates and tawny browns, you can also use other colors but deep neutral eyeshadow palettes are a good place to start.

2. Look for rich shades

In addition to neutrals, richer shades like jewel tones (e.g. emerald green, rich purples, burgundy) are another color group to look for.

3. Avoid white, pale, frosty shades

This may go without saying. If the palette has a lot of these shades, avoid it because it won’t work for you.

4. Look for high pigmentation

This means the shadow color is highly intense and vivid. So the color is more likely to look the same on your eyelid as it does in the palette pan. Additionally, higher pigmented eye shadows tend to last longer.

Thankfully there are now more eyeshadow palette options out there for darker skin tones! I’ve compiled a list below of my top 10 picks of eyeshadow palettes perfect for darker skin tones. The list covers all budget ranges and the shadows aren’t listed in any particular order.



Under $10


NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Edit Mini Eyeshadow Palette

NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Edit Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Features
  • Neutrals, brights, and cools
  • 6 shadows in mattes and, metallics
  • Pigmented

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Wet n Wild Color Icon 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Rosé In The Air

Wet n Wild Color Icon 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Rosé In The Air

Features
  • Pink hues
  • 10 silky shadows in shimmers and mattes
  • Highly pigmented


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Black Radiance Eye Appeal Shadow Palette Out of the Blue

Black Radiance Eye Appeal Shadow Palette Out of the Blue

Features
  • Jewel tone hues
  • 12 shadows in matte, pearl, metallic, and shimmer
  • Ultra pigmented

Where to purchase


$10 - $20

Maybelline Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette

Features
  • Neutral shades
  • 16 creamy shadows in mattes, metallics, and shimmers
  • Micronized pigments

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Juvia’s Place The Berries Eyeshadow Palette

Juvia’s Place The Berries Eyeshadow Palette-arelaxedgal.com
Features
  • Mauve, deep pink, and berry hues
  • 6 shadows in mattes and metallics
  • Highly pigmented

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Juvia’s Place The Chocolates

Juvia’s Place The Chocolates-arelaxedgal.com
Features
  • Neutrals of tan, auburn, and rich dark chocolate
  • 6 shadows in mattes and metallics=
  • Highly pigmented

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Over $20

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette-arelaxedgal.com
Features
  • Pink, peach, and cherry red hues
  • 12 shadows in mattes, metallics, and shimmers
  • Intensely pigmented

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette-arelaxedgal.com
Features
  • Pink, corals, and bronze hues
  • 18 shadows in mattes, pearls, satins, metallics, and shimmers
  • Pigmented

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Makeup Revolution X Patricia Bright Rich In Color Shadow Palette

Makeup Revolution X Patricia Bright Rich In Color Shadow Palette-arelaxedgal.com

Features
  • Multiple rich and neon hues
  • 28 shades in mattes, shimmers, and pressed glitter
  • Highly pigmented

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